Your Guide to Holiday Dresses At Any Size

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From office parties and gift exchanges to family gatherings, your closet just can’t keep up with your social calendar this time of year. Sounds like it’s time to start shopping for the perfect dress! There’s nothing better than finding a frock that fits your body to a T and makes you feel like a total rock star. So this holiday season, we’ve created a guide to finding a party dress to perfectly suit your body type. Read on to complete your wardrobe with the dress of your dreams.

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BODY TYPE:

PEAR

Dress for it: To balance out a shape that’s broader at the hips and thighs and narrower at the shoulders and bust, an A-line skirt that skims away from the body is a perfect fit. Bonus: An eye-catching sleeve adds extra dimension.

Featured: Alfani plus size metallic A-line dress

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BODY TYPE:

TALL

Dress for it: Avoid looking scantily clad in a too-short-skirt and embrace your height in a floor-skimming maxi dress. Take advantage of those extra inches of fabric and finally rock a pair of gorgeous high-heels.

Featured: Calvin Klein crushed velvet maxi dress

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BODY TYPE:

PETITE

Dress for it: Every petite lady already knows that heels are a girl’s best friend, but did you know that a fit & flare dress can work wonders for your figure, too? A flare that sits just above the knee will create the illusion of longer legs.

Featured: NY Collection petite lace fit & flare dress

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BODY TYPE:

ATHLETIC

Dress for it: Your fashion goal is to create the effect of curves while showing off your favorite assets. A fitted dress with a flared skirt crafts a shapely figure while a short hemline and sleeveless style flaunts your muscular arms and legs.

Featured: Tommy Hilfiger ruffle party dress

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BODY TYPE:

HOURGLASS

Dress for it: Lucky for you, your shapely silhouette was made to be shown off. Display your narrow waist and killer curves in a trendy bodycon dress that’s guaranteed to be a head turner at every event this season.

Featured: Love Squared plus size asymmetrical illusion dress

Shop even more holiday party dresses at macys.com/theedit

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  1. Thank you so much Tondra for helping me with my winter wardrobe! Your expertise was so appreciated and I’m very excited that Bakersfield Macy’s now has a personal shopper! Angie K

    1. We’re so happy to hear that Tondra was able to help. Thanks for shopping with us, Angie! – Nora at Macy’s

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