THE BLACK MESH RUCHED MINI BODYCON DRESS

21 Must-Have Plus Size Black Dresses

by Amy Kennedy
May 8, 2020
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When it comes to your go-to outfit for any occasion, nothing beats the Little Black Dress (LBD). Whether you’re headed somewhere fancy and need to dress up or just hitting brunch with the girls, throwing on the perfect little black dress is the first essential step to looking totally killer. Dress it up, dress it down – no matter how you wear it, an LBD is your definite BFF.

Searching for an LBD or two to add to your personal arsenal? Here are 21 essential must-have plus size little black dresses to get you started on the hunt.

THE THREE-QUARTER SLEEVE FAUX WRAP DRESS

THE THREE-QUARTER SLEEVE FAUX WRAP DRESS

Super flattering, easy to wear and totally chic? We need this in our closet ASAP.

SHOP IT:
Lane Bryant Three-Quarter Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress in Black – $69.95

THE PLUS SIZE EMBELLISHED CHIFFON-OVERLAY DRESS

THE PLUS SIZE EMBELLISHED CHIFFON-OVERLAY DRESS

Ready to activate your inner Grecian goddess? Because we totally are.

SHOP IT:
Macy’s Plus Size Embellished Chiffon-Overlay Dress in Black – $109.00

THE MARINA RINALDI DADAISTA BELTED SHIRT DRESS

THE MARINA RINALDI DADAISTA BELTED SHIRT DRESS

We literally cannot wait to style this with sandals for spring and ankle boots for fall. This baby is totally wearable all year round!

SHOP IT:
Bloomingdale’s Marina Rinaldi Dadaista Belted Shirt Dress in Black – $485.00

THE OH SO FRESH MINI DRESS

THE OH SO FRESH MINI DRESS

Mesh sleeves, a super sexy fit and a mini length? We are totally sold on this flirty little number.

SHOP IT:
Fashion Nova Oh So Fresh Mini Dress in Black – $37.99

THE PLUS SIZE RUFFLE TRIM DRESS

THE PLUS SIZE RUFFLE TRIM DRESS

We’re getting the best kind of witchy vibes from this flowy little black dress. Pair it with a wide-brimmed hat, oversized sunnies and a pair of heeled ankle boots for the complete look.

SHOP IT:
Forever21 Plus Size Ruffle Trim Dress in Black – $38.00

THE BLACK COLD SHOULDER JERSEY MAXI DRESS

THE BLACK COLD SHOULDER JERSEY MAXI DRESS

They’ll be practically begging you to give them the cold shoulder in this flowing full-length number.

SHOP IT:
Torrid Black Cold Shoulder Jersey Maxi Dress – $75.50

THE HALSTON ONE SHOULDER DRESS

THE HALSTON ONE SHOULDER DRESS

Why have two straps when you can only have one? Pair this LBD with some barely-there heels for an easy look for your next night out.

SHOP IT:
Shopbop Halston One Shoulder Dress in Black – $295.00

THE METALLIC TWISTED SHEATH DRESS

THE METALLIC TWISTED SHEATH DRESS

Sick of the average LBD? Take it up a notch with bold metallic fabric and a super chic fitted sheath silhouette to really show off those curves.

SHOP IT:
Lane Bryant Metallic Twisted Sheath Dress in Black – $79.99

THE LNA BANX DRESS

THE LNA BANX DRESS

Super stretchy with a cutout to perfectly show off those feminine curves? We need one of these in our closet ASAP.

SHOP IT:
Shopbop LNA Banx Dress in Black – $154.00

THE BLACK RIB SNAP BUTTON FRONT BODYCON MIDI DRESS

THE BLACK RIB SNAP BUTTON FRONT BODYCON MIDI DRESS

This baby has it all and more – a fitted silhouette, a midi length, curve-hugging stretch and a flirty button-front closure. We need one now.

SHOP IT:
Torrid Black Rib Snap Button Front Bodycon Midi Dress – $65.50

THE PLUS SIZE SURPLICE MINI DRESS

THE PLUS SIZE SURPLICE MINI DRESS

Surplice necklines are just so flattering! We love it paired with the sparkling belt and trim on the skirt – it’s exactly what we need and more.

