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>> Plus-Size BoHo Sweaters, Vests, Kimonos, and Toppers

 
Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: November 13, 2017

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Floral Embroidered
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Size 1X - 2X

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Size S - 3X

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Burnout Kimono
Size 1X - 6X

 

Sweaters, dusters and kimono toppers are an important part of the BoHo style which is often one that is about layers.  Layers of beads and bracelets. Skirts and dresses layered over tights or leggings.  Warm brown leather jackets layered over sweet, vintage lace  Filmy  chiffon kimonos and crochet dusters layered over simple tees and jeans are very popular in warmer months, and many work as swim cover ups as well.  Layers are frequently long and flowing making sweater dusters and coats a favored styling option. Lace of all kinds can be incorporated into spring and summer toppers that work well with BoHo styles. 

Bunout, floral, and embroidered velvet toppers are increasingly popular in both in winter and summer fashion trends, and can be worn over denim just as easily as for a special occasion.

Pullover sweaters are often patterned in classic ethnic prints and traditional folk patterns, while others have mixed media details and asymmetric hems. Poncho and cape styles are also exceptionally popular with the BoHo set. Natural fibers are prized in higher end, designer sweaters with a more bohemian aesthetic.  These can be anything from hemp and raw silk to exotic wools such as alpaca or cashmere.  Some sweaters can double as outerwear in milder climates or spring and fall seasons.

 

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Cashmere Peplum Sweater
Size S - 3X
Avg - Petite

Hooded
Cashmere Cardigan

Size 1X - 3X

Embroidered Pullover
Size
4 - 30W

Leopard Print
Long Cardigan
Size
14 - 24W
 

Hand-crafting - whether real or perceived - is another part of the BoHo style vocabulary.  This can be crochet lace, embroidery, or beading.  It can be knitwear patterns in traditional and folk motifs.  The Nordic patterns are especially popular during the holidays as Christmas sweaters. It can be the suggestion of hand-dying, natural fibers, or even felting.  Colors tend toe be earthy and natural.  Many bohemian style sweaters and toppers qualify as wearable art with the focus on the textiles themselves, even more than the silhouette or shape.

Lighter kimono toppers and cascade vests, and heavier ruana wraps and ponchos are often located in the accessories along with scarves sections of many retailers, while others will rack them with tops, sweaters, or jackets.

 

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Embroidered
Mixed Media Topper
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 Fringed Cowl Sweater
Size S - 3X

Mixed Media
Sweater Coat
Size 2 - 28W 

Ruffled Sleeve
Pullover Sweater
Size XL - 3X

 

Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size BoHo Sweaters and Toppers

With folkloric and ethnic patterns part of trendier looks right now, along with some 70's bohemian vintage references, many trendy retailers are carrying inexpensive kimono toppers, crochet dusters, and tribal print cardigans.   Simply Be often has the trendiest selection available in plus sizes up to 28W, with Torrid stocking light print kimono toppers to 6X in the festival season.

Those looking for Scottish Fair Isle, Irish, Nordic, and other folk sweater patterns will often have good luck at traditional retailers such as Talbots and North Style,. especially during the cooler fall and winter seasons.  Both have good inventories in size S to 3X.

Soft Surroundings is one of the best spots on the internet for relaxed, artisan inspired fashion with global and ethnic prints, embellishments, and silhouettes.  Kimono toppers and sweater knits are both well represents according to seasonal needs.  Most styles are available from size 2 to 24W, with petite and tall options available in selected styles to 18.

 

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Ruffled Cardigan Coat
Size XS - 2X
 

Patchwork Pullover
Size
S - 3X 

  Paisley Pullover
Size 1
2 - 30W

 

Embroidered
Floral Ruana
One Size Plus to 32W

 

Nordstrom is the best place to find the Citron hand painted silk label that specializes in Asian inspired kimono toppers.  Eileen Fisher's natural fiber sweaters are also frequently available. Nic + Zoe designer sweaters have a hand-crafted appeal that also work well with contemporary bohemian styles.

Coldwater Creek carries many natural fibers with an artisanal vibe to many of their pieces for sizes up to 3X.  The eco-fiber line from Ulla Popken can be a bonanza for larger sized bohemian princesses, along with the growing collections of vintage inspired prints and artistic inspired designs for size 12 to 38W.  Of the big plus specialty chain retailers Catherine's is the most likely to stock trend conscious styles with a bohemian vibe with kimono toppers in the summer, and tunics, ponchos, and vests in the cooler seasons for size XL to 5X. 

 

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Ruffle Hem
Lace Sweater
Size S - 3X

Embroidered Pullover
Size XL - 3X

Knit Poncho
Size S - 2X

Puff Sleeve Sweater
Size
14 - 28W

 

Meanwhile,  Neiman Marcus regularly stocks Johnny Was which uses bohemian vintage styles in silk, rayon and lace with some gorgeous lightweight toppers. Neiman Marcus is one of the best sources for plus-size cashmere sweaters on the internet. Eileen Fisher is well represented, as well, with upscale natural fibers such as wool, silk, linen, and velvet all fashioned into sweaters and cardigans.

Sahalie rocks the Portland vibe and can turn up some off-beat finds for women size S to 2X.  Meanwhile, the eclectic offerings from Serengeti at moderate price points regularly includes folk inspired knits, crochet toppers, and ponchos for size S to 3X.

 

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Sweater Coat
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Kimono Topper

Size X
L - 3X
 

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Size S - 3X

 

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Size 1X - 3X
 


 

 

Pyramid Collections carries one of the best selections of lace and velvet toppers, in addition to more eclectic sweater styles in sizes to 28W.

Trendy retailers such as ASOS and River Island can be a particularly original and striking source for extended and plus-size options, especially during the spring and summer festival seasons for sizes up to 24W.

 
 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.