Top 7 websites to buy plus size evening and formal dresses in the UK


If you have an event coming up that requires a beautiful plus size evening or formal dress, there are loads of beautiful options available online. Maybe you’re heading to a wedding, maybe you’re heading to the races or going on a cruise…. The main thing is that you look gorgeous!

Half the fun of an event is getting dressed up for it, after all!

Here are some of our favourite places to purchase plus size evening and formal dresses…

Scarlett and Jo

We love Scarlett and Jo for their classically flattering designs, and wonderful fit. Most of their dresses have a little bit of stretch to them, so they fit really nicely to the plus size figure. We love Scarlett and Jo particularly for cruises and weddings as the cocktail dresses they offer are more on the formal side.

ASOS Curve

ASOS Curve have a load of plus size dresses (including more casual options too) – so you’ll need to filter out those to browse their more formal offerings. But once you’ve found the plus size formal / evening gowns, you won’t be

City Chic (Via Evans)

City Chic are an American brand, and whilst you won’t be able to buy directly from them online (they don’t ship to the UK yet) you can browse a selection of their plus size formal & evening dresses via the Evans website. Their dresses are figure flattering, feminine and great for sophisticated events, like cocktail hours or a night out.


Debenhams are offering more and more plus size clothing online, and their formal selection is really great. You can find several brands on their website too – so great if you’re looking for a variety of brands and styles.

David’s Bridal

David’s Bridal are a US brand that have recently come to the UK. They’re better known for their wedding dresses (hence the name!) but they do some beautiful bridesmaid styles too, which would be perfect for evening events or a prom for example.

Lady Voluptuous

If you’re more into the vintage-style, then Lady Voluptuous is a great place to look for more unique evening and formal plus size dresses. A lot of their dresses have stretch to them too, so the fit is great on a plus size figure.

Chi Chi London

Chi Chi do a stunning range of plus size formal and evening dresses – in a variety of colours and styles. The plus size dresses are so flattering and feminine and are classic dress shapes with a bit of added magic! If it’s a wedding you’re going to, Chi Chi would be our first choice!

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