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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: December 14, 2017

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Linen Cardigan
Size 1X - 3X

Linen Crop Top
Size 12 - 26W

Caroline Rose
Tissue Linen
Wide Leg Pants
Size 1X - 3X

 

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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Linen Blend, Blue Linen Shirt Dress, Size 12 -30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Eileen Fisher, Organic Linen Cotton Sweater, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Hooded Linen Jacket, Size 14 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Eileen Fisher, Striped Organic Linen Cotton Top, 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Linen Shirt Dress
Size 12 - 30W 

Eileen Fisher
Organic Linen Cotton
Sweater
Size 1X - 3X
 

Hooded Linen Jacket
Size 14 - 26W

Eileen Fisher
Organic Linen Cotton Top

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.

 

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Linen Blend Cardigan
Size S - 3X
 

Embroidered Linen
Hoody Jacket
Size XL - 2X

Linen Cross Dyed
Peasant Tunic
Size
S - 3X 

Eileen Fisher
Linen Tank Top
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

Mid to upscale designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Caroline Rose, Johnny Was, Marina Rinaldi and Lafayette 148 that are carried by many of the better and upscale department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus 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 32W. 

Retailers such as Talbots specialize in classic, moderately upscale clothes in quality fabrics many of which are natural fibers for size 2 to 24W, with a few selected styles available in plus petites to 22W.  They will often carry career jackets, dresses, and separates in addition to more casual weekend wear.

 

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Linen Skirt
Size 2 - 24W
Avg - Petite
 

Linen Blend Jacket
Size
XL - 5X
Petite to 3X
 

Wide Leg
Linen Crop Pants
Size 2 - 26W

Linen Blend Tunic
Size 2 - 24W

 

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 are sure bets all year.

 

 
 

 

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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.