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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 30, 2017

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Embroidered
Bell Sleeve Top

Size 14 - 32W

Embroidered
Off-the-Shoulder Top

Size 1X - 3X

Embellished Tee
Size
S - 3X
Petite to XL

Tops with beading, embroidery, or other embellishments are frequently part of the BoHo style with peasant tops and kurta tunics the most frequent cuts.  Different ethnic and folk traditions use distinctive patterns and embellishment styles that trend in and out of the overall bohemian style and occasionally going mainstream.  Vintage referencing looks such as the Great Gatsby or Art Deco, and the Hippie Chic of the 1960's and 1970's also play into the use of different types of beading, embroidery, and decoration. But other types of embellishment and styles can become trendy looks more appealing to mainstream fashion followers.

Beading and sequins are also typical of both evening tops and holiday festive fashion looks during the winter.  Some are more formal options perfect for mixing with evening pants or skirts for party outfits, while others are suitable with more casual looks.

 

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Size S - 3X

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Size 6 - 28W 

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Size XL - 3X

 

Shopping Resources for Embellished Tops

Dillard's  and Lord & Taylor are the most likely of the upscale department stores to offer beaded evening separates in more mature styles in size 14 to 24W. Draper's & Damon's has evening twin sets and kimonos that are often embellished in size 4 to 24W.  

A few options are also regularly available from Dress Barn in size 0 to 24W.  They will also often carry embroidered BoHo peasant top looks in the same size range.

Ulla Popken is the spot for extended sizes 12 to 38W where both beaded jackets and kimonos for evening wear, and beaded and embroidered tunics with a bohemian flavor can be purchased.  Catherine's has a similar mix available in size XL to 5X.

 

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Size XL - 3X
 

Hand Embroidered Knit Top
Size 2 - 24W 

 

Beaded Gauze
Peasant Top
Size XL - 5X
 

Embroidered Cherry Blossom
Off-the-Shoulder Top
Size
12 - 26W

 

Trendy fashionistas will find the most selection during the holiday shopping season for evening looks at Forever 21, and embroidered BoHo looks as we move into the summer festival season.  Torrid has an edgier feel with studs, grommets, sequins, and rhinestone looks in both casual and party styles for size XL to 6X.

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Size L - 6X

 

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Size S - 3X

 

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Size
1X - 3X 

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Size S - 3X

 

As the BoHo trend has been mainstreaming, Avenue has added more options with folk inspired embroidery, along with the occasional piece with beading around a neckline appropriate for evenings in size 14 to 32W.  Lane Bryant has added more pieces with daytime glam, including beaded necklines, in styles that can often double for nights out in size 14 to 28W. 

British retailers ASOS and Evans can both be well worth a stop for more unusual pieces in extended sizes.  In addition to their own labels, both stock harder to find British brands such as Little Mistress, Alice + You, and Lovedrobed  for sizes 10 to 24W.  Australia's counterpart, City Chic, has become wildly popular with trendier fashionistas here in the U.S. and tends to stock evening glam options for size 14 to 24W.  All three offer quick and inexpensive shipping for U.S. and Canadian customers.

 

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Embroidered Peasant Blouse
Size
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Size 12 - 34W

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Size
S - 3X

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Size
S - 3X

 

Coldwater Creek regularly features contemporary styles with an artistic touch and detailing including trims, beading, and embroiders for size S to 3X.  Those looking for a more romantic or vintage style will find a good selection at Pyramid Collection for sizes 2 to 28W.

High end designer looks from labels such as Johnny Was, Carolyn Rose, and Michael Simon that feature beading and embroidery in contemporary and BoHo looks are regularly available at Neiman Marcus in size 14 to 24W.  

Nordstrom tends to have more formal, evening separates included embellished tops during the spring wedding and holiday party seasons for sizes 14 to 24W.

 

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Size 14 - 28W

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Embroidered Georgette Blouse
Size
XS - 3X

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Embellished Hem Tank Top
Size 0 - 28W

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Sequin Lace Blouse

Size 1X - 3X
 

 

 

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. 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.