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12 Plus-Size Formal Dresses That Truly Dazzle

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    Cocktail attire can be a pain in the butt — often, quite literally. But when all the pieces fall into place, the perfect event ensemble can make you look and feel as glamorous as you ever will (barring an invitation to Cannes.)

    And all that fabulousness starts with a perfectly fitting dress that works just as hard as you do to make an impression. If you've reached for that basic LBD one too many times, have we got a slideshow for you: 12 dresses that come in a spectrum of plus sizes — for nights a thousand times more glamorous than the status quo. Next stop, Cannes!

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