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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Plus-Size Clothes: Size 12 +

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Classic Plus-size Clothes

 For those who like modern classics that are more trend conscious, you may prefer the
Plus Size Contemporary Clothing Shopping Directory.

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Classic Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Listings:


Modern Classics
Classic Tops
Designer Tops
Evening Tops
Sweater & Cardigans
Jackets & Blazers
Seasonal Outerwear

Classic Jeans

Career Trousers
Evening Pants
Palazzo Pants
Shorts & Crops
Classic Skirts
Career Skirts
Casual Skirts
Evening Skirts
Classic Dresses
Casual Dresses
Designer Dresses
Career Dresses
Jacket Dresses
Skirt Suits
Desk-to-Dinner Dresses

Special Occasion Dresses

Occasion & Evening Suits
Black Cocktail Dresses
Evening Gowns
Formalwear with Sleeves
One Piece Swimsuits
Swim Dresses
Swim Separates
Sports & Work Out Wear
Socks & Hosiery
Flats & Skimmers
Boots & Booties
Leather, Suede, Fur
Designer Clothes
Eileen Fisher Eco-Fashion
Lafayette 148
Marina Rinaldi
Karen Kane
Ralph Lauren
Alex Evenings
St. John
Tadashi Shoji
Kay Unger
Ming Wang
Nic + Zoe

Appleseed's carries good quality, classic clothes that will last many seasons. Lots of cotton and linen, with wool options in the winter.  Casual and work appropriate styles. Easy to use size sorter available within each clothing category.  Moderate prices. Size 4 to 24W.

Back in the Saddle offers classic, casual style clothing with a western flavor.  Denim, plaid, gingham,  twill and horse-loving novelty tees. Prices are low to moderate. Size S to 3X/ 28W. 

Bedford Fair carries a wide selection of value to moderate priced classic to contemporary style clothing. Choices are available for casual, work, and some occasion wear. Petite and a few Tall sizes also available up to size 20. Size 6 to 28W.

Blair has a nice selection of well-made classic clothing with feminine appeal. Styles are mainly casual. Prices value to moderate.  Most styles available in size XS to 3XL, with petite styles available to 2XL.  A small group of styles are extended to Petite 3XL, and Women's 5XL.

Bloomingdale's offers moderately to upscale priced designers and labels, many of which have a modern classic sensibility.  Look especially for brands such as Marina Rinaldi, Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren.  Size 0 to 24W.

Bon Ton offers moderate to better department store labels in classic styles for casual, career and occasions.  Labels frequently found here include Calvin Klein, Notations, Jessica Howard, Jones New York, Alfred Dunner, Laura Ashley and Gloria Vanderbilt.  Size 0 up to 24W.

Catherine's carries classic to contemporary styles exclusively for plus women.  Full range of offerings include casual, career and occasion wear.  Good resource for jacket and career dresses, and basic black career trousers.  Classic suiting can also sometimes be found here. Prices are moderate with frequent sales and coupon offers available directly from the website.  Select styles available in plus Petite size XL to 5X.  Size 16 to 34W.

Christopher Banks is a favorite retailer with excellent quality for a moderate price point and lots of natural fibers. On trend colors and patterns combined with classic silhouettes and fits keep the inventory fresh.  Dominated by casual styles, there are additional options available for more casual contemporary office environments with separates making up a bulk of the inventory. Size 4 to 26W

Coldwater Creek carries quality, modern classics including tailored and casual pants and jeans, no iron cotton shirts and easy tunics, contemporary sweaters and cardigans, travel knits, and classic dresses.  Good selection of natural fibers.  Moderate prices. Petite to 16P.  Size 4 to 24W.

Country Store carries casual classics with a folk and novelty flavor.  Good quality cotton shirts and tops in knits and wovens, some with novelty prints and embroidery, denim, twill, and knit pull on bottoms, and great collection of classic sleepwear round out their country style offerings.  Prices are moderate.  Size 6 to 26W/3X.

