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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. 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: April 5, 2018

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Size
10 - 26W

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Size 6 - 30W

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Size XS - 3X
Avg - Petite


Cotton has been harder to find in recent years, especially in value priced lines.  But, those who like natural fibers for either ethical or health reasons often prefer wearing it.  Pure cotton clothing is even less common since cotton blends for wearability and fit are the norm. The rarest and most expensive is organic cotton clothing with only a few upscale designers interested in green and sustainable fashion available in extended plus-sizes. Eileen Fisher is the most widely available label in sizes up to 3X that uses organic fibers

However, the growing interest by the public means other labels are beginning to experiment with offering it.  The most notable is the more moderately priced PURE collection at Ulla Popken available in size 12 to 30W.

Plus-size clothing is often engineered with stretch to the fabric to help fit a variety of body shapes.  While pure cotton knits can achieve this, woven fabrics will add a touch of synthetic fibers such as spandex. Cotton can also be blended with other natural fibers, the most common of which include ramie, modal, and rayon.
 

Those who prefer cotton often also enjoy other natural fibers such as linen, wool, cashmere, and silk.

 

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Plaid Twill Shirt
Size 1X - 3X

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Rosebud Print Pajamas

Size S - 3X

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Size 10 - 28W

Gingham Check Shirt
Size S - 3X
Avg - Petite


Shopping Resources for Natural Cotton Fiber Clothing

No iron shirts from Foxcroft, however, are often 100% pure cotton in size 0 to 24W for those who want synthetic free clothing.  Other classic retailers such as NorthStyle and Lands End regularly stock many pure cotton styles.  Lands End is also one of the best places to find a wide variety of sizes, including petite and tall sizes to 18, and women's to 26W.  Cotton is a staple fiber at Christopher Banks where prices are moderate and styles classic to contemporary.  Most pieces are casual to modern office appropriate, with extended sizes available on-line up to 3X.

 Slightly more expensive but excellent quality are the classic options available through Appleseed's.  Basic cotton solid tee shirts in feminine cuts and cardigan sweaters are especially good here in size S to 3X.  Meanwhile, Talbots offers classic tailored styles for both work and sportswear in natural fibers including a good selection in cotton.  Noteworthy is their sizing which is available in both average and petites for women extended plus-sizes.

 

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Print Shirtdress

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Avg - Petite - Tall

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Size 1X - 3X

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Size S - 3X

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Denim Jacket
Size S - 3X
 
 

Classic plus-size clothing is the most common style available in cotton. Cotton knits lead the category, but classic woven cotton shirts and denim clothing are frequent.  Of the designers the most popular working in natural fibers include Ralph Lauren and Eileen Fisher.

BoHo styles, particularly those made from prints from India, can also come in pure cotton and are especially popular during the summer festival season and, cruise and resort season.

Those who prefer artsier style will find plenty of natural fibers at  Sahalie which is beginning to carry more extended sizes to 3X, as well as Coldwater Creek which has recently returned as an e-commerce and  catalog retailer only.

In recent years the vintage modern dress trend has also produced more cotton styles for the trendy market. These can be purchased from department stores, eShakti, and Modcloth in sizes up to 6X.

 

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Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

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Size 14 - 24W

Saturday Market Tee
Size S - 3X

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Cotton Gauze Dress
Size 1X - 3X

 

Denims and chambrays have been trending over the last couple of years, not only for jeans but also for shirts, dresses, and skirts.  Most are cotton and high cotton blends with a touch of spandex for stretch.  Weights can be light for summer and warmer climates and heavier for winter use.  These more casual fabrics, along with cotton knits and lightweight wovens are regularly available from moderately priced catalogs such as Bedford Fair and Serengeti.  Styles at both these retailers tend to be a mixture of classic and romantic casuals in sizes up to 28W.  Those with a little more money to spend will find the collection at Soft Surroundings enticing.  More upscale bohemian in flavor the artisanal and worldly aesthetic is complimented by the use of a wide variety of natural fibers for sizes 2 to 24W, with petite and tall sizes available to 18.

Pajamas, sleep shirts, and nightgowns are particularly popular items in cotton.  Fine cotton lawns and voiles make particularly nice summer weight sleepwear, while cotton flannel is popular in the winter months.  Cotton knits are in demand all year.

Lane Bryant always carries a few cotton t-shirt bras, many times in both solids and prints.  Cotton panties and briefs are regularly available from their sister retailer Catherine's.  One of the best spots for moderately priced cotton yoga pants, leggings, and bike shorts is the Just My Size collection with most styles available from 1X to 4X, with the occasional selection available larger.

 

 

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Size 2 - 24W
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Size S - 3X

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