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Elegant Plus Shopping Guide & Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size White Dresses in Size 12 +

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: May 25, 2016



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Eileen Fisher, White Linen Shift, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Also Available in Black

Button Front Maxi Dress, Size 12 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

White Tiered Maxi, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Linen Shift
Size 1X - 3X

Button Front Maxi
Size 12 - 32W

 Tiered Maxi
Size 1X - 3X

All White Plus-Size Dresses Report

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.

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Collared Lace Shift, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

White Knit Flutter Sleeve Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Sporty Tennis Dress, Plus-Size 14 -22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

White Lace Dress, Size 12 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Collared Lace Shift
Size 14 - 24W

Knit Flutter Sleeve Dress
Size 1X - 6X

Sporty Tennis Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Lace Dress
Size 12 - 30W

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.


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Cap Sleeve White Peasant Dress, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Up Shift, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ivory Vintage Lace Dress, Size 10 -32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

White Lace Sheath Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Cap Sleeve Peasant Dress
Size XL - 3X

Lace Up Shift
Size 1X - 3X

Vintage Lace Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Lace Sheath
Size 14 - 22W


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.  Neiman Marcus often has the deepest collection of resort wear, including more BoHo styles from Johnny Was in size 0 to 24W.

Cataloguers such as Ashro Monroe & Main and Midnight Velvet offer their entire collection in size small to 3X at moderate prices.  Dress and suit options are plentiful all year with both casual, resort styles and special occasion wear consistently available all year.

Those who like trendier looks will want to stop by at Eloquii and Ashley Stewart for size 14 to 26W, a more European aesthetic is available at Asos for size 14 to 24W.

Those who are looking for a romantic vintage or bohemian style dress will find some stunning options from Nataya in extended sizes at the Wardrobe Shop for size S to 3X.  This designer works in aesthetic reminiscent of Downton Abbey or the Titanic creating many styles in whites and ivories with delicate lace, beading, and embroidery.


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Crochet Trim Maxi, Size 18 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Hanky Hem Shift Dress, Size S - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Lace Tulle Party Frock, Size XS- 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Crochet Trim Maxi
Size 18 - 32W

Hanky Hem Shift
Size S - 5X

Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Size 14 - 24W

Lace Tulle Party Frock
Size XS - 4X


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