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20 Plus-Size Evening Gowns for Your Next Black Tie Event

It’s bound to happen. One day you’ll be invited to a black-tie event and feel like you have nothing to wear. As a plus-size woman, this always seems to be the case, doesn’t it? We feel like we don’t have many fashion options. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. We have a pretty good selection of plus-size evening gowns out there!

Whether you want to buy or rent, you should invest your hard earned cash in a gown that works for you. Yes, I said rent! Rent the Runway now carries plus sizes. This is a great option for you to wear that designer gown without having to pay the hefty price tag. Or you can purchase one and wear it out to your heart’s content. It’s up to you!

I created a gallery below of 20 of my favorite plus-size evening gowns. Do you love lace and sequins, or are you a simply chic kind of fashionista? From elegantly understated to dramatically luxe, there’s a dress for everyone. I warn you, you just might fall in love.

Who’s your favorite plus-size evening wear designer? 

  • Carmen Marc Valvo Couture Ruffle Gown 1 of 20

    Wow them in red! This gorgeous gown makes a statement with a dramatic ruffle.


    Find it here.

  • Lauren Woman Scoop-Back Sequined Gown 2 of 20

    I've never met a sequin I didn't like. I'm including this dazzler with a high slit.


    Find it here.

  • Tadashi Shoji Sequin and Tulle Ball Gown 3 of 20

    Tulle and sequins are a girl's best friend. I love the dramatic draping on this gown.


    Find it here.

  • Badgley Mischka Rolling In The Glitz Gown 4 of 20

    Who doesn't want to be dripping in gold and sequins? This dress demands attention.


    Find it here.

  • Adrianna Papell Short-Sleeve Illusion Lace Pleat Gown 5 of 20

    This gown's draping is stunning, and I appreciate the small touch of lace.


    Find it here. 

  • Monif C. Tracy Cutout Maxi Dress 6 of 20

    Dare to show a little bit of skin with this show stopper! 


    Find it here. 

  • Adrianna Papell Beaded Illusion Gown 7 of 20

    Elegance doesn't even begin to describe this gorgeous gown, complete with cascading beads and sequins.


    Find it here.

  • Tadashi Shoji Lace Boatneck 3/4 Sleeve Gown 8 of 20

    Rock it in red! This is one of my favorite gowns. I'm a sucker for red lace.


    Find it here. 

  • Lauren Woman Sequined-Mesh Jersey Gown 9 of 20

    This gown is simply chic with a touch of dazzle. When in doubt, wear a touch of sequins. 


    Find it here. 

  • Badgley Mischka Go For It Gown 10 of 20

    Emerald is the year's hottest color. This beauty will make them stare!


    Find it here. 

  • Adrianna Papell Scalloped Lace Gown 11 of 20

    This navy delight is covered head to toe in lace, with a V-back and slit.


    Find it here. 

  • Kiyonna Screen Siren Lace Gown 12 of 20

    Another head-to-toe lace gown, perfect for an effortlessly sexy evening look. 


    Find it here. 

  • Tadashi Sjoji Paillette Embroidered Lace Off Shoulder Gown 13 of 20

    You'll shimmer in this divine sequin and lace gown.


    Find it here. 

  • IGIGI Lakshmi Beaded Plus Size Gown 14 of 20

    Elegant and unique, this gown sparkles with gold sequins and chocolate tulle. 


    Find it here. 

  • Tadashi Shoji Tulle Draped Cap Sleeve Gown 15 of 20

    This gown was made for the goddess that you are. Just look at that draped bodice! 


    Find it here. 

  • Badgley Mischka Noir Bow Peplum Gown 16 of 20

    Understated and chic, this gown is divine! Add a statement necklace and cocktail ring, and you're good to go! 


    Find it here. 

  • Adrianna Papell Plus Sequin Cap Sleeved Gown 17 of 20

    This vintage-inspired and sequin-covered gown will leave them speechless. 


    Find it here. 

  • Tadashi Shoji Paillette Embroidered Lace V-Neck Gown 18 of 20

    They won't be able to keep their off you in this navy number.


    Find it here. 

  • Tadashi Shoji Draped Metallic Tulle Gown 19 of 20

    I find this gown to be not only a curve-hugger, but a game-changer.


    Find it here. 

  • David’s Bridal Sleeveless Chiffon Dress with Beaded Illusion Neck 20 of 20

    Make a glamorous entrance in this red hot gown.


    Find it here. 

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