73 Plus-Size Fashion Gifts, For The Best And Most Curve-Tastic Shopping Experience Of All Time

As a fatter woman who loves receiving presents (especially when they come in the form of dresses and skirts), there's something I've noticed when it comes to the gifts I receive from friends, relatives, and even partners. They usually suck.

I'm not trying to be malicious or ungrateful. The reality is simply that most people don't know what to buy plus-size women (unless the gifters are also plus-size women or your boyfriend who is just as up on plus-size fashion as you are because you talk and write about it all the time). So you basically end up with poorly fitting, neutral-toned, solid-colored tops or thermals. And it's all, unfortunately, very boring.

In my experience, being gifted clothing consists largely of hoping there's a gift receipt somewhere in the box and running over to the shop to exchange the ensemble for something that fits and looks better. I often think a lot of the plus-size fashion gifting faux-pas that happen this time of year are down to people thinking plus-size women want only to wear pudge-concealing garments. But for a lot of us, that's just not the case. Like, not at all.

So that being said, I've compiled a guide to plus-size holiday shopping. If you have a plus-size friend, relative, or lover, do consider checking it out. Conversely, if you're a plus-size babe who wants to treat herself, well, my advice is to go all out. I'm certainly not opposed to buying myself anything. Whether it's the holiday season or otherwise.

Sultry Cape

This is just so glamorous and Old Hollywood. I can’t handle the perfection.

Adrianna Papell Cape Sheath Dress, $180,

Glistening Stripes

It’s like The Mad Hatter went couture, and it’s brilliant.

Vince Camuto Sequin Stripe Cocktail Dress, $178,

Classic Holiday Dress

This is the ideal holiday party dress. IDEAL!

Claire Richards Tweed Prom Dress, $84,

Metallic Wonderment

Metallics have been in all fall, and there is no better trend to carry on through wintry days.

Edit Metallic Skirt, $75,

The Tartan Onesie

Onesies are an essential part of snuggling by the fire or being wrapped under the blankets on a winter’s night. And this one is just beautifully festive.

Pretty Secrets Tartan Fleece Onesie, $55,

Wickedly So

It’s spooky. It’s artsy. And it’s chic. All in all, a win.

Oblivion Dress in Pewter, $90,

Magical Cloak

We all have our dark side. This cloak is the perfect way of letting that mystery have its moment.

Cloak Cardigan in Onyx, $140,

Button-Down Co-Ords

Domino Dollhouse is going all out on when it comes to showcasing the darker side of the holidays, and this co-ord set proves how much they’re succeeding.

Hardwired Maxi Skirt, $80,

Hardwired Crop Top, $55,

Les Femme

Nicolette Mason’s debut ModCloth collection was incredible, and this sweater is a piece of cozy wonderment for the season.

Charming Coterie Sweatshirt, $45,

Red Velvet

Forget blue velvet. These red leggings are everything.

Fare Thee Velvet Leggings in Red, $30,

Color Needed

It can be easy to get swept away by those deep greens and solid blacks when the cold comes. This coat is the perfect way to spice things up.

Lucid Up Coat, $170,

Girl Next Door

Winter glam and casual Fridays come together at last.

Girl Next Door Dress, $120,


A high, lace neck and bodycon silhouette? Count me in!

Lace Victoria Dress, $120,

Retro Undies

These are just stupendous. Vintage, satin, holiday red. So much wow.

Retro Satin Panty, $25,

Bullet Bra

The icy blue tone of this bullet part is perfect for that frozen-in-ice feel. It’s winter wonderland magic.

Retro Blue Bullet Bra, $55,


These are exactly what you’d want to wear when throwing a solo dance party in your apartment to the sounds of “Jingle Bells.” Who am I kidding? You’ll want everyone to see them.

Rhumba Panty, $29,

Comfort Zone

For all those moments when you just want to feel comfortable this winter, these pants are a must.

Slouch Pant, $148,

Classic Pleats

The pleated skirt is kind of necessary. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and works super well for all those fancy dinners with elderly relatives.

