42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

‘Tis the season for holiday functions and cocktail parties!  Plus, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner!  Do you know what you’re going to wear?  I rounded up forty-two plus size holiday party dresses for you.  And all of them have sleeves [said in Oprah voice]!

42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses with Sleeves - Alexa Webb #plussize #alexawebb

Inclusive Sizing and Pricing

These dresses are gorgeous and I tried to include something for everyone and everyone’s budget. 

These dresses range in sizes from 8 – 30, the majority in sizes 14 – 24. 

But, at least thirteen out of the 42 dresses are also available over size 24.  As always, make sure you use my Plus Size Shopping Guide to look for places to shop cocktail dress and/or plus sizes above size 24. 

And the dresses range from $24 – $388, with the majority around $100 or less.  Plus, many are on sale!


If you’re new here, you might be wondering why all of these plus size party dresses have sleeves.  Personally, I prefer to have my upper arms covered. 

I have some “in progress” body image issues and feel most confident with a sleeve.  However, finding fancy dresses with a sleeve is actually quite challenging. 

Although I think it is getting better or maybe I’ve just gotten better at finding them. 

Either way, I try to do all of the searching for those of us who want some coverage and have grown tired of wearing shrugs, wraps, and boleros.

However, all of that said, I by no means think that anyone of any shape or size should ever feel obligated or more accepted if their arms are covered.  Oh hell no!  That is not my message. 

If you want to wear a sleeveless or strapless dress, please do!  If you want to show up to the party half naked, or hell, totally naked, I support that! 

Whatever makes you feel awesome.  You do you. 

But, if like me, you struggle and want to rock out with your arms not-out, here are my top picks for the season so far:

42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

Just click the images below to go to the dress’ retailers page.

Email subscribers may have to visit the blog post to click through.

42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses with Sleeves

42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses with Sleeves - Alexa Webb #plussize #alexawebb

More Plus Size Holiday Dresses for 2019

If you’re interested in more plus size dress “round ups” go here.  For plus size holiday party dresses, go here and here.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on or purchase through certain links, I may receive a small commission.

4 thoughts on “42 Plus Size Holiday Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

  1. Alexa, I pressed “here,” then on the new page, tried to click on the photos to get the retailers, but nothing happened. The picture only got larger. Is anyone else having this problem? Thanks! Michele

    1. Hi Michelle,
      No need to click “here” (that takes you to other places). Just click the individual images of the dresses in this post. They all work for me. Please let me know if you still have issues. Thanks!

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