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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. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 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.
 


Last Update: May 8, 2017

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White Lace Inset Maxi, Size 10 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lafayette 148, White Jacquard Shift, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Shift, Size 12 - 32W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Inset Maxi
Size 10 - 30W

Lafayette 148
Cotton Silk Jacquard Shift
Size 14 - 24W

Smocked Off-the-Shoulder
Shift Dress
Size 12 - 32W
 

A summer favorite in crisp cotton, white dresses can be casual or dressy. An option for events such as graduation parties, Easter Sunday, and outdoor music festivals, white dresses have become increasingly popular with women of all sizes.  Plus-size women are no longer hiding exclusively in dark colors when the sun shines and the temperatures rise.    Both summer months and the winter resort and cruise season can provide prime opportunities to choose clean, crisp white dresses.   Meanwhile, winter white, cream, and ecru shades can also be chosen for holiday events and parties. 

The 2016 Election saw white dresses and suits worn to symbolize the Suffragettes, empowerment, and women's right to vote, boosting the color's popularity across the seasons.  Consequently, 2017 is seeing the white trend move into women's career wear, including cleanly tailored dresses in fabrics such as crisp cotton and linen.

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Skater Dress
Size 8 - 28W

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Size 1X - 3X
 

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Size 1
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All White Parties were initially part of the LGBT party circuit in major cities and resort destinations across the U.S.A. and internationally  They became a part of the mainstream when P. Diddy instituted an annual White Party in the Hamptons for July 4. Within the plus community an All White Cruise has become a much anticipated part of the annual Full-Figured Fashion Week calendar.

The question is always what to wear to an All White party? Finding a swank, unique white party dress in plus-sizes can be challenging in a world that believes anyone larger than a size 8 should wear evening black.

Whites vary from snow white to soft creams and off-whites.  Purists often choose to wear snow white but softer whites come in and out of vogue. 

Some White Party dresses can also make nice alternatives for informal weddings.  Second time and older brides may also choose taffeta, brocade, or satin white, cream, or champagne evening suits. Increasingly, brides are also choosing separate less formal dresses in white for wedding receptions after the main ceremony.

 

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Circle Lace Dress
Size 14 - 22W

 

Eyelet Lace Shift
Size 2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

Fringed Bell Sleeve
Lace Dress
Size
1X - 3X

Lace Inset
Cotton Maxi Dress
Size
8 - 26W

 

Internet Shopping for Plus-Size White Dresses

Snow white dresses are more readily available seasonally in the summer and resort, cruise, winter getaway times of year.  The best strategy for shopping is to look in spots with the deepest and most extensive plus-size dress inventories.   These include Macy's and Nordstrom in the department store sphere in size 2 to 24W, and eShakti in the on-line exclusive space in size 0 to 36W. 

Those who like trendier looks will want to stop by at Eloquii and Ashley Stewart for size 14 to 26W, and Torrid for extended sizes L to 6X.

 

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Stretch Jacquard Short Sleeve Sheath, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Embroidered Cotton Sun Dress
Size S - 3X

 

Scallop Neck Swing Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 Flare Sleeve Dress
Size 14 - 28W
 

Stretch Jacquard
Short Sleeve Sheath

Size 12 - 26W

 

White lace dresses in both short and maxi lengths are regularly available at Kiyonna through their wedding tab for sizes 10 to 32W, while more casual jersey maxi styles are often available at SWAK for sizes 1X to 6X. Unique Vintage offers options both in Jazz Age Gatsby styles and mid twentieth century retro looks for sizes up to 4X.

Simply Be has become a must shop style destination for curvy fashionistas who appreciate contemporary to trendy fashion.  White dresses here range from casual, BoHo styles to beaded vintage inspired dresses that would work for wedding receptions or even a destination wedding itself, all for sizes 6 to 28W.

 

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LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Cotton Shirtdress

Size
14 - 22W

Stretch Crepe Sheath
Size 14 - 24W

 Lace Yoke Dress
Size 14 - 32W
 

Ruffled Lace
Cold Shoulder Dress
Size
XL - 5X
Petite to 3X

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.