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Elegant Plus Shopping Mall: Artsy Plus-Size Clothing
If you dare to be a little different, the internet opens up a realm of possibilities full of gorgeous embellishments, beads, embroidery, pattern, and lace. Most of the listings cater to BoHo Fashion, but this shopping category includes a number of other creative looks for women prefer unique styles. Casual BoHo looks are especially popular for resort vacations and at summer music festivals.
Trendy stores can also carry these styles depending on
fashion trends of the moment.
alight is a young and trendy, plus-size shop carries a variety of labels attractive to the more artsy or bohemian fashionista. Look for designers like Blue Plate with wonderful all-cotton world prints and styles, but be careful since many labels (such as Blue Plate) are junior plus sizing and run smaller than women's plus sizes. Plus-sizes available up to 5X.
Amazon is a growing and ever-changing resource for a wide variety of plus-size clothing labels, including an increasing number of independent designers and boutiques with an alternative fashion, more artsy or BoHo aesthetic. Easy-to-use size finder up to 8X.
A'Muse Me Boutique is a small, indie boutique in Tennessee serving up vintage, romantic, and eclectic bohemian fashion at moderate prices. Mostly misses, but a few plus-size options available here and there to XXXL.
Ashley Stewart carries styles in bold patterns and colors, often with global inspiration. Resort wear and summer maxi dress styles, peasant tops, and flowing skirts are often here. Prices are moderate with frequent sales, coupons, and shipping offers available directly from the website. Sizes 12-26W.
Asos is a British
retailer that brings a different aesthetic to the American market.
Among their trend conscious offerings unique offering such as
art-to-wear type tights can be found. Sizes run a little large
here. Prices are moderate. Sizes to 24W.
Avenue is introducing more and more styles with an artsy or bohemian edge to them along with their contemporary to trendy styles. Prices are moderate with coupons usually available directly on the site. Particularly good peasant top and maxi dress selection in the resort season and warmer months. Sizes up to 32W.
Batik and Fans is an eBay shop selling hand crafted batik caftans, tops and palazzo pants directly from the artisans. Sizes to 6X.
Bedford Fair carries affordable clothes for the everyday woman. Often can find things like peasant skirts, embroidered tops and sweaters in this shop, in among the more classically inspired basics. Sizes available up to 3X.
Bloomingdale's frequently carries upscale designer labels with a bohemian flair in fine fabrics like cotton, linen and silk. Look for names like Johnny Was, Love Addy, Anna Scholz, T Bags, and Melissa Masse to name a few. Sizes up to 24W.
Blue Plate is a label that designs mainly in cotton with a BoHo aesthetic. Tie dyes and prints are abundant with options available in maxi skirts, dresses, and tops. Sizes 1X-4X.
Catherine's has long built their plus and super size specialty business on the tastes and styles of women who like bold prints and colors, artsy and whimsical details. Sizes from 16-34W. Plus petites available in select styles.
Deb Shops carries young, trendy fashion at affordable prices. Current trends include some peasant and BoHo styles appealing to artier style types. Sizes up 24W.
Dillard's carries upscale fashion with a trendy to bohemian flair in wonderful fabrics like cotton and silks from top labels and designers. Look for labels like Peter Nagard, Eileen Fisher, Eva Varro, and Karen Kane. Sizes up to 24W.
eBay is a treasure trove
for women who like unique finds, art-to-wear items, and vintage
clothing. Many sellers offer "But It Now" options for those that
dislike the bidding system. In addition to the Women's
Clothing section which can be refined to "Plus" only through the
search, the Home & Garden section has fantastic resources for
crafters including unique fabrics and beads, the Collectibles and
Arts section has offerings from working textile and jewelry
designers, and antique and global ethnic jewelry and textiles.
Vintage fashion and that for costumers and reenactment specialists
can be found in the larger Fashion directory. Search functions help
to find your size.
Pre-set Plus-Size eBay Searches: Victorian | BoHo | Art to Wear | Rockabilly | Lagenlook
Elegant Plus Designer Database iis a new and growing shopping resource of well known designer labels available from multiple retailers, indie and art-to-wear boutique labels, and diffusion collections available in plus-sizes.
eShakti is one of the most popular internet retailers for modern vintage style dresses. They also carry a smaller collection of tops and skirts. Most styles are customizable including hem lengths, neck lines and sleeves for a small fee. Prices are moderate. Sizes 0 - 36W.
Evans brings trendy, contemporary and BoHo English style to the American plus-size market with tribal prints, crochet, peasant tops, maxi dresses and more in sizes 10-28W.
