12 plus-size dresses designed to embrace every single curve

Flaunt your figure with these iconic picks.

Gone are the days of limited fashion options. Today, the industry is finally embracing all shapes and sizes, offering a wide selection of styles for every occasion (and body type!).

Below, we dive headfirst into the world of plus size clothing, bringing you a curated selection of the absolute best plus size dresses that promise to make you feel and look fabulous.

From the beautiful offerings of City Chic to the diverse range found in online shops like The Iconic, we guarantee there’s a dress out there for every body type.

The best plus size dresses Australia 2024

City Chic Willow Midi Dress

Willow border shirred midi dress, $169.95 at City Chic

Step into the spotlight with City Chic, the Aussie brand that celebrates curves with fearless fashion! From bold and sexy to glam and chic, City Chic has got you covered with stunning dresses in sizes ranging from 14-24.

The Willow border dress in particular boasts a midi length, subtle V-neckline and an eye-catching design that’ll turn heads wherever you go.

“Got it today and it was everything I thought it [would] be!” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Cosy fitting, airy and material was nice to the touch. Great dress for those warm sunny days!”

Key features:

  • Subtle V-neckline
  • Bust and waist definition
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Shirred back
  • Midi length
  • Free shipping over $150
  • Easy returns


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ASOS Design Curve ruffle off-shoulder midi, $95 at ASOS 

For a go-to event outfit, check out ASOS’ ruffled midi dress. It’s got that perfect mix of boho-chic and elegance. Plus, the vibrant olive-green shade suits any skin tone, and those delicate ruffles add a touch of romance and flowiness.

Key features:

  • V-neckline
  • Off-shoulder details 
  • Delicate ruffles 
  • Falls at ankles 
  • 15% off first time orders 


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Pure Angel maxi dress, $89.95 at Peppermayo

Turn heads in this slinky maxi dress that makes for the ultimate night-out look. It hugs your curves just right, and the ruched low back is a showstopper. Whether it’s date night, a girls’ night out, or a special occasion, this dress has you covered.

Key features: 

  • Detachable rose feature 
  • Low back 
  • Polyester and spandex blend 
  • Same day delivery to metro areas 
  • Free returns 


Atmos & Here Hope Tiered Midi Dress
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Atmos&Here Curvy Hope tiered midi dress, $67.49 at The Iconic

Show off your curves with the perfect blend of style and comfort. Crafted from a luxe linen blend fabric, this dress features a chic crew neckline and a flattering tiered skirt that falls elegantly to a midi length. Versatile and timeless, it’s designed to take you effortlessly from desk to date night and beyond.

Key features:

  • Linen blend fabric
  • Crew neckline
  • Tiered skirt
  • Midi length
  • Easy returns


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ASOS Design Curve denim mini dress, $76 at ASOS

A denim mini makes for the perfect everyday dress, throw on with your favourite white sneakers or boots when the temperatures start to drop. 

Key feature: 

  • Spread collar 
  • Pocket details on bust 
  • 100% cotton denim 


St Frock Helsinki Dress
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Helsinki dress in emerald green, $79.90 at St Frock

Feel feminine and relaxed with this best-selling frock in emerald green! Crafted from a satin-like fabric that flows beautifully and feels ultra-comfy on the skin, this dress has an elasticised waist, fluted hem and front tie detailing that will look fab paired with simple heels and pearl earrings.

Key features:

  • Satin-like, lightweight, non-stretch fabric
  • Unlined
  • Elasticised waist
  • V-neckline
  • Normal shoulder with short bell sleeves
  • Midi-length fluted hem
  • Front tie detailing
  • Pull-on style


Regatta Curve Knit Dress
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Regatta Curve short sleeve spliced knit dress with pockets, $59.96 (usually $79.95) at Myer

Flattering *and* functional, this pick will be a wardrobe staple through every season. Crafted from high-quality materials, it boasts a modern design to keep you looking and feeling chic.

“I love this dress,” wrote one of many satisfied reviewers. “It is smart and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The contrast between the navy and white stripes is crisp and appealing. The dress appears to be crease-resistant, which is a plus, especially for travelling. I have had positive compliments about the dress from many people.”

