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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides &  Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Jacket Dresses in Size 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. Plus size dresses in tailored, career and softer, special occasion styles both are available as jacket dresses.  A hand-selected collection of plus-size jacket dresses for both career and occasions, chosen especially for full-figured women by the Elegant Plus Style Editor.
 

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Lace Jacket Dress, Size 14 - 20W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chiffon Jacket  Dress, Plus-Size 16 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cream Lace Jacket Dress, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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

Dillards Inc.

Chiffon Jacket Dress
Size 16 - 32W

Flounced Lace Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 18 P

  Neutral Print Duster Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Plus-Size Jacket Dress Report
[More editor's picks below]

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 career clothing. Formalwear is getting less bare with many fashion forward trends including sleeves or a jacket.

 

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


Tiered Jacket Dress, Sizes 14-22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Stained Glass Print Jacket Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ruffle Collar Duster Dress, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chevron Print
Duster Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Tiered Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Stained Glass Print
Jacket Dress

Size S - 3X

Ruffle Collar Duster
Occasion Dress
Size 8 - 26W

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.  

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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Soulmates, Ribbon Silk Occasion Dress Set, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Animal Print Duster Set, Size 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick


Abstract Print Jacket Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Sequin Chiffon Jacket Dress, Size 14- 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Soulmates
Ribbon Silk Occasion Set
Size 1X - 3X

Animal Print Duster Set
Size 6 - 26W

Abstract Print Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Sequin Chiffon Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Internet 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.

JC Penney carries a wide selection of jacket dresses styles suitable for both day and work wear, in addition to special occasion styles for evening events. 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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Black & White Graphic Print Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 32W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Beaded Chiffon Jacket Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Short Sleeve Print Jacket Dress, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Jersey Knit Duster Dress, Size 0 - 28W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Palm Leaf Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 32W

Beaded Chiffon
Occasion Ensemble
Size S - 3X

Short Sleeve Jacket Dress
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18P

Jersey Knit Duster Dress
Size 0 - 28W
Avg & Petite

 

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 style options. 

Avenue regularly offers softer two piece styles suitable for work in size 14 to 32W, while Ulla Popken is the most reliable source for special occasion duster dresses in size12 to 34W.  Catherine's offers a mixture of day dress and special occasion styles for sizes XL to 5X.  Meanwhile, Amazon has one of the deepest collections available on the internet with offerings for both occasions and office wear in sizes up to 34W.

 

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Special Occasion Dress,  Plus-Size 14-34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tailored  Paisley Jacket Dress, Size 8-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Embroidered Cocktail Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Pearl Trim Jacket Dress, Size 6-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Occasion Dress
Size 14 - 34W

Chiffon Occasion Dress
Size 6 - 24W

Embroidered Cocktail Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Pearl Trim Collar
 Jacket Dress

Size 6 - 24W

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