Where to Find Plus Size Formal Pant Suits

Samantha Lease
Woman wearing formal pant suit

Formal pant suits can be worn anytime you need to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe, or to amplify your style for an all-out glamorous and elegant nighttime look. Plus size women can feel confident knowing that these pant suits are available in a range of styles and sizes to flatter fuller figures.

Styles of Formal Pant Suits

Many department stores and plus size boutiques carry a selection of pant suits designed for plus size women. Whether you need an elegant pant suit to wear to a special event or a flattering, tailored style to wear to a cocktail party, there are many options to consider. Great places to find pant suits in plus sizes that are ideal to wear to a formal event include:

David's Bridal

You are sure to find what you are searching for at David's Bridal. This store has an amazing selection of sophisticated pant suit sets that are to die for. They carry pant suits in styles ideal to wear to a wedding, whether you are a mother of the bride or groom or a guest sharing in the special day. You can find suits in formal, classy styles such as:

  • Chiffon Capelet 3-Piece Set: This elegant pant suit set by Ignite is breathtaking. It comes in a beautiful beige cashmere color, and its shell features sequins on both the front and the back. The capelet and pants are chic chiffon and this set is available in a broad range of sizes, 14W to 24W. At about $170, it is a steal for three gorgeous pieces.
  • Lace and Chiffon Set: Another stunning three-piece set, this rich eggplant colored pant suit is pure elegance. Its shell and sheer matching jacket glimmer with metallic lace stitching. It is fully lined, priced at about $170, and comes in sizes 14W-24W. This is a perfect mother of the bride pant suit and will complement any skin tone.

Macy's

At Macy's you can find pant suits from designers such as Tahari ASL, Le Suit, and Calvin Klein. You can find stunning jacket and pants sets that are ideal to wear for all types of formal occasions. Some styles to check out include:

  • Le Suit Single Button Pant Suit: Looking for the perfect "little black suit"? Look no further! This all-black pant suit retails for about $240 and is made of sharkskin-style fabric. This unique fabric has a subtle sheen to it, making it perfect for nighttime events. This dressy suit comes in sizes 18W-24W. This suit looks incredibly chic with black heels, and you can definitely wear this pant suit to a wedding or a cocktail party. The pants also feature extra elastic at the waist for added comfort.
  • Tahari ASL Contrast Trim One Button Pant Suit: This sharp pant suit resembles that of a men's tuxedo, but it's definitely made for a woman. The contrast of the white shawl collar really gives this suit an elegant and expensive look. It even features a crease down the front middle of each leg for an elongated and slimming look. It retails for about $170 and comes in sizes 14W-24W.

Roaman's

Roaman's features a selection of plus size attire including pant suits in formal styles that are dressy enough to wear to cocktail parties, weddings, and special events. Available styles include:

  • Three-Piece Mesh Pant Suit: By Roaman's and available through Amazon, this stunning set is the epitome of elegance. Super glamourous in a rich navy color, with sequins and beads adorning the shell, and designed with wide leg pants with front darts, this beautiful pant suit is wedding ready. Available in sizes 14W-20W, this suit set retails for just under $100. It is also fully lined and hand washable.
  • Cold Shoulder Pant Set: This pant suit is meant to stand out. Ultra feminine, this black pant set is right on trend with its cut out exposed shoulder detailing. Adorned with black sequins at the neck and its semi-sheer cape, this set is black tie approved. It is available in a broad range of sizes including 14W-34W. Get it for approximately $150.

R&M Richards

R&M Richards, sold at JCPenney, Macy's, Overstock, Dillards, and many other retailers, is a plus size brand focused on special occasion dresses and pant suits. Their style is all about refined elegance, and below are some of their stand out styles:

  • Mock 3-Piece Beaded Neck Pant Set: Navy is a color that looks great on everyone, and there is no doubt you will look fabulous in this sleek pant set. This set has sheer 3/4 sleeves and features silver beading along its neckline. It comes in sizes 14W to 18W and is about $110 at Dillards. This pant suit allures with its illusion sleeves and definitely gives off subdued allure.
  • Laced Glitter Pant Set: This is a more conservative, but still gorgeous, suit set. Priced at about $104, this set comes in a beautiful plum color in sizes 14W-22W. It features a chic lace pattern around the edges of its 3/4 sleeves, and the pattern is printed on the front of the shell and halfway down the jacket. It has a looser fit, but it retains a slimming effect, perfect for any upscale event.

Monroe & Main

At Monroe & Main you can definitely find a formal pant suit for any event. You can find stylish pant suits in styles designed to flatter full figures. Below are some gorgeous fancy styles:

  • Nitara Pant Set: If you like color, this pant set is for you! It is made of a vibrant turquoise hue and it is made to stand out. Featuring heavy silver beading along the edges and the ends of its long sleeves, this pant set is perfect for a fancy occasion. Sold in sizes 1X-3X and retailing for around $180, this is a great find. The shell under this three-piece pant set is so pretty with its beading along the neckline, you won't feel any less dressed up if you take the matching jacket off.
  • 2-Piece White Pant Suit: This white pant suit is truly magnificent. It is very elegant and comes in sizes 16W-24W. Its cutaway jacket is gorgeous with its pleated collar, and its pants are creased down the middle in the front and back, giving this a truly sophisticated look. It is also fully lined, so its white color isn't sheer at all. This is a great suit to wear with flats. Get this classy pant suit for about $160.

Add Some Flair

Since most pant suits are effortless to wear, they do not require much additional styling. To add a bit of your personal flair, accessorize with a few items such as large statement earrings, a trendy handbag, and a great pair of heels. You can also keep it simple and let your pant suit speak for itself. No matter what style you choose, you are sure to look pulled together and polished.

Where to Find Plus Size Formal Pant Suits