Most women feel shy having to disclose their weight and dress size, especially to a stranger. Unless you are a zero dress size that is, for those petit women relish the moment they get to tell publicly their size.

So it is not surprising that an approaching formal occasion like a wedding that will require Mother of the Groom dresses is often cause for distress for the woman seeking plus size evening dresses, but do not feel alone. According to research by the American Heart Association 2003-2006, 57.5 percent of women in America are overweight. This means that you are actually in the majority and so it should not be difficult to find plus size evening dresses to suit your style and figure. Yet those who have gone in search of the perfect plus size evening dresses for them are often disappointed to find racks and racks of clothes that do not fit!

If this has been your experience, do not worry as clothes manufacturers are catching up and a simple search on the internet is encouraging to find so many online stores specifically catering to the larger lady and plus size evening dresses in particular. And with the advent of companies like and you needn’t even leave the house at all.

No need to disclose your dress size to some skinny young shop assistant, who waits patiently as you try on the size you’d like to fit into, only to have to request she finds you a larger size. Yes! Those are worries of the past. Now you can simply type “plus size evening dresses” into your google browser and select the style and size from the comfort of your own home. Better still and be sure to check the terms of sale, but the reason I like Amazon so much is that most purchases have next day delivery AND money back guarantee! Now that is just perfect isn’t it?

Now searching for plus size evening dresses is a breeze. You can look at plus size dresses on plus size women and get a really good idea of how they will suit your own figure. Always remember the saying “Big is beautiful” and keep that in mind when selecting your perfect plus size evening dress for a social gathering. In some countries in Africa the bigger the women are, the more beautiful they are considered. It is reputed to be a sign of health and prosperity!

That is all well and true you may say, “But I don’t live in Africa!” Well, this is true, but it is also true that beauty is very much a state of mind. However, if you still wish to look slimmer than you actually are try these two very effective dressing tips.

Tip #1

Wearing black has a slimming effect. Accessorizing with a colorful scarf draws attention to the neckline and away from any bulges.

Tip #2

Vertical stripes have a magical way of making you look both taller and thinner!

Good luck! I know you will find the perfect plus size Mother of the Groom dress to suit you. I have personally picked out this evening dress below (available in X sizes and wonderfully priced under $40 from to get you started on your search. Best wishes and happy shopping!

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