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15 Classic Plus-Size Looks
February 2015

As we begin to move towards spring lighter weight jackets and cardigan sweaters are important style pieces for both career and casual wear

Shirts and tops in both knits and wovens are offered in three quarter length sleeves that work well in a variety of temperatures, either worn alone or layered together. 

Pant leg styles are easing with wider legs, palazzo styles, and trouser jeans especially popular in the classic  category. Jeans in classic washes have higher rises and fall closer to the natural waist in a variety of leg openings ranging from slim to boot cut.  A good quality black is always a favorite for career trousers.

Skirt hems continue to drop with both midi and maxi length styles in easy, classic a-line silhouettes a part of the mix. Jersey knit fabrics pack easily for travel, and are available in both versatile dress and skirt styles that often can be dressed up or down for a variety of occasions.

Classic core colors such as black, white, navy blue, khaki, and red are joined by soft pink and purple hues, along with dashes of brights such as sunny yellow and kelly green.  Texture, more than pattern, plays an important part of classic looks for spring. This is especially true of knits, but woven such as eyelet lace can also give a look subtle texture appeal.  Tipping and striping

Shop the Elegant Plus, plus-size classic clothes directory.   The most recent Elegant Plus Style Editor's Picks are listed below.


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Modern Classics, 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.  Modern classic clothing comes is available for a variety of occasions from kicked back, casual weekend style to work clothes perfect for the contemporary office.  Certain closet classics such as the "Little Black Dress", crisp white button down shirts, and your favorite pair of classic denim jeans create the core basics for women who appreciate timeless style.


Let's Shop! Foxcroft

Eyelet Blouse

Freshen up your wardrobe for spring with a classic cotton eyelet shirt.  Tuck it in with a wide belt coordinated with a stylish midi skirt for work, or wear over your favorite pair of jeans for a polished weekend look.  Turned back, bracelet cuffs are the perfect length for the transition season as temperatures shift.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $95.00

Colors: Black, White

Available from: FOXCROFT


Eyelet Blouse, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Chadwick's

Linen A-Line Skirt

Fully lined, this a-line skirt is the perfect midi length for spring.  Flattering silhouette works with all figure types. Mix with a blouse and cardigan for the office. Pair with a simple knit tee for more casual looks.

Size: 4 - 24W

Retail: $44.99

Colors: Sea Mist, Black, Khaki, Watermelon Floral  Print

Available from: CHADWICK'S

Linen A-Line Skirt, Midi Length, Size 4 - 24W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Bedford Fair

Cotton Cable Cardigan Sweater

A machine washable, pure cotton cable cardigan in a longer, hip length silhouette is a spring must have that layers well over work and casual styles, alike.  An updated color palette coordinates with classics in denim, black, and white with ease.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $56.99

Colors: White, Jade Green, Hyacinth Purple, Teaberry Pink

Available from: BEDFORD FAIR

Cotton Cable Cardigan Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Ulla Popken

Linen Blend Blazer

A natural fiber linen-cotton blend in an unstructured single button blazer makes this a versatile piece that works as well over jeans as a lightweight spring jacket, as over career trousers for the office.  Princess seams keep the look flattering with light shoulder pads to balance your figure.

Size: 12 - 38W

Retail:  $79.95

Colors: Black, Denim Blue, Mushroom, Flax

Available from: ULLA POPKEN

Linen Blend Blazer, Plus-Size 12 -38W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Appleseed's

Cotton Three Quarter Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee

Stock up on simple, quality scoop neck cotton tees that are good for layering under cardigans or wearing alone.  Three quarter sleeves are the perfect length for spring, resort vacations, and all year closet basics.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $28.95

Colors: Available in 24 Solid Colors

Available from: APPLESEED'S

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Classic Cotton Scoop Neck, Three Quarter Sleeve Tee, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Macy's

Hopsack Blazer

A gorgeous kelly green makes this collarless blazer pop for spring looks. Three quarter, roll tab sleeves and decorative clover shaped buttons compliment the subtle texture of the fabric. Mix with classic black for a polished office look, or wear over a tee and white denim jeans for sleek weekend style.

