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Contemporary Style Plus-size Clothing

Misses extended sizes larger than 14 (up to 20) are increasingly available in this shopping category.  This cut  provides more options for pears and hour glass figures, while apple figure types will do best sticking with classic women's plus-sizes. 
See the Elegant Plus Sizing Report for the explanation of various cuts and sizing.

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Contemporary Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Listings:

Amazon has a growing, but ever changing, collection of plus size apparel.  Hard to find contemporary labels such as Anne Klein and Pendleton can be found in among more common brands such as Michael Kors and large chain retailers such as Ashley Stewart.  An increasing number of contemporary indie designers are becoming available through here, as well. Clothing purchases are eligible for size search available up to 36W.

Ashro carries a unique collection of fashion forward looks that are appropriate for occasions, church, and work.   Contemporary style with a dramatic edge, colors and patterns tend to be bold with tailored and free flowing options alike.  Prices are moderate. Size 6 to 26W.

Asos offers British High Street fashion to the American market with style options appealing to trend conscious contemporary woman. Choose from a particularly unique dress collection, sportswear and career separates, outerwear and swimwear. Prices are moderate with free shipping on all US orders. Sizes to 24W.

Avenue  offers a collection of trendy to contemporary fashion with options available for both casual and working wardrobes. Prices are low to moderate with frequent sales and coupons available directly from the website. Most styles available up to 32W.


Bon Ton department store carries an excellent selection of contemporary labels like Anne Klein, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Frequent sales and deep discounts can bring otherwise upscale labels into bargain price territory.  Sizes up to 24W.

Catherine's Good selection of career suits, dresses, separates and casual wear specifically designed for the plus-size body. Also carries petite sizes. Prices are moderate. Remember to check out their outlet for bargains. Petites to 5X. Women's sizes to 34W.

Chadwick's carries well made, contemporary style clothing at moderate prices. Options include career suits, separates, and dresses, special occasion wear, and casual sportswear. Affordable seasonal outerwear is also very good here. Petites to 18P, Talls to 20T, Misses Extended Sizes to 20.  Women's sizes to 26W.

Chic Nova is a Hong Kong based retailer that ships quickly world-wide.  Hundreds of style options are added daily with fashion forward, on trend runway inspired looks the norm. An easy size finder in the side navigation makes it possible to sort through to find the plus size styles.  Prices are moderate with free shipping. Sizes up to XXXL.




Let's Shop! Kiyonna

Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Dillard's offers some unusual and hard-to-find contemporary designers and labels with styles generally appealing to working, professional women whether for the office, more casual weekend time, and special events. Especially well known for their sophisticated jacket dress collection, they also have a deep inventory in most other categories, including swim and outerwear in season. Prices run the gamut from moderate to upscale with sales and mark downs bringing quality, department store offerings into more limited budgets. Sizes to 24W.

Draper's & Damon's has a variety of classic to contemporary styles from labels such as Foxcroft and Brownstone Studio. A spot more appealing to more mature shoppers options include casual, career and occasion wear. Especially good collection of jacket dresses and special occasion separates.  Prices are moderate. Sizes to 26/28W.

Dress Barn carries an extensive collection of contemporary clothing with fashion forward, modern classic lines.  Choose from work, weekend and occasion apparel. Dresses, as the name implies, are a specialty but this is also a good spot for tops, suiting separates, and bottoms.Prices are moderate with sales & offers available directly from the website. Flat rate shipping. Sizes to 24W.

Eddie Bauer Woman carries casual and work casual clothing, perfect for the stylish, contemporary woman. Options frequently included tailored career trousers and blazers, in addition to more casual sportswear. Natural fibers are a specialty. Prices are moderate. Sizes up to 3X.

Eloquii is a stylish, new contemporary label designed exclusively for fuller figures. Many youthful and fashion forward looks appropriate for work and weekend casual wear.   Choose from tops, bottoms, dresses, and blazers. Prices are moderate with coupons and free shipping offers available directly from the website.  Sizes 14 to 24W.

eShakti has a growing collection of chic, affordable dresses, tops and skirts customizable to your measurements in vintage, retro and contemporary styles. Many natural fibers such as cotton and silk, in both knits and wovens.  Inventory changes quickly here, with most styles customizable by length, arm, and neck line for a nominal fee to suit individual tastes and body types. Prices are moderate. Sizes up to 36W.

