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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.

Last Update: November 12, 2016


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Eileen Fisher, Linen Shift Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ruffled White Sheath, Size 12 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Draped Shift Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Organic Linen Shift

Size 1X - 3X

Ruffled Sheath
Size 12 - 32W

Draped Shift
Size S - 3X

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 and women's right to vote, boosting the color's popularity across the seasons.

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White Wiggle Dress, Plus-Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick White Jersey Maxi Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Shift Dress, Plus-Size 18- 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick White Cable Knit Sweater Dress, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

White Wiggle Dress
Size 14 - 24W 

Jersey Knit Maxi
Size 1X - 6X

White Lace
Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Size 18 - 26W 

Cable Knit
Sweater Dress
Size L - 6X


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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Beaded Flapper Dress, Size S- 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick White Jersey Cold Shoulder Dress, Size XL - 5X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ivory Vintage Lace Dress, Size 10 -32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Rachel Roy, High Low Dress, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Beaded Flapper Dress
Size S - 4X

Jersey Cold Shoulder Dress
Size XL - 5X 

Vintage Lace Dress
Size 10 - 32W 

Rachel Roy
High Low Dress
Size XL - 3X 


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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Double Breasted Sheath Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Eyelet Lace Shirtdress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Petal Neck Knit Maxi Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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White Lace Dress, Size XS- 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Double Breasted
Sheath Dress

Size S - 3X

Eyelet Lace Shirtdress
Size 14 - 22W

Petal Neck Knit Maxi Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Lace Dress
Size XS - 4X 



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