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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, Floral Shift Dress, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
Designer: Johnny Was
Size: 1X - 3X

Illusion Bodice Dress, Size 14-24W| Editor's Pick

Lace Trim Cotton Blouse, Size 2 - 28W | Editor's Pick

Celtic Lace Chiffon Top, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

 Saks Fifth Avenue

Shadow Stripe
Illusion Bodice Dress
 Size 14 - 24W

Lace Trim Cotton Blouse
Size 2 - 28W

Celtic Lace Chiffon Top
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.


Let's Shop! Elegant Plus:  Women's Clothes @ Izabel London

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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Karen Kane

Vintage Faux Fur Coat, Size 14 - 26W | Editor's Pick

White Lace Gored Midi Skirt, Plus-Size 14 -28W | Editor's Pick

Crochet Duster Topper, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Floral Chiffon Hem Top, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Vintage Style
Faux Fur Coat

Size 14 - 26W

Lace Gored Midi Skirt
Size 14 - 28W

Crochet Duster Topper
Size S - 3X

Floral Chiffon Hem Top
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.   Nordstrom also stocks an excellent selection of 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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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Vintage & Romantic Women's Clothing @ eShakti

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Designer Fashion @ Neiman Marcus

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Fashion @  Serengeti

Fringed Print Kimono Cardigan, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Border Print Chiffon Shift Dress, Sizes 0-36W | Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher, Pleated Wide Leg Silk Pants, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Cotton Floral Nightgown & Robe Set, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
Sold Separately

Fringed Print Kimono Cardigan
Size 1X - 3X

Border Print
Chiffon Shift Dress

Size 0 - 36W

Eileen Fisher
Pleated Wide Leg Silk Pants
Size 1X - 3X

Cotton Floral Nightgown
& Robe Set
Size S - 3X

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. 


Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus Size Separates @ Igigi

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Black Chiffon Dot Dress, Plus-Size 12-32W | Editor's Pick

Designer: Dennis Basso, Mesh Hem Midi Skirt, Size 0 - 28W| Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Floral Organza Overlay Dress, Size 14 -24W | Editor's Pick

Tiered Vintage Lace Dress, Plus-Size 14 -2 4W | Editor's Pick

Black Chiffon Dot
Cocktail Dress
Size 12 - 32W

Dennis Basso
Mesh Hem Midi Skirt
Size 0 - 28W

Floral Organza Overlay Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Tiered Vintage Lace Dress
Size 14 - 24W

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 Lela Rose collection for Spring/Summer 2015 at Lane Bryant in size 14 to 28W injected a soft, feminine feel at the plus specialty retailer with the designer's signature watercolor floral prints, romantic color palette, and vintage infused silhouettes.  Some of the Sophie Theallet lingerie options currently featured at Lane Bryant also 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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White Eyelet Lace Skirt, Size S-3X | Editor's Pick Beaded Off Shoulder Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick Embroidered Mesh Top, Plus-Size XL - 6X | Editor's Pick Botanic Print Cardigan, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
More Colors/Prints Available

White Eyelet Lace Skirt
Size S - 3X

Beaded Off Shoulder
Sweater Top
Size S - 3X

Embroidered Mesh Top
Size XL - 6X

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

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