Valentine’s Day is a week away and you might be pondering what you want to wear. Seriously, aren’t we all? Lucky for you, I have come up with a few plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas that you might want to take for a ride.
I will not be going on a glamorous date this year. Instead, I’m trading my Valentine’s Day in to help others find their special someone by hosting a live-matching event for Secret RSVP, but that doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on my wardrobe.
So, if you’re wondering what to wear this Valentine’s Day, here are a few plus-size outfits that I’m pondering:
Plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas: Dresses
Fun, flirty and full-length dress
If you’re headed to a fancier outing with your date, a fun and flirty full-length dress might just be the answer. I like the Rosalita maxi by Anthropologie because it’s bold and elegant while giving a conservative look in case it’s colder or you want to cover your arms or legs.
It’s flowy, fashion-forward and has a hint of spring while keeping you covered up during the winter months. However, this dress isn’t the most plus-friendly of plus-size dresses as it maxes out at a 3X. If you want something similar with more size options, check out something like the black plaid button-up maxi by Torrid.
Plus-size little black dress
You can never go wrong with a little black dress. Seriously never. And, if you think that you have a plus-size body that doesn’t look good in an LBD, think again. This keyhole fit and flare dress by Eloquii is perfect for us curvier ladies!
It has a simple but glamorous look with the cute keyhole neck design. And if black isn’t your colour, you can go with one golden astrid, violet visions, zinfandel and astralias. By-the-way, Christy Metz is wearing the golden astrid version of this dress in her most recent Good Housekeeping cover, so you’re in good company.
Power pink plus jumpsuit
Ok, a jumpsuit isn’t exactly a dress, but they’re often classified as one for the purposes of retailers, so we’re going to follow suit in this article.
I absolutely LOVE jumpsuits, and this power pink scuba jumpsuit from ASOS is no exception. Jumpsuits are like your favourite dress and pantsuit combined. In my world, they’re the best of both worlds. With one downside: you basically have to get undressed to go to the bathroom.
That slight inconvenience aside, a formal-ish jumpsuit is a great date-night dress. It has a cross front with slightly off-the-shoulder sleeves. Paired with a cute pair of heels or, my favourite, a cute flat, it’ll be the perfect plus size Valentine’s Day outfit for this year’s date.
Plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas: Sexy suit
“Dad suit” combo
Who doesn’t love a good dad suit? Seriously, the sharktooth dad suit blazer by ASOS is adorable, but you can’t forget to get the matching trousers. This is a crossover between formal and casual wear in a date setting. While we usually give suits over to the formal side, the funky, fresh nature of this bad boy makes it fit a casual environment.
Plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas: Pants
Comfy, casual pant
I love a straight-legged utility pant for a date because they can be dressed up or down, depending on the shirt you match it with. Not only can they be dressed up or down, but they can also be more comfortable than a pair of jeans—at least for this guy. I particularly like Nordstrom’s dark green pair because of the cute front tie.
When looking for a good pair of utility pants, I always make sure I find ones with pockets—seriously, I can’t figure out why ANY piece of clothing wouldn’t have pockets. And something easy to care for. The ones I have pictured here can be washed in the machine but need to be hung to dry.
Plus-size slim-leg dress pants
If you’re looking for something a little more formal, then try a pair of these tummy control dress pants. These slim-leg dress pants are a staple in many plus-size closets. These are an especially great choice if your Valentine’s Day date night comes right after work.
Paired with the right top and shoes, this can be a great backdrop for your outfit. Wear it with a button-up blouse, comfy sweater or sexy bodysuit, depending on what look you’re going for. It’s a great plus size Valentine’s Day outfit for a semi-casual restaurant date.
Shaping skinny jeans
Jeans are a must-have for every closet, and if your plus size Valentine’s Day outfit needs to be casual, then they might be your best pick. I love the H&M+ shaping jeans. They have a cigarette-leg, dark wash colour and show off your overall gorgeous shape!
If you’re headed on a casual Valentine’s Day bowling outing, hanging out at the mini-golf or meeting at a pub, these are definitely fit for you. If you’re like me and you’re worried that your jeans are going to roll their way down, then pair them with a cute belt or pair of suspenders.
Plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas: Tops
Light and floral bodysuit
I love a good plus-size bodysuit because they help avoid pesky things like my shirt riding up or my underwear showing if I bend over. And if you can get over the fact that you do pretty much have to get down to your skivvies when wearing them to go to the bathroom, you might love them too!
You can get bodysuits in a formal or casual style. For a date, I like this long-sleeved floral print one by Shein. You’ll need to make sure that you have a pair of high-waisted pants but beyond that it’ll be perfect!
If you want something more casual, I have this t-shirt style bodysuit and it’s super comfortable.
Comfy & cute sweater
If you live in a colder place like yours truly, try something like this geometric print top. It’s a sweater knit top, so it’ll give you a little warmth but isn’t a full-on sweater so it can be worn in a more formal setting.
It can transition from a formal restaurant to a casual movie environment without batting an eyelash. It’s the perfect top to pair with your plus size Valentine’s Day outfit.
Plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit ideas: For a night in ?
Sexy plus-size babydoll
If you’re spending the night in this Valentine’s Day (or taking the party home afterwards ?) you might want something that can impress in the bedroom—not as much as you do, of course, but something to accent your performance if you will. A costume of sorts.
I love a babydoll because there’s something fancy to me about wearing a sort of dress. The one I have pictured is by IN’VOLAND who I can confirm is a great plus-size brand. You do need to double-check their size chart though.
Two-piece set with lace-up corset
If you’re more of a two-piece vixen then this Outlander-inspired lace-up corset might be up your ally. I like the tartan pattern, and it has underwired cups to make sure the girls look impressive ?.
Not to mention it also has an easy-to-open hook and eye closure in case you have someone who’s not so great with clothing removal. Made by Torrid, I like that this piece is designed with a plus-size woman in mind and not “adapted” from a smaller sized item.
What should I wear on my Valentine’s Day date?
When it comes to choosing your plus-size Valentine’s Day outfit, go with what makes you most comfortable. I get that it’s a date and you want to impress whomever you’re out with, but at the end of the day your fashion is about what makes you feel good.
Is brining a change of “bedroom clothes” to my date’s house dumb?
If you want to do a costume change for Valentine’s Day, more power to you. You should by no means feel obligated to do it, but if that is something that’s on your list GO FOR IT.
And before you ask…
- You will not look dumb, fat or gross in your intimates
- It’s not “silly” to run to the bathroom and change before you move on with your evening ?
- If your partner doesn’t appreciate it, they’re a d-bag #sorrynotsorry
And, at the end of the day, you are not obligated to wear fancy intimates if you don’t want to!
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