Plus Size Casual Black Dress Outfit

A plus size casual black dress outfit.  An easy look for spring and summer with a black swing dress.

Remove the plus size denim jacket in warmer climates.

Oh and be sure to check out this post showing another way to style this dress!

A plus size casual black dress outfit for spring and summer. A plus size black swing dress is paired with a denim jacket, wedge sandals, a crossbody bag, and a bralette. Alexa Webb

Outfit Details

You might remember this super cute plus size swing dress from my last post in which I styled it into a boho look.

This time around, I wanted to go a little more rock n’ roll. 🤘

It all started with these Valentino Rockstud wedge sandals.  Yes, they are crazy expensive!

But, I found some amazing alternatives (with even more linked below).

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Bralette

Keeping with the rock n’ roll vibe, I thought it might be cool and a little sexy to show off a pretty strappy bralette*. 

A lace racerback also makes a great option.

You can always put a bralette on over a more supportive bra so you can still show off the straps and lace.

And you won’t have to worry about your bra straps showing since that is part of the strappy lacy look!

Or try a harness* over a supportive bra.

I also found some great underwire bras with straps* worth showing off!

A plus size black strappy lace bra for an edgy outfit by Alexa Webb

  *Get an additional 5% off at Avenue with code: AVEALEXA5  
  **15% off at City Chic – use coupon code: CCLOVESALEXA  

Strappy Bras & Bralettes

But, if a strappy bralette isn’t your jam, I always recommend these two strapless bras: the Multi-way Boost or the Red Carpet Convertible (or here).

Accessories

As always, I had to make the look a little bougie with some designer pieces like the iconic YSL Lou crossbody bag.

I finally bought that bad boy!  Love it!

Make sure you see my links to less expensive alternatives below.

I also added the statement-making black and grey tortoise Celine sunglasses

I have the “inspired” ones from Amazon and I love them!

By the way, check out my Amazon store for more of my picks!

Jewelry

As for the jewelry, I went all gold with a little pavé and an edgy twist!

Starting with this stunning layered necklace.

Next, some sexy long chain earrings.  These babies will dust your shoulders at 4.6″!

Then I iced out the wrists with this incredible Michael Kors pavé watch.  

Then stacked them with some gold and cubic zirconia bracelets with a rocker-chic studded gold leather wrap bracelet.

More gold and pavé crystal in the rings.  I am currently wearing this pavé cigar ring.  Love it!

But, for this look, stack them on with this ring set and this statement cocktail ring.

Look for less expensive alternatives linked below, including some from one of my favorite costume jewelry brands: PAVOI.

Pavoi Jewelry

I’ve talked about PAVOIon Amazon, many times.  And I must say the quality is really great for the prices!

I actually own a bunch of PAVOI pieces now.  I started with a couple of their thick gold hoops in the two larger sizes. 

I’m quite impressed!

I also picked up two gold cubic zirconia tennis bracelets, the smaller 2mm style and the 4mm style

They come in multiple length options, which is great if you have larger wrists.

I also got the double ear cuff and this pavé ear cuff.  I love to pile them on as well!

Jewelry Care

While I love these inexpensive pieces, they are only plated, so you might need to “baby” them for longevity.

Avoid the obvious: showers, pools, spraying your wrist with perfume while wearing them, etc.

Store them in air-tight plastic bags, if possible.  This will keep the plating from damage and tarnishing.

FYI, you can check out some more of my picks in my Amazon store.

Beauty

I wanted a dark lip with a 90s vibe, so I included a matte liquid lip in “Under My Thumb” by Nars

My favorite liquid lippies are from Sephora Brand.  I found them to be the least drying.

The shade “Blackberry Sorbet” is similar to the Nars pick.

Don’t eyeshadow-shame me, but I included my favorite palette.  Ever.

Do I recommend it?  Absolutely!

Should anyone spend that much on eyeshadow?  F*@k no!

So I included some less expensive alternatives that should be decent quality.

That said, the Pat McGrath Mothership palettes are ahhhh-mazing!

During the last Sephora sale, I purchased Mothership VI and Mothership II.

I wanted Mothership III the most but it’s been sold out for a while.

If you’re trying to treat yourself to something decadent and love to play with eyeshadow, give them a go!

Plus Size Casual Black Dress Outfit

A plus size casual black dress outfit for spring and summer. A plus size black swing dress is paired with a denim jacket, wedge sandals, a crossbody bag, and a bralette. Alexa Webb

Shop the Look

  *Get an additional 5% off at Avenue with code: AVEALEXA5  
  **15% off at City Chic – use coupon code: CCLOVESALEXA  

Another Plus Size Casual Black Dress Outfit Idea

Go here for another look with the same black dress!

Plus Size Spring Casual Dress Outfits - A plus size black swing dress with a classic denim jacket, a boho slouchy tote from Free People, platform sandals, and a straw fedora. Alexa Webb

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4 thoughts on “Plus Size Casual Black Dress Outfit

  1. Love the black dress look! Maybe you could style a black dress outfit for a funeral/death in the family? I’ve recently had to go to several funerals (risk of being 50!) and have struggled dressing for them. Would love to see what you come up with!

  2. Ohhh I love this daring arrangement! Those bralette’s are to die for. While the harness might be a bit much for me, that underwire piece has just the right amount of bold and I like the straps are adjustable over the chest. The accessories are pretty, I lean more towards silver myself. Avenue certainly has it going on with style these days. Love It and love to see more!

  3. This bralette is super cute, but do you know how the Fox & Royal sizes work? It looks like it comes in S, M, L but their sizing information doesn’t say anything about what those sizes mean.

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