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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides & Editor's Picks:  Leather, Fur & Suede Fashion in Size 12 +

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.

 

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Last Update: October 17, 2015


 

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT:

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Fashion @ Saks Fifth Avenue

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Coats & Jackets @ Nordstrom

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Fashion @ QVC

Genuine Leather Moto Jacket, Plus-Size 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Genuine Leather
Size 1X - 3X

Lafayette 148, Genuine Leather Panel Black Jacket, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Genuine Suede Drape Front Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Liz Claiborne, Genuine Leather Skirt, Sizes 0-28 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

 Big & Tall & Plus Sizes Now Available At WilsonsLeather.com!

Lafayette 148
Genuine Leather Panel Jacket

Size 14 - 24W

Genuine Suede
Drape Front Jacket

Size 1X - 3X

  Liz Claiborne
Genuine Leather Skirt
Size 0 - 28W

Leather, Suede & Fur Fashion Report
[Genuine & Faux Styles]

Genuine leather and suede are luxury materials popular in the cooler months. Leather jackets and outerwear are the easiest to find in plus-sizes with style options frequently available even in extended plus-sizes larger than 24. Leather pants, skirts and dresses can be much more difficult to find in larger sizes unless a particular leather look is trending that year. 

Pleather, or faux or vegan leather, is increasingly popular, especially in trendier looks. The quality has improved dramatically with some big name designer diffusion labels choosing to use it rather than the more expensive genuine leathers.  Some consumers choose pleather for animal rights and ethical reasons, while others prefer the lower price points and ease of care.

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Fashion @ Neiman Marcus

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Lingerie @ Hips & Curves

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Forever 21

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Fashion @ Lane Bryant

Eileen Fisher, Leather Blocked Leggings, Size 1X - 3X |  ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Black Leather Mini Skirt, Size 1X - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Leather Corset Sold Separately

Genuine Suede Fringed Jacket, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Leopard Faux Fur Coat, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Leather Blocked Leggings

Size 1X - 3X

Leather Mini Skirt
Size 1X - 6X

Genuine Suede
Fringed Jacket

Size XL - 3X

Leopard Faux Fur Coat
Size 14 - 28W

 

Most leather is made from cattle with lambskin a much softer and more luxurious option used in higher end garments.  Patent leather has a high gloss finish which is usually achieved with a plastic finish.

High end designer options are increasingly available in both genuine leather and faux leather as more and more consumers become environmentally and ethically conscious.

BoHo looks often incorporate suede or brown leather, rather than black.  While those preferring a sleek, modern classic look will often opt for black.  Trendy looks will sometimes incorporate other colors of leather and suede.

Leather and suede boots in wide-widths and with a wide-calf have their own shopping section.

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Clothing @ Izabel London

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Monroe & Main

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothes @ Ashro

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Outerwear @ Amazon

Vintage Style Faux Fur Coat, Size 16 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lambskin Walking Coat, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Long Faux Fur Coat, Size S - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

DKNYC, Faux Leather Shift Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Vintage Style
Faux Fur Coat
Size 16 - 26W

Lambskin Walking Coat
Size S - 3X

Long Faux Fur Coat
Size S - 3X

DKNYC
Faux Leather Shift Dress

Size 14 - 24W

 

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Leather, Fur, and Suede Fashion

For the best quality, the upscale department stores are still the best resources.  Both genuine and faux leathers, suedes, and furs can appear in even the most expensive garments, so be sure to read fabric content carefully.  Nordstrom usually has the deepest and best collection of genuine leather jackets and coats in the fall, with some genuine fur and fur trimmed options often appearing in the winter months.  Some hard-to-find luxury outerwear labels in plus sizes are often included. 

Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus have smaller inventories, but it is these department stores that are most likely to carry leather dresses, skirts, pants and jackets from upscale labels such as Marina Rinaldi, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, and Lafayette 148 for size 14 to 24W.

Macy's and Lord & Taylor provide a slightly less expensive, but good quality inventory of chic outerwear including (faux) leather options. 

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Macy's

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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Lord & Taylor

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Fashion @ Asos Curve

Michael Kors, Genuine Leather Moto Jacket, Size XL - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Pleated Faux Leather Midi Skirt, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.om Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Nic + Zoe, Faux Shearling Vest, Plus-Size 1X - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Faux Fur Coat, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Michael Kors
Genuine Leather Moto Jacket
Size XL - 2X

Pleated Faux Leather
Midi Skirt

Size 14 - 28W

Nic + Zoe
Faux Shearling Vest
Size 1X - 3X

Faux Fur Coat
Size 14 - 24W

 

Leather specialist Wilson Leather carries both genuine and faux options, and some suede. Finer quality lambskin is available in select styles. Recently expanded to include larger, full figured sizes women's styles are available in size XS to 3X, and men's both big and tall sizes to 3X.  Styles include moto jackets, bomber jackets, trench coats, and blazers.

 QVC is an especially good resource for genuine leather and suede at more moderate prices.  Styles are contemporary to trendy, and installment payment plans can bring these pricier items well within budget.  Most everything is available in their full size range of 0 to 28W.  Designers to look for include Dennis Basso and Bradley Bayou, while even more labels here work in faux leather, suede, and fur.

Plus specialty retailer Hips & Curves regularly carries genuine leather corsets and skirts, in addition to faux and patent leather looks in size 1X to 6X.  Meanwhile, Lane Bryant as it's upped its style game has begun to include genuine leather jackets, and more affordable faux options during the fall to early spring seasons for size 14 to 28W.

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Trendy Plus-Size Fashion @ Torrid

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Leather Jackets @ Wilson Leather

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women' Clothes @ Dillard's

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Country Style Clothes @ Back in the Saddle

Faux Leather Military Jacket,  Plus-Size XL-5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Faux Fur Cascade Coat, Size 2X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Faux Leather Leggings, Plus-Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Genuine Suede Fringed Jacket, Size 6 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Faux Leather Military Jacket
Size XL - 5X

 Faux Fur Cascade Coat
Size 2X - 3X

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Faux Leather Leggings
Size 14 - 22W

Genuine Blue Suede
Fringed Jacket

Size 6 - 28W

 

For trendy, faux pieces look to Fast Fashion retailers such as Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe in size XS to 3X.  Options can include dresses, skirts, pants, and jackets. British retailer Asos is very popular with the plus fashion bloggers and can yield some especially stylish faux options at affordable prices in size 14 to 24W.

Torrid  will often carry faux black leather leggings, skirts, dresses, and jackets in one of the largest size ranges available on the internet.  Sizing starts at XL with most styles available to 5X, with a few extending further to 6X.  Amazon is the spot to find genuine leather and suede jackets in extended plus sizes with options regularly available as large as 8X.

Meanwhile, fringed genuine suede jackets are often available in larger, full-figured sizes at Back in the Saddle and North Style in size S to 3X.

 

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Faux Leather Metallic Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Faux Shearling Jacket, Plus-Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Black Faux Leather Culottes, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Genuine Leather Scuba Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Faux Leather Metallic Jacket
Size S - 3X

Faux Shearling Jacket
Size 14 - 32W

Faux Leather Culottes
Size 14 - 24W

Genuine Leather
Scuba Jacket
Size S - 3X

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