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Prettiest Plus-Size Formal Dresses for Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests

Prettiest Plus-Size Formal Dresses for Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests
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There are a multitude of dresses that flatter curvaceous women, as recently seen when plus-size model Ashley Graham wore a form-hugging black gown in a mermaid silhouette by Zac Posen to the Academy Awards. The truth is, the right gown will always emphasize one’s assets. On that note, we’ve rounded up a rack full of our favorite plus-size gowns, suitable for both bridesmaids and wedding guests. Long formal dresses? Check. Flirty cocktail dresses? Check. Hey, we even included plus-size formal gowns under $100 that nobody would ever guess are so inexpensive! Here are some sexy plus-size dresses that we love from David’s Bridal, Mod Cloth, Macy’s and more.

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Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Ruffle One-Shoulder Hi-Low Gown


If anyone knows how to dress a plus-size woman, it’s Adrianna Papell. With this one-shoulder, hi-low gown, she continues to amaze us. The ruffles, the color, the style and cut: It’s all perfection.

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XSCAPE Plus-Size Beaded Chiffon Capelet Dress


We finally live in an age where plus-size women can be flattered by on-trend looks, such as this XSCAPE chiffon dress topped by an on-the-mark capelet and a boatneck collar trimmed in beads.

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Babyonlinedress Plus-Size Chiffon Evening Dress

Price:$49.00 - $54.00

We can’t believe this plus-size formal gown is under $100. Seriously, look at those details: Floor-length chiffon with a sash, lace overlay on the bodice and three-quarter sleeves. Beautiful and sophisticated.

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Adrianna Papell Plus-Size One-Shoulder Long-Sleeved Beaded Gown


This Adrianna Papell plus-size formal gown comes with a heaping dose of glamour. We love its sexy one-shoulder design and beaded fabric in an alluring champagne tone.

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B Darlin Trendy Plus-Size Off-The-Shoulder Sequin Gown


Any plus-size woman will be a sexy siren in B Darlin’s long, sequin formal dress from Macy’s that features an off-the-shoulder neckline and a thigh-high slit. Va-va-voom!

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Recommended Ruffles Knit Dress in Purple


This plus-size formal gown is under $100, making it a steal. Its many desirable features include a flattering A-line skirt, delicate buttons, V-neck and ruffled short sleeves.

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David’s Bridal One-Shoulder Georgette Cascade Bridesmaid Dress


From David’s Bridal, which calls it “universally flattering,” this gorgeous floor-length gown comes in sizes 0 to 30, with 45 colors to choose from. Wow! Plus, the asymmetrical draped waistline is on point.

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Alex Evenings Plus-Size Cap Sleeve Floral Embroidered Sequin Dress


This Alex Evenings plus-size cocktail dress is as sexy as they come. We adore its embroidery-and-sequins fabrications, as well as the pretty cap sleeves and nipped-in waist.

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Morgan & Company Trendy Plus-Size Lace Fit & Flare Dress


This Morgan & Company fit-and-flare dress flatters the curves with a fitted waistline and a full skirt that is designed for twirling. You’ll dance the night away in this one, for sure.

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Chi Chi London Endless Luxe Fit and Flare Dress


No one will believe you paid less than $100 for this plus-size cocktail dress from Chi Chi London that features sheer cap sleeves, a sheer V-neckline, a gorgeous lace overlay and eyelash fringe. Check out the sexy lace back panel, too.

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Nightway Plus-Size Portrait-Collar Scuba Gown


This portrait-collar, plus-size gown is a whole ‘lotta look for under $100. This pretty in pink number hugs the curves to perfection and the color will catch every gaze.