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>> Plus-Size Beaded, Embroidered, and Embellished Tops, Dresses, Pants, Skirts & Jackets

 
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: March 12, 2016

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Beaded Tee
Size S - 3X
 

  BoHo Embroidered
Shift Dress

Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite -Tall

Beaded Jacket Dress
Sizes
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.

Evening looks have long used crystals, beads, sequins and other embellishments to add sparkle and shine, but casual, daytime looks are increasingly using this design element as well. High end designer fashion often adds luxury touches through fine hand bead work which can be emulated with machine produced embellishments at lower price points. 

 

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Floral Embroidered Jeans
Size 14 - 24W
 

Ruffled
Rose Embroidered Top
Size 2 - 28W
 

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Pop Art Painted Jeans
Sizes 14 - 28W
 

Embroidered Pencil Skirt
Size 14 - 24W
 

 

Holiday sweaters and tees are known for the bling of sparkly beads and embroidery that celebrate the festive season.

Some fashion seasons also produce beaded, embroidered, studded and embellished accessories 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 casual wear.
 

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Size XL - 5X
 

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Size 14 - 22W
 

Beaded Jacket
Size S - 3X
 

Floral Embellished Shift
Size 14 - 24W
 

 

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 clothing resources Neiman Marcus 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 and Michael Simon labels.

The evening looks from brands such as Pisarro Nights and Adrianna Papell which are regularly available from Dillard's and Nordstrom 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 Unique Vintage.  Check out the "Prom" tab for vintage inspired evening gowns many of which are heavily embellished with sizes available as large as 30W.  ModCloth also has party frocks and dresses with vintage style beading and detailing for size XS to 4X.

 

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Embroidered Tunic
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P
 

Embroidered Batik Dress
Size S - 3X
 

Embroidered Silk Topper
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Joe Browns
Embroidered Maxi Dress
Size
8 - 28W

 

As the BoHo style tribe influence has reverberated through trendy fashion, particularly in the resort and summer festival seasons, trendier stores and labels have added more beaded and embroidered tops and jeans to their inventory.  Those looking for a balance of trend and quality will want to look for labels such as Lucky Brand, Jessica Simpson, and Democracy along with occasional pieces from diffusion collections from Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto, and Michael Kors.  Mainly available from the better department stores such as Macy's, Dillard's, and Nordstrom it's also worth checking the racks at their off-price sister retailers such as Last Call and Nordstrom Rack.  

Coldwater Creek combines natural fibers and quality casuals with artisanal detailing.  A reliable source for BoHo embroidered tops and tunics, gorgeous embroidered silk topper jackets, and occasionally embroidered jeans, they also carry a small collection of special occasion wear that regularly includes beaded cocktail and evening dresses for size 6 to 24W.   Soft Surroundings is a must stop for those who enjoy global style and natural fibers.  Traditional beading and embroideries along with ethnic patterns are the norm here in sweeping maxi skirts, flowing tunic tops, and kimono jackets for sizes 2 to 24W, with petite and talls to 18.

 

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Johnny Was
Embroidered Blouse
Size 1X - 3X

Embroidered Kimono Top
Size M- 3X
 

Embroidered Denim Jacket
Size 14 - 32W

Beaded Flapper Dress
Size S - 3X 

 

The embellished jeans collection from Melissa McCarthy is also noteworthy with extended sizes from 6 to 28W available from the previously mentioned department stores and retailers such as Lane Bryant.  Otherwise, the best collections of plus-size embroidered and beaded jeans and denim jackets are at Monroe & Main and their sister catalog, Midnight Velvet.  Mainly straight leg and boot cut styles, they regularly carry multiple options with embroidered and beaded legs in size 6 to 24W.  Meanwhile, Pyramid Collection 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 to 28W.  Draper's & Damon's also offers fun and whimsically beaded sweaters and tops, along with more formal beaded jackets and cocktail sets for evening in sizes 6 to 24W.

Those who wear extended plus-size will find both more embroidery with a casual, bohemian flavor and evening beading at Ulla Popken with sizes 12 to 38W.  eShakti is a must stop for those looking for embroidered dresses in both vintage silhouettes and more boho maxi styles, along with a smaller collection of embroidered skirts, tunics, and denim separates for sizes 0 to 36W which can all be adjusted for individual height.

 

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Size 1X - 3X
 

 

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Size S - 3X
 

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Cold Shoulder Top
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

 

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