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
sizes up 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. Casual and work appropriate styles. Easy to use size
sorter available within each clothing category. Moderate
prices. Sizes up to 24W.
Aramark - classic, quality women's work
and uniform wear is available here from one of the nation's leading
service industry uniform providers. Add a logo, or buy for your own
classic wardrobe with sizes up to 5X.
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. Sizes 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/
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,
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.
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. Sizes up 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. Sizes up to 24W.
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. Sizes to 34W.
Chadwick's carries classic to contemporary style for
casual, work and occasions. Good resource for working
professionals who need to look put together without busting their
budget. Prices are moderate and quality
good. Misses sizes up to 18. Plus sizes up to 24W.
CJ Banks offers classic clothing for
casual occasions and work including tops, bottoms, jackets and
dresses. Natural fibers can frequently be found here including linen
and cotton. Cuts tend to
be loose and boxy to accommodate curves. Excellent resource for
twill pants in a variety of inseam lengths and casual tops in
classic styles. Appeals to women who appreciate quality and
practicality in their wardrobe. Prices are
moderate. Sizes 14-26W.
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.
Danskin is a wonderful resource for
both classic layering pieces and clothing for working out, walking,
or dancing. Yoga pants and tights are especially good finds here. Sizes up to 4X.
Dillard's offers an excellent selection of
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.
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.
Elegant Plus Designer Database
is a new and growing shopping resource for both well known design
labels available from multiple retailers and indie designers.
Modern classic designers were some of the first into the plus-size
women's clothing market, so expect to see many listings as time
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
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.
Her Room - 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.
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. Sizes to 5X.
Jones New York
modern classic to contemporary sportswear and tailored
career suits, jackets, and separates. Deep discounts are
frequently available directly from the website of this upscale
department store brand, bringing this better quality label into
reach of more moderate budgets.
Sizes to 24W.
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.
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
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.
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
Make Your Own Jeans is especially good
for those women with hard-to-fit curves and problems like gapping
waist bands, extra round tummies, or generous hips and booties.
Simply take your measurements, including custom inseam length,
choose your style and fabric and presto - you've made your own
custom, classic jeans!
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.
Sizes 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.
in classic woolen styles ranging from fair isle and nordic style
sweaters and cardigans to tweed suits and plaid blazers.
Tailored work apparel including career trousers, shirts, suiting
separates, pencil skirts, and sheath dresses. Wools in a
variety of weights and weaves for summer and winter wear. Excellent
quality and moderate to moderately upscale prices. Petite to 18P.
Misses to 18. Women's sizes to 24W.
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
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.
specializes in quality clothing made from ultra soft fibers, so expect to
find modal, cashmere, silk and cottons all in their collections.
Styles tend to be loose and free flowing with a more casual or
resort feel. Wide leg trousers are more a norm, as are long skirts,
and tunic style tops. Jackets are more fitted and tailored,
but often with more artistic detailing than classic. Prices
are moderately upscale. Petites and talls to 18. Women's sizes to
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 to 4X
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.
Wilson Leather is the
best spot for classic, black leather jackets in a variety of cuts
and styles. Prices are in keeping with high quality leather.
Women's sizes up to 3X.
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.
is a must stop
for high quality sweaters in British wool, cashmere blend, and
cotton at direct-from-mill prices. Excellent resource for
those who appreciate classic, well made natural fiber clothing.
Choose from a wide selection knit tops, sweaters, and cardigans in
styles suitable for casual and work wear. Prices are moderate.
Sizes to XXL (22/24).
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.