Party season is upon us and you know what that means? It’s the time of the year when we can get dressed up, put on our best clothes and feel fabulous.
Whether you’re already in the festive spirit and have started donning your favourite novelty Christmas jumper or you need a helping hand, we’re here to bring you the delights of Christmas. Not mince pies, unfortunately, but a sparkly new edit of the best plus size party tops.
That’s right, we’ve created a guide of the best styles that’ll actually fit, flatter and enhance the bodies of real women. There’s something for everyone – from the wrap tops you’ll be able to wear on repeat long after the big day, to the blouses that will work for all occasions. Of course it wouldn’t be a Christmas party edit without a touch of sparkle, so we’ve also found the best sequin tops that are equal measures festive and chic.
Which details should you look out for when plus size party top shopping?
Attention to detail is key to getting the right fit. A universally flattering wrap style will be comfortable, stylish and can be adjusted depending on whether you choose to wear it on its own or layered. Another detail to look out for is ruching at the waist and hips, this is a great way to skim over areas you may not be so confident about. If you’re having a virtual party, look out for special necklines. Make sure the most interesting part of your outfit is on the top half as this is the main area that’ll be seen on Zoom. V-necks are great for all chest sizes so they’re a go-to if you’re bigger on top; you can also look to pussybow ties and frill collars.
Whether you want to get in full-on party mode or you just want a subtle nod to the festive season, we’ve found the best plus size tops that’ll make you look and feel amazing.
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Matalan papaya curve abstract spot sheer peplum shirt
A floaty shirt is the universally flattering style to rely on for any occasion. Grab this spotty beauty in sizes 18-28 and try it out with a pair of luxe leather trousers and heeled boots.
New Look Curves silver sequin tie-front top
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a splash of sparkles. Embrace this flattering V-neck, floaty sleeve style and you can guarantee it’ll steal the show no matter what you wear it with.
Mango Velvet Top
Add a hint of chic to any outfit with a touch of velvet. Wear this studded style on its own or layer over a high neck, long sleeved top for a fail-safe party look.
Simply Be animal print velour mesh shirred top
Leopard print is always key for autumn/winter outfits and this velvet high-neck style is the ideal way to bring it into the party season. Keep it classy by wearing with black and neutral shades on the bottom half (not that anyone will see this on Zoom!).
Phase Eight Studio 8 Donna sequin top
All-over sequins can be daunting, but add them to a wrap style and they suddenly become easier to wear. Try this one out with wide-leg trousers and strappy heeled sandals.
Curvissa Styled For You ruched front spot mesh top
In sizes 14-32, this polka top top is a sure-fire win. Wear it for daytime with jeans and switch to a floaty midi skirt and heels for party time. Either way, you’re guaranteed to wear it so many times.
Next lace detail long sleeved top
Cut-out detail, lace insert, pretty print – this top has it all. In sizes 6-22, style it with tailored trousers, sleek heels and pile on the golden jewels to bring it straight into party season.
Dorothy Perkins Curve black spot long sleeve tie neck top
If you’re having a Zoom party then this is the top to rely on. The pussybow blouse has all the attention around the neckline so it’s the ideal style to wear when you can only see the top half. Psst, we won’t judge if you’re wearing joggers on the bottom.
Marks and Spencer devoré polka dot high neck relaxed top
Slip into party mode with this velvet polka dot top. The elasticated waist, cuffs and neck detail are so comfy while the luxe feel keeps it in after-dark mode. Try it out in size 6-24 – it also comes in black, FYI.
Roman chiffon hem sequin front top
A sequin sleeveless top looks effortless layered over a long sleeve style in a contrasting colour. Try this silver one out over a cream or black high neck version and it’ll work for daytime, too.
Pink Clove Wine Gathered Long Sleeve Top
Rich berry hues are meant to be worn this time of year. They look instantly festive (probably because they remind us of mulled wine) and will go with all colours, from neutrals to brights. Try this gold detail top with a pair of red wide leg trousers, trust us, it’ll work.
Next high neck blouse
Have you ever loved a top so much you want it in every colour? Luckily this blue beauty also comes in black, blush and navy. Try it out over a slinky cami dress for an outfit you’ll wear all party season.
Evans ivory metallic shimmer gypsy top
This is one of those tops you can wear on repeat for any occasion, day or night. The covered buttons and golden polka dots make it look more luxe than the high street price tag. The draped fabric will skim over hips and tums no matter what trousers you wear underneath.
New Look Curves black ruffle Bardot top
The ruffled Bardot off-the-shoulder top is always a trusty style to rely on. Wear this simple style with a slinky slip skirt and knee-high boots for a look that’ll work round the clock.
Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor, writing and styling for titles including Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Who What Wear, and woman&home. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Harriet has a love for shopping but also a newfound interest in trying to be more sustainable. From renting outfits instead of buying new ones to opting for investment pieces, there are so many ways you can be more conscious of the way you shop.
This is why at womanandhome.com, Harriet is here to bring you carefully curated edits of the very best pieces worth spending your money on. With a love for Scandi brands and an eye for key designer pieces to mix in with high street hero buys, expect to see shopping stories and buying guides that’ll make you feel excited about updating your wardrobes.
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