On the Plus Side: Fashion Director Rivkie Baum gives you the lowdown on plus size fashion

Welcome to the second instalment of my plus size fashion column – this week I want to talk about plus size going out dresses.

The weather seems to be warming up – just a tad – but still, that means I'm ready to shrug off winter hibernation!

There are some great plus size party dresses out at the moment and there is definitely something for every budget.

Shop here: Shein

If you're looking for plus size going out dresses then you need to head to Shein.

The Shein obsession seems to have come from no where, but this website is an amazing trove of fast fashion with a trendy piece to suit every occasion, and whether you're plus size or main range they have an amazing selection!

Pro tip: The trick with Shein is to look at the measurements for the item you are after – do not just rely on the regular size chart, so grab your measuring tape and head to your computer now!

I really love this cute star print dress, the black with metallic is great for any party – whatever the season.

Tights plus heels in the winter and then bare legs and sandals in the summer, an all year party ready look.

Shop here: Dress £249 Anna Scholz

Anna Scholz has been designing beautiful plus size dresses for years.

Trained at Central Saint Martins, Anna really specialises in beautiful original prints and amazing fabrics.

I am absolutely obsessed with this shirred georgette dress with metallic polka dot and fine star print.

It's the perfect going out dress and will still be perfect when summer rolls around.

Style it with boots like in the picture for now, and then swap them for sandals as temperatures climb!

Shop here: Dress £19 Pretty Little Thing

From splashing the cash to an absolute bargain!

Make sure to check out the Pretty Little Thing plus size sale that is now on!

The fast fashion retailer is always pretty budget friendly, but who doesn't like a little bit of extra money off!

I love the fact that Pretty Little Thing has a plus size line that is really in line with the design signature of their main line.

They serve up all the fast fashion trends and those really current, pop culture looks so that size is no longer a barrier to stealing the style from your favourite celebrity!

I've got my eye on this classic little black dress – at just £19 it is an absolute bargain and being a classic black wrap dress it will never date.

The drape is super flattering and the v-neck line will frame your bust line, creating amazing curves.

And of course get double the wear and layer a fine roll neck jumper underneath if you want to take this plus size dress into a daytime setting!

Shop here: Dress £32 Simply Be

Big sleeves are a big deal for this season so I'm super happy that Simply Be has embraced the vibe with this Richard Quinn inspired going out dress.

This dress also comes in plain black with black sleeves if you're after something a little more classic.

I love the floral print for spring as it makes the dress really current.

Pair with red accessories for a bit more of a vintage vibe.

Shop here: £19.99 H&M

I always feel like H&M's plus size line doesn't get enough credit and while it hasn't always had the most fashion forward of pieces, recently I feel like it has been really on trend.

I simply adore this chiffon crêpe dress.

The Seventies vibe is so on trend for right now and it's the perfect little summer party dress.

I'd wear it now with tights, boots and a chunky cardigan, before switching out sandals for summer.

And be sure to have a hunt around on H&M online for more great plus size pieces.

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