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Last Update: November 12, 2016
Organic Linen Shift
1X - 3X
12 - 32W
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.
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
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
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.
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
in the department store sphere in size 2 to 24W,
the on-line exclusive space in size 0 to 36W.
often has the deepest collection of resort wear,
including more BoHo styles from Johnny Was in
size 0 to 24W.
Cataloguers such as
Monroe & Main
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
for size 14 to 26W, a more European aesthetic is
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
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