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. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not true. Surprisingly there’s a pretty good selection of plus-size evening gowns out there!

Whether you’re looking for something simple and modern or something with a bit more flair, there’s a treasure trove of pretty dresses just waiting to accentuate our lady curves. And if you’re not wanting to spend much money (who is?), Rent the Runway started carrying plus sizes. This is a great option for you to wear that designer gown without having to pay the hefty price tag.

From elegantly understated to dramatically luxe, I rounded up 20 of my favorite gowns. I warn you, you just might fall in love.

1. Carmen Marc Valvo Couture Ruffle Gown

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

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $70 rental

2. Lauren Woman Scoop-Back Sequined Gown

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

Get this gown from Macy’s, $230

3. Donna Martin Ruched One-Shoulder Chiffon Gown

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This gown will make you feel so elegant. The one shoulder style is classy and it comes in a ton of colors!

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $149

4. Badgley Mishka Rolling in the Glitz Gown

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

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $75 rental

5. Adrianna Papell Three-Quarter-Sleeve Ruched Gown

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This gown’s draping is stunning, and I appreciate the subtle sexy slit in the side.

Get this gown from Macy’s, $189

6. Eloquii Through and Through Dress

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Dare to show a little bit of leg with this adorable cocktail dress.

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $40 rental

7. Adrianna Papell Beaded Illusion Gown

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

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $335

8. Tadashi Shoji Cotton Embroidered Tulle Blouson Gown

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Pretty in pink! You’ll feel like a princess in this dress.

Get this gown from Tadashi Shoji

9. Betsy & Adam Lace and Chiffon Side Ruffle Gown

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This gown is simply chic with a touch of dazzle. The neckline is to die for.

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $178

10. Badgley Mischka Go for It Gown

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Emerald never goes out of style. Who doesn’t love jewel tones? This beauty will make them stare!

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $80 rental

11. Adrianna Papell Scalloped Lace Gown

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

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $268

12. Kiyonna Screen Siren lace Gown

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

Get this gown from Kiyonna, $228

13. Carmen Marc Valvo Goldify Yourself Gown


You’ll shimmer in this divine gold gown.

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $80 rental

14. IGIGI Lakshmi Beaded Gown

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

Get this gown from IGIGI, $281.99

15. Kiyonna Wrapped in Romance Dress

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This gown was made for the goddess that you are. Everyone needs a fabulous wrap dress!

Get this gown from Kiyonna, $128

16. Badgley Mishcka Noir Bow Peplum Gown

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

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $70 rental

17. Adrianna Papell Taffeta and Tulle Gown

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This classy look paired with that incredible color will leave them speechless.

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $220

18. Alex Evenings Embellished A-Line Gown

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

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $198

19. City Chic Sweetheart Lace Gown

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

Get this gown from Nordstrom, $169.95

20. Badgley Mischka Encore Gown

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Make a glamorous entrance in this red hot gown.

Get this gown from Rent the Runway, $70 rental


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