New Year’s Eve — one of the most overhyped holidays of the year — is just around the corner. In other words, it’s dress shopping time. (Just because your friends won’t get it together and figure out what the hell you all are doing until the very last minute doesn’t mean you can’t have your outfit ready to go.)
Generally speaking, more is more when it comes to New Year’s Eve dressing. You want something glamorous, but not garish. Sleek, but not too simple. Something that you’ll probably only find yourself wearing once or twice a year, but whatever. It’s New Year’s Eve. Live it up.
Given that there are currently about 1,000 sparkly midis and velvet shifts floating around cyberspace and we know you’re busy last-minute holiday gift shopping/mediating a 20-texts-deep New Year’s Eve group chat, we went ahead and did the scouting for you. Click through the slideshow above for 21 perfect New Year’s Eve dresses, all designed with plus-size women in mind. From a cool crushed velvet slip dress to a Balmain-esque tuxedo gown to a fringe-heavy flapper dress, there’s something for every shape, aesthetic and budget. (Oh to live in a world where every piece of clothing came in inclusive sizing and size-specific shopping roundups were a thing of the past. Maybe we’ll get there in 2018.)