- has increasingly more
dresses available on-line with more dressy and cocktail options during the
holiday and wedding seasons. Plus-sizes 14-28W.
Light in the Box cuts out the
middle man and lets you buy beautiful formalwear directly from the
manufacturer at wholesale prices. Choose from cocktail
dresses, formal gowns, prom dresses,
bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the bride dresses and wedding gowns in sizes up
to 26W. Or for a small fee have a gown custom made to
your own measurements, a perfect solution for plus petites, plus talls and super size divas.
Lord and Taylor carries
designer and better label cocktail dresses and gowns for sizes
up to 24W.
- has a good selection of formal and cocktail dresses, especially in
the holiday and prom seasons, from both contemporary and trendy designers.
A variety of styles are available appropriate for both the young fashionista and more mature woman of style. Sizes up to 24W.
carries a selection of plus-size pant suits, duster sets and
dresses appropriate for evening wear and formal events. Plus-sizes available up to 24W.
Monif C is an up
and coming New York designer specializing in plus-size
dresses and separates. Evening gowns and cocktail
dresses are often available. Especially well known for
her "Marilyn" dress in both long and short styles that
can be worn in a variety of ways. Sizes 14-24W
Monroe and Main carries more
formal gowns, pant suits and cocktail dresses during the holidays in
sizes up to 24W.
is on of the best places to find plus-size designer and
quality formalwear and cocktail dresses suitable for
both the young and trendy fashionista and more mature,
sophisticated full-figured woman. Plus-sizes up to 24W.
Pyramid Collection is a New Age
gift catalog that carries romantic, vintage, artsy and goth fashion
with some gorgeous and unusual options for special occasions and
more formal affairs. Velvets, chiffons and brocades are
frequently available. Often has good selections for those
headed to Renaissance Fairs as well. Sizes up to 3X.
Queen Grace is a small,
exclusive plus-specialty designer collection with sophisticated
cocktail dresses, evening separates, and formalwear. Sizes 12-26W, with select
styles available in custom sizing.
cover everything from dressy to formal,
trendy to traditional. Eveningwear selections include formal pant
suits, dinner suits, and dresses. Plus-size
formalwear available in sizes 12-34W.
Saks Fifth Avenue
is the best place to go for truly special and upscale designer evening
wear, especially during the holiday season. You'll find designer
gowns, dresses and evening separates from classic labels like
Tadashi Shoji, David Meister and Kay Unger, with younger
contemporary styles from T-bags, Melissa Masse and
Johnny Was in sizes up to 24W.
carries an excellent and deep selection of formalwear
and cocktail dresses in contemporary, trendy and more
mature styles. Ready to ship in sizes up to 30W.
Sydney's Closet specializes in formal gowns for black tie events,
military balls, Quincinerea, cocktail dresses,
wedding gowns, prom and
bridesmaids in plus and super sizes 14 - 44W. Gorgeous selection from ball gowns
to mermaid styles. Many styles must be special ordered 8-12 weeks
in advance, but more and more styles are offered every
season for immediate shipping.
sometimes carries a small collection of
plus-size cocktail dresses and evening wear at affordable prices in
sizes up to 6X.
Shoji if you are looking for high end, grown-up style cocktail
dresses and evening gowns, this is the designer to shop.
Beautiful fabrics and finished details with superb fit
in sizes up to 24W.
Ulla Popken - Special Occasions carries an unusual collection
of formalwear including flowing chiffon duster pant suits, silk and
velvet burn out kimono's, palazzo pants and the occasional formal
gown. Everything available from sizes 12-34w, with the occasional
offering up to 38W.
Unique Vintage carries new
retro and flapper style dresses along with formal gowns, cocktail,
homecoming, and wedding
dresses. Sizes up to 30W.
What a Beautiful Life has an
extensive collection of evening gowns and cocktail dresses for every
formal occasion. Styles range from young and trendy prom dresses to
more mature mother-of-the-bride jacket dresses. Some formal evening
pant suits can also be found here. Sizes up to 26W.
Woman Within - although mainly more casual in its
offerings, occasionally some special occasion dresses or suits turn up
at this super size specialty retailer, especially during the holiday
party season. plus-sizes up to 34W.
Womens Suits - carries a selection
of formal, evening suits suitable for mother of the bride. Some
styles available up to 26W.
Yes Bridal carries an extensive
and stylish selection of cocktail dresses and formalwear appropriate
for prom, black tie events, military balls and weddings. Small
selection of Chinese Cheongsam also available. Affordable
prices. Everything available up to size 26W, with larger custom
sizes available. Tailoring for hard to fit shapes and heights.