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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Fashion Trends Report
March 23, 2015

The international summer festival headliners include Coachella, Glastonbury, and  Burning Man with numerous local arts, food, wine, and music festivals dotting the warm weather calendar.  These events can provide some of the best street style and fashion trend spotting around with new looks leaning towards the bohemian, dressed down, and kicked back.  These are venues for the young and young at heart where life is vibrant and celebrated, and the clothes reflect the mood.

While staples such as t-shirts and shorts are certainly a mainstay, edgy rock-and-roll music trends and free-spirited bohemian styles are the core.  This year expect to see a lot of creative long over short layering with kimonos and dusters mixed with cropped tops and shorts, bright prints, and folkloric inspired style.  The 1970's style influences being felt throughout fashion this year will certainly be prominent during the summer festival season.   Along with maxi dress and skirt styles, expect to see midi length mixing in, along with fuller legged palazzo pants and jumpsuits.  Lace is continuing to trend strongly from last year in everything from fine French laces to crochet and eyelet looks.

Black and white are also continuing from last year in prints, stripes, and head-to-toe solid looks.  Coral is adding the strongest color punches, along with blues. Denim and lighter chambray in shorts, overalls, shirts and jackets in both washed out, deconstructed styles and dark washes are trending.   In marked contrast, sporty looks with activewear overtones are also making a strong showing.

While Festival Fashion is certainly available at all price points from designer to budget, the majority falls in the value to moderate price range.   Those looking for upscale, designer BoHo looks in silk, cotton, linen, and rayon for full-figured women will find the best selection at Neiman Marcus with labels such as Tolani, Johnny Was, Go Silk, Melissa Masse, and Eileen Fisher well stocked in size 14 to 24W.  Our Editor's Picks have predominantly focused on more moderate price points for 2015.

Click here for BoHo & Artsy plus-size shopping resources. while, Trendy Fashion can be found here.   The most recent Elegant Plus Style Editor's Picks are listed below.

Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size BoHo Summer Festival Fashion, Size 12 +

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All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.   All styles are available at time of posting.  Trendy, fast fashion retailers especially tend to sell out quickly.


Let's Shop! Macy's

Mixed Print Fringed Top

Get your fringe on with the latest look to hit BoHo fashion for 2015. A folkloric floral print in a swingy trapeze silhouette works perfectly over your favorite pair of faded, deconstructed jeans.  An easy fit in woven rayon, the bracelet sleeves are perfect for stacking bangles.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $49.50

Available from: MACY'S

$99 +

Mixed Print Fringed Floral Print Top, Plus-Size XL - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! eShakti

White Cotton Trapeze Dress

A deep ruffled hem and tone-on-tone embroidery embellishing the pintuck bibbed front add just the right amount of style to an easy swing trapeze tunic dress.  Solid white cotton makes this one of the hottest trends for 2015.  Customize the hem length for the perfect fit for a small fee.

Size: 0 - 36W

Retail: $59.95

Available from: eShakti

White Cotton Trapeze Dress, Size 0 - 36W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Forever 21

Crochet Hem Shorts

Crochet lace edges these versatile, soft black shorts.  Layer them with a BoHo print duster and tank top for the ultimate in summer festival style.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $14.90

Available from: FOREVER 21

$50 +

Black Crochet Hem Shorts, Size XL - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Torrid

Long Black Lace Duster

It's all about layering with this peek-a-boo sheer lace, long duster.  You'll soon discover this is your favorite piece for mixing and matching.  Toss over tees, peasant tops, and tanks.  Add an unexpected twist by adding it over short shorts, or keep it simple over leggings or skinny jeans.

Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $54.50

Available from: TORRID


Long Black Lace Duster, Plus-Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! North Style

Damask Print Crop Pants

Easy wide leg styling in a 26" cropped pant is on trend in a black and white print.  Light, breathable woven rayon with an elasticized drawstring waist makes them as comfy as they are festival stylish. 

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $49.95

Available from:  NORTHSTYLE

Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Georgette Mixed Texture Tunic

BoHo designer style at its best, this mixed texture lace georgette top is both special and versatile.  Mix it with everything from a silk maxi skirt, wide leg gauchos and palazzo pants, to denim looks. 

Designer: Johnny Was

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $275.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS


Johnny Was, Mixed Lace Georgette Tunic, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Midnight Velvet

Floral Appliqué Cropped Jeans

Add a little patchwork bling to your summer jeans this year. Cropped, 25 inch inseam works with sandals and flip flops, or go barefoot and wiggle your toes in the grass.  Straight leg styling with a hint of stretch for comfort and fit, add your favorite tank top and go.

Size: 6 - 24W

Retail: $89.95

Available from: MIDNIGHT VELVET

Floral Applique Cropped Jeans, Size 6 - 24W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Cropped Denim Jacket

Even on the hottest festival days temperatures can get a little cool after sundown.  Faded, lived in denim is the go-to layering piece for casual chic.  This classic, cropped style jacket sports an ombre fade for a soft finish.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $89.00

Available from: NORDSTROM


Cropped Faded Denim Jacket, Plus-Size 14 -24W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Avenue

Crochet Maxi Dress

The quintessential BoHo summer look is the crochet maxi dress. Bra friendly cap sleeves, and removable self-belt makes this one particularly full-figured friendly.  Wear alone or layer with long flowing topper, a jean jacket, or a bolero.  Layer on the beads and a sun hat for a vintage festival look.

