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Evening Tops, Blouses, Jackets & Wraps

 
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: February 25, 2018

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Evening tops can run the gamut from skin baring, sexy numbers appropriate for heading out to to the dance clubs to more demure options for occasions such as the company holiday party or a class reunion. They also can make good options for wedding guests who want to combine them with a pair of dress pants or a stylish evening skirt that they already  have rather than wear a dress, and need something fresh and new to spice them up for the event.  Those needing attire for formal nights on cruises also often like separates that can mix and match for a variety of looks, in addition to materials that pack well. Young, trend-setters who like to go out dancing at clubs often prefer bare, sexy styles.

Dressier fabrics include lace, taffeta, chiffon, and silk.  In cooler months velvet and brocades are also popular choices. Frequently mixed with dark wash jeans, simple black pants or evening skirts, evening tops can be very colorful with plenty of sparkle and embellishment.  Sequins, beading, and jewels will often mix with fabrics with metallic sheens or threads, especially during the winter holiday party season.

 

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Lace Twin Set
Size S - 3X 

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Size 8 - 28W

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Size
XS - 3X

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Cold Shoulder Top
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Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Evening Tops

More plentiful during the holiday party season at most retail outlets, the shops that stock plus-size evening tops all year are more limited.   For women who like more upscale, contemporary looks with sleeves the the tops from Alex Evenings are some of the best.  Usually of lace, taffeta, or metallic shot brocade they mainly come in evening jacket or surplice/faux wrap top styles.  Some of the department stores such as Nordstrom,
Lord & Taylor
and Dillard's often have Alex Evenings tops available. 

Draper's & Damon's, which specializes in contemporary styles appealing to more mature women, has a very good special occasion collection that frequently includes separates of a similar type.  More moderately priced options in similar styles can sometimes be purchased at Dress Barn

 

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Embroidered Tunic
Size S - 3X

Ruffle Sleeve Blouse
Size 12 - 32W

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Size 12 - 30W

 One Shoulder
Ruffled Blouse

Size XL - 5X

 

Laces and velvets are stocked all year at the Pyramid Collection which tends to have a goth, boho, or romantic style to its offerings.   Pay attention to sizing here, as it is individual to garment and a 3X can equal anything from a 22W to 28W.  Look for Johnny Was at Neiman Marcus for designer quality BoHo evening styles. Even more upscale designer looks from names such as Marina Rinaldi, Joan Vass, and Lafayette 148 including rich topper coats and special occasion jackets are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Lord & Taylor often has evening jackets, in addition to tops appropriate for special occasions such as weddings, cruises, and cocktail parties for size 0 to 24W.

 

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Marina Rinaldi
Silk Lace Shell
Size 14 - 20W

Caroline Rose
Embroidered Mesh Tunic
Size S - 3X

Cut Out Shoulder
Ruffled Top
Size 14 - 24W

Sequin Mesh Tunic
Size
XL - 3X
 
 

Trendier women who like barer styles for going out in the evening and to clubs will frequently find party tops at affordable prices at  City Chic in size 14 to 24W.  Ashley Stewart is a budget friendly spot for those who like more body conscious looks and will frequently carry evening separates in size 12 to 26W.

Newcomer, Eloquii, has an body conscious upscale flare style that is frequently appealing to young women for evenings out in size 14 to 28W.  Here you will find plenty of bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder styles, and peplum looks.

Women who wear extended sizes beyond 3X will have the most success shopping at Torrid for more youthful styles, while Ulla Popken is the most likely to stock sparkling evening jackets and tops in size 12 up to 38W for women who like sleeves.   Kiyonna will often carry designer lace tops in size 10 to 32W. 

 

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Satin Blouse
Size 14 - 24W

Pleat Chiffon Blouse
Size
S - 3X

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Size 6 - 28W

Metallic Appliqué Tunic
Size S - 3X

 

 

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