Key features:

  • 100 per cent organic cotton
  • Unique print
  • Midi length
  • Round neck


Forever New Gabbie Curve Midi Dress
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Gabbie Curve tiered midi dress, $149.99 at Forever New

Made from premium denim fabric with a super-soft feel, the Gabbie dress has a V-shaped placket neckline, cropped blouson sleeves and an elasticised waist with a drawcord tie for the perfect fit. Plus, with inclusive sizing carefully considered for sizes 16 to 22, you can trust it to fit and flatter your curves in all the right places.

Key features:

  • Premium denim fabrication
  • V-shaped placket neckline
  • Cropped blouson sleeves
  • Elasticised waist with drawcord tie
  • Tiered midi skirt
  • Slip-on style
  • Minimum 50 per cent TENCEL™ Lyocell


Pretty Little Thing Multi Printed Maxi Dress
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Plus multi printed plisse cowl neck maxi dress, $56 (usually $94) at Pretty Little Thing

If you love to stand out from the crowd, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful ensemble. Featuring a multi print plisse material with a cowl neck design and a maxi length, it’s easy to style with your favourite heels and a clutch bag for a bold look.

Key features:

  • 95 per cent polyester and five per cent elastane
  • Multi-print plisse material
  • Cowl-neck design
  • Maxi length
  • Easy return policy


Taking Shape Cotton Gauze Favourite Dress
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Cotton gauze favourite dress, $104.96 (usually $149.95) at Taking Shape

This frock from Taking Shape dives straight into chic casual dressing, easily blending simplicity and style. With its cotton design, round neckline, empire waistline and convenient pockets, it strikes the ideal balance between casual and dressy, promising versatility and comfort for any occasion.

The dress has over 60 reviews online, with one customer saying: “I bought this dress because the style was very flattering for me with my larger stomach. I wore it to work and could not believe how cool I was all day. It is so light and yet maintained its shape and flow even after washing!”

Key features:

  • Fully lined
  • Short sleeves
  • Empire waistline
  • Curved hemline
  • Pockets


Atmos & Here Marlee Linen Blend Mini Dress
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Marlee linen blend mini dress, $89.99 at The Iconic

Part of the The Iconic’s Curvy range, this pick is designed to complement and flatter fuller figures. It features a gorgeous all-over floral print that’s sure to brighten even the dullest of days. With its versatile mini length, it’s also the perfect choice for any occasion, from casual outings to special events.

Key features:

  • Cotton-linen blend
  • V-neckline
  • Puffed short sleeves
  • Ruched bodice
  • Mini length
  • Easy returns


You + All Beige Check Maxi Dress
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Beige check maxi dress short sleeve shirred bust, $60.19 (usually $85.99) at You + All

Crafted from a lightweight Rayon fabric, this flowy dress has a flattering square neckline, shirred bust and charming puff sleeves. Its tiered skirt adds a touch of whimsy, while the lined design ensures comfort and coverage. Perfect for warm-weather outings, from picnics to beach strolls, it effortlessly combines casual comfort with a touch of class.

Key features:

  • Puff sleeves
  • Tiered skirt
  • Lined
  • Square neck
  • Short sleeve
  • Maxi length


How do you choose a flattering dress?

Choosing a flattering dress involves considering several factors to complement your body shape and personal style. Here are some tips:

Know your body shape

Understand your body proportions and identify which styles accentuate your best features. Common body shapes include pear, apple, hourglass, rectangle and inverted triangle.

Highlight your assets

Choose dresses that emphasise your favourite features. For example, if you love your waist, opt for styles that cinch in at the waistline.

Find the right fit

Ensure the dress fits well and enhances your silhouette. Avoid styles that are too tight or too loose, as they can create unflattering lines.

Consider necklines and sleeves

Necklines like V-necks or scoop necks can elongate the torso, while sleeve styles can balance proportions. Experiment with different options to see what works best for you.

Play with patterns and colours

Opt for patterns and colours that flatter your skin tone and complement your overall look. Darker colours and vertical stripes can create a slimming effect, while bold prints can add personality.

Fabric matters

Choose fabrics that drape nicely and offer some stretch for comfort. Avoid stiff fabrics that can add bulk.


Don’t hesitate to tailor a dress to fit your body perfectly. A few alterations can make a significant difference in how a dress looks and feels on you.

Which brand is best for plus size dresses?

When it comes to plus size dresses, several brands cater to diverse styles and body shapes. Some popular options include City Chic, Taking Shape, Regatta and more. Each of these brands offer a range of trendy and flattering designs, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Ultimately, the best brand depends on individual preferences, such as fit, style and budget.

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