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Elegant Plus Shopping Guide & Editor's Picks: Plus-Size Bohemian Style Dresses in Size 12 +

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.


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Last Update: October 26, 2015



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Jersey Wrap  Dress, Plus-Size 10-32W | Editor's Pick
Size 10 - 32W

Paisley Print High Neck Dress, Size 0 - 36W | Editor's Pick, June 2013

Medallion Print Shift, Size 14 - 32W | Editor's Pick

Melissa Masse, Mixed Print Maxi, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

 Stylish Plus Size Dresses & Separates

Paisley Print High Neck Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Medallion Print Shift
Size 14 - 32W

Melissa Masse
Mixed Print Maxi

Size 1X - 3X

Plus-Size BoHo Chic Dresses Report
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

Dresses have become very popular in recent years among all style categories, but bohemian style fashionistas have always favored them. With pattern and pattern mixing becoming increasingly important on the fashion scene, BoHo looks are currently trending in mainstream trendy looks. Folkloric, global, and ethnic inspired patterns are especially important in this style category. Well-traveled, educated bohemians are also influenced by art and museum exhibitions such as the Frida Kahlo collection currently running in Mexico City.  Florals, especially vintage rose patterns, also turn up here.  Colors can be wild and vibrant, or earthy neutrals.  It's not unusual to see the mixing of prints in unique and unexpected ways. Women with a more romantic style can also pull from BoHo looks, but with less distinct global or ethnic inspirations.

BoHo style dresses are especially popular during the warmer summer months, during the winter resort and cruise season, and for Spring Break.  Favorites for outdoor music festivals, summer beach vacations, and hanging out on weekends, bohemian style dresses are an easy style statement that requires little fuss.

Maxi dresses are typically part of the bohemian style, but BoHo style dresses are also available in shorter cotton, lace and rayon sun dresses in the summer and velvet and other heavier fabrics with with embroidery or beading in the winter.  Typically characterized by natural fibers, trims suggesting hand-crafting such as: beads, embroidery, appliqué, and crochet lace. Some more romantic vintage styles can also play a role.

In cooler weather bohemian princesses frequently dress in eclectic layers with tights, leggings, sweaters, coats and boots becoming important parts of the look. Leather and suede jackets, scarves, hats and winter accessories create an opportunity for a unique individual style.

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Johnny Was, Embroidered Velvet Shift, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Knit Cowl Dress, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Green Lace Dress, Size 2 -28W | Editor's Pick

Patched Suede Shift, Plus-Size 14 - 24W| Editor's Pick

Johnny Was
Embroidered Velvet Shift
Size 1X - 3X


Knit Cowl Dress
Size S - 3X


Lace Dress
Size 2 - 28W

Patched Suede Shift
Size 14 - 24W

Internet Shopping Resources for Bohemian Style Dresses

With it's focus on unique, unusual, and collectible finds it's not a surprise that eBay is one of the best shopping resources for BoHo style fashion.  For those who favor the flowing layers, peasant style dresses, and maxis in global and ethnic prints check out the offerings at the Only Golden Goddess eBay Store in sizes to 5X.   Small, individual artisans designing one-of-a-kind garments are scattered throughout eBay and can often be located in a search for Art to Wear.

Amazon also has a growing number of eclectic boutique designer styles that can move into the bohemian in flavor.  Designers and brands are constantly changing here but filtering by size is easy during the search process, helping to locate dresses that fit from it's vast inventory.  Options are available up to about size 6X.

Goddess inspired, New Age cataloguer Pyramid Collection has one of the best and most unusual collections of dresses appealing to bohemian aesthetics.  Styles can draw on romantic vintage and goth looks, batiks and tie dyes, Steampunk, crochet and lace and more, in sweeping, easy long silhouettes and loose swing dress and tunic dress styles.  Sizes are available to 3X with individual garments listing numerical size equivalencies that can range from 20W to 28W. 

Meanwhile, Shoptiques is turning into a BoHo mecca for those who enjoy indie boutique fashion.  Styles range from vintage romantic to classic California bohemian, with a few art-to-wear fiber artists in the mix. 

