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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 4, 2017

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 16 - 24W
 

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Size 14 - 24W 

Classic skirts can run the gamut from casual to work appropriate.  Natural fibers, knits, and denim are common throughout the year, with chiffons a popular option in warmer months and tweeds in cooler months.  Solid colors are the norm, although some years pattern trends, especially florals, plaids, stripes, and polka dots can make their way into this style category.

Evening style classic skirts tend to be black and can come in a variety fabrics, depending on the time of year. Chiffon is popular all year, with sequin and velvet styles more common in the winter holiday season.

 

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Denim Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

Tie Front A-Line Skirt
Size
S - 3X
Petite to XL (18)

Reversible Floral Print Skirt
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL
 

 Calcutta Cloth Skirt
Size 8 - 28W
Petite to 18P
 

 

Classic silhouettes include pencil skirts, boot skirts, A-line, and flare.  Lengths tend to be moderate, falling just to or just below the knee, or mid-calf.

Often worn with simple classic tops or career blouses, classic style skirts can also provide the core foil to a more vibrant look in another style.  For example, a black pencil skirt may be the perfect compliment to a trendy top with a retro flavor, or a long boot skirt may be the perfect pairing with a BoHo peasant blouse.

 

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Size
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Size 14 - 28W
 

 

Shopping Resources for Classic Plus-Size Skirts

Skirts in any style are still much rarer than dresses, but they tend to be more widely available as weather warms up and the spring and summer shopping seasons are in full swing.  

Classic retailers such as Talbots offer both women's plus and plus petite skirts in quality fabrics, often natural fibers.  Solid styles for both career and casual are well represented, along with prints with an East Coast Prep style for size 2 to 24W.  More moderately priced options are regularly stocked at Blair with women's plus sizes available as large as 5X, and plus petite sizes as large as 3X.

 

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Flounced Travel Skirt
Size XS - 3X
Petite to XL
 

Casual Knit Skirt
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Pleated Polka Dot Skirt
Size S -3X
Petite to XL
 

Belted Slim Skirt
Size 8 - 26W
Petite to 20P
 

 

Department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy's, and Dillard's are go to resources for classic pencil skirts and other silhouettes that are career staples in size 14 to 24W.  Those looking for tailored styles can frequently find options at modern classic retailers such as North Style  in size 6 to 24W.   Although only one or two styles are often available at any given time, classic retailers such as Appleseed's can also be an excellent resource for more casual styles.

 

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Eyelet Skirt
Size S - 3X

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Size
14 - 28W 

Print Knit Skirt
Size S - 2X
 

Button Front
Bandana Print Skirt
Size 10 - 24W
 

 

As hem lines come down and classic, full midi skirt styles come into fashion more off beat retailers such as Eloquii (size 14 to 28W) and eShakti (size 0 - 36W) can turn up some beautiful options.

Less expensive work appropriate, casual, and evening options are readily found at Dress Barn in size 14 to 24W and Catherine's in size 16 to 34W.  Meanwhile,  Old Pueblo Traders carries casual and work appropriate selections in size 4 to 28W, and petite styles up to 20P.

Those looking for long evening skirts can find them often racked with dresses at the major department stores such as Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard's in size 1X to 3X, and other lengths, frequently in chiffon at Draper's & Damon's.

 

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Denim Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

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White Pleated Maxi
Size 1X - 3X 

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Lace Skirt
Size 0 - 20W

Linen Skirt
Size XL - 5X
 

 

 

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