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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Desk-to-Dinner Plus-Size Dresses in Sizes 12 +

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Elegant Plus Sizing Report Dresses that can go easily from desk to dinner for the busy professional working woman often have certain characteristics.  Because of the need for work appropriate daytime wear styles tend to be more conservative and tailored.  Look for dresses with feminine detailing such as peplum or ruffles, soft prints, and bold solid colors.  Often tailored, choose styles that flatter curves without clinging.  Here are the plus-size dresses that go from desk to dinner hand selected just for you by the Elegant Plus Style Editor:
 

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Desk-to-Dinner Plus-Size Dresses | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks
Size: 14 - 24W

Desk-to-Dinner Plus-Size Dresses: Ruffled  Sheath Dress, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Wrap Dress, Plus-Size 10-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Drape Neck Jacket Dress, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Desk-to-Dinner Dresses Editor's Pick

 

Ruffled Sheath Dress
Size  14 - 24W

Wrap Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Drape Neck
Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Plus-Size Desk-to-Dinner Dresses Report
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Finding plus-size dresses that strike the perfect balance between being work appropriate and flirtatious enough for dinner with a date can be challenging. The good news is that well-known, high end designers have begun moving into the plus-size fashion sector in recent years with a focus mainly on the lifestyles of the working woman.  Mainly diffusion lines at more moderate price points, there are also designer dress options at all levels in larger sizes.

Color plays an important role, with hues in the red, orange, or pink family popular choices along with classic black. Floral prints, in particular, are date classics but other prints can also make the right style statements.

Work appropriate styles often include more modest neck-lines and sleeves, but tailored lines can have more body conscious styling for transitioning to dates.  Sleeveless dresses can be layered under a cardigan or jacket for work that can then be removed for dinner. Changing jewelry and shoes is another important styling tip for making the transition from office to social event.

Many of these selections can also make good options for office parties and dinners after hours.

Internet Shopping for Desk-to-Dinner Plus-Size Dresses

It wasn't very long ago that plus-size dresses of any type were difficult to find on or off line. Fortunately that situation has changed tremendously in recent years with some very good and extensive shopping options available through the internet.

Both Macy's and Nordstrom offer particularly good and deep inventories of  mid-priced brands and labels in sizes to 24W.  Both will frequently include options from well known designer diffusion lines.  For the more budget conscious, Dress Barn, as the name would suggest, has hundreds of styles available for plus-size women.  Trendy women might like to check out the selection at Asos and ModCloth.  Those wearing extended plus-sizes will appreciate the variety and selection at Igigi up to 32W. Women with the largest shopping budgets will find the best dress selection in sizes up to 24W at Saks Fifth Avenue.

For those who use shapewear to achieve the smoothest silhouette one of best and most varied selections is available at Classic Shapewear.  Meanwhile, those who want to mix body smoothing with hosiery will want to pick up some SPANX.  Stylish shoes to complete any outfit are a specialty at Zappos.

 

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Infinity Scarf Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cutout Dress, Size 12-26W | ElegantPlus.com Desk-to-Dinner Dresses Editor's Pick
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Calvin Klein, Cross Front Flare Dress, Sizes 14-22W | ElegantPlus.com

Floral Sheath Dress, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Infinity Scarf Dress
Size S - 2X

Cutout Dress
Size 12 - 26W

Calvin Klein
Cross Front Flare Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Floral Sheath Dress
Size 14 - 24W

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Designer: Ralph Lauren Jersey Print Dress, Size 14-22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Side Ruffle Dress, Size 4 - 20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Striped Sheath Dress, Size 0-18 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Color Block Dress, Size 0 - 24 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ralph Lauren
Jersey Print Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Side Ruffle Dress
Size 4 - 20

Striped Sheath Dress
Size 0 - 18

Color Block Dress
Size 0 - 24

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Shift Dress, Size 10-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Knit Chevron Print Dress, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Leopard Print Dress, Sizes 12-32W | ElegantPlus.com Desk-to-Dinner Dresses Editor's Pick

Color Block Shift Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Shift Dress
Size 10 - 24W

Knit Chevron Print Dress
Sizes 14 - 24W

Leopard Print Dress
Size 12 - 32W

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Fluted Illusion Dress, Plus-Size 14-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Belted Peplum Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Polka Dot Dress, Plus-Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Desk-to-Dinner Dresses Editor's Pick

Watercolor Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 32W

Fluted Illusion Dress
Size 14 - 28W

Belted Peplum Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Polka Dot Dress
Size 14 - 24W

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Knit Dress, Sizes XL-5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ponte Knit Sheath Dress, Size 2-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Print Dress, Sizes 0-36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Modern Minimalist Dress, Sizes 4 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Knit Dress
Size XL - 5X

Ponte Knit Sheath Dress
Sizes 2-26W
Petite & Tall to 18

Floral Print Dress
Size 0 - 36W

Modern Dress
Size 4 - 24W

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Plus-size dresses that go from desk to dinner with a quick change of shoes and accessories are a staple to most working women's wardrobes.
Whether it's a dinner date with the cute guy you met at a concert last weekend or cocktails with friends and colleagues after a day at the office, plus-size dresses
versatile to look work appropriate with just enough flirt appeal to keep the look appropriately sexy after hours. 

 

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