Womens dresses size 14 have been in vogue for decades. They make a great spring and summer look. The classic lines and flattering styles make this an ideal style for any woman.

Plus Size Dresses
Plus Size Dresses

Popular trends in women’s clothes and women’s dresses size 14 give you a few pointers on what to wear with these dresses.

Closet London Plus wrap detail pencil dress in deep winter rose
Closet London Plus wrap detail pencil dress in deep winter rose @£55.00 asos.com

How to choose plus size dresses

For plus-size womens, there are a variety of dresses to choose from. Each one emphasises or de-emphasizes one or more characteristics. We’ll break down the most traditional dress silhouettes and help you figure out which one is right for you.

plus size white ditsy floral print button front milkmaid dress
plus size white ditsy floral print button front milkmaid dress @£27.00 missguided.co.uk
Plus Size Dresses
Plus Size Dresses

A-line Plus Size Dresses

This silhouette gives the appearance of an hourglass figure. It has a fitted top and torso, which flares out in a triangular pattern at the waist.

Ever-Pretty Women's Elegant Double V Neck A Line Empire Waist with Short Sleeve Long Chiffon Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses 09890PL

Ever-Pretty Women’s Elegant Double V Neck A Line Empire Waist with Short Sleeve Long Chiffon Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses 09890PL @amazon.co.ukPlus-size A-line dresses made of sturdier materials like cotton, rayon, nylon, and polyester can be preferred over flowy, clingy alternatives like silk and satin for full-figured ladies.

SHEIN Plus Lace Sleeve A Line Dress
SHEIN Plus Lace Sleeve A Line Dress @£8.99 shein.co.uk

Empire Plus Size Dresses

This dress style is ideal for women with an oval, rectangle, or triangle body shape because it pulls the eye upward while draping nicely below the bust.

Ever-Pretty Women's Floor Length Elegant V Neck Empire Waist A Line Tulle Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses 07303PL
Ever-Pretty Women’s Floor Length Elegant V Neck Empire Waist A Line Tulle Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses 07303PL @amazon.co.uk

From short tunics and mini dresses to breezy, flower-printed models that skim the floor, empire-waist dresses come in a number of lengths.

Plus Size Peplum Dresses

In the last several years, you’ve already seen many variations of a dress with a ruffle at the neck. This look is known as “peplum,” and it’s perfect for elongating your body. Peplum dresses are ideal for those with a rectangular or oval body shape who choose to match their waist with the rest of their body.

Plus Size Custom Peplum Dress
Plus Size Custom Peplum Dress @£112.52 etsy.com

If your shoulders are small, tops or dresses with padded shoulders or puffed sleeves can help to balance your body.

 

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Straight Cut Plus Size Dresses

Straight dresses are ideal for women who choose casual-cool looks because they are comfortable and easy to wear.

Straight Cut Plus Size Dresses
Straight Cut Plus Size Dresses

Straight dresses are ideal for women with shoulders that are the same width as or broader than their waists, such as those with a rectangular or apple shape.

Straight Cut Plus Size Dresses
Straight Cut Plus Size Dresses

Corset Plus Size Dresses

A panel on the chest of corset dresses hugs part or more of the torso. These “corsets” may or may not be boned or designed to draw attention to the hips, but they almost always have a laced back detail.

corset plus size dresses
corset plus size dresses

The corset and/or lace are designed so that the panel cinches in at the waist, lifts the bust, and releases at the hips, giving an exaggerated hourglass figure.

Corset Plus Size Dresses
Corset Plus Size Dresses

Off-the-shoulder Plus Size Dresses

Off-the-shoulder dresses are designed to show off the decolletage. Women with a rectangle body shape may also achieve an hourglass figure by wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with an A-line silhouette.

SHEIN Plus Off Shoulder Flounce Sleeve Lace Dress
SHEIN Plus Off Shoulder Flounce Sleeve Lace Dress @£19.99 shein.co.uk

Plus Size Maxi Dresses

When dressed properly, plus size maxi dresses look great on curvy women. If in question, go for a maxi with an empire line fit, which flatters almost every body type. Always look for a neckline that flatters your face.

