7-Ways to Style a Plus-Size Slip Dress for Mature Women

Plus-Size Style Inspiration | Target Slip-Dress

Hey, my Curvy Friends, have you ever been in a style-rut and you just need a few ideas for how to put together pieces already in your closet? Me too! And I love fashion inspiration in the way of complete outfit suggestions like Alexa Webb offers for plus size women. If you don’t follow her, you should! So with that in mind, I’m bringing you seven fun and fashionable ways to style a plus-size leopard print slip-dress.

While I’m featuring plus-size (or size-inclusive) pieces today, these are outfits slimmer women can wear too.

7 Ways to Style a Plus Size Slip Dress on a Mature Woman. Plus size fashion inspiration takes one dress and styles it multiples ways to show fashion has no age or size limit.

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A Plus-Size Slip Dress Goes Wild and Grows Up

You might remember this leopard print slip dress from this Style Inclusive post in which my straight-sized friend Angie and I styled it in our respective sizes. I see no reason for us curvy ladies who are over 40 (or 50 in my case) to be left out of the trends. And we still want a great return for our clothing dollar by having multiple ways to wear the clothes we have. You know, we don’t want to just wear mu-mus! Okay, maybe I do, but that’s a personal issue. 😉

You gals really seemed to love the post on 8-ways to style high-waisted pants so I thought it would be fun to pick another piece and create multiple looks to get your style-juices flowing. This time, not only did I pull pieces from my own closet, but I put together a few outfit collages to give you more ways to style an inexpensive leopard print slip-dress

I could have kept right on creating outfits but I think you could take the pieces I’ve included in these looks and mix and match to your heart’s content. And don’t forget, a little white tee shirt under a slip-dress is not only classic, but it makes a slip-dress more modest.

I already had the leopard print dress but I think you could easily use any strappy sheath dress to create similar looks.

A FEW PLUS-SIZE LEOPARD PRINT SLIP DRESSES AND MORE


Dress Up a Plus-Size Slip Dress

This inexpensive plus-size slip dress looks like a million bucks style with a white boyfriend blazer and heels. But it's equally as good styled casually. Here are 7 other ways to style a plus-size leopard print slip dress.

This is a classy look that you might remember from the Style Inclusive post. The white blazer pops and looks fresh but it could easily be switched out for a black one for winter. Ooo, a bright pink blazer would be fun too!

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Take Your Slip-Dress on Vacation

A plus-size slip-dress from Target is a versatile piece for vacations or backyard barbeques. Wear a white button down shirt, casually tied at the waist and your plus size vacation look is complete..

In normal times we’d be in the heart of vacation season but even in the midst of a pandemic, this plus-size slip dress will work closer to home. Think, backyard barbeque with your closest family.

A Plus-Size Vacation Look with an inexpensive plus-size slip dress.

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Two Edgy Plus-Size Looks with One Graphic Tee and One Plus-Size Slip Dress

A plus-size slip dress and graphic tee create a plus-size casual, daytime look is perfect for running errands or taking your kids or grandkids to school.

Don’t think because you’re older and plus-size you can’t be a little edgy and wear trends like graphic tees. We’re not going for teenie-bopper (oops, I’m showing my age) but I don’t see why we can’t push the envelope a little. I say wear what makes you comfortable!

I have those Vionic sneakers in white and they are made for old finicky feet. Or add even more edge with combat boots like I have below. I also have those lower profile combat booties and they are pretty cozy.

Just Add Combat Boots

Style a Plus-Size Slip Dress with a graphic tee and combat  boots whether you're mature or young and you'll be comfortable, stylish and young at heart.

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Simple & Chic

Style a Plus-Size Slip Dress with simple sneakers and a knotted long sleeve t-shirt for effortless chic at any age.
Dress || Sneakers Similar || Similar T-Shirt || Similar Cross Body

A cozy t-shirt knotted at the waist and some cool and comfy sneakers will take you all over town.

Wear Your Slip Dress into Fall

Perfect Plus-Size Outfit for Fall with a denim shirt knotted over a plus-size slip dress and booties.

Create the perfect fall outfit with a denim shirt knotted over a plus-size slip dress and booties. These are classic looks that span age and weight limits.

You might also enjoy, The Best Booties for Curvy Girls & Short Chicks too!

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…curvy women should opt for a slightly cropped denim jacket so that it hits nearer our waistlines and not our wide-hips.

A Plus-Size Slip Dress, Denim Jacket & Espadrilles

Denim jackets go with plus-size slip dresses like jelly goes with peanut butter. Good bye wobbly upper arms! Casual plus size fashion that has no age limit!

