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The Importance of the Plus Size Fit and Flare Dress

Posted by on July 3, 2014

Plus Size Fit And Flare Dress

Since Dior’s “New Look” graced the pages of Vogue for the first time in 1947, the “Fit and Flare” silhouette has been an staple in women’s wardrobes around the world! Designed as a way to “make women extravagantly, romantically, eyelash-battingly female” this silhouette has stood the test of time, and the plus size fit and flare dress is a season-less silhouette that is both functional and flattering!

Dior's "New Look" forever changes fashion and our closets.

Dior’s “New Look” forever changes fashion and our closets.

While not as dramatic as a Dior “New Look” fit and flare dress, which would use as much as 50 yards of fabric to add ample volume to a skirt, the modern day fit and flare dress is a great and easy addition to any wardrobe. This piece can be worn a variety of ways and instantly makes a look feel ultra feminine and pulled together.


A classic fit and flare style domestic sewing pattern.

A classic fit and flare style domestic sewing pattern.

The emphasis on the waist and the way the a-line skirt flows over the hips, makes this silhouette a flattering option for many different shapes. The focal point of the garment is where the dress cinches in at the waist, which elongates your frame and creates an ultra feminine hourglass shape. This style is one of the stand out shapes of the 50’s and 60’s for all of you vintage fans out there, and wearing a fit and flare dress is an easy way to add a bit of feminine and vintage flair to your look!

Our Cassidy Dress in Kusama Dot

Our Cassidy Dress in Kusama Dot

Our Cassidy Dress is a perfect mix of vintage chic with modern sensibility! The polka dot printed skirt adds a bit of flirty fun to this style and the classic white bodice with it’s sweetheart neckline, are reminiscent of 1950’s styling. Go super retro this summer by adding a classic wedge and pearls to this dress!


Now is a great time to embrace the plus size fit and flare dress – Especially because now these styles are 20% off! Whether you go with the vintage inspired Cassidy, the work ready Gemma or the ultra glamorous Geneva Wrap Dress in Zebra one thing is for sure – you can never go wrong with a fit and flare dress!

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