Rock Your Graduation in a Modest and Stylish Plus-Size Dress

April 01, 2024 · by Andrea Long

Graduation is a momentous occasion! It's a time to celebrate your achievements and look forward to the exciting future ahead. Finding the perfect outfit can feel overwhelming, but don't worry – you've got this!

This blog post is here to guide you through the wonderful world of modest plus-size graduation dresses. With so many flattering silhouettes, stunning fabrics, and beautiful details, you're sure to find a dress that makes you feel confident and radiant as you walk across that stage.

Finding Your Ideal Style

First, consider the kind of style you feel most comfortable and confident in. Here are some popular options to get you inspired:

The Classic Wrap Dress: This universally flattering style cinches the waist and creates a beautiful hourglass shape. Look for dresses with a midi-length skirt and a v-neckline for a timeless and polished look. The vintage design of the She Walks with Grace dress creates a timeless and slimming silhouette. 

The Elegant Empire Dress: With a high waistline that flows down to a relaxed skirt, the empire dress is perfect for creating a long and lean silhouette. This style is comfortable and forgiving, making it a great choice for all shapes and sizes. Celebrate in style in the Waltzing in Watercolors dress - a unique design that's perfect for celebrations!

The Sophisticated Sheath Dress: A sheath dress skims your curves without being too tight. It's a polished and professional option that can be easily dressed up with statement accessories and heels. You can't go wrong with the stunning elegance of the Pearl dress (Courtney Toliver Collection). 

The A-Line Dress: This universally flattering silhouette features a fitted bodice that flows out gently from the waist. It's comfortable, stylish, and perfect for highlighting your curves. The Glitz in the Garden dress is a special occasion dress - perfect for graduation! The feminine details and bit of sparkle will make you shine brighter on your big day. 

Dress Details That Make a Difference

  • Necklines: A v-neckline or a scoop neckline can elongate your neck and flatter your bustline. A high neckline with delicate lace or ruching adds a touch of sophistication.
  • Sleeves: Three-quarter length sleeves or flutter sleeves add a touch of elegance and can help balance wider shoulders.
  • Fabrics: Choose a fabric that drapes beautifully and flatters your figure. Chiffon, crepe, and jersey are all popular options for graduation dresses.

Beyond the Dress

Don't forget the finishing touches! Here are some tips to complete your graduation look:

  • Shoes: Classic pumps or wedges will add polish to your outfit. If you'll be standing for long periods, consider a comfortable block heel.
  • Accessories: Keep your accessories simple and elegant. A statement headband that sparkles and an elegant clutch purse will add a touch of glamour.
  • Hair: Choose a hairstyle that complements your dress and makes you feel confident. Updos are always elegant, but leaving your hair down in curls will be just as lovely. 

With a little planning and these helpful tips, you're sure to find the perfect modest plus-size dress that will make you shine on your graduation day! Congratulations and best wishes for your future endeavors!

Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is wife to Clinton and mommy to Clark and Chantry. She is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewells Blog and part of the marketing team of Dainty Jewells. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of her two precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels full-time with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys decorating her small space, time with her family, holistic health, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.