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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides & Editor's Picks:  Linen Clothes 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: January 18, 2016

 

 

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Linen Apparel Report

Linen is a natural plant based fiber that is particularly cool and comfortable in hot weather.  It comes in a variety of weights from fine, tissue linen to coarser weaves appropriate for more substantial, casual garments.  It can be either knit or woven and is sometimes blended with cotton.  Colors tend to be either natural, bleached white, or earth tones, but more diverse color palettes have become more widely available in recent years.

Plus-size linen clothing tends to be classic in style and can be mixed with pieces to create more BoHo or contemporary looks.  In the summer months it is often possible to find career clothing in linen such as dresses and jackets, in addition to more casual items such as capri pants.  Office casual styles can include simple shirts and tunics, while more tailored looks work well in more formal professions.

Price points can range from moderate to upscale, luxury labels. 
 

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Eileen Fisher, Organic Linen Shift Dress, Size 1X - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Organic Linen Shift Dress
Size 1X - 3X

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Linen Blend Cardigan
Size XS - 3X

Drawstring Pants
Size 12 - 30W

Oversized Tunic
Size 1X - 3X

 

Higher end designer pieces can be organic linen or have specialty finishes. Organic linens are much easier on the environment to produce but lower in crop yield, so tend to push prices up.  Eileen Fisher is one of the few designers available in plus-sizes to work in organic linen.

Some designers such as Bryn Walker work almost exclusively in linen, while small artisan boutique designers such as Blue Fish that work exclusively in a natural, hand-dyed and painted aesthetics also frequently choose it.  A surprising entry to the organic fiber space in recent months has been the PURE line at Ulla Popken, a women's specialty retailer with styles available in size 12 to 30W.

Linen specialist Vivid Linen designs easy, relaxed pieces ranges from dresses, jackets, tops, pants, shorts, and crops in an assortment of colors for size XS to 4X.  Pieces work well for resort, casual office, bohemian, and classic styles.
 

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Linen Blend, Color Block Pullover Sweater, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Linen Blend Jacket, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Striped Linen Blend Shirt Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Linen Blend
Color Block Sweater
Size S - 3X

Long Layered Maxi Dress
Size XS - 4X

Linen Blend Jacket
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18P

Shadow Striped
Linen Blend Shirt Jacket
Size S - 3X

 

Mid to upscale designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Caroline Rose, Johnny Was, and Lafayette 148 that are carried by many of the better and upscale department stores often have linen pieces available in the spring and summer.

Some of the plus exclusive retailers have begun carrying linen pieces in the warmer seasons.  Lane Bryant can have both casual and career separates in size 14 to 28W.  Those who like a trendier edge to career style can often find linen looks at modest prices at Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W. 

Retailers such as Christopher and Banks specialize in classic, moderately priced clothes in quality fabrics many of which are natural fibers for size 4 to 26W, with a few selected styles extended to 32W.  Meanwhile Talbots will often carry career jackets, dresses, and separates in addition to more casual weekend wear in size 4 to 24W.

 

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Linen Blend Shirt Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Classic Relaxed Linen Shirt, Size S-3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Eileen Fisher, Organic Linen Cardigan, Size 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Paisley Linen Tunic, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Linen Blend
Shirt Jacket
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Classic Shirt
Size XS - 3X

Eileen Fisher
Organic Linen Cardigan
Size 1X - 3X

Paisley Tunic
Size 1X - 3X

 

Those looking for more casual styles such as skirts and shorts can have good luck as Sahalie with its youthful contemporary vibe in size 4 to 24W.  Coldwater Creek's contemporary style in travel knits and natural fibers offers easy separates at moderate prices with items such as knit tees and sweaters in linen frequently on offer in size S to 3X.  The value priced Blair catalogue carries casual separates such as easy shorts, pants, and tunics in linen, in addition to work appropriate attire such as jackets and dresses.  Styles tend to be classic with some taking on a preppie vibe.

Meanwhile retailers such as Soft Surroundings which specializes in natural fibers, and Amazon which has one of the most extensive shopping databases available are sure bets all year.
 

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