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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 

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Last Update: July 12, 2016

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Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 18P

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size XL - 4X
Petite to 3X

Plus-size women of all ages often want more arm coverage than sleeveless or strapless style dresses offer, consequently jacket dresses and dresses with sleeves are popular, regardless of style or occasion.  As a result, plus-size jacket dresses are available in both youthful and more mature styles, as special occasion wear and as an alternative to suits as career clothing. Formalwear is getting less bare with many fashion forward trends including sleeves or a jacket.

While layering a cardigan sweater or blazer over a sleeveless or short sleeved dress as separates is a frequent strategy, matched and coordinated sets are still in demand especially for work places where skirt suits are worn and for special occasions when church and evening suits are also appropriate choices, such as when attending a wedding as a guest or mother-of-the bride.  

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Sparle Jacket Gown
Size 8 - 24W 

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Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 

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Size S - 3X
 

 

The selections below reflect the diversity in occasions that women choose jacket dresses. On the one hand, work appropriate styles often include sheath dress styling, menswear patterns, strong power or neutral, conservative colors.  On the other, special occasion dresses chosen for events such as weddings, Mother's Day, Easter, or school graduations are available in softer, dressier fabrics with less structured styling.  Day dress styles can also use more casual fabrics such as knits or denim.

 

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Geometric Duster Dress, Size 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Komarov, Purple Chiffon Duster Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Crochet Jacket Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Geometric Duster Dress
Size 6 - 26W

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Chiffon Duster Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 24W

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Size 6 - 24W

 

Shopping Resources for
Plus-Size Jacket Dresses

For day dresses, some of the cataloguers have the best selection.  Blair and Old Pueblo Traders offer moderately priced options with both soft cardigan style toppers and more structured jackets.  Solids and prints are played with in wearable styles in size 8 to 26W.  Monroe & Main has a modern, contemporary edge that can be both sleekly chic or soft and feminine in their selection with many styles that can be worn to work in size 6 to 24W. 

Ashro has one of the deepest selections of special occasion skirt suits and jacket dresses for size 6 to 26W, with a few styles appropriate for work.  White special occasion jacket dresses and skirt suits are a specialty here.

Dress Barn has a similar mix at moderate price points. Draper's & Damon's mainly has special occasion and evening styles, with a few day dress options with a career edge in size 6 to 26W.

 

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Lace Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 26W

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Size 14 - 24W

Chiffon Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 22W

Ivory Beaded Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 24W

 

Dillard's is known for their particularly deep collection of cocktail and evening dresses with sleeves and jackets in sizes up to 24W.  Nordstrom also regularly carries special occasion options, while Macy's tends to have more day dress and career styles. 

Avenue regularly offers softer two piece styles suitable for work in size 14 to 32W, while Ulla Popken will occasionally offer dresses with coordinating shrugs and dusters in size12 to 34W.  Catherine's offers a mixture of day dress and special occasion styles for sizes XL to 5X. 

 

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 8 - 26W

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 6 - 24W

 

 

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