Figuresque is a small, trendy independent plus-size boutique that often carries romantic and artsy styles. One of their best sellers is renaissance style corset top. Selections for sizes up to 6X.
Heidi Daus offers a gorgeous collection of upscale, designer costume jewelry with an art deco and vintage feel. Most necklaces are available with extenders, bracelets come in several sizes, and rings are available up to a size 12.
Hips and Curves is primarily a plus size lingerie merchant but they also carry goth and steampunk fashion and accessories, in addition to an excellent selection of corsets for period costuming, and hosiery like stockings, garters and fishnets. Faux-leather and leather with a sexy, goth edge is also stocked. Sizes up to 6X.
Hot Topic is the sister
store to Torrid. Darker,
gothier, and more alternative than Torrid, smaller plus-sizes can
find t-shirts and other items here or shop the men's section for
unisex styles in larger sizes.
Igigi is a plus-size specialty designer that frequently creates style with sophisticated vintage and bohemian flair for work and special occasions. The coordinating bold jewelry collection is a rare find for BoHo fashionista who enjoy genuine stones in global, ethnic styles. Sizes up to 32W.
Karen Kane is an upscale designer label with an artistic flare. Fine fabrics like silks and cottons use beautiful prints, embroidery and more. Also has a good selection of core basic black knits to mix and match with brighter and more patterned boutique styles. Sizes up to 24W.
Kiyonna designs styles especially suited to plus-size figure. Lace dresses with a vintage feel and jersey maxi dresses are a specialty. Sizes 10-32W.
Lane Bryant has upped its game in recent years with fashion forward options more readily available. Summer and resort seasons have more BoHo options such as maxi skirts and dresses, but it's worth a check at other times of year as well. Prices are moderate with frequent sales, coupons, and shipping offers available directly from the website. Sizes 14-28W.
Last Call Neiman Marcus offers steep discounts on many of the designer labels offered by the main story bringing them into the budget of more shoppers. Artsy and bohemian labels to look for include the BoHo silk and natural fiber tops and maxi dresses from Johnny Was, and separates from Berek and Caroline Rose. Sizes to 24W.
Lotus in the Moonlight is a long-time eBay seller specializing in hand batiked and langen look fashion. Gorgeous dusters, caftans, tops, and palazzo pants. Based in Bali, some items are ready to ship immediately while others can take up to 21 days to custom make, so make sure to read listings carefully. Sizes up to 5X.
Lucky Brand often has BoHo tops and occasionally dresses to go with their denim jeans offerings. Sizes to 24W.
Macy's has recently increased it's plus-size offerings to include young, fresh, contemporary and artsy styles with a BoHo flavor. Lots of tribal and world prints and a deep maxi dress selection. The top selection is particularly good here. Especially look for their in-house label INC for fun prints and styles. Sizes up to 3X.
Max Equations Wearable Art is chock full of natural fiber, hand painted wearable art pieces. You will find silk, linen and cotton options. An eBay exclusive boutique run by an ex-Blue Fish artisan new pieces are available ready-to-wear and special order both. Other new and gently worn art-to-wear labels such as Flax and Blue Fish are also regularly available. Moderate to upscale price points. Sizes to 3X.
Maya Boutique offers stunning hand-painted silks, embroidery, cashmere and burn-out velvets made up into shawls, opera coats, tops, and kimonos with vintage influences. A long time art-to-wear e-boutique available exclusively through eBay. Upscale price points and quality. Sizes to 5X.
Modcloth is a fabulous spot for vintage and retro style indie fashion. Small runs from a variety of designers in hard to find styles. New search function makes finding options available in your size a snap. Also be sure to check out their chic, retro inspired shoe and accessory collections for some unusual, yet affordable style finds. Sizing can run slightly small in fabrics with very little stretch, so check measurements. Sizes up to 5X.
Neiman Marcus regularly carries upscale labels and designers with a BoHo, resort, or artier design aesthetic. Look for Johnny Was, Berek, Caroline Rose, Tolani, Misook, and Michael Simon and Eileen Fisher. Lots of natural fibers including cotton, linen, silk, and cashmere. Sizes up to 24W.
Nordstrom is an upscale department store regularly offers more art-to-wear and BoHo styles from designers like Tolani, Nic & Zoe, Citron and Rachel Pally. Sizes up to 24W.
North Style carries a mixture of artsy, classic and natural fiber fashions. Great spot to find tiered broomstick skirts, embroidered tops, and peasant blouses. Prices are moderate with a good sale rack for the more budget conscious. Sizes up to 3X.
