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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: March 7, 2017


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White Ruffled BoHo Maxi, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lafayette 148, White Jacquard Shift, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lace Shift, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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BoHo Maxi
Size L - 6X

Lafayette 148
Cotton Silk Jacquard Shift
Size 14 - 24W

Lace Shift
Size 12 - 26W 

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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Marina Rinaldi, Evening Gown, Plus-Size 14 -22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Convertible Jersey Maxi Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Maxi, Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Stop Staring, Vintage Cap Sleeve Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Marina Rinaldi
Elegant Evening Gown
Size 14 - 22W 

Convertible Jersey
Maxi Dress
Size 1X - 6X

Lace Maxi
Size 1
4 - 24W

Stop Staring
Vintage Cap Sleeve Dress
Size 1X - 3X


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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White Lace Skirt Suit, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Shadow Stripe Lace Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crepe Shirt Dress, Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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White Cotton Sash Shirtdress, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Skirt Suit
8 - 26W


Shadow Stripe
Lace Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Crepe Shirtdress
Size 2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

White Cotton Sashed
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall


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.

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.

Upscale romantic vintage or bohemian style dress enthusiasts 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.  Meanwhile Unique Vintage offers options both in Jazz Age Gatsby styles and mid twentieth century retro looks for sizes up to 4X.


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Jacquard Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lace Jacket  Dress, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Stretch Crepe Sheath, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Flounce Sleeve Sheath, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Jacquard Dress
16 - 22W

Lace Jacket Dress
Size 8 - 24W

Stretch Crepe Sheath
Size 14 - 24W

 Flounce Sleeve Shift
Size 14 - 28W



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