Thanks for the input. I'm in Michigan and not familiar with the store "Ross". Sounds great though...wish we had it here! We do have a good, inexpesive plus store called Catherines. I may go there to see about dinner outfits.
I found a suggestions on another message board. The site sells long, short & jacket dresses and men's hawaiian shirts. The prices are fantastic!! If you haven't been there...you have to check it out!
Keep the advice coming...I'm going to check out those suggestions!