You must be equally excited as I am for all the holiday parties and events. But are you stressed about not being able to find anything that is modest but still looks nice and stylish to get all the compliments from your friends.
In this post I am sharing party dress styles and my favorites that are so fun and stylish that you can’t wait to wear them, but they do not require you ti have flat abs or skinny arms. These dress styles will look flattering on average body type like mine.
You will not look amazing but you will feel comfortable in them all night and fully enjoy the party and turn plenty of heads doing that.
In this post I have 15 different dress styles and links that will help with you modest party dress shopping.
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Tiered Maxi Dress in Metallic Finish
The fit and flare style of the dress is modest and will flatter your body. And if you have a little tummy situation, that most of us have, then this dress will do a great job of hiding.
This dress style naturally creates and hourglass silhouette. In this metallic fabric it looks chic and elegant. Pair it with dangly earrings, party shoes, bags and you are ready to rock any party.
Sequins Shift Dress
Shift dresses are perfect for parties because they don’t hug your body a lot. So you can eat and drink without worrying about looking bloated in them.
But add some sequins to it and the dress looks so chic. And if you get a full sleeve one you are not only looking stylish, you are also cozy and comfortable.
Satin Fit and Flare Dress
Satin instantly makes an outfit look party ready with the shininess of the fabric. And if you find a darker color like burgundy, red or navy, they would be great for night parties and slimming too.
Pair it with some gold jewelry and party accessories and you will look so chic effortlessly.
And because its a fit and flare style, its forgiving too.
Faux Wrap Dress
I am all here for this dress because it will hide all your imperfections. Faux wrap dresses are the best style where you get the benefit of a wrap dress without having to worry about it unraveling.
This dress looks elegant and sophisticated and with the slight leg show, it makes it sultry and a perfect head turner.
Beaded Sheer Fit And Flare Dress
Beaded dresses are elegant and perfect if you are headed to a formal party. This style of fit and flare where the silhouette of the dress is simple but the beads do all the work for you is amazing.
The style of the dress will keep you comfortable and the beads on an extra layer of fabric will add some much needed style and dress up your party looks. This outfit is a must head turner.
But its also really comfortable and modest with your arms covered in the sheer fabric.
Lace Corset Style Maxi Dress
Corset style dress would have a tight elastic bodice and loose fitted lower half which looks so flattering on any body type. I love the lace details that adds a wow factor to your outfit.
But the longer sleeves and long length of the dress does make it boring at all. It looks so elegant and stylish and perfect for parties.
Tiered Shimmer Maxi Dress
This dress looks so elegant and flattering for a lot of body type. But I love the bright metallic color. You don’t need wear black dress, you can also go to a formal party event and wear colored outfits.
The tiered structure of the dress makes it really elegant and sophisticated. And it creates an hourglass shape. You can easily get away with this dress even if you have a little tummy.
Pair it with your favorite heels and some simple jewelry since the dress does everything.
Printed Maxi Dress with Sweetheart Neckline
The sweetheart neckline makes it romantic but the long sleeves are modest yet chic. Again a fit and flare style of dress but with the print it adds more interest and style to the dress.
Pair it with black heels and some dangly jewelries to make this the statement outfit of the night.
This dress is lightweight, yet it looks so chic and perfect for a evening out elegant party.
Silk Faux Wrap Maxi Dress
This one is elegant stylish but completely modest. The faux wrap style saintly night only looks flattering, it also creates a romantic elegance. I love the V neck, which always looks slimming, so if you are worried that this dress might make you look fat, you have nothing to worry about.
I also love the front slit that creates an elegance, and makes it comfortable to wear all night in a party. If you have a little but of tummy situation, you have nothing to worry about in this dress.
Red Shift Dress
A red dress no matter how simple it looks always is a stunning party outfit. And this color is perfect if you are headed to a holiday party.
You can dress it up even more with black evening bag, and black sandals for party. But when it comes to jewelry keeping it minimal will make the red shade stand out even more.
The shift style of the dress makes it comfortable, but the over the knee style balances it out.
You can also call it a blazer dress. These are really structured and look sophisticated and great for evening formal parties where you don’t want to wear something fitted. But you still look sophisticated because of the fit of the dress.
This is my favorite style of the dress for work parties, where you are the right amount covered but still look chic and stylish. Pick it in a vibrant color or go black. Either way your outfit looks chic, sophisticated.
But these styles of dresses are not body hugging, so they are comfortable to wear. Pair it with heels and rhinestone earrings. A nice evening bag for that effortless but show stopping party look.
Sweater Midi Dress
A sweater midi dress can also be really fun and perfect for a party. you just need to dress it up. Pick a sweater dress in a fun color like Fuchsia or green. Add some chic tall boots and accessories.
Pair it with your favorite coat and your outfit is ready for a party. You will be cozy and also comfortable in the outfit. I love wearing fit and flare or a little oversized sweater dress that you can add a belt to create a waist definition and also elevate it.
Neck Tie Shirt Dress
Shirt dresses can be a bit boring, but with a contrasting neck detail, it looks classy and a perfect minimalist party outfit. I love the black and white contrast that looks elegant and sophisticated.
Pair nice heels and sparkly earrings to create the comfortable, modest and classy party outfit with this style of dress. And the cool thing is, you don’t have to wear black.
Tulle Midi Dress
Tulle skirts are my absolute favorite, but if you wear a tulle dress, its next level. The tulle bottom makes you look elegant and romantic and this style of dress is perfect for evening formal parties where you need to shine. So if the dress has embellishment, that is an added benefit.
This style of dress also makes it easy to accessorize. If you don’t like heavy jewelry, you don’t have to wear it with the dress at all. because all the beading in the dress sparkles. You can wear minimalist sandals and handbag and ready to party while looking stunning.
The fit and flare style of the dress is also very comfortable.
Not So Little Black Dress
You can also wear a pretty black bohemian midi dress for a party. Pick a sheer fabric one that looks elevated and has more details like pleats, ruffles and stitching.
Black is a slimming color and you can easily hide your tummy and look elegant doing that. The fit and flare style of the dress makes it comfortable, so enjoying some treats at the party is not at all a bad idea.
A black dress never goes wrong.