How to Find Formalwear in Straight and Plus Sizes

How to Find Formalwear in Straight and Plus Sizes

June 29, 2022
By Katerina Katakalides

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Formalwear season seems to be a never-ending cycle. With so many formal events to attend, like proms, pageants, weddings, and sweet sixteens, it might seem like the parties never end! Finding enough formalwear at an affordable price can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you fall in love with a specific style. This can be especially challenging for plus-sized women, as the fashion industry has catered to smaller or “straight” sized women throughout history.

This is one of the reasons why Queenly was created: accessibility. Finding the perfect piece of formalwear shouldn’t be made harder for anyone for any reason. Whether you’re struggling to find a dress or jumpsuit due to your budget, size, or location, there’s a solution for you! Queenly is here to bring formalwear to everyone, everywhere.

No matter your size or the style you’ve fallen in love with, there’s a listing in a Queenly closet for you. From girl's size 2 to women's size 32, there’s truly something for everyone! We’ve narrowed down some classic styles that will make anyone feel like royalty. These universally flattering styles look flawless in a wide range of sizes, so it’s time to find your dream style!

Jeweled Dresses

Jeweled gowns are glamorous styles that are perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re celebrating your senior prom or competing at a prestigious pageant, a jeweled dress will truly make you shine. These shimmery styles can feature different types of sparkle, including rhinestones, sequins, and embellishments. The best part about jeweled dresses? They come in so many styles, colors, and silhouettes! You can truly sprinkle a bit of sparkle onto any look, so don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and into a jeweled dress!

Dresses with Slits

Get ready to turn heads in this sexy style! Slits are an eye-catching way to add a touch of sex appeal to any dress. With so many slit styles to choose from, like high slits, side slits, and center slits, there’s an ideal look for every event. We all deserve to let out our inner glamazon and yours is ready to strut her stuff in a slit!

Mermaid Dresses

Mermaid dresses are a universally flattering silhouette that will hug and highlight your stunning figure. Perfect for black tie weddings or achieving that elegant prom night vibe, mermaid gowns are always ones to stand out. Don’t worry about sacrificing fun movement on the dance floor for a sexy silhouette- mermaid dresses can do them both! You’ll impress guests of all ages in this timeless look, but especially the person you want to impress the most: your date!

Ball Gowns

Bring all the princess vibes to your next event by stepping out in a bold ball gown! This regal style is commonly associated with royalty, so be prepared to be treated as such. Ball gowns are such a timeless style because they truly transcend through all your fun formal events. From celebrating your sweet sixteen to walking down the aisle on your wedding day, a ball gown will likely be there by your side.

Cocktail Dresses

Everyone can use another cocktail dress! This short style is ideal for holiday parties, homecomings, and of course, cocktail parties! Having a cocktail dress handy for any upcoming events can prevent you from scrambling to find one at the last minute and potentially wearing something that’s so last season. No matter which size you are or which cocktail style you love, there’s a dress waiting for you in someone’s Queenly closet!

Shopping should never feel like a struggle. Finding the perfect dress for your next event should be fun, easy, and affordable! We know this can be especially challenging for our plus-sized queens when it comes to formalwear. If you’ve been struggling to find your dream dress at your local boutique or directly through a designer, then resale sites like Queenly can be your best bet! Being able to filter by size while shopping from a huge community of queens will give you access to dresses that you never knew existed. Your dream dress awaits!

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