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Plus size dresses for over 50s

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Finding dresses that fit well can be a difficult task for anyone, and women in the plus size category are no exception. Whether you're looking for casual wear, something for a formal do, or even a piece to throw on when the sun is shining, you shouldn't have to struggle to find somewhere to shop. So we've put together a list of gransnetters' favourite places to source their ideal plus size dresses.

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Bold colours

bold dresses

Bold colours are a statement, and will certainly make sure that you're visible and hold a presence in the room. Of course, they're not for everyone. But if bold is what you're after, here's what we'd recommend...

From left to right: Azure cotton shirt dress (available in other colours), £89, Kettlewell; Mantaray blue mini tunic dress, £32, Debenhams; Tomato V-neck textured dress, £29, Curvissa.


How to wear bold colours

If you're going to wear striking colours, it's best to utilise colour co-ordination to get the best look. May we present your new best friend: the colour wheel. But there are generally three rules to mixing colours that are good to bear in mind:

  • Wear opposing colours together i.e. blue-green and red-orange.
  • Wear neighbouring colours i.e. yellow and yellow-green.
  • Wear the neighbours of opposing colours together i.e. blue-violet and orange.


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formal dresses

Elegant eveningwear that strikes the right balance between formal and fun can be tricky to get right. From a flash of daring red to a classic LBD, our picks will make sure you turn heads for the right reasons. 

From left to right: Together navy jersey maxi dress, £69, Marisota; Coast piper colourblock maxi dress, £159, Simply Be; Chesca black spot lined border laser dress, £99, John Lewis.

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floral dresses

These beautiful floral dresses are a bloomin' excellent <sorry> way to really make you feel that spring's arrived. Good to wear with dark tights and/or leggings.

From left to right: Black floral jersey wrap dress, £39, Yours; Swirling chrysanth marine longor dress, £59.95, Seasalt; Floral Printed Flared Sleeve Dress, £35, Bonmarché.


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The important thing to remember about dresses, is not what you pick, but how you wear it. If you're looking for more plus size clothes, then check out our page on what's best to buy. Also, regardless of whether it's the height of summer, or you're looking to migrate to warmer climes over the winter season, why not have a peek at our plus size swimwear suggestions?

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