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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. 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: April 18, 2017

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Size 1X - 3X

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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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Fringed Print Kimono
Size S - 1X

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Size
2 - 24W

 

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Sweater Vest
Size S - 3X

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Mosaic Print Kimono

One Size 14 - 32W

 

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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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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Tassel Tie Topper
Size 1X - 3X
 

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Size
1X - 2X

 

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Size 1
2 - 26W
 

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Size XL - 5X

 

 

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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Size 6 - 26W
 

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One Size Plus

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

QVC can be a gold mine for women who like unusual fashion finds.  Look especially for the embroidered and beaded styles from Bob Mackie, intarsia knits from Isaac Mizrahi, and ruffled and layered tunics and toppers from Lori Goldstein.  Sizing here tends to be generous with most lines topping out at a 3X (28W).

 
 

 

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