Insomniac Sale Picks: Modest Plus-size Formal Dresses

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Jennifer requested a few picks for modest plus-size formal dresses, so here we go:


IGIGI Piazza Plisse Dress – was $132, now $92.99

Hot pink and black colorblocking makes for an on-trend look. With its decidedly high waist, this dress won’t work on all figures, but I adore this line overall and this was one of the few modest dresses on sale and still available in a decent size run. See below for more IGIGI love. This dress available in sizes 12 – 32.


Betsy & Adam Sleeveless Ruffled Gown – was $169, now $99.99

As an actual gown, this dress falls on the really formal side of formal, though it could certainly be dressed down somewhat with chunky jewelry and bright shoes. I assume that if you don’t stick your knee into that side slit, it will hang mostly closed, plus it’s not scandalously high to begin with. Available in sizes 14W – 20W.


Jones New York Three-Quarter-Sleeve Jeweled Dress – was $134, now $113.90
With code SUMMER

I was really hoping to find some colorful options, but the on-sale modest ones were mostly black. Sigh. This simple frock has some elegant detailing including the draped skirt and jeweled side panel. And it could certainly be perked up with colorful shoes or jewelry. Available in sizes 14W – 24W.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for modest plus-size formal dresses:

  1. Igigi – This designer has cocktail and formal options, but even the wear-to-work dresses may be formal enough for some occasions.
  2. Macy’s – Jennifer is looking for a wedding guest dress, and Macy’s even has a “guest of wedding” option in their plus size searches! I’m drooling over this two-tone full-skirt dress.
  3. Nordstrom – So many gorgeous options. “Guest of wedding” is a search option here, too, and yields frocks like this belted floral frock. SO PRETTY.

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7 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Modest Plus-size Formal Dresses”

  1. Lisa

    Could you do some recommendations for petite sized chambray or denim shirts that would be appropriate in a casual work environment? Shirts sourced from ethically-minded companies would be ideal!

  2. Bailey

    I love this feature! These dresses are all beautiful. I have a suggestion: rain boots/wellies for wide calves? Bonus points if they are brightly colored or funky!

  3. Roosevelt P. Moore

    I know womens of plus size looking really beautiful and attractive. You shows this in great way by your awesome plus size clothing

  4. Jennifer

    Thanks so much for answering my reader request. The dress I ended up buying was very similar to the Jones New York one you posted here, except mine is teal w/ gunmetal accents. I really loved the floral one linked at the end, but didn’t see anything like that locally.