Evans is the largest retailer of plus clothing in the UK is now available in USA, and offers trendy to contemporary styles.  Casual, work appropriate, club, and special occasion options are regularly available, with resort, swim, and outerwear collections available seasonally. Feminine bras, panties, shapewear and sleepwear are also regularly stocked. Special capsule collections from top name runway designers such as Clements Ribeiro are also sometimes available. Prices are moderate with free shipping on U.S. orders. Sizes 10-28W.

House of Fraser is one of the leading U.K. department stores with an extensive inventory of excellent quality women's plus-size apparel.  Styles are contemporary European chic with a beautiful and unusual selection available in casual, work appropriate, and special occasion wear. This is an exceptionally good spot for those looking for dresses, but they also carry a full range of tailored suiting, separates, swimwear, sleepwear, outerwear, and intimates.  Prices are reported in British pounds.  Be sure to check the size guides which are adjusted by brand and most include charts for UK - European - USA conversions.  Prices are moderate to moderately upscale with modest fixed rate shipping to the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Europe, and Australia. Sizes to U.K. 28W.

Igigi carries a mixture of contemporary style clothing for work and occasions.  Especially good selection of dresses for day, cocktails and evening. Appealing to young to more sophisticated women with new styles added regularly. Most styles are available in knits that skim curves, rather than cling, with a shape guide for each garment helping to select styles designed specifically for your type of curves. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale, with a sale and bargain rack providing options for the more budget minded.  Sizes up to 32W.

JC Penney offers moderately priced and budget friendly options for women who like classic to contemporary style clothing.  Like many department stores, more options are available on-line than in most stores.  Look for labels such as Liz Claiborne, St. John's Bay, and a.n.a. for styles with an updated, fashion forward feel.  Choose from dresses, career separates, and casual options including a good collection of core basics.  Sizes to 5X.

Jones New York carries well made contemporary designer style for the working full-figured woman.  Options include contemporary suiting separates, dresses, and tops, in addition to more casual contemporary weekend wear including fashion forward jeans and pants, BoHo style blouses, cruise and vacation wear. Frequent sales and mark downs, available on-line only, make this moderately to moderately upscale priced shopping site very budget friendly for excellent quality.  Women's sizes to 24W.


Let's Shop! Eloquii

Let's Shop! Dillard's

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Karen Kane is an upscale designer with styles available for casual, work and less formal occasions. Carried by upscale department stores, their full plus-size line can be found directly from their brand website. Sizes to 24W.

Kiyonna  has become one of the most successful of the indie, mid level plus designer labels and is now more widely available at a number of well known shopping retailers.  Particularly well known for their stylish dresses appropriate for work and occasions, the casual tops are also chic style options with jeans.  Shop directly from their website for their full line with free shipping offers frequently available directly from the website. Prices are moderate. Sizes 10-32W.

Kohls carries an excellent selection of contemporary fashions for work, casual and occasions. Look for labels like CHAPS by Ralph Lauren, Elle, and Ellen Tracy for fashion forward contemporary styles. Prices are value to moderate. Sizes up to 24W.

Lands' End known for classic basics like khakis, this shopping spot has taken on a more trend conscious edge in recent years.  Particularly good for hard to find items like plus-size cashmere sweaters and swimwear.  Selection of casual and work appropriate separates, dresses, outerwear and suiting. Many pants styles can be custom ordered to inseam length. Petite & Tall Sizes to 26W. Misses Extended Sizes to XL (18).  Women's plus-size to 26W.

Lane Bryant  upping its style game in recent hears, look for the new Lane Collection that is being designed with a more upscale, fashion forward contemporary edge.  More is usually available on-line than in many mall locations. Sometimes carries select contemporary designer labels in addition to their own brands. Frequent offers and coupons available directly from the website brings offerings into the affordable, moderate price range.  Sizes up to 28W.

Lord & Taylor carries upscale designer and better label contemporary fashion for all occasions from casual to work to special occasions. Labels frequently include designers such as Michael Kors, Nippon, Jessica Simpson, and Vince Camuto. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale. Sizes up to 24W.

