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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

By: Julia McEwen
16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Addition Elle Author: Julia McEwen

Fashion

16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

By: Julia McEwen

Let's face it, when it comes to fashion it's a challenge for curvy women to find what they're after. The retail landscape is lacking modern and stylish pieces that cater to the size 14-and-up chic set. But the online space is booming with plus-size friendly frocks—we've rounded up our favourite summer dress styles of the season. The best part? The prices range from $30-$168.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Tie one on

This flattering horizontal striped frock works just as well at the office—with a blazer—as it does at a special occasion, like a wedding. Michel Studio swing dress with tie, $120, additionelle.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Red rules

This heavy crepe a-line dress is simple in structure but the vibrant red really give it a sartorial punch. ASOS CURVE V neck tunic in heavy crepe with seam detail, $56, asos.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Amazing lace

Shoulders are the new midriff, show some skin in this stunning lace dress. Sleeveless bandeau lace dress, $85, additionelle.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Petal pusher

Coral floral flyaway maxi dress, $71.50, avenue.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Minted

This beautiful chiffon dress is current and sensual while still being modest with the waterfall draped top. Asos Curve waterfall dress with embellished top, $168, asos.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Twist and shout

When in doubt a sexy LBD is always a safe bet. We adore the front and centre knot right under the bustling—va-va-voom! Maddie twist from dress, $45, fashiontofigure.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Graphic content

Plus size chevron dress, $30, forever21.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

All the colours

What's the zeal? Dress, $91, modcloth.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Kick back

Although this printed garment looks like a dress it's actually a culotte jumpsuit—perfect for work or play. Two by Vince Camuto print sleeveless culotte jumpsuit, $108, nordstrom.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

White now

A crisp white cotton dress screams summer. Dress it up with a pair of heels and an OTT pair of earrings or keep the look cool and relaxed with a denim jacket and ground the look with classic chucks. Plus size belted floral embroidery dress, $38, forever21.com.

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By: Julia McEwen Source: Forever21

16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Such great lengths

This floor length gown is a dream for summer wedding season, but because of its length and lace it can seamlessly transition into fall. City Chic panelled lace bodice gown, $160, nordstrom.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Red alert

Plus size sleeveless dress, $56, reitmans.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Berry good

A perfect alternative to lace is a crochet fabric. Crochet dress, $80, penngintons.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Daisies for days

This daisy speckled dress is a throw back to the '90s, but with a twist. The perforations make it modern while the fitted bodice and a-line silhouette make it supremely flattering. Floral print texture skater dress, $52, torrid.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Party time

This is the party dress of all party dresses, with its three-quarter-length sleeves and stunning flowing midi skirt. Scarkett & Jo Sweetheart dress, $137, simplybe.com.

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16 plus-size summer dresses for under $170

Tribal with a twist

I.N.C INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS plus keyhole sheath dress, $70, thebay.com.

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