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Featured editor's selections throughout the Elegant Plus Shopping Guides, Trend Reports, and  Fashion Flash Looks include designer clothes which are noted in the captions by designer label.  The Shopping Guides for dresses are some of the most popular at Elegant Plus and cater to a wide variety of style, budgets, and occasions from casual to career to special events.


Dresses are one of the most popular items in fashion right now, and one the biggest and most in depth shopping categories at Elegant Plus. Easy to wear with little fuss, they're perfect for busy lifestyles. Casual styles are as much in demand as career style dresses appropriate for work.  Special occasion dresses for events such as graduations, family Mother's Day brunches, religious services and holidays, weddings, and other social affairs are some of the most sought after styles. Plus size special occasion dresses with sleeves are increasingly sought after by all ages. Illusion style lace or filmy chiffon are the most popular adding coverage while still remaining sexy.

Shopping  can be a frustrating task in most cities and towns across America.  While curvy fashion options are usually available, core and casual basics are more the norm with some locations offering limited selections of dresses, mostly during the holiday cocktail party season.  Since over sixty percent of the U.S. population wears a sizes 12 or larger, this leaves considerable unmet demand which, fortunately, is readily addressed on the internet. Department stores and specialty boutiques for more formal styles are usually have the most plentiful selections, while on-line resources are much better across all retail types.

Full-figured women, just like their thinner counterparts, come in all ages with diverse tastes, budgets, and lifestyle needs.  What is appealing to a forty-five year old urban career woman is not the same dress as the one that her eighteen year old daughter or seventy year old mother would want for the same occasion.  Furthermore, curvy women come in a variety of body types with different styles flattering to each.  Curvy hourglass figures will lose their best assets in a dress that looks fantastic on an apple figure type, while a petite plus figure might be drowned in fabric in styles graceful on her taller counter parts.  Happily the plus size fashion market has diversified considerably in recent years providing more dress style choices to shoppers than ever before, especially on the internet.

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