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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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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus Size Dresses @ Dress Barn

Chiffon Tiered Jacket Dress, Sizes 14-24W | Editor's Pick
Size 14 - 24W

Black Chiffon Cocktail Dress, Plus-Size 16 - 34W | Editor's Pick

Tailored Jacket Dress, Size 6 - 24W | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Ruffled Floral Day Dress, Sizes 16-22W | Editor's Pick

Dillards Inc.

Black Chiffon
Cocktail Dress

Size 16 - 34W

Tailored Jacket Dress
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18 P

  Ruffled Floral Day Dress
Size 16 - 22W

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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Floral Frock with Shrug, Sizes 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Grey Lace Cocktail Set, Sizes 14-24W | Editor's Pick

Leopard Chiffon Shrug, Size 8 - 22W | Editor's Pick

Ruffle Collar Duster Dress, Size 8 - 26W | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Floral Frock with Shrug
Size 1X - 3X

Lace Cocktail Set
Size 14 - 24W

Leopard Chiffon Shrug Dress
Size 8 - 22W

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, Silk Crochet Occasion Dress Set, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Floral Jacquard Duster Set, Size 6 - 26W | Editor's Pick

Striped Jacket Dress, Size 14 - 22W | Editor's Pick

Short Sleeve Jacket Dress, Size 16- 24W | Editor's Pick

Silk Crochet Occasion Set
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Jacquard Duster Set
Size 6 - 26W

Striped Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Print Day Dress
Size 16 - 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 - 28W| Editor's Pick

Striped Tailored Career Set, Size 6 - 24W | Editor's Pick

Waterfall Jacket Dress, Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick

Knit Maxi Dress with Shrug, Size 0 - 28W| Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Graphic Black & White Print
Short Jacket Dress
Size 14 - 28W

Striped Tailored Career Set
Size 6 - 24W

Waterfall Jacket Dress
Size XL - 5X

Liz Claiborne
Knit Maxi 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. 

Look for the Alex Evenings collection at alight for a sophisticated evening collection in size 14 to 24W.

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 | Editor's Pick

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

Patterened Short Sleeve Bolero Dress, Size 12 - 26W| Editor's Pick

Georgette Jacket Dress, Size 6-24W | Editor's Pick

Occasion Dress
Size 14 - 34W

Tailored Paisley Set
Size 8 - 24W

Short Sleeve Sheath
Size 12 - 26W

Georgette Jacket Dress
Size 6 - 24W

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