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Last Update: September 11, 2016
Patchwork Faux Fur Coat
14 - 22W
Print Moto Jacket
Size 1X - 3X
Double Breasted Plaid
S - 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.
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
such as peacoats and trench coats are
particularly widely favored.
Both faux and
genuine leather and suede is an annual fall favorite, especially with
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.
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
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
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.
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
sizes up to 28W.
in size 12 to 26W is a good sources for inexpensive, trendy
offers the greatest size range with coats and
jackets in size XL to 5X.
Classic rain jackets and parkas in casual styles
at affordable prices are popular at
carries both women's sizes S to 3X, and petite
sizes to 2XL.
Bedford Fair and
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.
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
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 eclectic, vintage inspired and BoHo coats
and jackets are available from
Collection in size 2 to 28W,
while faux fur, leather and suede looks are especially good at
in size 0 to 28W. This is also a
good spot for trench coats in the spring.
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.
has styles with a classic to contemporary style
in size XL to 5X, with some plus petite styles
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
Torrid in size
XL to 6X.