Your Guide to Plus Size Prom Dresses

It can sometimes be difficult to find a dress in regular department stores and boutiques if you are not an average size.  The internet is changing the way we shop and giving even larger-sized women wonderful options and lots of variety.  Here are a few things you should be clued into when looking for that perfect prom dress.

When choosing your prom dress, remember to pay close attention to sizing charts and measure yourself carefully. If you are not sure how to do this, get help from someone who is competent since accurate measurements are essential to getting a dress that fits correctly and makes you look stunning!  You may find that some of the gowns tend to run smaller according to their sizing charts; this is normal, and remember that you can always have the gown taken in if it is a little big, but a gown that is too small, is just too small! 

Try to select styles that you know will flatter your figure.  If you are unsure as to what styles might work for you, try going to a bridal boutique or department store and trying on some gowns, even if they don't fit perfectly. This will give you a better idea of what styles you like and what you want to avoid.

If you are concerned about your budget, most sites have sale or discounted dresses that are much cheaper that their regular stock.  I bought a great beaded gown that was deeply discounted by several hundred dollars, since it was a style that was being discontinued. 

When buying a dress online, try to begin the process early enough that you have sufficient time for the dress to arrive.  Most companies offer several shipping options, but sometimes it takes several weeks just to process an order.

Finally, remember when looking for a dress that you need to check out the sites return policy carefully, so you can return or exchange a dress that is not satisfactory. 

Sydney's Closet focuses on offering the latest prom dresses in plus sizes.  They have one of the widest selection of prom dresses in sizes up to 44 and 26W.  They have a 7 day policy for refunds and exchanges.  They ship within the US and internationally.              

Cybergown has a wide selection of plus size prom dresses and accessories at discount prices.  Most styles have sizes up to 3XL (18) but some styles are available in sizes up to 6XL (24).  Many of the prom dresses are less than $100.  Checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted.  They have a 5 day policy for returns and exchanges.  The online store ships within the US as well as internationally.  The website has a weekly gown winner and other promotions.

Prom Girl specializes in prom dresses and has a wide selection in plus sizes up to 44 and 24W.  Returns and exchanges must be made within five days of receiving the dress. 

Prom, Pageant, Homecoming, and Quinceanera Dresses Christinagowns.com has about a hundred different styles in their plus size prom dresses section in sizes up to 30 and 24W.  They have a 3 day return and exchange policy with fees.  They also have wedding dresses, bridesmaid, pageant, homecoming, and flower girl dresses in all styles and colors.

Plus Size Bridal carries a wide selection of plus size prom dresses.  They have sizes 14 to 32.  There are no returns or exchanges on prom dresses.  They ship within the US and to certain countries.

Prom Dress Bargains.com has a wide selection of plus size prom dresses in sizes 14 to 32 as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories.  Prom dresses cannot be returned for refunds nor exchanges.

Prom Dress Shop designs top-quality prom dresses, which are offered exclusively on this website.  They offer a wide selection of unique prom dresses in sizes 2 to 24.  They have a 7 day policy for exchanges. 

NY Dress Co offers the latest prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses at discount prices.  They have at least a dozen styles in plus sizes, including new arrivals, from 14W to 22W.  They have a 5 day return and exchange policy.  They ship within the US as well internationally.  The website has a monthly drawing for a free dress.

OnlyGowns offers a wide selection of prom dresses and gowns in sizes up to 24.  Purchases cannot be exchanged nor refunded.

Drahoshcreations carries a selection of unique prom dresses.  They have sizes 4-30.  They charge no taxes and offer free shipping.  They do not take returns nor exchanges unless the dress is defective.

You might also want to visit our plus size formal dresses page.

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