The fashion industry is now noticing the curvy woman. It is liberating to know that the word beautiful is not confine to the only those who are skinny and slim. Influential designers are spotted featuring curvier models on the runway. Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs were two such designers.

More retailers are coming forward to serve the plus size ladies and they are daring in their style and trends. Many of them believe that big can be sexy and they continue to work hard to dispel the notion that plus-size girls cannot or should not wear trends.

The little black dress is a classic and it has stand through the trial of time. It can be worn by the petite and the large. Black is also known to have visual slimming effects.

Ruffle Tank Dress from Lane Bryant is one black dress that is suitable for the working lady or for a dinner date. This sleeveless dress has feminine ruffles that trim the round neckline from the front and back. It has a flattering shape with an empire waist band which emphasizes your curves.

If your shoulders are your favorite part of your body, bare it with the Tailored Strapless Dress. The light black satin fabric is effortlessly sexy. It has five buttons on the faux placket with an elastic empire waist ribbon which you can tie in the front or back. Two patch pockets are sewn on the front as a part of the design.

Dare yourself to go beyond the black dress by wearing this Button Font Polka Dot Shirt Dress. This shirt dress features large white polka dots on a black background. It has a v-neckline and short sleeves. Replace the self tie belt with a thick red patent belt for a fresh pop of colour.

Each of these three dresses is under $100 and can be bought at Lane Bryant. Voluptuous is another shop that promotes trendy plus size apparel at very affordable prices. It has four retail stores now and they are making online shopping available from the end of this June. Check out their website and join their emailing list for exclusive updates and shopping coupons.

There are special made under garments that helps to slim and contour your body shape. Spanx offers undergarments that are made from very elastic hosiery material without the leg band so as to eliminate any bulges. Choose one that is high above the waistline for a more flattering effect.

Be proud of your body no matter what size you are and wear your outfit with attitude and confidence.