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>> Plus-Size Coats, Jackets, Vests, Capes, Parkas and Outerwear

 
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.
 


Last Update: February 18, 2017

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Tropical Print Bomber Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lafayette 148, Belted Purple Trench, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick White Faux Leather Moto Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tropical Print
Bomber Jacket
Size 1X - 3X
 

Lafayette 148
B
elted Trench Coat
Size 1X - 3X

 

Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

 

 

Outerwear is a tricky category for e-tailers.  On one hand, parts of the country get exceedingly cold to the point of throwing style out in favor of warmth and practicality with styles such as puffy down parkas and long wool coats.  On the other, other parts of the country barely need more than a light blazer at exactly the same time of year. 

 

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Microfiber Parka, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Classic Belted Trench Coat, Size 8 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Classic Rain Coat, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cotton Eyelet Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Microfiber Parka
Size S - 3X

Classic Belted Trench
Size
8 - 28W

Classic Rain Coat
Size
S - 3X

Cotton Eyelet Jacket
Size S - 3X
 

 

The fall shopping season is when the most diverse types of outerwear options are available, while the biggest mark downs happen just after the holidays during January Clearance sales. Fall Previews can start arriving as early as July, with pre-orders on designer styles available at several of the luxury department stores.  Spring styles such as classic trench coats, rain jackets, and wind breakers begin to arrive in late January to early February. That having been said, it is actually one of the easier plus-size clothing categories to find options larger than a size 24W.

As a higher priced ticket item, coats and jackets are often viewed as investment pieces.  Consequently classic styles and colors that have staying power from year-to-year tend to be popular.  Modern classics such as peacoats and trench coats are particularly widely favored. 

Both faux and genuine leather and suede is an annual fall favorite, especially with urban dwellers. 
 

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3 in 1 All Weather Ski Jacket, Size 12 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Yellow Faux Leather Moto Jacket, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Rachel Roy, Floral Moto Jacket, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Fleece Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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3 - in - 1
All Weather Ski Jacket

Size 12 - 30W

Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Size 14 - 24W

Rachel Roy
Floral Moto Jacket
Size XL - 3X

Fleece Jacket
Size S - 3X

 

Funkier BoHo or vintage inspired styles can also be appealing to those looking for something a little different. Meanwhile, younger fashionistas often look for simple denim, fleece, baseball jackets, or hoodie jackets during the back-to-school shopping season.

More casual, practical styles such as rain coats, down jackets, anoraks, and ski jackets are also popular with sporty women or those living in extreme weather climates.

Coordinating boots and accessories are also frequently in demand, especially during the colder seasons. Cashmere scarves, gloves and winter accessories are some of the most popular, especially as gifts during the holiday season.

 

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LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Genuine Leather Metallic Gold Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Wind Breaker, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Trench Coat
Size XS - 4X
 

Quilted Floral Jacket
Size XS - 3X
Avg - Petite
Tall to XL (18)

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Genuine Leather
Metallic Finish Jacket
Size
1X - 3X

Spring Wind Breaker
Size
S - 3X

 

Plus-Size Outerwear Internet Shopping Resources

Macy's and Nordstrom offer the most diverse collections of better label plus-size outerwear available on-line.  Styles frequently range from well-known designer classics such as trench and pea coats to more casual, urban looks in sizes up to 24W.  Labels regularly include Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Ellen Tracy, and LAUREN Ralph Lauren.  Trench coats, down jackets, walking coats, and classic peacoats are well represented. Nordstrom is one of the few department stores that will offer genuine fur trimmed and lined plus-size outerwear during the colder seasons.  Some luxurious options in cashmere from brands such as Fluerette are available during the cooler months. A wide variety of both faux and genuine leather jackets, are frequently available for size 14 to 24W.   Classic wool styles, trench coats, and parkas from leading brands such as Michael Kors, Ellen Tracy, Bernardo, and Steve Madden are regularly available in the cooler months.
 

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Floral Bomber Jacket
Size
XL - 4X

Draped Trench Coat
Size
S - 3X

 

Faux Leather Vest
Size 14 - 32W 

Ruffled Denim Jacket
Size S - 3X

 

Lord & Taylor has a growing collection of chic, modern classic style and designer label options including wool, trench coats, (faux) leather, and seasonal styles for size 0 to 24W. Neiman Marcus will frequently offer luxury labels such as Marina Rinaldi and Eileen Fisher for size 14 to 24W. Luxury quality outerwear from top brands in the finest fabrics is also regularly available during the cooler months at Saks Fifth Avenue where labels such as Cinzia Rocca and Jane Post are common.

Those looking for either faux or genuine leather jackets will also have good luck at both Wilson Leather and QVC in sizes up to 28W. 

 Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W is a good sources for inexpensive, trendy looks .  Torrid offers the greatest size range with coats and jackets in size L to 6X.

 

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

H by Halston, Genuine Pearlized Lamb Leather Moto Jacket, Size 0 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Windowpane Plaid Trench Coat, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Plaid Flannel Lined
Rain Slicker

Size M - 5X

Faux Leather Trench Coat
Size 14 - 24W

H by Halston
Pearlized Finish
Genuine Lamb Leather Jacket
Size 0 - 28W

 

Windowpane Plaid
Trench Coat
Size S - 3X 

 

Classic rain jackets and parkas in casual styles at affordable prices are popular at Blair which carries both women's sizes S to 3X, and petite sizes to 2XL.   Bedford Fair and Old Pueblo Traders have classic quilted styles, wool coats, faux fur, and rain coats appropriate for both work and casual wear in size 4 to 26W, with select petite styles available as large as 20P.  Meanwhile, Travelsmith is one of the best spots for quality, classic rain trench coats in size S to 3X.  Some have zip out linings for added flexibility.

 Contemporary, fashion forward looks for all seasons in casual to work appropriate styles are regularly offered at North Style in size S to 3X.  Options range from lightweight denim and rain jackets, vests, and heavier weight winter coat styles.  Some styles have an artsier edge, while others are more classic.

More eclectic, vintage inspired and BoHo coats and jackets are available from Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W, while faux fur, leather and suede looks are especially good at QVC in size 0 to 28W.   This is also a good spot for trench coats in the spring.

 
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Rachel Roy
Crushed Velvet Bomber
Size 1X - 3X

Hooded Long Trench Coat
Size XL - 3X 

Belted Asymmetric Trench
Size
12 - 26W

Hooded Twill Field Jacket
Size L - 6X
 

 

Extended Plus-Size Outerwear

For those on tighter budgets, super size women will find a good selection of seasonal jackets and coats at Avenue which stocks size 14 to size 32W.  Catherine's has styles with a classic to contemporary style in size XL to 5X, with some plus petite styles available. ModCloth is beginning to become a trendier resource for women in sizes over 3X, as well.

Ulla Popken carries modern classic and fashion forward outerwear styles including parkas, wool coats, and seasonal looks in size 12 to 34W.  Trendy women will find faux leather and stylish seasonal coats and jackets at Torrid in size XL to 6X.

 

 
 

 

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