Plus Size Prom Dress for Nerds

Wearing a plus size prom dress for nerds is a fun and unexpected choice for a formal dance. Proms are a rite of passage in high school that either gives you the heebie jeebies or gives you immense joy. I fell into the latter category. I loved, loved, loved my prom. (I had a junior and senior prom) because it meant getting to wear FORMAL GOWNS.

Today, girls don’t wear gowns like they used to. They generally wear what I would say are cocktail dresses. But what’s a plus size nerd supposed to do when they want to rep’ their fandom?

I’ve put together a slew of ideas for your plus size prom dress with nerd style. Some of these are fairly literal representations of certain characters, others are just inspired by them.

Here and there I also included ideas for accessories, mostly from Etsy, because you can find anything on Etsy.

Please note: No matter what the model in the pictures looks like, each of these dresses is available in a plus size or custom-made to your measurements.

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Collage of plus size prom dresses

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Hufflepuff Prom

Yellow Dress


Steampunk Hufflepuff

Silver Leaf Costumes

Hufflepuff Hat

Mrs. M. Historic Hats

Gryffindor Prom

Gryffindor Dress


Gold Bow


Gryffindor Bag

Willamina's Bag Shoppe

Steampunk Gryffindor

Silver Leaf Costumes

Slytherin Prom

Slytherin Long Dress


Slytherin Short Dress


Steampunk Slytherin

Silver Leaf Costumes

Slytherin Hat

Mrs. M. Historic Hats

Ravenclaw Prom

Blue and Bronze Flare Dress


Ravenclaw Hair Bow

Enchanted Bowtique

Ravenclaw Steampunk

Silver Leaf Costumes

Ravenclaw Hat

Mrs. M. Historic Hats

Princess Leia

Princess Leia Gown


Princess Leia Belt


Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Gown

Blueberry Costumes

Wonder Woman Inspired Dress


Wonder Woman Cuffs and Accessories

Cape and Cloak

Wear Your Size To Your Style
Wear Your Size To Your Style

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Steampunk Gown

Silver Leaf Costumes

Harley Quinn Halter Dress

Tru Fandom


Loki Sun Dress


Loki Steampunk

Silver Leaf Costumes

Loki Dress and Cape

The Modest Maiden

Doctor Who

Plus Size Blue Gown


Police Box Riding Hat

Blonde Swan Hats

Doctor Who Steampunk Gown

Silver Leaf Costumes

Doctor Who Gown Pattern

Prettyful Patterns

Captain America

Blue Flare Dress


One Shoulder Blue Dress

Curve Girl

Captain America Steampunk

Silver Leaf Costumes

Captain America Necklace

Odalisque Shop

I'm With You Til the End of the Line Bracelet


Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Gown

The Daintyard

Poison Ivy Hair Clips

Costurero Real

Leaf Cuff / Bracelet

Pearls and Tulle

Iron Man

Iron Man Steampunk

Silver Leaf Costumes

Iron Man Corset

Silver Leaf Costumes


Spider-Man Dress


Spider Web Necklace

Green Tree Jewelry


Ursula Tentacles Dress


Ursula Halter Dress


Mermaid Shell Necklace

Midnight Vision

Did you wear something nerdy to prom? Tell me in the comments!


  1. April 4, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    I loveeeee this!!! I of course have my Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad sequin dress from Torrid that I can wear for more “fancy occasions”, but I also have a TARDIS “swing dress” that’s like heavy brocade material and super fancy from the plus sized collection at Hot Topic, and I called it my TARDIS Disney Princess dress, cuz I legit feel like a Disney Princess in it, haha!!! <3 <3 <3 I haven't had a chance to wear that one out to an event yet, because it's like SUPER DUPER fancy, though, like legit damn near a FULL OUT ball gown, though I DID wear it this past Halloween season as just a costume type thing, for a cosplay of my version of TARDIS Disney Princess… LMFAOOOO!!! πŸ˜‰ <3 <3 <3 I also have a more "Wonder Woman" ensemble of an outfit that I can wear to events and such, including a delicate handmade tiara that I got from Etsy, and a dress, and a choice of like three badass pairs of shoes (over the knee red boots, ankle red boots, or strappy blue heels, all pretty fancy themselves)… LMFAOOOO!!! So, for the moment, those are my three CURRENT "geeky" fancy outfits that I have on hand, that I can think of right off the bat that are pretty much "ready made" already!!! <3 <3 <3

    • April 7, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      Wow! You sound like you’ve got just about every formal even covered! I’d love to see that ballgown! My Belle gown from Torrid is kinda like that. πŸ™‚

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