Dillard's offers an excellent selection of contemporary classic plus-size clothing from casual separates to tailored career options.  Dress options for older women who like more coverage, including jacket styles for career and occasions are especially good here. They carry a range of well-known labels that range from moderate to more upscale in price, and include Calvin Klein, Tahari, Eileen Fisher, Jones New York, S.L. Fashions, Westbound, and R & M Richards to name a few.  Some formalwear is available in size 14 to 28W, but most clothes are available in size 0 to 24W.

Draper's & Damon's has classic clothing for casual, work and special occasions appealing more mature women.  Options include novelty tees and tops, classic solid tees, shirts and blouses, jackets and cardigans suitable for layering, career trousers, casual pants, shorts, capris and skirts. They have dresses and some suit options for both work and occasions. Popular labels include Foxcroft, Alfred Dunner, and Brownstone Studio.  Prices are moderate. Good selection in size 4 to 24W.

Dress Barn carries an extensive collection of clothing appealing to working women in classic to contemporary styles.  Good resource for moderately priced suiting, dresses, career separates, and casual separates. Size S to 3X.

Haband is a well known catalog with an extensive collection of value driven classic style clothing for women.  Styles are mainly casual, although some dresses and separates are appropriate for less formal contemporary offices and social gatherings. Most of their collection is available in extended sizes, including some petites. 
Size S to 4X.

Her Room specializes in practical, everyday intimates and underwear for the whole family. Exceptionally deep and good selection of plus-size bras, including cotton, sports bras, and seamless t-shirt bras.  Classic sleepwear selections also in size S to 3X.

J.D. Williams carries a deep and diverse inventory appealing to women who like classic to contemporary style.  Offerings include options for casual, work, and occasions including seasonal options for sleepwear, swim, and outerwear.  Pricepoints are moderate for size 4 to 28W.


Just My Size has a growing collection of classic clothing for the plus and super size figure, in addition to their extensive selections of plus-size bras, hosiery, work out gear, and swimwear. Bras up to 50J. Hosiery up to size 7X.  Low to moderate prices. Plus-size clothing size 14 to 40W.

Kiyonna offers classic modern takes on knit wrap and faux wrap dresses that are a dream to wear, pack and accessorize for a variety of occasions and looks.  Whether it's a desk-to-dinner dress or a dress to wear to a wedding, the selection here is consistently good and deep.  Prices are moderate to better.  Size 10 to 32W.

Kohl's carries a wide selection of classic style clothing from well-known labels like Ralph Lauren's Chaps, Ellen Tracy, and in-house brands. More is generally available on-line than in most stores with options available for casual, work and occasions.  Choose from everything from separates to outerwear, swimwear, and sleepwear. Value to moderate pricing, with frequent weekend sales for additional savings.
Size 6 to 26W

Lands' End is a very popular classic clothing destination with an excellent selection of casual wear including polo shirts, khaki pants, and simple dresses and skirts. There are also classically tailored options available for the working woman, including hemmed to specification career pants. Bathing suits and cashmere sweaters in plus-sizes are especially popular here. Prices are moderate with frequent sales and discount codes available directly from the website.  Free shipping on $50+. Misses size 0 to 18. Most Petite and Tall size 0 to 18, with selected styles available to 26W.  Women's size 14 to 26W.

Lane Bryant  has an ever changing selection of full-figured fashion ranging from classic to contemporary in style. Good selection of core basics for both casual and career also regularly available. Frequent sales and discount codes, including free shipping offers available directly from the website make this a moderately priced shopping destination. Women's size 12 to 28W.

Lord & Taylor is one of the best major department stores for classic, tailored styles from better to more upscale labels. Expect to find high quality brands such a Tahari, Ralph Lauren, Nipon Boutique, and Foxcroft. This is a particularly good spot for working women looking for suiting, blouses, and separates in addition to more mature occasion wear including dresses, evening separates, and gowns.  Size 0 to 24W.

Macy's  has a trendier edge on-line than in most of its stores, but classic style clothing is still available, particularly in the special occasion and career suiting sections. Look for better label designers with a modern classic edge, such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Jones New York and Tahari. Prices run from value to moderate. Frequent sales and markdowns, particularly on weekends, and free shipping on $99+.  Size 0 to 24W.

