Shop Plus-Size Dresses and Special Occasion Wear @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12+
Plus-Size Dress Internet Retailer Listings:
Asos is a British High Street retailer bringing the U.K. style aesthetic to the United States. The dress selection here is trendy to contemporary with youthful options appropriate for work, casual, and occasions. Along with their "Asos Curve" in house label, there are other designers available. Prices are moderate with free shipping and returns. Sizing runs slightly large, so be sure to consult size charts. Sizes to 24W.
Bedford Fair has a collection of classics mainly suitable for working wardrobes with some more casual styles with a slightly artsy or novelty flair for summer and winter resort wear. Many styles have sleeves, coordinating jackets or cardigans. A few options include evening or church suits and styles for social occasions. Prices are moderate. Selected styles available in petites to 20P. Sizes 6 - 28W.
Bloomingdale's is a premium department store with contemporary fashion available in larger sizes. Dress styles range from work appropriate to special occasions. Designer labels frequently include upscale brands such as Lafayette 148, Anna Scholz, and Marina Rinaldi, in addition to more moderately priced lines from Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, DKNYC, Vince Camuto, and Melissa Masse. Frequent mark downs and sales are available bringing collections into more budgets. Sizes to 24W.
Bon Ton offers classic, contemporary and trendy dresses for work, casual and special occasion from many well known labels such as Calvin Klein, Jessica Howard, Jones New York, Anne Klein and more. Moderate prices but sales and markdowns bring many of their offerings into more modest budgets. Sizes up to 24W.
Catherine's offers classic to contemporary styles suitable for working women and special occasion styles popular with more mature women. They also stock more casual styles, some with a bohemian twist, in the summer and winter vacation seasons. Most styles have sleeves, jackets or cardigans, and longer hem lines than trendier looks. Prices are moderate with frequent sales, coupons, and shipping offers available directly from the website. Sizes 16-34W.
Deb Shops carries a large collection of trendy, youthful dresses at low to moderate prices suitable for casual and party or prom wear. Sizes 14-24W.
Draper's & Damon's is a classic spot appealing to more mature women. Styles range from casual daywear to work appropriate (many with jackets and sleeves) to special occasions. A few options here and there have artsier details that may be appealing to those who prefer BoHo or romantic looks. Prices are moderate. Sizes to 26W.
Dress Barn offers an extensive collection of dresses in contemporary styles for a wide variety of occasions. Choose from casual, maxi, work, special occasion and cocktail dresses. Much deeper collection available on-line than in most store locations. Flat rate shipping with low to moderate prices. Sales and markdowns available directly from the website. Sizes to 24W.
Eloquii is a new trendy to contemporary label designed exclusively for fuller figures. They offer a collection of youthful, body conscious dresses appropriate for work and occasions. Prices are moderate with coupons and shipping offers available directly from the website. Sizes 14 to 24W.
eShakti has an
extensive and constantly changing collection of customizable dresses
that can be altered for sleeves, necklines and hem lengths for
minimal fees. Styles range from vintage and retro inspired to
bohemian with options suitable for casual, occasion, and work.
Everything available in size 0 to 36W.
Evans carries trendy to contemporary style dresses for casual, work and occasions in British styles for the American market. Sometimes has designer dresses from the likes of Beth Ditto, and high fashion design duo Clements Ribeiro in sizes 10-28W.
Fashion to Figure offers ultra-trendy, fast fashion styles including an every-changing collection of body conscious dresses. Prices are low. Flat rate shipping. Sizes to 24W.
Gwynnie Bee is a new plus-exclusive subscription shopping service that stocks a large variety of cute dresses from both well known retailers and some hard-to-find plus exclusive labels. Many have a retro, vintage vibe along with contemporary and trendy styles. Size 10 - 32W.
JC Penney offers affordable collections of dresses ranging from trendy to classic suitable for occasions, work, and casual. Prices are low to moderate with plenty of sales and mark-downs bringing their collection into even more budgets. Sizes to 5X.
Just My Size carries a
small selection of casual dresses, frequently in easy-care knits at
value to moderate prices. Sizes up to 5X.
Karen Kane usually has a small selection of dresses among their designer offerings. Styles tend to be classics like black travel knits or contemporary, upscale looks. Sizes up to 24W.
Kiyonna offers contemporary, upscale styles with a vintage edge. Their dresses range from dressy casual to career to cocktail dresses. They are particularly well known for their jersey wrap dresses, jersey maxi dresses, and stunning lace dresses. Prices are moderate with free shipping and coupons regularly available directly from the website. Sizes 12-32W.
Light in the Box offers an extensive collection of cocktail and formal dresses appealing to all age groups for a wide variety of special and formal occasions at direct-from-manufacturer prices. Custom sizing for a low tailoring fee is perfect for petite, tall and super size plus size women. Most styles avaiable to 26W.
Maurices offers a youthful collection, of cute trendy to BoHo style dresses suitable for weekend, resort, and casual wear. Prices are moderate with many on-line sales bringing their offerings into more budgets. Sizes to 4X (28W).
Metro Style has a selection of contemporary dresses at moderate prices suitable for working women. Smaller plus-size women will find a greater selection in the misses line available up to 18/20, while a more limited women's selection is available up to 24W.
Neiman Marcus carries premium, upscale labels many of which cannot be found elsewhere in plus-sizes. Dresses are appropriate for resort, career, and special occasions. Many natural fibers such as silk, linen, cashmere, and cotton are here from designers such as Johnny Was, Joan Vass, Marina Rinaldi, Melissa Masse, Rachel Pally, Kay Unger, and Misook. Sizes to 24W.
Plus Size Fix offers an especially deep and affordable collection of trendy and body conscious dresses. Prices are low to moderate with free shipping and discount coupons frequently available directly from the website. Sizes 1X to 3X.
Rent the Runway is a designer dress destination without the big price tags. Rent high end special occasion, cocktail, and evening dresses from labels like Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhullier, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Kay Unger for a fraction of retail, and return after your event. Two sizes ship for the perfect fit. Easy to use. Sizes to 22W.
Saks Fifth Avenue if you love high end fashion, this is the classic shopping spot. Styles are available for both upscale, yet youthful women and more sophisticated, mature women. Options are available for daywear and cocktail and evening. Prices are moderate to high with frequent free shipping offers, and designer sales. On-line inventory changes frequently, but regularly featured designers include ABS by Allen Schwarz, Anna Scholz, Tadashi Shoji, Melissa Masse, Kay Unger, and Fuzzi. Sizes 14 - 24W.
Saks Off Fifth has past styles that used to hang on the Saks rack at full price, now at littler prices. All the same upscale designers, first quality, but limited sizes and availability. Worth stopping whether you are looking for the bargain or simply want more style options. Sizes 14-24W.
The Clothing Market is an affordable, indie boutique located in California specializing in knit styles. They have an especially good selection of dresses in both solids and prints appropriate for both casual wear and work. Lengths range from just above the knee to long maxi dresses. Sizes up to 3X.
Torrid carries body conscious, trendy, and sometimes retro or vintage style pin-up dresses for a variety of occasions. Often has a deeper selection available on-line than in most of their stores. Sizes up to 5X.
Wear Dreams Are Made is a well established, upscale eBay boutique retailer specializing in new, vintage style dresses. The Nataya label is a specialty with many romantic, Downton Abby styles available. Also often has a deep selection of art deco and beaded flapper dresses. Sizes to 3X.
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