Box Pleat Skirt, $128,

Pastel Co-Ord

Co-ords are one of those trends I really hope stick around forever. This Eloquii set will show you why.

Eyelet Lace Top, $78,

Studio Eyelet Lace Pencil Skirt, $88,

Perfectly Plaid

Tartan is always pretty fun, but this skirt is stupendous. It’s so very Carey Mulligan circa An Education.

Studio Tartan Plaid Midi, $88,

Velvet Ball Gown

I wish I had an event to attend that was worthy of this dress.

Studio Velvet Gown, $188,

80s Glam

So many sequins. So much ’80s. YAY!

Studio Multi Sequin Pencil Skirt, $128,

Patterned Pant

I’m actually quite a big fan of the patterned pant. H&M constantly perfects chic minimalism, and this pair is a gleaming example.

H&M Patterned Pants, $30,

Sweater Shirt

How cozy does this look? Not too warm, not too chilly.

H&M Sweatshirt Top, $30,

Peplum Top

Sophisticated beauty at its best.

H&M Peplum Top, $25,


Something about this style of bra is perfect for any time of year, but especially winter. So much sexy!

Ashley Graham Convertible Lace Crop Bra, $75,

Mistletoe Green

Elly Mayday would make anything look good, but this dress is literally the perfect shade of winter green. In the perfect cocktail party look.

Draped Dress, $100,

Skinny Jeans

I may not be the biggest lover of jeans on the planet, but I know most women need a great pair to get them through the season.

Love & Legend Skinny Jeans, $95,

Shimmering Light

There’s a lot going on with this dress. But it’s certainly holiday perfect.

Metallic Foil Dress, $39,

Skater Dress

We all need that one special skater dress for everyday. And this one is just gorgeous.

Metallic Flare Dress, $43,

Christmas Co-Ord

All I want for Christmas is this co-ord set. Seriously.

Baroque Crop Top, $27,

Baroque Pencil Skirt, $25,

Maleficient Tee

Is Maleficient the best Disney movie ever? It’s quite possible. So we should all celebrate that.

Disney Maleficient V-Neck Tee, $29,

Naughty Pencil Dress

This one’s a bit more scandalous — a bit more showy. And there’s always an occasion for that.

Faux Leather Pencil Dress, $143,

Cat Tights

Whilst I am partial to dogs, I might just have to get a pair of these kitty tights.

Black Cat Tights, $17,

Combat Boots

For all of us who struggle with finding the perfect wide-fit boot, this might be the one.

Lace-Up Tall Combat Boot in Wide Width, $77,

Waterproof Booties

Look like Dr. Martens but are totally water proof with awesome gripping techniques? I’m so, so in.

Women’s Genuine Grip Footwear Slip-Resistant Waterproof Boot in Wide Width, $75,

Vintage Co-Ords

This winter green co-ord set blends in vintage femininity with a modern jacquard, luxe look. And the combo works impeccably.

Green Floral Jacquard Shell Top and Skirt Combo, $92,

Abstract Top

There’s something rather art deco about this top. So, basically, it’s amazing.

Magenta Abstract Devore Tee, $25,


At some point, I feel like we’ve all wished we could’ve experienced the ’20s. This dress is a good compromise.

Lovedrobe Black Beaded Flapper Dress, $130,

Silver Bells

In this dress, you’ll look like the perfect winter snow angel that you are.

Junarose Silver Crossover Dress, $70,

Back to the Basics

This dress is honestly just so chic. It’s one of those traditionally flattering ensembles, but just a bit more magical.

Little Mistress Purple Bodycon Dress With Lace Skirt, $100,

Studded Mini

Basically, this is the perfect combination of sexy and adorable and I want it now.

Georgia Gold Stud Plunge Neck Fitted Dress, $40,

Little Black Dress

You know you need it. We all need it. Like, now.

Aleena Black T-Shirt Dress, $30,

High-Waisted Disco Pants

After years of seeing disco pants in straight-sizes, I cannot express how wonderful these are to my soul!

