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Classic Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Listings:

Amazon has a growing collection of plus-size women's clothing in a wide variety of styles from both well known brands and indie boutiques.  Can be a particularly good resource for women larger than size 24W with extensive options up to 34W and and easy-to-use size finder.

AmeriMark - this website serves as a consolidated e-commerce platform for several catalogs including Anthony Richards, Beauty Boutique and Essentials. Value priced classic clothing in size S to 3X. Petite sizes available up to 18.

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.

Avenue carries a collection of trendy, contemporary and classic  clothing in casual to career styles.  Particularly good resource for dresses and pants with varying inseam lengths. Prices are low to moderate with frequent sales and offers available directly from the website.  Size 14 to 32W.

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. Sizes up to 3X/ 28W. 

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

Big Dog Sportswear offers a good selection of casual sportswear including novelty tees, shorts, and other classics for both men and women. Value priced. Sizes to 5X.

Blair has a nice selection of well-made classic clothing with feminine appeal. Styles are mainly casual. Prices value to moderate. Available in plus-sizes up to 3X, and some plus petites.

Bloomingdale's carries upscale to high-end designer classic clothing including sportswear, career wear, and occasion wear. Look for labels like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tahari Woman, Michael Kors, Eileen Fisher, Marina Rinaldi, and Lafayette 148. 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 petites.  Size 16 to 34W.

Christopher & Banks offers well made casual styles, many in natural fibers such as cotton and linen.  This is an especially good spot for sweaters and tops, in addition to items such quality twill pants. Size 4 to 24W, with a few extended sizes to 5X. Prices are moderate.  Free shipping with code 1515FS.

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. Size 4 to 24W, Petite to 16P.


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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.  Sizes 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.  Sizes up 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 sizes up 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. Sizes to 3X.

Eddie Bauer  is well-known for their good quality, natural fiber casual basics including knit and woven shirts, sweaters, twill pants, jeans and outerwear. You'll find both cotton and wool here, in season.  Timeless, sporty styles at moderate to better prices in sizes up to 24W/3X.

Evans offers classic to contemporary plus-size clothing from the UK for the American market. Basics to work and special occasion wear is all available here in sizes 10-28W.

Footsmart carries high quality comfort and orthopedic footwear, in addition to classic footwear like pumps, loafers, boots and sandals. Choose from top name brands such as New Balance, Munro, Ecco, Saucony and more. Excellent source for high quality walking shoes. Also carries a wide range of specialty items for foot and leg health and is an outstanding resource for diabetics, office workers who sit for long periods of time, and others with circulation problems. Wide width shoes available.

Foxcroft is a classic no-iron shirt, blouse, sweater, and cardigan brand carried in many upscale department stores and boutiques. Popular with working women, many styles are suitable for more casual wear as well. Free shipping and free returns on all orders.  Misses size 4 - 18, Petite size 0 - 16P, Women's size 14 - 24W.

Her Room specializes in practical, everyday intimates and underwear for the whole family. Exceptionally deep and good selection of plus-size bras.  Classic sleepwear selections also in sizes to 3X.


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JC Penney has a diverse collection of classics good for wardrobe core basics.  Look for items such as cotton, plain tees, turtlenecks, and camis, basic cardigans, jeans, shorts, and more.  Their well-liked in house label St. John's Bay joins familiar brands such as Levis, Liz Claiborne, Lee, and Worthington. Value to moderate prices, with sales, coupons and free shipping offers frequently available directly from the website. Size S to 5X.

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 up to 40W.

Karen Kane is an upscale, classic modern to contemporary designer that uses exceptional fabrics and details.  Excellent resource for basic black pieces that are timeless and wear exceptionally well.  Shapes tend to be easy and flowing. Lots of quality, easy care knits in addition to natural fibers like silk.  Good resource for contemporary professional women with more casual office environments, in addition to weekend sportswear.  Sizes to 3X.

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.  Sizes 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. Sizes up to 24W

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+. Sizes up 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 sizes up to 28W.

Lee Jeans are classic, value priced jeans from a name-brand you trust. Hard to find sizes like plus tall, plus petite and extended super sizes are available on-line directly from the manufacturer, plus get great no middle man prices. All orders ship free. Sizes up to 30W.


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Lord and Taylor offers a particularly good selection of modern classic, upscale and designer clothing for casual occasions, work and special events.  Excellent resource for classic suiting, outerwear, occasion wear in addition to sportswear. Labels here often include names like Evan Picone, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Ellen Tracy.  Frequent sales and discounts make more upscale and better labels more accessible to moderate budgets. Sizes up 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+.  Sizes available up 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.  Sizes 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 up to 3X.

Not Your Daughter's Jeans are some of the most popular premium classic jeans.  Each pair is engineered with tummy tucking and rear lifting technologies.  The waist is higher than most younger styles in recent years.  Size 4 to 24W.

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. Sizes up to 30W. A few plus-size petite sizes are also available.

QVC  has an on-line counterpart to its TV Shopping channel where you'll find all the great clothes they feature on-air.  Loaded with designers, some of whom are well known celebrities, that you won't find anywhere else they have some unique classic clothing finds.  Natural fibers like cotton, linen and cashmere are regularly available.  Some classic designers to keep an eye out for include Liz Claiborne, George Simonton, Clinton Kelley, Marc Bouwer, Ellen Tracy and many more.  In addition to dresses and separates, this is also a good spot for swimwear and outerwear.  Prices are mostly moderate with some good bargains for the value shoppers in the clearance sections, and frequent Easy Payment installment plans for pricier items. Sizes to 28W.

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. Sizes 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. Sizes up to 24W.


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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 Sizes to XXL (18/20), with an exclusively on-line Women's Plus Collection size 1X to 4X (28/30W).

Tog Shop offers a mainly classic, casual collection of quality natural fiber clothing, but can also be a good resource for jacket dresses and tailored blazers.  Great spot for items like polo shirts, twills, and broadcloth shirts. Prices are moderately upscale, with Free Shipping on $50+.  Misses and petite sizes to 20. Women's sizes to 26W.

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 with bargains for value shoppers in their sale outlet. Some plus petite and plus tall pants.  Sizes to 38W.

Willow Ridge carries a collection of classic clothing for casual and career wear.  Suiting and jacket dresses tend to be easy care fabrics in modest lengths and styles.  More natural fibers are available in the casual wear collection. Denim pull on jeans and other pant styles are frequently available here.  The outerwear collection offers classics anoraks, rain jackets and pant coats.  Prices are value to moderate.  Misses and petite sizes to 20. Women's sizes to 28W.

Winter Silks offers natural fiber, classic clothing in silk, silk blends, cotton, linen, and wool.  Soft knits and tailored wovens in a variety of weights and fabric types. Styles range from casual weekend wear to chic, modern classic work appropriate attire. Choose from dresses, tees, shirts and blouses, long underwear, tailored jackets and suits, sleepwear and more. Prices are moderate and quite affordable for quality natural fiber apparel.  Petite to 18P. Extended Misses to 20.  Women's Plus to 26W.

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.  Plus-sizes up 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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