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Elegant Plus Shopping Guide & Editor's Picks:  Full-Figured Jackets, Coats, Parkas in Size 12 +

All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Elegant Plus has a size-inclusive policy and makes every effort to include stylish selections in all size categories. Plus size outerwear including leather jackets, wool coats, classic trench coats and denim jackets are often hard to find in most brick and mortar retail stores. Fortunately on-line options, even in larger super sizes, are becoming more common.  Winter and Spring styles are the most popular, with items such as leather jackets popular in the Fall.


Trench Coat, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick


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Quilted Jacket, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick


Plus-Size Coats, Jackets & Parkas Shopping Report
[Editor's Picks & Internet Shopping Resources Below]

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.  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. 

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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Denim Jacket, Plus-Size 14 -28W | Editor's Pick
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Ellen Tracy, Leather Scuba Jacket, Plus-Size 1X-3X | Editor's Pick

Plaid Coat, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Marina Rinaldi, Navy Leather Shearling Reversible Coat, Size 14 - 20W | Editor's Pick

Quilted Moto Jacket
Size 14 - 28W

Ellen Tracy
Leather Scuba Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

Plaid Coat
Size S - 3X

Marina Rinaldi
Leather Shearling Reversible
Navy Blue Coat

Size 14 - 20W

Plus-Size Outerwear Internet Shopping Resources

A surprisingly good resource, especially for women who need extended plus-sizes, is on Amazon.  Brands and labels are constantly changing but the inventory is extensive with easy to use search tools available in the side bar navigation. Sizes as large as 40W are available.

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. 

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 Bloomingdale's and 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. 

Younger, and trendier women will like the urban appeal of Dr. Jay's casual street style in size S to 3X.  Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W is another good sources for inexpensive, trendy looks .  Torrid offers the greatest size range with coats and jackets in size XL to 5X.


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Anne Klein, Double Breasted Pea Coat, Plus-Size XL - 3X| Editor's Pick
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Hooded Sports Parka, Plus-Size 1X- 2X | Editor's Pick
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Swing Coat, Size 10 - 26W, Petite to 20P | Editor's Pick
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Denim Vest, Plus-Size 14 - 32W| Editor's Pick

Anne Klein
Double Breasted Peacoat
Size XL - 3X

Hooded Sports Parka
Size 1X - 2X

Swing Coat
Size 10 - 26W
Petite to 20P

Denim Vest
Size 14 - 32W

Meanwhile, Lands End offers the best selection of moderately priced practical rain jackets, down parkas, and anoraks in addition to sporty fleeces and classic wool pea coats in sizes 2 to 26W, with some petite and tall sizes available as well. Trendy colors and prints are appearing here more and more frequently as they continue to update their look.

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.

More eclectic, vintage inspired and BoHo coats and jackets are available from Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W, while faux fur looks are especially good at QVC in size 0 to 28W.


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Water Resistant Anorak, Size 6 - 26W | Editor's Pick

Zip Front Color Block Jacket, Plus Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick

SA by Seth Aaron, Faux Leather Sleeve Trench Coat, Size 0 - 28W | Editor's Pick
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Quilted Car Coat, Sizes S-3X | Editor's Pick
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Water Resistant Anorak
Size 6 - 26W

Zip Front
Color Block Jacket
Size XL - 5X

SA by Seth Aaron
Faux Leather Sleeve Trench
Size 0 - 28W

Quilted Car Coat
Size S - 3X

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.

Ulla Popken carries a few wool coats in size 12 to 34W.  Trendy women will find faux leather and stylish seasonal coats and jackets at Torrid in size XL to 5X.

Igigi often offers one or two contemporary style wool coats during the fall and winter season in size 12 to 32W, while eShakti frequently carries a few lighter weight, fashion forward styles with a slight vintage twist in size 0 up to 36W.  ModCloth is beginning to become a trendier resource for women in sizes over 3X, as well.




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