Novica is one of those amazing places where you can learn a little bit about the origin of beautiful ethnic crafts, meet the artisans, and get GREAT prices! Check out the beaded purses, jewelry, and wraps - the pashminas are an especially good bargain!
Only Golden Goddess boutique has been selling on eBay since 1998. Specializing in Moroccan, Indonesian, BoHo and gypsy style clothing they have an extensive inventory appealing for Ren Faires, lagenlook, and bohemian princesses. Lots of cottons and natural fibers including tunics, kimono and duster jackets, harem & palazzo pants and bloomers, dresses, and skirts. Quick same day shipping. Sizes to 5X.
Pyramid Collection is a New Age gift catalog that carries romantic, vintage, artsy, steampunk, and goth fashion and jewelry including tops, skirts and dresses. A consistently good spot for unusual finds in hard to find sizes. Sizes up to 3X.
QVC has the latest fashion trends in apparel, accessories, footwear & more. They are home to the wearable art created by Bob Mackie and Mad Men designer Janie Bryant. Look for BoHo, lagenlook, and resort labels such RP by Rachel Pally, Gypsy by Mara Hoffman, Logo by Lori Goldstein, Nicole Ritchie and more. They also have a particularly good jewelry, belt, and hand bag selection for women who appreciate vintage inspired, BoHo chic, and unusual art inspired design. Sizes up to 3X (26-28W) available.
Rachel Pally is an upscale resort and lifestyle designer worn by many West Coast celebrities with a bohemian flair. Especially good for jersey knit maxi skirts and maxi dresses, both of which can run very long so plan to hem. A lesser priced Rachel Pally collection is also available at QVC. Sizes up to 3X.
Royal Coffers has been on eBay since 2000 with a stellar service rating. Specializes in high quality Renaissance dresses, jackets, and separates. Costume accuracy that can be adapted to your own every day needs, as desired. Sizes up to 5X.
Saks Fifth Avenue offers very high end bohemian style options with designer detailing. Look for labels such as Johnny Was, Fuzzi, Beyond Vintage, and Eileen Fisher. Luxury and natural fibers such as cashmere, silk, and leather mix with high quality synthetics. Upscale prices with sales bring style options into more budgets. Free shipping offers are also often available from the website. Sizes 14-24W.
Serengeti often carries an extensive collection of border print broomstick skirts, in addition to tops with embroidery and a bohemian flair. Good spot for some unusual accessories, also. Sizes up to 3X.
Smithsonian Museum Store is a treasure trove of high quality art inspired jewelry and accessories that can help make a look your very own. Plus every purchase goes to supporting one the greatest museums in the world.
Soft Surroundings has a selection upscale casual clothing made of the softest fabrics. Excellent selection of natural fiber tunics, tops, and sweaters with unusual detailing. Fantastic resort and cruise fashion resource. Both pattern and embellishment play a role in many of their designs. Particularly good selection of long, sweeping bohemian skirts. Plus-sizes available up to 3X, petites and tall sizes up to 18.
SWAK - is an independent plus and super size clothing boutique that frequently has affordable bohemian style fashion including maxi skirts and maxi dresses, flowing peasant style tops, and tie dye patterns. Sizes up to 6X.
Torrid is a youthful retailer that specializes in trendier looks with an edge. Good source for both BoHo inspired peasant tops in romantic fabrics and patterns, long sweeping maxi dresses, and more Goth and Punk inspired stripes, corsets, plaids and skulls. Prices are moderate. Sizes up to 5X.
Ulla Popken offers some artsy, flowing kimonos and scarves in its special occasion collections especially around the holidays that have an art deco and vintage feel. Casual wear is often embellished with embroidery, beading, mixed prints in tunics and dresses. Everything is available in sizes 12 to 34W.
Unique Vintage carries new pin-up, Rockabilly, flapper, and retro style dresses and swimwear in hot styles from brands like Stop Staring, Queen of Heartz, and their in house label. Sizes up to 4X.
Wear Dreams Are Made is a well established, upscale eBay boutique retailer specializing in new, vintage style dresses. The Nataya label is a specialty with many romantic, Downton Abby styles available. Also often has a deep selection of art deco and beaded flapper dresses. Sizes to 3X.
We Love Colors Inc. this fabulous tights spot has an amazing collection of tie dye, striped, fishnet and rainbow hued tights in 45 colors that are perfect for completing the ultimate artsy outfit. Sizes available up to 4X.
Willow Ridge is a moderately priced classic women's apparel catalog that has some hidden gems appealing to women with an artier style. Often carries border print and tiered crinkle skirts, crochet and embellished tops. Plus-sizes up to 3X.
Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.