As you have discovered, most prom dresses come in skimpily cut junior sizes (size 3-13) or slightly larger missy sizes (size 4-14). If you want anything larger, you have to go to women’s sizes (size 14-24) – which are carried in women’s, or plus-size, departments and specialty shops. The problem is, most 2 piece plus size formal wear don’t have the youthful, trendy styling or low price tags that prom-goers want. Nor do teen-agers like to shop in the women’s department. They want to select their dresses in junior departments and boutiques, along with their peers. The good news is: Change is on the horizon. Some manufacturers are now making junior 2 piece plus size formal wear. These have the same trendy looks and affordable prices as junior dresses – but come in sizes 14-24.
2 piece plus size formal wear have become more common in the collections of fashion designers.