Macy's has a mix of trendy and contemporary fashion available on-line.  Contemporary labels like Calvin Klein and Michael Kors can be found among the increasingly younger, trendier options.  Deeper inventory available on-line than in most department store locations. Prices are moderate with frequent sales, discounts and shipping offers available directly from the website for the more budget conscious who don't want to skimp on quality or style.  Sizes up to 24W.

Magellan's has a selection of travel separates perfect for the professional woman who finds herself flying frequently. Wrinkle resistant fabrics in professional styles that look as good after hours of travel as when they first came out of the closet. Plus-sizes up to 26W.

Mango is the Spanish Fast Fashion retail giant that brings contemporary fashion inspired by high end runways to the mass market at affordable prices. Newly expanded size ranges in hundreds of styles available exclusively on-line to the U.S. market means style conscious curvy fashionistas who appreciate European design have more fashion options than ever before.  A mixture of casual weekend, work appropriate and special occasion styles.  Free shipping on $50+.  Extended sizes up to 20.

Maurices is an affordable spot for women who like contemporary to trendy looks. Options are mainly for more casual lifestyles, but some dresses and work appropriate options can also be found here. Sizes to 3X.

MetroStyle carries sleek, modern style clothing in fashion forward silhouettes, colors and patterns.  Very affordable and appealing to younger professional city dwelling women, styles include those appropriate for work, weekends and occasions. Suits, dresses, tops and bottoms coordinate together for a complete wardrobe.  Easy care fabrics. Petite and Tall to 20.  Misses Extended Sizes to 20. Women's sizes to 26W.

ModCloth is carrying more contemporary pieces as it expands it's size range to include larger sizes.  Many looks still have vintage and retro appeal, but with a modern twist.  Dresses are a strength but outerwear, tops, and bottoms are a growing part of the collection. Size XS to 4X.


Let's Shop! Macy's

Let's Shop! ModCloth

Let's Shop! Monroe & Main

Monroe & Main has an extensive collection of contemporary style fashion, with pieces that are unavailable anywhere else.  Both casual resort and office appropriate clothes are well represented at moderate pricepoints. Size 6 to 24W.

Neiman Marcus carries a deep selection of upscale designer labels with a contemporary aesthetic.  Look for brands such as Marina Rinaldi, Joan Vass, Caroline Rose, Melissa Masse, Michael Kors and many more.  Styles range from casual chic to work appropriate and occasion wear.  Many natural fibers including linen, cotton, silk, leather, suede and cashmere. Prices moderately upscale to luxury. Sizes to 24W.

Neiman Marcus Last Call is a designer bargain hot spot. Upscale contemporary labels such as David Meister, Joan Vass, Lafayette 148, and Misook. Great spot for cashmere sweaters in season. Prices moderately upscale to upscale. Sizes to 24W.

New York & Co carries affordable, chic modern classics in sleek contemporary styles appealing to suburban and city dwelling young professionals.  Options are available in the latest silhouettes in easy care fabrics.  Choose from suit separates, blazers, tops, bottoms, and dresses. Currently has a celebrity designer capsule collection from Eva Mendes with vintage and romantic details. Petites and Talls to 18.  Extended Misses Sizes to 18.

Nordstrom  icon upscale department store offering contemporary full-figured clothing from designers such as Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and other fine labels. Increasing number of higher end end designers and more moderately priced contemporary labels are also regularly turning up here. Prices moderate to upscale. Free shipping and returns on all orders. Sizes up to 24W.

North Style has an unusual collection of classic to contemporary styles.  Options include more tailored blazers and pants, and softer knit tops, dresses, and skirts.  Casual weekend style is mixed with pieces that can go to more work.  Many natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and wool.  Outerwear and sleepwear round out their inventory.  Usually can find vacation and cruise appropriate warm weather styles during the winter months, as well.  Prices are moderate. Sizes to 3X.

Not Your Daughter's Jeans are some of the most popular, contemporary premium denim jeans on the market. Each pair has built in tummy tucking and rear lifting technologies. Styles range from skinny to wide legs in a variety of washes. Moderately upscale prices. Free Shipping and Returns on all orders. Sizes to 24W with a variety of inseam lengths.