SHOP IT:
Forever21 Plus Size Surplice Mini Dress in Black – $35.00

THE MARINA RINALDI DECIMALE DOT-PRINT MIDI DRESS

THE MARINA RINALDI DECIMALE DOT-PRINT MIDI DRESS

Career women – pay attention! This sleek fitted midi dress is totally made for you, with a higher v-cut neckline and three-quarter sleeves.

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Bloomingdale’s Marina Rinaldi Decimale Dot-Print Midi Dress in Black – $635.00

THE R&M RICHARDS PLUS SIZE METALLIC SURPLICE GOWN

THE R&M RICHARDS PLUS SIZE METALLIC SURPLICE GOWN

Ready to sparkle like the queen that you are? Slip on this bold and beautiful maxi dress and you’ll totally have all eyes on you for all of the right reasons.

SHOP IT:
Macy’s R&M Richards Plus Size Metallic Surplice Gown in Black/Navy/Gold – $139.00

THE MAKE YOUR WAY HERE MIDI DRESS IN BLACK

THE MAKE YOUR WAY HERE MIDI DRESS IN BLACK

Looking to take your LBD game up a notch or five? This flirtatious sheer lace number will totally do the trick.

SHOP IT:
Fashion Nova Make Your Way Here Midi Dress in Black – $37.99

THE PLUS SIZE BELTED BODYCON DRESS

THE PLUS SIZE BELTED BODYCON DRESS

Take a simple bodycon dress and add a belt – what do you get? The perfect casual to dressed up LBD for any woman’s arsenal.

SHOP IT:
Forever21 Plus Size Belted Bodycon Dress in Black – $22.99

THE A.L.C. FRIEDMAN DRESS

THE A.L.C. FRIEDMAN DRESS

Let’s blaze(r) it. This baby is the perfect all-dressed-up but totally cool look that can take you from dinner to drinks and beyond.

SHOP IT:
|Shopbop A.L.C. Friedman Dress in Black – $450.00

THE MESH YOKE FIT-AND-FLARE DRESS

THE MESH YOKE FIT-AND-FLARE DRESS

All dressed up and everywhere to go. We love the simplicity of this dress paired with the bold polka dot mesh yoke – you can totally dress it up or down to suit wherever you’re headed.

SHOP IT:
Lane Bryant Mesh Yoke Fit-and-Flare Dress in Black – $61.99

THE CALVIN KLEIN TRENDY PLUS SIZE ILLUSION-HEM MIDI DRESS

THE CALVIN KLEIN TRENDY PLUS SIZE ILLUSION-HEM MIDI DRESS

A simple fit and flare dress gets a major upgrade with an illusion mesh hemline. Pair it with heels for a day or night out or slip on some sneakers for a casual cool look for running errands.

SHOP IT:
Macy’s Calvin Klein Trendy Plus Size Illusion-Hem Midi Dress in Black – $99.98

THE BLACK MESH RUCHED MINI BODYCON DRESS

THE BLACK MESH RUCHED MINI BODYCON DRESS

Sleek, sexy, short. When it comes to the perfect look-at-me little black dress, this baby is the absolute queen.

SHOP IT:
Torrid Black Mesh Ruched Mini Bodycon Dress – $65.50

THE ON PAYROLL BLAZER CAPE DRESS IN BLACK

THE ON PAYROLL BLAZER CAPE DRESS IN BLACK

Pair a blazer with a dress and add a cape – the result is this super chic and unexpectedly bold mini dress. We need one of these in every color ASAP.

SHOP IT:
Fashion Nova On Payroll Blazer Cape Dress in Black – $54.99

THE BYRON LARS CARISSIMA SHEATH DRESS

THE BYRON LARS CARISSIMA SHEATH DRESS

A simple sheath gets a super chic update with added texture, lace and a super cute bow at the front. This baby is the perfect special occasion dress for any upcoming event.

SHOP IT:
Anthropologie Byron Lars Carissima Sheath Dress in Black – $258.00

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