Can Plus-Size Women wear Maxi Dresses?  Absolutely!

Picture Rebecca Gown in Evergreen

Maxi dresses are this season’s “must-have” item of clothing.  Plus sized women look great in this style.

I was lucky enough to find, through Twitter, a site with the most fabulous maxi dresses around and some really good information on how to find the right style for you.  The name:

According to, plus sized, curvy women can DEFINITELY wear the maxi-dress:

Maxi dresses do wonders for plus-size women since the long silhouette creates that taller and slimmer look. The thing to remember when choosing a maxi  for this body type is to create a waist or curves. This can be achieved by  choosing waist-defining maxi dresses like fitted styles or by just adding a belt  to cinch the waist. Also, try to avoid printed maxi dresses and choose the ones  that come in solid colors instead as the latter give you a more svelte  appearance.”


This plus-size maxi from is great on so many levels.  I love the style and the color makes it possible to wear day or night.

This is jersey with a self-tying belt.

This comes in sizes 0X – 3X and sells for $128.00.

PictureWhite Flowing Maxi Dress $48.00

White Flowing Maxi Dress from
Description: Sleeveless column dress has a front and back  v-neckline and  non removable belt that ties at the back.

This dress is so universally attractive on so many different plus sized body types.

This comes in sizes 1X – 3X and costs $48.00.

PictureIn The Mix Womens Plus-Size Fashion Maxi Dress With Self-Tie At Waist $20.86

In The Mix Womens Plus-Size Fashion Maxi Dress With Self-Tie At Waist

This is a great maxi for only $20.86 at

This comes in sizes 1X – 4X.

Many women do not like showing their arms.  Here are some maxis with sleeves:

PictureDesert Rain Maxi $128.00

Kiyonna Clothing Women’s Plus Size ‘Glamour’ Maxi Dress from

This dress is covered up, yet still sexy.

This sells for $128.00 and comes in sizes 0X-5X.

Maxi dresses are a great choice for plus sized women because they are made to fit loosely.

If you’re short, you’ll want to elongate your figure.  Wear wedge shoes or some kind of chunky heels.

For those of us with large upper arms, look for the wider strap styles. 

The perfect fit is one that fits snugly, yet not tightly; loose enought to be comfortable, but not too loose as to resemble a caftan.