Vintage Style Plus Size Dresses

Over the past few weeks I have added new pages and new clothes just for plus size gals. I know how hard it can be to find the perfect vintage style dress in your size. Whether you need a flapper dress for a 1920’s costume party or a swing dress for the next 1950’s sock hop there are many great choices for you. Sizes vary by merchant with some using XL-4XL sizing while others go by numbered sizing. Before buying a vintage style plus size dress online be sure to check the merchants size charts plus user reviews to get the best fit.

Here are the new vintage plus size dress shopping pages:

1920s Plus Size Dress

flapper dresses plus sizes

1920’s Plus Size Flapper Dress at

1920s style dresses are coming into vogue this season. Beaded flapper dresses with layers of fringe, strands of glistening beads, and feather trim are all walking the runways. Tiered dresses are another 1920s inspired design that are coming out in a variety of colors and materials from stretch cotton for simple day dresses to sheer chiffon for summer garden parties.

Details like pleated skirts and handkerchief hem skirts and dresses (pictured left) are other elements of 1920’s fashion making its way into your modern wardrobe.

While most 1920’s dresses were sleeveless a large number 1920’s inspired dresses are coming with cute long sleeve jackets. The addition of a jacket adds to the overall vintage style and comfort  of these dresses. . Learn more about the history of plus size fashion in the 1920s. 

Find your 1920s plus Sizes dress here:


1930s Plus Size Dress

1930's plus sizes dresses

1930’s Style Floral Dress at

1930s style bias cut dresses have not had a major revival since the early 1990’s. However floral dresses are in (especially in the UK) and many of these patterned dresses embrace elements of 1930’s fashion. For example the handkerchief hem, mid shin length, Georgette material, and flutter sleeves are all details that can add 1930’s style to a modern floral dress.

While I don’t have enough plus size 1930s dresses to call for a separate shop page I have made sure to highlight dresses available in plus sizes on the 1930s plus dresses page:



1940s Plus Size Dress

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Plus size fashion dresses int he 1940sThe nice thing about the 1940s was that dresses didn’t need a lot of special cuts and trims to make them special. The 1940s decade was home to the “less is more” mentality and that means simple A-line dresses were the rule. Most summer dresses are A-line cut with wrap or shirtwaist tops, mid arm length sleeves, and nipped in waist bands. These are classic and timeless.  The ones with the most ’40s appeal are those of solid colors of green, blue and grey or fun vertical stripes and small all over summer prints of flowers. The shirtwaist dress which closes down the front with a long row of buttons was most popular in the 1940s and stayed so through today. The shirtdress has changed very little over time making them an instant 40’s look. Learn more about plus size fashions in the 1940s here. 

Now for you 1940s pin ups and bombshells there are many amazing plus sizes dresses for you. It’s no surprise that these snug fitting, hour glass loving, dresses are made for plus size gals. Va va va voom! Go knock ’em dead showing off your curves in one of these ’40s style dresses at your next event.

See the selection on the 1940s Plus Size Dresses page:


1950s Plus Size Dress

Retro plus size dresses

1950s Dress at Unique-Vintage

Previously I wrote about finding a 1950s dress for your body type.  The retro 50s look is so flattering on a figure with full hips and large busts. With t slimming effect around the waist its no wonder I see  more women choosing the 1950s fashion over any other decade.

The popularity of the large circle skirt dresses and slenderizing sheath dresses have continued this year. Now even more designers are jumping on the 1950s bandwagon and giving you more style, more colors, more retro designs to choose from.

See all the new additions on the 1950s plus size dresses page:

1960s Plus Size Dress

1960s Wiggle Dress in plus sizes

1960s Wiggle Dress

The 1960s revival is what is driving trendy modern fashions today. Shift dresses, short skirts, body hugging bodycon dresses- yes! these are all part of 1960s fashion. This make it very easy to find 1960s style dresses in plus sizes.  Like these:






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