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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides &  Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Cardigans & Sweaters in Size 12 +

Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus.  Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page.  All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link.  Subscribe to the Newsletter to receive weekly notification of updates.

Last Update: August 24, 2015
 

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Fishtail Cardigan, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Size 1X - 3X

Classic Cotton Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Eileen Fisher, Wool Knit Poncho, One Size Plus | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Polka Dot Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

 bon-ton

Classic Cotton Cardigan
Size S - 3X

 

Eileen Fisher
Knit Wool Poncho
One Size Plus

Large Polka Dot Cardigan
Size S - 3X

Plus-Size Sweater, Cardigan & Shrug Report
[Editor's Picks & Shopping Resources Below]

Plus-size sweaters are in demand all year. Worn for warmth in the cooler months over casual, work clothing, 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, cardigan, or shrug is a common fashion solution for many women.  Cardigan sweaters, in particular, are popular with working women as an alternative to blazers and jackets.

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 fall or 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.

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Intarsia Scroll Tunic, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Red Tie Cardigan, Plus-Size 12 - 34W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Striped Fringed Duster, Size 12 - 26W ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Chevron Print Poncho, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Intarsia Scroll Tunic
Size S - 3X

 

Tie Front Cardigan
Size 12 - 34W

 

Striped Fringed Duster
Size 12 - 26W

Chevron Print Poncho
Size 1X - 3X

 

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 sweater and topper styles, and with women who like extra coverage.

Cashmere is considered one of the most luxurious natural fibers, and sweaters made of this ultra-soft wool are much in demand, in addition to a popular gift during the Christmas season.  Plus-size cashmere sweaters can still be difficult to find, but are slowly becoming more available in a wider variety of styles in sizes up to 3X. Other more unusual natural fibers such as linen, silk, and pima cotton are increasingly available in larger sizes, as well.
Finally: holiday sweaters are a Christmas gift-giving classic in many families.  Some are cute with novelty motifs and many sparkles and sequins, while others have more subtle.
 

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Pink Cascade Cardigan, Size 14 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Long Fringed Duster, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Nic + Zoe, Color Block Cardigan, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Plaid Cardigan, Plus-Size 14 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Cascade Cardigan
Size 14 - 26W

 

Melissa McCarthy Seven7
Long Fringed Duster

Size S - 3X

 

Nic + Zoe
Color Block Sweater
Size XS - 3X

Plaid Cardigan
Size 14 - 26W

Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Sweaters

Sweaters and cardigans are available from a majority of the retailers listed throughout our shopping directories, depending on your needs, style, and budget.

Some of the deepest and most diverse inventories of plus-size sweaters available all year can be found with some of the cataloguers.  Lands' End is particularly good for those who appreciate quality, natural fibers in classic to contemporary styles at moderate prices.  Sizes are available from 2 to 26W, with petite and tall options many times available up to size 18.  Willow Ridge collates the plus-size collections from an entire catalog group, and consequently offers a large inventory, most of which is modestly priced for size 2 to 28W.   Monroe & Main carries trendy, BoHo, and contemporary looks all year in some particularly hard-to-find styles in plus. Their entire inventory is offered in sizes S to 3X.

Christopher & Banks is an excellent spot for classic to contemporary looks, many times in natural fibers such as cotton for size 4 to 32W.  Another natural fiber spot, Coldwater Creek has also returned with their slightly more upscale modern classic to contemporary looks.  Plus-size styles sell out quickly here and are extremely popular for their style and quality.  Wools, including cashmere, in addition silk, linen, and cotton are not unusual fins for size S to 3X.

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Color Block Pullover Sweater, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ombre Cashmere Pullover, Plus-Size 1X - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Botanic Print Cardigan, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cropped Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Color Block Pullover
Size S - 3X

 

Ombre Cashmere Pullover
Size 1X - 3X

 

Floral Print Cardi
Size S - 3X
Petite & Tall to XL (18)

Cropped Cardigan
Size S - 3X

 

North Style is a particularly good spot for cotton sweaters with classic, contemporary, and traditional folk patterns.  Other fibers such as wool and synthetics will also appear here at moderate prices for size S to 3X. Meanwhile, classic cardigans in an assortment of seasonal colors are regularly stocked in both cotton and wool at Appleseed's for size S to 3X.

