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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Romantic & Vintage Inspired Fashion in Sizes 12 +

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Romantic style plus size clothing often borrows from earlier eras for a vintage, yet modern sensibilities and feminine appeal.

 

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Designer: Johnny Was Embroidered Blouse, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Designer: Johnny Was
Size: 1X - 3X

White Floral Lace  Dress, Size 14-24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ivory Lace Jacket, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Blush Pink Chiffon  Maxi Skirt, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

 Saks Fifth Avenue

Floral Lace Dress
 Size 14 - 24W

Lace Jacket
Size XS - 3X

Chiffon Maxi Skirt
Size S - 3X

Romantic & Vintage Plus-Size Clothing Report
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

Women who dress with a romantic sensibility often use softer styles and fabrics from earlier eras. Not quite BoHo, softer than Modern Classics, and less direct in its referencing to pure vintage, this style borrows from all to create feminine ensembles. 

Skirts and dresses are common choices, along with soft color palettes in pastels, coral, orchid purple, pink, cream, and vintage white. Classic black can accent looks creating a foil for other colors. Floral prints are especially prevalent during the spring and summer, but some years the fashion cycle brings them into style during cooler months.

Special occasion wear and cocktail dresses are quite popular in this style, especially for those planning weddings which has its own section on Elegant Plus.

Silhouettes are frequently free flowing with longer hem lengths, tunic length tops, wide leg palazzo pants, and classic cut jeans in dark washes, patterns, or embellished.  Soft fabrics such as chiffon and lace are popular, with richer brocades, velvets, leathers and suedes mixing in during cooler weather.  Patterns and textures are generally feminine without crossing the line into cutesy.    Lingerie and sleepwear has a distinctly vintage sensibility in satins, lace, and chiffon.

 

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Floral Print Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Skater Dress, Plus-Size 14 -28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Vintage Lace Inset Nightgown, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crepe Kimono Topper, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Print Cardigan
Size S - 3X

Lace Skater Dress
Size 14 - 28W

Lace Inset Nightgown
Size S - 3X

Karen Kane
Crepe Kimono Topper
Size S - 3X

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Romantic Style Fashion

For upscale options, look for labels such as Michael Simon and Caroline Rose at Neiman Marcus, which also has one of the best collections of flowing palazzo pant styles, and the more romantic Johnny Was designer looks.  Saks Fifth Avenue is an excellent resource for the vintage inspired Single and Beyond Vintage labels, in addition to florals often used by Fuzzi.  Both department stores offer size 0 to 24W.

Tadashi Shoji formalwear is some of the most romantic designer special occasion attire available and frequently carried here to size 24W.  Look for the silk art-to-wear Citron label at Nordstrom, which also stocks an excellent selection romantic dresses for all occasions from labels such as Adrianna Papell and Pisarro Nights.

A catalog with softer, feminine options Soft Surroundings is a particularly good spot for both long, flowing skirts and romantic, vintage inspired sleepwear.  Tops and sweaters often have long, flowing tunic lines and feminine detailing such as lace and embroidery, as well with size 0 to 18 available in misses, petite, and tall sizes and women's size 14 to 24W available. Meanwhile, Pyramid Collection is one of the best spots for vintage nostalgia tops, dusters, and skirts with lots of lace options in size 2 to 28W. 

More mature women will appreciate the special occasions collection at Draper's & Damon's which regularly includes gorgeous, soft kimono toppers, romantic style evening tops, and chiffon pieces in size 4 to 26W.

 

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Floral Print Maxi Dress, Plus-Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Landscape Art Print Shift Dress, Sizes 0-36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Michael Simon, Floral Lace Cardigan, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Watercolor Floral Skirt,  Plus-Size 14 -32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Floral Print Maxi Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Landscape Art Print Shift Dress
Size 0 - 36W

Michael Simon
Floral Lace Cardigan

Size 1X - 3X

Watercolor Floral Skirt
Size 14 - 32W
 

At television shopping network QVC look for Isaac Mizrahi, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, and Nicole Richie  for softer styles in size 0 to 28W.  This is also an excellent spot for vintage inspired accessories including rings and necklaces in larger sizes.  Midnight Velvet has embellished jeans, feminine tops, and vintage inspired dresses in size S to 3X.

Super size women will want to check out the options at both SWAK (size 1X to 6X) and eShakti (size 0 - 36W).  Both the separates and dresses at Igigi can also have a softer, more feminine flavor is fabrics such as chiffon.  Kiyonna is best know for their lace dresses, but also can sometimes have floral prints appealing to soft dressers.

British retailer Asos can be a good resource for more trend driven romantics in size 0 to 24W.   ModCloth offers limited runs of indie designer fashion, much of which has a mid-20th century retro flavor, but other more romantic inspired periods are also referenced in size S to 4X. 

 

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Jersey Floral Dress, Plus-Size 12-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Designer: Isaac Mizrahi, Floral Ankle Pants, Size 6 - 28W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Kimono Dress, Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crochet Lace Tunic, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Jersey Floral Dress
Size 12 - 32W

Isaac Mizrahi
Floral Ankle Pants
Size 6 - 28W

Lace Kimono Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Crochet Lace Tunic
Size 1X - 3X

A regularly available affordable designer capsule collections and diffusion lines to look for is Eva Mendes at New York & Co which is available in size 0 to 16/18.  Limited stock is offered and sells out quickly here, so act fast if you see something that you like.

The upcoming Lela Rose collection slated for Spring/Summer 2015 at Lane Bryant in size 14 to 28W will have a soft, feminine feel with the designer's signature watercolor floral prints, romantic color palette, and vintage infused silhouettes.  Some of the Sophie Theallet lingerie and Isabel Toledo designer options already featured at Lane Bryant have a softer appeal.

Those looking for the Art Deco vibe will want to check out the beaded flapper dress styles at Unique Vintage which also carries one of the best accessory collections for vintage romantics.  Maya Boutique on eBay offers one of the best collections of romantic layering toppers and kimonos in cut velvets. 

Some of the most romantic lingerie including pretty lace and sexy satins available in plus-size can be found in the Cacique collection at Lane Bryant.  Plus-size corsets and baby dolls with a sexy yet romantic vibe is also reliably available at Hips & Curves.

 

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Botanic Print Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cotton Embroidered Sun Dress
Size S - 3X

Crochet Sweater
Size S - 3X

Lace Midi Skirt
Size 10 - 32W

Botanic Print Cardigan
Size S - 3X
Petite & Tall to XL (18)

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