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Stretch Velvet Ruffle Dress, Size S - XL | Editor's Pick

More Colors Available

Modernmiss, Striped Pocket Dress, One Size Plus | Editor's Pick

Jacquard Knit Sweater Dress, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Eco Cotton Maxi, Size 12 - 30W | Editor's Pick

Stretch Velvet Ruffle Hem Shift
Size 4 - 18


Striped Pocket Dress
One Size

55" Bust

Jacquard Knit Sweater Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Eco Cotton Maxi
Size 12 - 30W

More expensive natural fiber, often organic, designs from Eileen Fisher are widely available from better department stores.  Silhouettes are loose and easy, with classic black a staple in fine jersey knits and wovens.

Fast, trendy fashion in recent years has been picking up elements of the bohemian style making some inexpensive junior focused retailers a good resource for flowing maxi dresses and the occasional shorter style.  Those offering plus-sizes include Asos, Maurice's, and alloy.  Junior retailers such as Rue 21 and Charlotte Russe have recently extended their sizes to XS to 3X, with bohemian styles well represented in their inventories.

Macy's frequently stocks a particularly good selection of maxi dresses and shorter shift dresses in global prints, lace, and sometimes beaded or embroidered styles especially during the winter resort and summer festival seasons from a number of different labels including Lucky Brand, American Rag, INC, and Michael Kors in size 14 to 24W.

Serengeti catalog often has longer length crinkle dresses in a variety of global and ethnic prints in size S to 3X.  Meanwhile, dress super retailer Dress Barn has been adding moderately priced printed maxi dresses to their offerings in recent months in size 6 to 24W.

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Vintage Romantic Style Dress, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Tribal Print  Chiffon Dress,  Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Chevron Shift, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Floral Swing Dress, Size 1X-6X | Editor's Pick
More Patterns Available

Vintage Romantic Dress

Size 1X - 3X


Tribal Print Chiffon Dress
Size S - 3X


Chevron Shift
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Swing Dress
Size 1X - 6X

Designer BoHo Dresses

Upscale designers Rachel Pally and Johnny Was are some of the best high end dress labels appealing to those with bohemian sensibilities available in size S to 3X.  Rachel Pally works in jersey knits and specializes in long flowing lines in both shorter and maxi dress lengths and can sometimes work for women even larger than 24W.  Lengths tend to be long with hems expected to be taken up by tailors for the perfect fit. Johnny Was is a little more difficult to find, but worth the effort, for vintage influenced silk, cotton, and rayon dresses in eyelet lace and floral prints. 

Melissa Masse will sometimes design maxi dress styles in bold prints that will also appeal to women with more eclectic sensibilities in sizes to 3X.  Eva Varro works in bold placed prints often inspired from scarf designs that often translate well to a bohemian aesthetic.

California based designer Igigi will also frequently offer printed maxi dress styles that might appeal in size 12 to 32W.  British plus designer Anna Scholz specializes in prints with some of her styles appealing to those who wear a bohemian aesthetic in size 10 to 28W.

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Faux Suede Shift, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Faux Suede Jumper, Size S - 4X | Editor's Pick

Lace Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 28W | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Cowl Neck Sweater Dress, Size 1X - 3X| Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Faux Suede Shift
Size S - 3X


Faux Suede Jumper
Size S - 4X


Lace Dress
Size 14 - 28W

Cowl Neck Sweater Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Bohemian Dresses in Extended Plus-Size 26 +

Super size women will find the best selection at value to moderate prices from California lifestyle retailer Sealed with a Kiss in sizes to 6X.  Jersey maxi dresses are also a specialty at contemporary designer Kiyonna in sizes to 5X.  India - based direct from manufacturer dress super-store eShakti has been adding more BoHo styles to their vintage collections with everything offered available to 36W.

Catherine's will often have dresses with global prints and maxi dress styles during the winter cruise and resort season, and during the summer months in size 14 to 34W.  Ulla Popken will frequently stock knits and batiks both in tunic and maxi dress styles.  Bohemian styles with a European flavor are beginning to turn up here more regularly.  Some tie dye styles will also turn up in size 12 to 38W.

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Striped Sweater Dress, Size XL - 4X | Editor's Pick

Paisley Sheath Dress, Size 6 - 24W | Editor's Pick

Scroll Print Knit  Dress, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Mixed Print Shift, Size 2 - 26W | Editor's Pick

Striped Sweater Dress
Size XL - 4X


Paisley Sheath
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 16P


Scroll Print Knit Dress
Size S - 3X

Mixed Print Shift
Size 2 - 26W



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