Sweaters & Cardigans for Curvy Women  @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12+
Hand-selected plus-size sweaters, cardigans and shrugs chosen especially for plus-size women by the Elegant Plus Style Editor


 


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Plus-Size Sweaters & Shrugs Report

Plus-size sweaters are in demand all year. Worn for warmth in the cooler months over casual, career, and even occasion wear, they play an important  role in many plus wardrobes in warmer months too.  Full-figured women frequently like extra arm coverage.  Since arm-holes are still a major fit issue in many woven tops, the combination of sleeveless tops, shells and dresses, layered under a knit sweater topper or shrug is a common fashion solution.

Cardigans and shrugs are the most popular sweater category in all age groups with more classic to modern contemporary styles still favored by career women who sometime wear them instead of a blazer or jacket. Classic, cashmere sweaters are particularly popular with this group in winter offices.  Trendier and more style specific sweaters are more often used in casual looks with jeans, although moving into the workplace in younger generations and within some ethnic demographics that trend towards more body conscious and trendy styles.

Shorter shrug styles are worn most commonly with dresses, with some younger trend-setters pairing them with casual jeans.  Tunic length sweaters are popular with leggings, flowing BoHo styles, and with women who like extra coverage.

Finally: holiday sweaters have their own page.

What's Trending Right Now:

Stripes, Color Blocking, Contrast Trim, Open Stitch, Crochet, Lace, Patterns, Lace, Black, White, Neutrals, Navy Blue, Mint, Pink, Coral, Green, Orchid

 

Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Full-Figured Sweaters, Cardigans and Shrugs

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 every category for our full size range of 12 to 34w!

Elegant Plus Editor's Pick Plus-size Tops:

 

Designer Tops

Classic Shirts & Tops

Career Blouses & Tops

 

Trendy Tops

Tees

BoHo Tops

Embellished Tops

Evening Tops

 

>> Sweaters

BoHo Sweaters

Cashmere Sweaters

Holiday Sweaters

 

Jackets & Blazers

BoHo Jackets

Coats & Outerwear

 

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Striped Cardigan, Sizes XL-2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Designer: Eileen Fisher, Lightweight Linen Blend Sweater Topper, Sizes 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Yoke Cardigan Sweater, Sizes 12-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Striped Cardigan
Sizes XL-2X

Eileen Fisher
Lightweight Linen Blend
Sweater Topper
Sizes
1X-3X

  Lace Yoke Cardigan
Sizes 12-32W

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Diamond Print Cardigan, Sizes XL-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crochet Cardigan, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Tipped Cardigan, Sizes 14-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Chiffon Hem Sweater, Sizes 14-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Diamond Print Cardigan
Sizes XL
-3X

Crochet Cardigan
Sizes
S-3X

Tipped Cardigan
Sizes 1
4-26W

Chiffon Hem Sweater
Sizes 14-28W

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Contrast Trim  Cardigan, Sizes XL-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Short Sleeve Cotton Cardigan, Size S-2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Lace Cardigan, Plus-Size 12-40W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Mondrian Color Block Sweater, Size S-4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Contrast Trim Cardigan
Sizes
XL-3X

Short Sleeve
Cotton Cardigan
Sizes
S-2X

Lace Cardigan
Plus Size 12-40W

Mondrian
Color Block Sweater
Size S-4X

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Shirred Cardigan, Size XL-4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Space Dyed Cardigan, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chevron Stripe Cotton Pullover Sweater, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Designer: Ralph Lauren, Contrast Trim Shrug, Sizes 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Shirred Cardigan
Sizes
XL-4X

Space Dyed Cardigan
Sizes
S-3X

Chevron Stripe
Cotton Pullover
Sizes S-3X

Ralph Lauren
Contrast Trim Shrug
Sizes 1X-3X

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Print Cardigan, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Check Pattern Hanky Hem Pullover, Sizes 10-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Open Stitch Sweater, Sizes 14-40W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bandana Print Sweater, Sizes XL-2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Print Cardigan
Sizes
S-3X

Check Pattern
Hanky Hem Pullover
Sizes 1
0-28W

Open Stitch Sweater
Sizes 14-40W

Bandana Print Sweater
Sizes XL-2X

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Floral Print Cardigan, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Open Stitch Cardigan, Sizes XL-5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Big Button Cardigan, Sizes 12-38W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Fine Gauge Cotton Print Cardigan, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Print Cardigan
Sizes
S-3X

Long Open Stitch Cardigan
Sizes
XL-5X

Big Button Cardigan
Sizes 12-38W

Fine Gauge Cotton
Print Cardigan
Sizes
S - 3X

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Aztec Print Duster, Size S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Fine Gauge Cardigan, Sizes 14-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bow Back Sweater, Sizes S-3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Color Block  Sweater, Sizes 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Aztec Print Duster
Sizes
1X-3X

Fine Gauge Cardigan
Sizes 14-28W

Bow Back Sweater
Sizes S-3X

Color Block Sweater
Sizes 1X-3X

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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.

 

 

 

Plus-size sweaters are a must-have winter favorite both to give and to get during the Christmas holiday season. Whether it's natural fibers like cotton or cashmere wool,
or cozy synthitics, styles can range from classic to trendy.  Summer plus-size sweaters are more open weaves with crochet especially popular.  Cardigans are a career classic,
often replacing more formal blazers and jackets in the work environment.  Plus-size sweater shrugs are popular all year layered over dresses and sleeveless tops for upper arm coverage.

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