TFNC Plus bridesmaid exclusive multiway maxi dress in navy
TFNC Plus bridesmaid exclusive multiway maxi dress in navy @£55.00 asos.com

If the neckline emphasizes your bust, choose a matte fabric with embellishments. A V neckline works well too. A mermaid or ruffled edge can elongate your body shape, giving it a longer look.

Remember these factors when selecting a plus size dress

When you’re ready to purchase women’s dresses for sizes 14, you’ll find a huge range of products on the market. There are name designer labels, as well as more affordable alternatives.

Plus Size Dresses
Plus Size Dresses

The key is to identify what you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to spend. If you shop around a bit, you should be able to find a range of options suitable to your needs. You must remember these points while shopping for dresses for size 14.

plus size blush dobby puff sleeve smock dress
plus size blush dobby puff sleeve smock dress @£31.00 missguided.co.uk

Colour

Choose a colour that flatters your skin tone—neutral colours like cream, beige and white look good on almost everyone. Tangerine and light yellow are also popular colours. Black is a classic option. Dark colours like burgundy, blue and grey work well too.

plus size blue jersey drawstring shirt dress
plus size blue jersey drawstring shirt dress @£26.00 missguided.co.uk

Occasion

Think sequined and beaded plus size dresses for wedding and parties. A sequined bodice can be paired with a printed high heel and minimal jewellery. Red and black looks good with red; however, you’re unlikely to wear these colours with a black skirt and red heels.

Plus Size Evening Gowns for Women with Lace Cap Sleeves
Plus Size Evening Gowns for Women with Lace Cap Sleeves @£29.99 ever-pretty.co.uk

Design & Patterns

When buying women’s dresses for sizes 14, it’s a good idea to opt for a style that flatters your figure. Look for details that make your body look slimmer. For instance, choose pieces with vertical lines or subtle patterns. You might also like to invest in some accessories to make your outfit look extra special.

However, it’s worth considering that what looks good with one outfit might not look good with another. Take into account your own body shape when choosing a size 14 dresses. Take some time to browse through women’s dresses for sizes 14 before making your purchase.

Missguided Plus tie neck smock dress in ditsy floral
Missguided Plus tie neck smock dress in ditsy floral @£13.05 asos.com

Size

Always buy an online plus size dress with the right fit only after checking the size guide. If you have doubts, ask your retailer or manufacturer for advice. They’ll be able to measure your body to check that the size you’ve chosen is an accurate representation of your body shape. Buying from the wrong site can lead to a poor fit, meaning that you might end up purchasing clothes that don’t match.

Plus Ditsy Floral Surplice Neck Butterfly Sleeve A-line Dress
Plus Ditsy Floral Surplice Neck Butterfly Sleeve A-line Dress @£14.99 shein.co.uk

Accessories

Wear accessories with your plus size dress. Keep it minimal. Only add accessories when there are specific occasions when you need to.  Jewellery should complement the clothes and not overpower them.

SHEIN Plus Frill Trim Smock Dress
SHEIN Plus Frill Trim Smock Dress @£14.99 shein.co.uk

For example, have a pair of small earrings dangling from your earlobes, a small necklace, and a wedge-shaped bracelet.

 

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Fabric

Finally, be careful about the type of material that you choose. Heavyweight fabrics are flattering but make sure they fit properly.

plus size 14 dresses
plus size 14 dresses

This will help you avoid the problem of having too many wrinkles when you need to wear them. Choosing materials such as chiffon, velvet, and satin will help keep you comfortable for longer periods.

Fashion Union Plus mini volume smock dress with puff sleeves in pink floral
Fashion Union Plus mini volume smock dress with puff sleeves in pink floral @£32.00 asos.com

Hopefully, you’ve come to realize that finding the perfect size 14 dress for you isn’t as daunting as it may seem.

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