Neiman Marcus carries upscale and luxury designer labels in casual, contemporary, resort, work, and occasion styles.  Classic labels regularly stocked in the women's department include Eileen Fisher, Kay Unger, Misook, and Caroline Rose.  Free shipping, Free returns. An exceptionally deep selection in the misses 12 to 18 size range on the main racks. Women's size 14 to 24W.

Nordstrom has upscale, and occasionally high-end, designer brands and labels that often have a contemporary to modern classic feeling. Casual designers such as Eileen Fisher are available alongside more tailored and work-appropriate labels like Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Exclusively Misook, Louben, and Tahari Woman.  Special occasion dresses and eveningwear is especially good here with labels such as Tadashi Shoji and David Meister often turning up among other classic brands like Adrianna Papell, Alex Evenings, and Jessica Howard.  Fast, free shipping and free returns on all orders. Free shipping and free returns.  Misses size 0 to 18, Women's size 14 to 26W.

Norm Thompson carries an excellent selection of well made, classic pieces from both their own label in addition to brands such as Foxcraft.   Natural fibers including linen, cotton, and silk are regularly available in both separates, dresses, and jackets.  Choose from weekend and resort casuals, contemporary relaxed office wear, and daytime occasion pieces.  Prices are moderate to moderately upscale. Size 6 to 24W.

North Style offers classics, some with a modern and contemporary edge, in some beautiful, hard-to-find styles in plus-sizes. Natural fibers are plentiful here with cotton predominating, but some wool items are available in the winter months. Styles are casual with some options available for less formal work environments or desk-to-dinner occasions. Prices are moderate.  Sizes available S to 3X.

Old Pueblo Traders has a large selection of classic, value to moderate-priced clothing from labels such as Gloria Vanderbilt, Alfred Dunner, and Vicki Wayne.  A good resource for conservative jacket dresses in addition to dresses for casual to special occasions.  Lots of casual basics in an assortment of colors, pants in easy-care fabrics in belted and pull-on styles. Classic outerwear is a find here, including London Fog trench coats, wool pea coats and long coats, faux-fur styles and fleece. A few plus-size petite sizes are also available. Size 6 to 30W.

Serengeti carries natural fiber and comfortable casual clothes in classic styles, sometimes with novelty detailing. Broomstick skirts in a variety of colors and patterns and hard-to-find classic sleepwear are especially good here. Prices are moderate. Size S to 3X.

Sierra Trading Post  offers both outdoor and activewear for a variety of sports from hiking to biking, in addition to deeply discounted classic casual and career clothing.  Unusual finds will often include items like Louben career trousers, Pendleton suiting, and other upscale classic work clothing, in addition to the Patagonia jackets and Columbia sports outerwear. Size 4 to 24W.

Target carries casual, classic core basics such as yoga pants, layering tees, jeans, shirts, and pants.  Seasonal items such as shorts, capris and outerwear also available. Prices are low to moderate with Free Shipping on orders of $50+.  Misses Extended Size XS to XXL (18/20), with an exclusively on-line Women's Plus Collection size 1X to 4X (28/30W).

Tog Shop offers moderately priced, well made classic casual clothing popular with more mature women.  This a good spot for basics such as cotton tees, wrinkle resistant button down shirts, easy care pants, and classic cardigan sweaters.  Sizes 6 to 24W.

Ulla Popken has classic basics such as black career trousers and skirts, white button down shirts, casual twills, knit dresses, and basic tees mixed in with their artier collections. Fabrics are a combination of easy care and natural fibers, with knits and wovens both available. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale with bargains for value shoppers in their sale outlet. Some plus petite and plus tall pants.  Size 12 to 38W.

Zappos carries an excellent selection of classic to contemporary plus-size clothing from well known labels and brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Tahari, and Not Your Daughter's Jeans, in addition to their particularly good and deep shoe selection. Super fast free shipping and free returns on all orders.  Size 0 to 28W.




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Classic clothes are meant to last in both style and wear.  For the natural fiber appreciators these shops also often carry cotton, wool, linen, and other natural fabrics.  Even for those with a trendier style, classic clothing is a great wardrobe staple builder - for example those crisp cotton shirts  or classic cardigan sweaters that are our favorite old fashioned friends with jeans are usually plentiful in these stores.


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