54 Plus Size Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

A collection of fifty-four plus size party dresses. 

It’s been a long time since I last created a “round-up” of dresses, but I polled y’all on Instagram and you said you’re heading to some parties this holiday season!

Lil Jon said it best: Turn down for what!

Plus Size Party Dresses with Sleeves - Alexa Webb

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 12-30, but the majority come in sizes 14 – 24. 

As always, make sure you use my Plus Size Shopping Guide to look for places to shop for cocktail dress and/or plus sizes above size 24. 

And the dresses range from $50-$398, with the majority around $150 or less.  Plus, many are on sale!

My Disclaimer

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:

54 Plus Size Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

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

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Well I hope you found a pretty dress to wear this holiday season!

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13 thoughts on “54 Plus Size Party Dresses {with Sleeves}

  1. Beautiful collection Alexa! I loved them all! I need help though. When I click on the images, all I get is a larger version of the same picture. None of them have taken me to a retailer. What am I doing wrong??

    1. Hi Michele,
      I’m not sure. I know that you cannot open them in an email, if you’re an email subscriber. Are you using an ad blocker? These are affiliate links and are sometimes blocked. Also, they pop into a new tab, could that be the issue? I’m sorry I don’t have a better idea… but, I am happy to send you any links you need.

  2. Wow! You found some really beautiful dresses! Stores seem to be carrying fewer plus size clothes, especially pretty dresses so I’m really glad to see this! Thank you!

    1. Hi Adrienne,
      Are you clicking on the dress images? I know that you cannot open them in an email, if you’re an email subscriber. Are you using an adblocker? These are affiliate links and are sometimes blocked. Also, they pop into a new tab, could that be the issue? I’m sorry I don’t have a better idea… but, I am happy to send you any links you need.

  3. Beautiful assortment of colors and styles! You really came through for those of us who want/need sleeves. That’s my most hated body part. Even when I was thin it was an issue. Years ago when I was getting married it was almost impossible to find a gown with sleeves. Thanks to voices like yours there are more choices out there now! Keep advocating for the inclusion of all of us who are bigger than a size 8! Hard to believe that’s what they consider “plus” size, but here we are. You’re awesome!

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