Here's a great way to sparkle without feeling like a Christmas tree. We love the unexpected deep violet color and flattering wrap style. The sparkle makes it dressy enough for evening; length also works well for day. Sizes 16 to 24. Buy from Bloomingdale's.
Rich color, chic style. A great way to show off your back without feeling overexposed. Who doesn't love a flirty flutter sleeve? Comes in several colors. Sizes 0 to 26. Buy from Anthropologie.
Luxe fabrication; easy, flattering style. The dolman sleeves, side slits, defined waist line, A-line silhouette, and pockets make this dress a winner. Sizes 0X to 5X. Buy from Macy's.
We're big fans of a high/low opportunity. Enjoy the comfort of a favorite t-shirt, juxtaposed with the glamour of a floor-sweeping floral organza skirt. A satin sash at the waist ties it all together. Sizes 14 to 24. Buy from Macy's.
Gold stars for this formal dress! We love the dramatic cape sleeve—a gorgeous moment from the front and back that's also practical: arm coverage, and no concern about tripping. The slim fit is designed to flatter with its ruched detailing. Sizes 14 to 20. Buy from Macy's.
Twisted, ruched, and draped to flatter. We love the flow, shimmer and all around ethereal quality to this floor length gown. Plus those blouson sleeves are on point! Sizes 14 and 18 available. Buy from Macy's.
Don't let the "bridesmaid dress" label dissuade you. If you're looking for a pretty off-the-shoulder number at an extremely affordable price point, consider this A-line chiffon gown with spaghetti straps and a built in bra. The caped sleeves create drama from the front and the back. The JJ advantage: the dress comes in dozens of colors and a wide range of sizes, 0 to 26. (Note: custom sizes available, but can't be returned). Buy from JJ's House.
Classic style; modern details. We love the ombré coloring on the pleated full length skirt; the fitted sleeveless top and deep V in back. Sizes 14 to 24. Buy from Macy's.
Pretty and playful. We love the pops of color and the flounce at the sheer sleeves below-the-knee hemline. A dress you could wear for a daytime occasion or cocktail. Sizes 0X (10-12) to 5X (30-32). Buy from Kiyonna.
Classic glamour never goes out of style. Sweetheart neckline, A-line silhouette. You'll look as beautiful as you feel. Sizes 14 to 22. Buy from Macy's.
Banish the beading. This simple silk dress is all kinds of chic. Cap sleeve, center tie back, fitted bodice with a relaxed skirt—it's designed to flatter. Note: it isn't lined, so you might want to consider a full-length slip or shape wear to smooth things out. Sizes 14 to 24. Buy from The Reformation.
Floral but not fussy with stenciled metallic lines. And that's just the start of the flattering feminine details: ruffled caplet and hemline, surplice neckline, self-tie belt. A style that could work for day or night. Sizes 14 to 30. Buy from Adrianna Papell.