The home shopping channel QVC offers one of the largest and most diverse collections of sweaters available on-line.  Choices range from high end natural fibers such as cashmere and fine, Irish wool to trendy and novelty styles.  Many selections are available on payment plans, bringing options down into more budgets.  For holiday sweaters ranging from Valentine's Day to Christmas, look for the Quacker Factory brand.  Most of the styles and brands at QVC are available through size 3X which is a generous 28W there.

Of the department stores the best all year around plus-size collections in size 14 to 24W can be found at Macy's where prices are moderate and sales frequent, and Nordstrom where labels tend to be slightly more upscale but not luxury level.  Lord & Taylor often has a more unique and striking collection of sweaters designed for full-figured women by their in-house label.
 

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Cotton Cable Fisherman Sweater, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Knit Shrug, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Disney Mini Mouse Pullover, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Cashmere Poncho, Plus-Size XL - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cotton Cable
Fisherman Sweater

Size S - 3X

 

Knit Shrug
Size S - 3X
 

Disney Minnie Mouse
Pullover Sweater

Size XL - 5X

Cashmere Poncho
Size XL - 3X


Trendy Styles

Those looking for low cost, trendier styles will have the best luck at some of the teen retailers.  Sizing is often junior sizing, so expect to need to size up one size from usual.   Charlotte Russe and Rue 21 have both recently expanded sizing to include a full plus range from XS to 3X.    Those who appreciate a more urban, body conscious style will find a good selection appropriate for both casual and work wear at Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W.

A little bit higher quality but in equally trend conscious styles are cardigans, sweaters, and toppers at ASOS .  One of the first spots to pick up on new trends coming from Europe (they are based in the U.K.), they have a mixture of European boutique labels and in-house designs adjusted to suit fuller figures size 14 to 24W.  Meanwhile, Izabel London has an artsier more BoHo feel to its trends for sizes 2 to 26W.

 

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Plaid Hem Pullover, Size XS - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Pearl Button Cardigan, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Long Cardigan Duster, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crochet Bellini, Plus-Size XL - 5X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Plaid Hem Pullover
Size XS - 2X

 

Pearl Button Cardigan
Size S - 3X
 

Long Sweater Duster
Size S - 3X

Crochet Bellini
Size XL - 5X

Extended & Specialty Sizes

Torrid carries trendier options from XL to 5X.  The selection at Amazon is constantly changing with a mix of classic to trendy styles from both well known name brands and boutique labels, but thousands of styles from which to choose in sizes up to 44W. 

In addition to specialty shops such as Long Tall Sally,  tall women will find sweater options available at Eddie Bauer and Lands' End with longer sleeves and bodies in sizes up to 20.  Petite plus women will also have good luck at both these retailers up to size 18.  More petite sweater styles with shorter arms and body lengths are available from Blair in sizes XS to 2XL.  Catherine's will also sometimes offer petite plus sizes in selected styles in size XL to 5X.

 

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Fringed Topper, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Striped Blanket Duster, Size XL - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Navajo Poncho, One Size Plus | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Striped Sweater Tunic, Size 6 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Fringed Topper
Size XL - 5X

 

Striped Blanket Duster
Size XL - 4X

 

Navajo Poncho
One Size Plus

Striped Sweater Tunic
Size 6 - 28W

Bargain Shopping

Neiman Marcus Last Call is often a particularly good resource for luxury and designer sweaters, especially cashmere, at a fraction of full retail price in size 0 to 24W.  Labels here can include Eileen Fisher, Misook, and Lafayette 148.  Saks Off Fifth is less well stocked in plus-sizes, but can still turn up some good designer bargains for sizes S to 3X.

Sweaters and cardigans from designers such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Jessica Simpson and many more can frequently be scored at a fraction of retail from Flash Sale sites such as 6PM and My Habit in size 0 to 24W.

 

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Beaded Cardigan, Size 1X-6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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SoHo Cardigan, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Cropped Sweater, Size 14 - 28W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Chiffon Hem, Cotton Cashmere Tunic Sweater, Size 0 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Beaded Cardigan
Size 1X - 6X

 

SoHo Cardigan
Size S - 3X
 

Cropped Sweater
Size 14 - 28W

Chiffon Hem
Cotton Cashmere Tunic Sweater
Size 0 - 28W

 

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