Zena Wet Look Super Stretch Jean, $46,

The Velvet Playsuit

Boohoo has really gotten the color black right this season. See velvet playsuit.

Hannah Velvet Wrap Front Playsuit, $35,

Pleasantly Pug

Pugs are adorable, and so is this sweater.

Crew Neck Pug Sweater, $34,


An ode to Queen Bey never goes amiss.

Flawless 01 Varsity Mesh Tee, $19,

Ideal Music Tee

Because… Bob Marley. Need I say more?

Bob Marley Graphic Tee, $18,


It’s artistic. It’s quirky. And it will be mine.

Bejeweled Renaissance Print Top, $20,

Bandage Dress

Stripes will never go out of fashion, and this dress showcases just why.

Striped Fit and Flare Bandage Dress, $60,

More Metallics

Because tis’ the season!

Metallic Surplice Dress, $40,

Princess Coat

I have dreamed about this coat for 20 years. I kid you not.

Annabelle Princess Coat, $243,

And Another

Not to mention this one!

Ashley Coat, $243,

Little Red

I don’t know if Adrianna Papell had Little Red Riding Hood in mind with this color and design, but it works.

Structured Cape Dress in Red, $180,

Lace and Tulle

Anna Scholz can do no wrong. Exhibit 105.

Mounted Lace and Tulle Skirt, $150,

Marilyn Dress

Elegant and glamorous rolled up into one perfect modern package.

Three-Quarter Sleeve CEO Wiggle Dress, $142,


For the love of polka dots (and Because I Said So), this dress has to be in every wardrobe now.

1940s Style Raspberry & Cream Polka Dot Harriet Swing Dress, $75,

Apples to Apples

So cute and whimsy and magical.

1950s Style Sage Green Francine Apple Print Swing Dress, $75,


Thermals have traditionally been one of the least fashionable clothing items. But no more. No more!

Snowflake Thermal PJ Set, $65,

Old School

This jacquard set is not only ideal for the holidays. It’s ideal for always. Professional but fun. Vintage but modern. Heavenly.

Rose Jacquard Jacket by Isabel Toledo, $158,

Rose Jacquard Bustier Dress by Isabel Toledo, $158,

Always Sequins

This dress makes all your princess dreams come true.

Sequin Dress with Sash by Isabel Toledo, $208,

Moto Dress

How cool is this? A little rocker, a little glam. Ahhhmazing.

Embellished Moto Ponte Dress, $150,

Woodland Princess

Does this make you feel like you’re a forest queen in the kingdom of fairies? Or is that just me?

Floral Lurex Jacquard Sheath Dress, $100,

Working Girl Chic

Because the pilgrim-y look just works sometimes.

Ruched Sleeved Jumper Style Dress, $90,

Pretty In Pink

Need I say more?

Valerie Dress in Baby Pink, $144,

Monster Mash

Any fan of horror films, Frankenstein or vampires needs this dress NOW.

Voodoo Vixen Monster Print Dress, $144,

Negligee Dress

Is it lingerie? Is it a dress? It’s a perfect hybrid.

Isabelle Dress in Purple, $175,

Sparkly Retro

Can’t you just imagine Dita Von Teese in this?

Francesca Sequin Plus-Size Dress, $198,

Give it a Twirl

This dress would facilitate the perfect Marilyn-moment, no doubt.

Rachelle Plus-Size Lace Dress in Obsidian, $168,

Faux-Fur Vest

We all need one. I know I do.

Faux Fur Gilet Oxblood, $57,

Jacquard Pants

One can do no wrong when it comes to blending jacquard with a high-waist and a vintage pattern.

Lace Print Tapered Trousers, $44,

Tartan Co-Ord

It’s kind of like schoolgirl meets Carrie Bradshaw. YES.

Grid Print Midi Skirt, $38,

Grid Print Crop Top, $29,

Velvet Roses

Roses and velvet. That’s all you need to know.

Black and Red Rose Velvet Skater Dress with Pleated Skirt, $65,