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Last Update: September 28, 2016
Size S - 3X
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite -Tall
Sequin Pencil Skirt
S - 3X
Beading, embroidery and embellishments can turn
up in almost any style of clothing. A
staple component of some looks such as the hand
crafted and ethnic tradition infused
BoHo style or
the spiked and studded toughness of the Punk
style, it can also enhance a variety of other
classic to trendy clothing styles. Although
beads, sequins and embroidery are the most
common other embellishments can include hardware
such as buckles and zippers, appliqués, and soutache braiding. Embellished tops
and dresses are the most common, although
sometimes embroidery and beading can turn up on
other items such as jeans.
have long used crystals, beads,
other embellishments to add sparkle and shine,
but casual, daytime looks are increasingly using this
design element as well. High end
often adds luxury touches through fine hand bead
work which can be emulated with machine produced
embellishments at lower price points.
and tees are known for the bling of sparkly
beads and embroidery that celebrate the festive
Some fashion seasons also produce beaded,
embroidered, studded and embellished
such as shoes, belts, and handbags. The holiday
party season often mixes velvets,
beading and sequins, lace, and metallics for sparkly looks in both formal and
Shopping Resources for
Embroidered & Beaded Plus-Size Clothing
During the holiday shopping season pieces with
more embellishments are found at most retailers
throughout our shopping directories,
regardless of style. Depending on the year
sequins, beading, lace trims, and other
embellished looks take center stage as
holiday parties get going.
Of the high end, luxury designer plus-size
tends to carry the most labels with embroidery
and embellishments. Many looks have a
distinctly upscale resort and BoHo flavor. Look
especially for the Johnny Was label.
The evening looks from brands such as Pisarro
Nights and Adrianna Papell which are regularly
tend to be heavily beaded, along with formalwear
labels such as Terani Couture and Mac Duggal.
Those looking for beaded Gatsby and flapper
dresses will find an excellent selection at
Check out the "Prom" tab for vintage inspired
evening gowns many of which are heavily
embellished with sizes available as large as
also has party frocks and dresses with vintage
style beading and detailing for size XS to 4X.
The best collections of plus-size embroidered
and beaded jeans and denim jackets are at
Monroe & Main
and their sister catalog,
Mainly straight leg and boot cut styles, they
regularly carry multiple options with
embroidered and beaded legs in size 6 to 24W.
has a goth, bohemian, and steampunk vibe to many
of their tops, dresses, footwear, accessories,
and separates collections that are often heavily
embellished in size 2 to 28W.
QVC is the spot to find sweaters
with whimsical beading and embellishments from
the popular Quacker Factory label. You'll
find holiday sweaters here all year for size 0
Meanwhile, those who wear extended plus-size
will find both more embroidery with a casual,
bohemian flavor and evening beading at
with sizes 12 to 38W.