Lastly, what can’t a denim jacket make better? But in my opinion, curvy women should opt for a slightly cropped denim jacket so that it hits nearer our waist-lines and not our wide-hips. Mine is old but I found this one on Amazon and the size XXL fits me well.

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Whew… now that’s a lot of inspiration with just one dress! I know you all love the first one with the white blazer and I do too. But for every day casual fashion, I pick anything with sneakers. So I’m going to say one of the edgy looks is my favorite.

Which one could you see yourself wearing the most?

Until next time, stay positive and think cute (and skinny) thoughts. 😉

Mature, plus-size style inspiration. How to style a plus-size slip dress multiple ways from a casual plus-size look, dressed up and even an edge plus-size outfit for a woman over 40.

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22 Comments

    • Paula
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      I’m glad you like them too Kirstin! I wasn’t sure I could wear a slip dress without feeling like I’m in night gown. It helped me to actually put the outfits together.

  1. Drema
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    Loving these ideals…you look awesome! 😎

    • Paula
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      Thanks Drema! (Great mane by the way.) 😉 I’m so glad you got some outfit ideas.

  2. Roxy
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    I am so glad I found your blog! I’ve followed you on insta for pretty long! I enjoy your fun personality and your husband is a riot! 😁. Also love the hair! You’re a true inspiration ❤️

  3. These are all great looks. I love the first look with the white blazer. At almost 70 I never look at slip dresses. I do need to step out of my comfort zone sometimes when it comes to dressing. Where do you find graphic tees? I can never seem to find ones that fit well on my busty body.

    • Paula
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      Hey Victoria, so happy you enjoyed the post! A white blazer is an outfit maker in my book. As far as graphic tees for the busty girl, there are several places to try. Sometimes I’ve had luck with Nordstrom and Revolve. Revolve is spendy but has great ones and while they aren’t plus size, most are quite stretchy. If you’re a size 10 or above, Torrid, Maurices Plus, and Lane Bryant often have graphic tees worth looking at. I’m actually wearing an old one from LB today.

      You’ve given me another idea for a post one graphic tees. So thanks!

      Hugs,
      Paula

  4. Gina P
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    Oh wow! Great outfits and inspiration! Amazed at just how versatile that print can be. And of course love how your personality shines through with each “look”!

    • Paula
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      You’re so absolutely sweet Gina! And yes, I’ll ha e to agree on the outfits myself… I was shocked at how versatile the dress was.

    • Paula
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      Thanks Jodie! We are part of such a “consume” and “new- now” culture that it’s very easy to overlook the versatility of one single garment. Hope you’re well my FRIEND! 😘

      Hugs,
      Paula

  5. Kim V
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    My favorite outfit at any size!

    • Paula
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      Thanks Kim. It was fun putting them all together.

  6. Donna
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    Hey Paula, I thought my slip dress wearing days were so far behind me I would have to pull them with a trailer hitch!! BUT looking at you I ordered the dress and that beautiful necklace! Thanks for all you do to bring new ideas/choices to us.

    • Paula
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      Can you believe, this is my FIRST slip dress?!?! I’ve admired them from afar but never thought I could pull it off. But for $20 I thought I could try it relatively risk free. 😄 Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Paula

  7. Rebecca
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    In regards to the edgy outfits with the graphic tee would you wear the shirt over the dress and knot it at the waist? Then of course add the denim jacket when the weather’s a bit cooler?

    • Paula
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      Yes, that’s exactly how I would do it Rebecca. Very similar to how I knotted the long sleeve tee. 😬

      Hugs,
      Paula

      • Rebecca
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        I’ve got the slip dress ordered; it’ll be here Thursday 🙂 I’m looking forward to some of these outfits. Most pieces I already have! Speaking of outfits; do you find the gold fashion tennis sneakers comfortable? I recently dealt with several months of plantar fasciitis so I’m trying to be careful with what I put on my feet.

        • Paula
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          I’m excited for you Rebecca! The gold sneakers are just okay in the comfort department if I add a store bought orthotic. My custom orthotic doesn’t fit. Yep, I’m blessed with foot issues too. A pair of little white sneakers with some arch might be better. The Sofft ones I’ve linked and the Vionic slipped are a bit pricey but they are made for finicky feet. They’re very comfy and I don’t need any extra insert.

          • Rebecca
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            But the gold ones are so cute! I’m considering the Vionic sneakers as well. We’ll see what I end up with. Thanks for all your help.

          • Paula
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            They are really cute! You should at least try them. They might be different for you. I’m not 💯 but I think a Steve Madden has some similar as well. I’ll check it out and add a link if they do.

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    I Love these looks on You. I picked up this dress twice and did not purchase it. . .foolish Me. You sure gave this dress life Sis Kudos!

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