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Plus Size Formal Gowns for Prom and Evening

Updated on January 31, 2010

Cheap plus size prom dresses

Do you need a dress for prom or some other formal occasion? If you’re a plus size, chances are that you’re about ready to tear your hair out after shopping at boutiques and department stores. Unfortunately, many of these cater to the girls who wear sizes one, three, and five or six. What’s a plus size lady to do – just sit home and avoid such fancy functions altogether?

NO! I’m a plus size woman, myself. And I’ve never let that stop me from going where I wanted to go and from looking fashionable when I wanted to. I tried the boutique and department store routes. My skinny-mini girlfriends would be oohing and ahing over slinky little prom dresses that would make them look absolutely stunning, but when it came to me, the shop owner would bring out some hideous matronly gown that looked like it was made by Omar the tentmaker. That is IF the store had anything in my size, at all.

Thanks to the internet, those days are over! Larger girls can now find beautiful prom dresses and formal dresses just like their thin friends have! These often include prom dresses on sale and discount prom dresses. The selections online are staggering. You’ll find long prom gowns in plus sizes, along with short cocktail dresses in plus sizes. Colors run the spectrum, so chances are that you’ll be able to find any shade your heart desires. Cheap plus size prom dresses are also available!

Plus size party dresses, plus size ball gowns, plus size cocktail dresses, plus size evening gowns, plus size designer dresses, cheap plus size prom dresses, and plus size formal gowns for any dressy occasion are all just a click away! Most of the dresses below are available in sizes 16, 1x (18-20), 2x (22-24), and 3x (26-28). Some are also available in 4x, 5x, and 6x. Check the size chart on each dress to make sure you get the correct size.

If you’re searching for great prom shoes, prom jewelry, and great formal handbags and clutches, click the links below the prom gowns!

US Fairytailes Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #2572
US Fairytailes Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #2572

This plus size evening gown comes in sizes up to 5x, in brown, olive, burgundy, black, blue, and gold.

 
Grand Ballroom Dress
Grand Ballroom Dress

This plus size ball gown comes in sizes 1x-6x, in red, lavender, navy, black, brown, purple, and magenta.

 
Special Sale!!! Prom Party New Designer Dress Gown #2647
Special Sale!!! Prom Party New Designer Dress Gown #2647

This plus size designer gown comes in turquoise and burgundy.

 
Great plus size dresses for prom and other formal occasions are available online!
Great plus size dresses for prom and other formal occasions are available online!

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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      My next door neighbor found her plus size prom dress online. It's a beautiful dress and she couldn't find one that nice at any of the stores. The internet gives us so many additional shopping choices!!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Yeah, Patti! How did we ever survive without it??

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      Carolyn Blacknall 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great plus size prom dress information! I love web shopping. Thanks. (The guy in the photo needs to go shopping for a shirt.)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      A great hub and great advice. Thank you.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Carol, I buy most all our clothing via the web. As for the guy in the pic, it must be AFTER prom! lol!

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      Nemingha 7 years ago

      Great info but why do the powers-that-be still use skinny models for plus size clothing?

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      Since I live in rural Prinetucky, everything I need has to come from on-line and that is a great way to shop (usually). For my daughter's wedding, I went to Cold Water Creek looking for a dress I had seen on-line and was told they don't carry dresses in the store - how insane was that? I ended up ordering one on-line from Macy's - they actually HAD dresses but of course were out of the one I needed. The only problem with shopping on-line is you have to do it way ahead so you have plenty of time to return it but it works for me! We have ordered a BBQ and a brass bed on line believe it or not because we simply do not have the stores here and have to drive 3 hours one way to get to stores and then you'd need a truck to get it all back! (I need to cut out the caffeine - I'm rambling) - great job (as usual).

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I am buying more and more online. No wonder shops are closing :(

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Nemi, I've wondered the same thing! I was happy to see at least one plus-size model above!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Audrey, sounds like where we used to live! I don't know how I managed before internet shopping!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, I feel guilty sometimes about not supporting local stores, but I have to go where goods are cheaper. And I don't have to drive to them.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      beautiful, specially the color of the last pic, am not plus size but I like the selection,and yes they are just click away, Maita

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I like that turquoise shade, too, Maita. Actually, turquoise is my favorite color!

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      The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

      Way to go Habee! "some hideous matronly gown that looked like it was made by Omar the tentmaker"...been there, done that... and yes TKG for the internet!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Rope! I'm so glad fashionable plus size clothing is available now!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Love it. It is good to see that there is fashionable plus size clothes.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment, Sandy!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      I give any hub with plus size dresses a huge thumbs up, there should be so many more like these for women.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Right, BP! I lika da way you think!

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      Haley 7 years ago

      hey akirchner

      it doesent matter you live in rural or urban area .....

      u cn buy it online

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Haley, thanks for reading!

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      goodmindsupport 7 years ago

      Glad you are happy with online shopping, with wide choice of plus size fashion.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Goodmind!

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      Hubert 6 years ago

      Nice dresses,

      Keep up a good work

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Hubert!

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      giselle2323 6 years ago from Peterborough, Ontario

      Great Hub habee. Regardless of your size, it is important to find a dress that compliments your assets! Thank you for sharing.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      You got that right, giselle!

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      smilemm 5 years ago from new york

      so nice

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      Dresses 5 years ago

      Brilliant hub. Thank you for everything you shared here with us, the plus size girls.

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