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7 Plus-size dresses that will wow at your holiday parties

Marcy Guevara is one of our SheKnows Experts. She's a plus-size style guru and host who uses her charming personality to help women of all sizes feel amazing in their skin. She was the host of “Big Girl in a Skinny World,” a YouTube seri...

Holiday parties are in full swing but if you're still looking for a dress, there is still time!

Many of you are probably looking for something that's appropriate around the coworkers and works your curves at the same time, or maybe you're about finding a frock that gives you that touch of naughty and nice! Whatever style you fancy, there are lots of options. From brick-and-mortar stores to plenty to choose from online, it's just about taking the time to get that special look locked down. If you see something you like, act fast as many of the most amazing brands for plus-size clothing are online, so you'll have to get expedited shipping to get your styles stat! Some of the brands I mentioned below have storefronts or are available in department stores; there is no excuse, ladies; style has no size and no price.

I've done research for you and selected seven dresses perfect for your next soiree; here's hoping one of them strikes you and helps complete the look of your wondrous winter dreams.

First up is this polka-dotted piece from Fashion to Figure that is too cute to pass up! Add a cropped leather jacket or furry bolero to cover up and keep warm. Leather would also add a bit of edge to this girly look.

This is definitely the time of year to break out the sparkles. Lane Bryant has a party-ready dress that drapes in all the right places and offers just the right amount of bling. Shine on in this simple silhouette while looking classy and sophisticated at the same time. Keep it elegant with pearls and pumps for the office then add some sass with strappy sandals and a bright red lip. This dress is festive and charming while also supremely flattering. Who doesn't love a good A-line? I do!

If you're looking for something comfortable that looks like a million bucks, check out this flowy beauty from SWAK Designs. Perfect for the lady wanting to make an entrance in red or keep it low key in dramatic black, this dress is a staple you'll wear again.

Channel your inner '50s housewife and work that hourglass! Add a cardigan to this vintage-inspired plus-size dress from City Chic for a little modesty or dare to bare your arms and show a little skin. The lace detailing on this dress is lovely and just the right peekaboo for a holiday look.

Another personal fave this season is the Adelle Dress from IGIGI. IGIGI really specializes in plus-size fashion and cuts very consistently and true to plus-size standards. Opt for a more subdued look that is still cheerful with a printed chiffon overlay and add some colorful accessories for a bold pop of color!

ModCloth is definitely a brand you need to acquaint yourself with if you haven't already. With an inclusive range of sizes that runs the gamut and wonderfully whimsical style, there is always something adorable to bring home. I love this emerald color, and of course lace is all over the place this year, so it's perfect.

My last choice is from Adrianna Papell. I cannot get enough of this brand or recommend them more highly. If you're looking for something to invest in... this is it. Festive, fashion-forward and well made, these dresses are ones you'll turn to again and again. I love this cheerful print and flared skirt.

I hope my tips have helped and you've gotten a bit of holiday inspiration for the festivities ahead.

You can always find me on Instagram or Twitter to get more style advice or your burning style questions answered @themarcyminute.

Happy Holidays!

P.S. Here is me in a couple of the styles I mentioned above!

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