22 Plus Size Outfit Ideas for Parties and Going Out

Make a Rock Star Entrance in These Stylish Outfits

Woman getting ready for party with high heels and black dress

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Faux Fur Coat

Woman in fur coat and pink skirt
Stylish Curves

Going to a winter party? Make an entrance in a luxurious faux fur coat in a shade that matches the outfit underneath, as modeled by this style blogger. High heel ankle boots and a pretty updo are special touches that take this rock star look over the top,

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Hot Pink Blazer

Woman in Hot Pink Blazer and Black Dress
Jay Miranda

We're crazy about the flamingo-like fashion combination of hot pink and black. Here, a saturated pink blazer adds a stylish pop of color to this fashion blogger's LBD outfit for going out.

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Floral Print Romper

Woman in Dark Floral Print Romper
Gorgeous in Grey

Going to a festival or concert this summer, or attending a pool party? Be the cutest one there, in a sweet floral print romper. Look for a self-tie style that belts at the waist, to cinch your middle and highlight your curvy shape.

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Little White Dress

Woman in Little White Dress
Note Blair

Be a Hollywood-style glamourpuss in a chic little white dress this summer. A wrap-style dress with a belted waist is super flattering to all figures. Wear it with white accessories for a celebrity inspired look.

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Sequin Blazer and Dress

Woman in Sequin Blazer and Pink Dress
Sometimes Glam

Wearing a black blazer over a fancy dress is a smart move — but wearing a sequin jacket is pure fashion genius! Take a look at how this blogger adds edge to a girly dress (not to mention warmth when the temperature dips), with her disco-style jacket.

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Metallic Mini Dress

Metallic Mini Dress
Curvy Girl Chic

Whether you're on a girls trip to Las Vegas, or going out at night in your town, you'll turn heads in a shimmering metallic mini dress. A style with long sleeves, as pictured, offers great balance visually when you wear a shorter hemline.

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Black Jumpsuit

Woman in Black Jumpsuit and Velvet Jacket
The Je Ne Sais Quoi

Every woman needs a black jumpsuit in her wardrobe. We love the way this fashion blogger has styled hers for chic going out style, with a velvet blazer, oversized oval sunglasses, and cute velvet flats.

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Velvet Skirt

Velvet Skirt
Shapely Chic Sheri

Velvet skirts have a luxurious vibe that look festive for holiday parties. Here, a pretty ruffled off the shoulder top is tucked into a green velvet skirt, and worn with classic black accessories, making a classy, festive outfit.

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Ballerina Chic

Ballerina Chic
Garner Style

Steal the show when you're the guest at a wedding reception, or at other fancy parties, in a dancer-style dress with a fitted, bodysuit-like top, a gathered or belted waist, and a pretty, poufy skirt.

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Colorful Jumpsuit

Amarichi Ukachu

Dress to be seen in a brightly hued jumpsuit that commands attention. A belted style, as pictured here, highlights your slimmest point, and shows off your curves beautifully.

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Summer Party Outfit

Woman in gingham blouse and white jeans
Curves and Curls

Create a cute outfit for a summer party in a sweet gingham print top, worn with perfect-fitting, bright white denim jeans.

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Lady in Red

Woman in red dress and red coat
Beauti Curve

Delight your Valentine's Day date when you wear a romantic red lace dress. We love this fashion blogger's boldness in wearing a matching red coat, and her choice of metallic gold pumps (instead of the expected black heels) is to die for.

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Little Black Dress

Woman in black dress with a white purse
My Curves and Curls

As Audrey Hepburn decreed, you can never go wrong wearing a little black dress. This blogger fashions a pretty going out outfit in a long-sleeved frock with pleated skirt detailing, matching black pumps, a chic white purse, gold bracelet, and natural hair.

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Head to Toe Style

Woman in floral sundress and matching head scarf
Vana Black

Create a style story from head to toe with a pretty printed dress and matching head scarf, as seen here. Be sure to wear shoes in the same color scheme, too!

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Add Trendy Accessories

Woman in V-neck blouse and ripped jeans
Pretty Plus Pep

The right accessories can instantly make a casual outfit feel more fashionable. Trendy tassel earrings, mirrored sunglasses, and the matching gingham sandals and purse pictured here turn a jeans-and-top outfit into a party-ready look.

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Moto Jacket and Summer Dress

Woman in floral dress and leather jacket
Lovely in LA

Instantly upgrade the fashion cred of a summery floral dress, simply by layering on a black leather motorcycle jacket.

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Printed Jumpsuit

Woman in a printed jumpsuit for summer style
Essie Golden

Master "one and done" dressing when you pull on an easy printed jumpsuit for summer style. Wear it with your favorite sandals, a little lip stain, and killer confidence.

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Bright Floral Dress

Woman in Bright Floral Dress
Style Plus Curves

Put a smile on everyone's face when you step out in a cheery, bright-colored, flowing floral dress. Keep the color story going with bright, juicy accessories, or opt for a neutral purse and shoes, to put the focus on your frock.

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Polka Dots Forever

Woman in polka dot dress and ankle boots
Girl With Curves

You will never go wrong for summer style in a classic black and white polka dot dress. Wear it on dates, to the office, or for chic weekends, creating different looks by changing up your shoes and accessories.

Check out our guide to wearing polka dots.

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Metallic Maxi Dress

Woman in a green metallic maxi dress against outdoor background
Nicolette Mason

Metallic fabrics have a shimmer and sheen that makes them feel fancy. We love this wrap-style summer maxi dress in gleaming bottle green for a summer party, or a wedding reception guest outfit idea.

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Floral Print Blazer

Woman in Black Dress and Floral Print Blazer
From Head to Curve

A long, pretty floral print blazer that skims your curves is a trendy dressing piece that is perfect for layering over everything from a little black dress, as seen here, to jeans and a tee.

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Elegant Dress

Woman in navy blue ballgown
Style Chic 360

When nothing but the utmost in elegance will do, choose a long, flowing gown in a rich, saturated color, such as this stunning navy dress. Choose a cut that highlights your favorite asset, whether that means a cleavage-enhancing neckline, or a sky-high slit to show off fantastic legs.