21 Perfect Plus-Size New Year’s Eve Dresses

New Year’s Eve — one of the most overhyped holidays of the year — is just around the corner. In other words, it’s dress shopping time. (Just because your friends won’t get it together and figure out what the hell you all are doing until the very last minute doesn’t mean you can’t have your outfit ready to go.) Generally speaking, more is more when it comes to New Year’s Eve dressing. You want something glamorous, but not garish. Sleek, but not too simple. Something that you’ll probably only find yourself wearing once or twice a year, but whatever. It’s New Year’s Eve. Live it up.

Given that there are currently about 1,000 sparkly midis and velvet shifts floating around cyberspace and we know you’re busy last-minute holiday gift shopping/mediating a 20-texts-deep New Year’s Eve group chat, we went ahead and did the scouting for you. Click through the slideshow above for 21 perfect New Year’s Eve dresses, all designed with plus-size women in mind. From cool sequin dresses to a Balmain-esque blazer number to a fringe-heavy slip dress, there’s something for every shape, aesthetic and budget. (Oh to live in a world where every piece of clothing came in inclusive sizing and size-specific shopping roundups were a thing of the past. Maybe we’ll get there in 2020.)

Violeta by Mango

Sequins Draft Dress, $249.99 at Mango

Strappy black sandals and pearl drop earrings FTW.


Starlight Long Sleeve Silk Wrap Dress, $248 at Nordstrom

Cap off this minidress with black Mary Janes and carry a dazzling clutch.

River Island

Plus Black Button Front Blazer Midi Dress, $140 at River Island

This black blazer dress means business. Make it party-ready with embellished hoop earrings and satin jade pumps.

Universal Standard

Spencer Slip Tie Dress in Glossy Lavender Grey, $60 at Universal Standard

If you’re going out in the cold, slip on a sparkling black turtleneck underneath. Opaque tights and black booties will also help you stay cozy.

Rachel Comey

Surveillance Dress, $550 at 11 Honoré

Keep the basic black sandals, but add in a glitzy statement necklace.


Your Time to Shine Maxi Dress in Red, $99 at ModCloth

Silver ankle boots will up the shine factor.

Rodarte x Universal Standard

Dress in Black, $200 at Universal Standard

Jazz it up with sparkling sandals.


Pleated Flare Sleeve Dress, $129.95 at Eloquii

Bring the drama with this dress. Skip jewelry and introduce a little sparkle with embellished pumps.

Violeta by Mango

Sequin Wrap Dress, $199.99 at Mango

Opaque tights will keep your legs warm. Finish off the luxe look with black suede pumps.


Sleeveless Below Knee Dress, $102.49 at Simply Be

Rock a pearl ring or two and black buckle-accented sandals.


Donegal Northfield Mockneck Sweater Dress in Coziest Yarn, $128 at Madewell

Cap off this festive sweater dress with red satin pumps. You can even slip on some wide-leg black pants underneath if you’re worried about your legs getting cold.


Black Studio Knit Studded Shift Dress, $48.23 at Torrid

This LBD is like a blank canvas. We recommend adding in red velvet sandals.

RACHEL Rachel Roy

Karine Sequin Sheath Dress, $169 at Nordstrom

Take things up a notch with bronze sandals.

Violeta by Mango

Sequins Fringed Dress, $149.99 at Mango

Drop earrings and black and gold sandals will up the ante.

Gabrielle Union x FTF

Rachel Ombre Metallic Halter Maxi Dress, $77.97 at Fashion to Figure

Add in diamond studs and metallic pumps. Bonus points if you can track down pumps featuring both silver and rose gold.

River Island

Plus Red Printed A Line Midi Dress, $76 at River Island

Start the new year off right with a wild dress. Capped off with sparkling black sandals, of course.

Lane Bryant

Ombre Sequin Fit & Flare Dress, $89.95 at Lane Bryant

You can wear black or gold shoes with this dazzling ombre dress. But definitely work in a black choker to take a little 90s into 2020.

Violeta by Mango

Knotted Lurex Dress, $119.99 at Mango

Draw attention to the plunging neckline with layered necklaces. Then slip on silver sandals to polish off the look.


Lurex Tie Waist Dress in Green, $99.95 at Eloquii

All you need to add is a pair of shiny gold pumps.

City Chic

Bright Lights Dress in Silver, $71.40 at City Chic

Carry a black velvet clutch that complements your footwear.


Design Curve Long Sleeve Velvet Embellished Plunge Mini Dress, $119 at ASOS

Make this bedazzled dress pop with red or green sandals.

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