Pendleton offers classic to contemporary tailored styles with a specialty in high quality woolen fabrics in both summer and winter weights. Plaids, tweeds and stripes, fair isle, and nordic are common patterns here, in addition to solid colors.  Choose from blazers, pencil skirts, career trousers, sheath dresses, sweaters and cardigans, shirts and blouses. Coordinated suiting options with tops and bottoms sold separately for the best fit.  A mixture of office attire and weekend casual chic. Prices are moderately upscale. Petite to 18P. Extended Misses to 20. Women's Plus to 24W.

QVC  carries a diverse selection of designers unavailable elsewhere.  Contemporary style women will particularly enjoy labels such as Isaac Mizrahi, K-DASH by Kardashian, M by Marc Bouwer, Luxe Rachel Zoe and others.  Project Runway designers often turn up here also. Great spot for contemporary coats, swimwear, career wear and and casual clothes in sizes up to 28W.


Let's Shop! Dress Barn

Let's Shop! Ulla Popken

Let's Shop! Karen Kane

Rachel Pally is a contemporary Los Angeles resort wear designer best know for her beautifully draped jersey tops, skirts, dresses and maxi dresses. Prices are upscale.  Sizes up to 3X.

Soft Surroundings  has excellent quality natural fiber fashion with a contemporary, vintage, romantic, and arty edge.  Known for super soft fabrics that feel good next to the skin, detailing is exquisite.  Styles are mostly casual weekend, cruise, and resort appropriate. Laces, velvet, wool and cashmere are typical in winter, while embellished tops, free flowing skirts in cotton, silk and linen are more typical of summer seasons. Sleepwear is particularly unique and deluxe here, while sweaters, jackets, tunics and long skirts are appealing to women who appreciate classy styles with artistic sensibilities.  Prices are moderately upscale in line with the quality and natural fibers.  Petite and Talls to 18, Womens sizes to 24W.

Ulla Popken offers a collection of well-made, often in natural fibers, fashion with a classic to contemporary edge.  Particularly good resource for those needing clothing appropriate out of season or for such things as winter warm weather destinations when it can be difficult to shop in local retail stores.  Generally debuts new collections half to a full season ahead (eg. spring styles in Dec/Jan).  Options are mainly casual with some appropriate for more relaxed business environments, and hard-to-find special occasion wear in super sizes.  Prices are moderate.  Sizes to 38W.

Willow Ridge offers classic to contemporary style clothing for work, casual and resort appealing to more mature women. Suits, dresses, tops, bottoms, and outerwear are available.  Prices are moderate.  Petite to 20P. Women's to 26W.

Winter Silks specializes in silk apparel, as the name implies.  They carry both knits and woven fabrics in a variety of weights and textures. Other natural fibers are also here, both as silk blends and as stand alone fabrics.  Linen, cotton, and wool can be found in a variety of clothing 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.

Woolovers specializes in gorgeous, chic sweaters and knit tops in British wool, cashmere blends, and cotton at direct-from-mill prices.  Prices are low to moderate, especially for the quality. Sizes to XXL (22/24).

Zappos - in addition to one of the best shoe selections on the internet, now carries an extensive selection of plus-size clothing in contemporary and designer styles in sizes up to 28W.


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Contemporary clothing is characterized by fashion forward details without being too trendy, grown-up stylish looks favored by women not teenagers.  Professional women particularly like this fashion style when shopping for pieces to update their working wardrobes and supplementing more classic pieces like black career pants and crisp white shirts. Items such as tailored jackets and blazers can be worn both to work and more casually over jeans on weekends.

Better quality fabrics, some in
natural fibers,  tend to be more available in contemporary plus-size clothing,
in addition to selections from
more upscale designers.  Options include dresses, jackets, trousers, tops and skirts.  Contemporary styles in outerwear are some of the most prevalent. Meanwhile, classic winter items such as plus-size cashmere sweaters are taking a more updated edge in recent years.



Elegant Plus modern classic to contemporary clothing for stylish full-figured women sizes 12 +

Contemporary, fashion forward style clothing available for plus-size women who appreciate modern lines, cuts, and fabrics.  More natural fibers are becoming available
in this style category along with increasing numbers of retailers available in extended misses sizes.