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Feminine Flair – Pretty Dresses for Curvy Girls

There is something about a pretty dress that makes me feel so feminine. I love the twirl of a skirt and the feel of the fabric. Some dresses just make me feel beautiful.

When I saw the collaboration that Target was doing with Love Shack Fancy, Cushine and Lisa Marie Fernandez I was so excited because all three brands make beautiful, feminine dresses.

So what makes a dress pretty and feminine to me?

  1. Details – It’s always about the details for me. Add a little lace, some embroidery or buttons and I am sold. It just makes the whole look feel pretty.
  2. Fabric – The fabric sets the tone for me. When I see something hanging on the rack I generally know how it makes me feel by looking at the fabric or feeling it. Pattern is another part of making something feel feminine for me.
  3. Silhouette– I love pieces that accentuate your curves like a more body hugging bodice and a full skirt or a skirt that hits just above the knee. Accents on the feminine parts of a women’s body make me feel sexy and cute.
Love Shack Fancy for Target

In this post I am rounding up some dresses that just have that pretty, feminine vibe…

Cushine For Target

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ModCloth – LBD

ModCloth Black Summer LBD

The thing I love about ModCloth dresses are the details. They take what could be a regular, plain dress and elevate it slightly. The lace trim, buttons and design on the bust make this dress pretty and elegant.

For curvy girls this dress is perfect. I love the top is fitted and there is a little more room on the hips. This will not only make the dress have a cute silhouette but it makes it more comfortable too.

ModCloth – Bold Notion Sleeveless Dress

ModCloth - Bold Notion Sleeveless Dress

This dress is the same concept as the more casual version above. The tighter bodice and wider skirt are going to make this dress cute and easy to wear. I love this dress in particular because it is a play on the classic shift dress. For someone like me who is bigger in the hips and waist I don’t always feel comfortable in shift dresses. Sometimes they are too loose on the top and tight on the bottom so they don’t work. This silhouette is perfect because it gives you that classic look with a little more room in the hips.

Target – Cushnie – Blue and Green Bias Cut Dress

Target - Cushnie

In the past I wouldn’t try a dress like this. Dresses cut on the bias are usually not good for my frame. I am all about wearing what you want and I stand by that but we all know sometimes we feel more comfortable in certain things. I am not going to wear uncomfortable clothes so if I feel like I am going to be pulling on the dress or it’s going to pinch I am not buying it. This dress however was cut right at the hip and just had a beautiful way it wrapped my body. I love that the skirt was made of chiffon which gave is swing and also fit my body well.

Nordstrom – Halogen Tiered Organza Dress

Nordstrom - Halogen Tiered Organza Dress

Skirts that twirl. Just another thing that makes me feel flirty and fun. I love this brand Halogen at Nordstrom because it comes in regular and plus sizes. This dress has everything. Pretty silhouette, soft fabric, fun pattern and twirlable skirt. It makes me want to eat a cupcake.

Nordstrom – Halogen A line Tiered Dress

Nordstrom - Halogen Dress

This dress is just pretty, flirty, twirly, cotton candy looking perfection. I love it. Again with Halogen the dresses come in plus and regular and I love it!

Eloquii – White Bow Dress

Eloquii - White Bow Neck Dress

Shift dress silhouettes can be problematic when you have a curvier shape so I wanted to find just the right one. Eloquii is great about taking classic shapes for more straight figures and working them for curvier and plus size girls. This one is gorgeous because it is in white but the addition of the sheer sleeve and bow detail make it next level. Even thought you can’t twirl in this skirt it is still feminine and fun.

Nordstrom – Good American Body Con

Nordstrom - Good American

I wanted to make sure to include one form fitting dress because when done well these can be extremely flattering and sexy. I love this dress because of the plunging neckline and slit are so sexy and then the hem length and sleeves make it feel a little more classic. I think part of feeling feminine can also mean feeling sexy and hot and this dress would be the one.

ModCloth – Pretty Mesh Midi Dress

ModCloth - Pretty Mesh Tulle Dress

If you are looking for the perfect, pretty, party dress than tulle is what you need. This dress is cute and fun and the skirt makes it to die for. This would be the ultimate birthday party or girls night look. Add a leather jacket to edge it up but still keep it soft and feminine.

ModCloth – Fit and Flare Dress

ModCloth Fit and Flare Dress

The pattern on this dress just makes me think of summer. I love the full skirt, bow detail and the soft shade of green. I also love the little cutout. Cutouts are a fun, sexy little addition just showing that peek of additional skin.

Eloquii – Mock Neck Lace Romper

Eloquii - Mock Neck Lace Romper

Even though it isn’t a dress I wanted to add this romper to the list because it is so cute and pretty. The all over lace give it the perfect feminine vibe while the shorts make it playful. I love how many ways you could wear this and still keep that sweet, cute look you are going for.

Dresses will always be my go to look. Whether I am dressing up or going to something casual dresses just meet my needs and make me feel pretty. I hope this round up helps you find something new to try!



For More Dressing Tips… Check out this post about wearing oversize silhouettes.

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