Designer: Tahari

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $139.00

Available from: MACY'S

$99 +

Designer: Tahari, Hopsack Blazer, Plus-Size 14 -22W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Karen Kane

Classic Black Career Trousers

High quality black jersey with exceptional drape make this pair of wide leg career trousers the core piece for working wardrobes.  Pairs equally well with an embellished blouse for evening looks, and a simple, close fitting tee for polished weekend chic.  Versatile and easy care, these pants are always a wise shopping investment.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $98.00

Available from: KAREN KANE

$100 +

Designer: Karen Kane, Classic Black Career Trousers, Plus-Size XL - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Lands' End

Cotton Tipped Cardigan

Classic, preppy style is a popular style for those who prefer clean, modern looks.  This cotton pointelle cardigan is perfectly tipped in two classic  colors for spring: Kelly green and navy blue in white, or red and white in navy blue.  Pair with colored twill trousers, rolled at the cuff and canvas Vans.

Size: XXS - 3X, Petite & Tall to XL

Retail: $69.00

Colors: White, Navy Blue

Available from: LANDS' END

$ 50 +

Tipped Cotton Cardigan Sweater, Size XXS - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Belted Double Breasted Trench Coat

Trench coats have long been a closet core basic for spring. This sleek, double breasted jacket is the perfect weight with a belt that cinches the look for the perfect hour glass silhouette.  Wear with crisp white jeans for a contemporary look, or over classic black career trousers for an office ready statement.

Designer: LAUREN Ralph Lauren

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $230.00

Colors: Black, Racing Khaki, Blue Oasis

Available from: NORDSTROM


Designer: Ralph Lauren, Belted Double Breasted Trench Coat, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Eddie Bauer

Denim Trousers

Classic styling with just the right amount of stretch for comfort, these denim trouser jeans have a comfortable mid-rise and waist that sits just below the natural waist.  Relaxed trouser leg makes this a polished look in either white or black.  Woven waist band in misses, peite and tall sizes up to 20, with an elastic waist for women's size 16 to 24W.

Size: 2 - 24W, Petite to 18P, Tall to 20T

Retail: $80.00

Colors: White, Black

Available from: EDDIE BAUER

$99 +

Classic Denim Trouser Jeans, Size 2 - 24W, Petite & Tall Available | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Kiyonna

Knit Wrap Dress

A classic knit wrap dress is the work horse of any style maven's closet.  The perfect desk to dinner option, this easy, wrinkle free look packs like a dream and dresses up and down with simple change of accessories.   You'll want one of these figure-flattering dresses in every color!

Size: 10 - 32W

Retail: $98.00

Colors: Red, Black, Chocolate Brown, Navy Blue

Available from: KIYONNA

$150 +

Classic Knit Wrap Dress, Plus-Size 10 - 32W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Dillard's

Striped Boat Neck Tee

Sporty multi-colored stripes make this boat neck knit top the perfect choice for kicked back weekend style. A great visual balancer for pear shaped figures, horizontal striping can work well layered under cardigans and blazers for other figure types.  Wear with dark wash jeans or white culottes for a modern classic look.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $28.00

Available from: DILLARD'S

Striped Boat Neck Tee, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Drawstring Anorak

Spring weather brings sunshine and showers.  This sporty yellow anorak is bright and cheerful, while keeping you dry as the seasons change.  Adjustable drawstring at the waist keeps the look sleek and trim, flattering every body type.  Patch pockets are both stylish and functional, and the perfect size for keys, cell phones, and walletts.

Size: 6 - 26W

Retail: $54.95

Available from: NORTH STYLE

Sporty Spring Anorak, Size 6 - 26W | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Lee Jeans

Straight Leg Jeans

With a tummy slimming panel, this pair of classic straight leg jeans sits just below the waist for a modern fit.  Available in both dark and light washes, in addition to black and white denim, these jeans work with a wide variety of looks.

Size: 4 - 28W; Petite & Tall to 18

Retail: $36.00

Available from: LEE JEANS

$75 +

Classic Wash Straight Leg Jeans, Size 4 - 28W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Avenue

Striped Maxi Skirt

Broad color blocks set at an angle make this jersey maxi skirt a smash hit for winter getaway vacations.   Pair with a simple white tee and sandals for a look that is both simple and stylish.

Size: 14 - 32W

Retail: $60.00

Available from: AVENUE

$75 +

Striped Jersey Maxi Skirt, Plus-Size 14 - 32W | Editor's Pick © 2002-2017


All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.



TAGS: # Plus-Size Dresses | # Special Occasion Wear | # Modern Classics | # Designer Clothing | # Natural Fibers | # Work Clothes



Classic women's plus-size clothes hand selected by the Elegant Plus Style Editor for size 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X