The hottest plus-size floral dresses for spring 2011 are a mixture of vivid colors, all-over prints and retro-inspired styles. The following five dresses are available online for under $100, and they are particularly flattering-and trendy-for curvy ladies seeking to enjoy this flirty, feminine look this spring.
The “Spring Garden Sundress” by Avenue – This lovely, brightly colored plus-size floral dress is a mixture of pinks, yellows and oranges over a cream base. It is sleeveless with a flirty, crossover neckline, and a figure-flattering smocked empire waist in both the front and back. The hem is roughly knee length, this dress is approximately 46″ long, and the material is woven cotton. The color scheme would lend beautifully with the gold jewelry trend for spring 2011, the ever-popular chunky sandals and free flowing hair styles. You can purchase this plus-size floral dress online for $24.90 in sizes 14-32.
The “Floral Crossover Ribbon Dress” by Jessica London – This plus-size floral dress combines a variety of trends popular for spring 2011: Floral prints, neutral shades, two-tone designs and a ribbon belt. At roughly 40″ long with a slightly ruffled him, crossover neckline and flirty sleeves, this dress option is incredibly feminine and stylish. The pattern has a retro-inspired appearance, which allows this garment to pair nicely with other popular, vintage looks and accessories. Pair it with a pair brown leather boots or jacket for a great mixture of flirty and rugged, or grab statement piece of jewelry. You can purchase this plus-size floral dress online for $59.90 in sizes 14/16-26/28.
The “Passion Flower Chiffon Dress” by Tripp NYC at Torrid – If pretty pastels aren’t your thing, consider this sultry, slightly darker twist on the plus-size floral dress. A black chiffon base, complete with ruffle hem and butterfly sleeves, adds an almost Gothic element to the traditional floral print, especially when paired with ruby red flowers. The blossoms themselves have a lot of detail, in shades of pink and crimson, and the all-over print is bold and trendy. Pair this dress with other dark elements-leather boots, black gloves, or onyx tights-to enhance the sultry quality, or lighten the mood with whimsical jewelry, a pretty shawl or cute sandals. You can purchase this plus-size floral dress online for $68 in sizes 12-26.
The “Rose Garden Dress” by Fashion Bug – This dress is superbly feminine, with an over-all print of bold, vividly red roses over a white base. The black leaves make the blossoms pop, giving the garment a fresh, unique appeal. The V-neck and pleated empire waist are flirty and flattering, and the natural lines of the fabric elongate and compliment a curvy figure. This dress is a great stand-alone choice for spring 2011, fully feminine enough without needing extra jewelry, accessories or sparkle. Take caution when pairing it with statement jewelry or flamboyant shoes, as it would be easy to overdo the look. You can purchase this plus-size floral dress online for $33.74-37.49 (sale) in sizes 6-28W.
The “Floral A-line dress” by Lane Bryant – This dress offers bright, bold contrasts by way of blue and orange flowers, with subtle hints of green and black. The pleated V-neck creates a slimming, vertical line along the draping material, which is slenderizing on a curvy figure. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, whether you have an hourglass figure, or are larger at the bust or the hips. This garment would pair nicely with the natural, rustic jewelry accessories gaining popularly, such as wooden bead earrings, shell necklaces or rough gemstones. Sandals, especially of a neutral hue, compliment the shades of this garment without detracting from the look. You can purchase this plus-size floral dress online for $89.95 in sizes 14-28.