Size: 14 - 28W

Colors: White, Black, Coral

Retail: $60.00

Available from: AVENUE

$150 +

Crochet Maxi Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 28W | Editor's Pick

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Let's Shop! Bloomingdale's

Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit

The fashionable alternative to maxi dresses this year is the jumpsuit. This bold, black and white floral pattern in a free flowing rayon dresses down with flip flops and denim or crochet topper with ease.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $145.00

Available from: BLOOMINGDALE'S

$150 +

Floral, Wide Leg Jumpsuit, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Asos

Border Print Off-the-Shoulder Top

A ruched, elastic neckline on a billowing peasant top allows off-the-shoulder styling, or wear it up for more coverage.  Full sleeves finish at the elbow, with a wide paisley border print for a classic BoHo style.

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $36.00

Available from: ASOS

$40 +

Border Print Off-the-Shoulder Peasant Top, Plus-Size 14 -22W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Soft Surroundings

Scallop Godet Maxi Skirt

Fully lined, this light skirt swirls and dances around your ankles as you sway to the music.  Add beaded sandals and layers of jewelry for a free spirited gypsy look.

Size: S - 3X, Petite to XL (18)

Colors: Coral, Persian Blue, White

Retail: $79.95

Available from:  SOFT SURROUNDINGS

More Colors Available

Let's Shop! Catherine's

Floral Print Maxi Dress

A gathered, high neck eases into a gently tiered A-line silhouette that keeps you cool and comfortable in hot, outdoor venues.  Layer on a crochet duster and a broad brim hat to minimize sun burn.

Size: XL - 5X

Colors: Blue, Black, Red

Retail: $98.00

Available from: CATHERINE'S

Floral Print Maxi Dress, Plus-Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Pyramid Collection

Cropped Gypsy Peasant Top

This romantic bohemian style cropped top is perfect for layering.  Add your favorite pair of hip huggers or sweeping maxi skirt, and a long maxi duster vest for a peek-a-boo look that charms.

Size: 2 - 28W

Retail: $29.95


Cropped Gypsy Peasant Top, Size 2 -28W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Rue 21

Smocked Print Shorts

The soft pant trend goes short for a darling look that mixes with tees, crochet, and sandals for sunny days of kicking back.  The most on-trend prints are globally inspired bohemian enthic patterns in earthy tones and watery blues.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $16.99

Available from: RUE 21

Smocked Print Short, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Fringed White Lace Kimono Topper


Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $25.99

Available from: CHARLOTTE RUSSE


Let's Shop! Alight

Denim Shortall

Super cute denim short overalls are one of the trendiest casual looks for summer 2015.   Pair with a tank top and oversized sheer chiffon print kimono for the most fashion forward style.

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $45.00

Available from: ALIGHT

$100 +

Denim Shortall, Plus-Size 14 -22W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Serengeti

Folkloric Mixed Floral Print Swing Dress

Loose, easy swing silhouette finishes past the knee in this mixed floral print folkloric dress.  Crisp, cool cotton is perfect for hot days.  Wear alone, or add a crochet duster and sun hat.

Size: 6 - 26W

Retail: $44.00

Available from: SERENGETI

Mixed Floral Print Folkloric Swing Dress, Size 6 - 26W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! QVC

Ombre Chiffon Hem Tank Top

A deep ombre chiffon hem adds feminine detail to a long, lean tank top that works well over leggings and skinny jeans.

Designer: LOGO by Lori Goldstein

Size: 0 - 28W

Color:  Maple Sugar, Blue Spruce, Plum

Retail: $49.50

Available from: QVC

Chiffon Hem Tank Top, Size 0 - 28W | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Let's Shop! Fashion to Figure

Striped Maxi Top

One of the newest trends, long lean maxi tops with high side slits are the perfect complement to leggings. This one is done in a crisp, fashion forward stripe in black and white that looks great paired with white for summer.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $26.50

Available from:  FASHION TO FIGURE

$75 +

Striped Maxi Top, Plus-Size XL - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Maurice's

Lace Trim Denim Vest

Faded, deconstructed finish with lace shoulder patches characterize this summer vest.  Princess seaming hugs curves.  Wear alone, buttoned as a top in hotter weather, or layer over your favorite graphic tee unbuttoned.

Size: XL - 4X

Retail: $44.00

Available from: MAURICE'S

$50 +

Lace Shoulder, Deconstructed Denim Vest, Plus-Size XL - 4X | Editor's Pick

Sporty Chiffon Swing Dress

Light, airy chiffon goes casual with sports inspired color blocking at the bodice in this swingy little dress.  Simply add sneakers and go.

Size: 12 - 28W

Retail: $99.00

Available from: LANE BRYANT


Wide Leg Cobalt Blue Pants, Plus-Size 12 - 28W | Editor's Pick

Wide Leg Pants

Flowing, wide leg trouser mix with sporty crop tops and floaty summer dusters for a look that is casual, yet chic.   Bright cobalt blue is an eye catching departure from classic black.

Size: 12 - 28W

Retail: $85.00

Available from: EVANS

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