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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Resort & Vacation Clothing 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.  Hand selected collection of stylish plus-size clothing that packs, plays, wines and dines for the best resort vacation or cruise holiday experience.

 

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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Tops @ Avenue

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Clothing @ Soft Surroundings

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Swimwear @ Always for Me

Designer: Rachel Pally, Printed Palazzo Pants, Size 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Designer: Rachel Pally
Size 1X - 3X

Chino Shorts, Plus-Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Serengeti Maxi Dress, Size S-3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Beach Cover Up, Plus-Size 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Chino Shorts
Size 14 - 24W

Serengeti Maxi Dress
Size 6 - 24W
Petite & Tall to 18

  Swim Cover Up
Size 1X - 3X

Plus-Size Resort Wear for Cruises & Winter Beach Vacations
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

Resort, cruise and beach vacations require the perfect balance of versatility and chic.  Clothing that can mix and match, pack well with minimum wrinkling, and suit the needs of casual day activities, shopping, sitting by the pool, and dance the night away in hot climates can be challenging to find, especially in the winter months when cold weather clothing is in most stores. Popular Caribbean destinations such as Cancun,  the Virgin Islands, Aruba, and Jamaica, in addition to more exotic destinations such as Hawaii, Ibiza, and Rio de Janeiro  mix an exciting night life with shopping, sun and sand during the day.   More family friendly destinations such as Florida (and Disney) and the Bahamas tend to be active, also needing more casual clothing.

Some cruise lines and resorts such as Holland America and Sandals focus on more upscale experiences including food, wine, art,  and luxury shopping appealing to adult travelers. Romantic cruises and beach vacations are popular with singles and honeymooning couples, especially for romantic occasions such as Valentine's Day; but, families are even beginning to choose Thanksgiving cruises and Christmas beach holidays together, instead of staying home to cook and celebrate.  Those with a more adventurous travel spirit are mixing the luxury of sophisticated evenings on board with activities such as scuba diving, wildlife, or cultural sight seeing creating a need for a wide a variety clothing.
 

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

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

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Pyramid Collection

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

Knit Jumpsuit, Size XS - XXXL| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Pink Eyelet Top & Skirt,  Plus-Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Sold Separately

Tie Dye Dress, Size 2 - 28W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tie Dye T-Shirt, Plus-Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Knit Jumpsuit
Size XS - XXXL
Avg & Tall

Pink Eyelet
Matching Top & Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

Tie Dye Dress
Size 2 - 28W

Tie Dye T-Shirt
Size 14 - 32W


Plus-size swimwear can be difficult to find at any time of year, but particularly during the winter beach and cruise vacation season. Many times these are romantic or once in a lifetime vacations, so special occasion or cocktail dresses are also on the must-pack lists.

Popular pieces range from long sweeping BoHo styles to chic, modern classics.  Resort wear designers often create free flowing styles with gorgeous drape that mix and match with both styles. Palazzo pants in solids or prints, especially those in knits that pack well, are very popular at more upscale  travel destinations. Like maxi dresses, they can easily pulled on over swimwear and double as beach cover ups.  Natural fibers such as linen, cotton, and silk are cooler in hot climates. Shorts, capris and tees are also much sought after core basics.  White has become increasingly important in fashion, including for full-figured women, the last few years and is a particularly good choice for beach holidays.

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Casual Clothing @ Serengeti Catalog

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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Shoes @ Footsmart

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

White Eyelet Crinkle Skirt, Size 6 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Silk Pants, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

WalkSmart, Thong Sandals, Women's Size 6 - 12 M, W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Miraclesuit, Rialto One Piece Bathing Suit, Plus-Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

White Eyelet Crinkle Skirt
Size 6 - 22W

Silk Pants
Size 1X - 3X

WalkSmart
Thong Sandals
Size 6 - 12 M, W

Miraclesuit
Rialto One Piece Swimsuit
Size 16 - 24W


Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Beach, Resort, and Cruise Fashion

For those headed to luxury, upscale destinations Neiman Marcus offers the best collection of designer fashion with the sophisticated, easy style suitable for travel and vacations.  They carry an especially good collection of wide leg palazzo pant styles, flowing BoHo tops, and natural fibers such as silk, cotton, and linen. Cocktail and formalwear is both luxurious and often easily packed.   Labels to look for include Carolyn Rose, Tolani, Johnny Was, Melissa Masse, and Eileen Fisher in sizes up to 24W.

If you are seeking a truly special evening wear look, check out  the selection at Blue Gala.  Brands such as Terani Couture, Blush, Primavera Couture, and Allure Night Moves offer sparkling upscale cocktail dresses and full length evening gowns in sizes up to 32.
 

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

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

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

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

Karen Kane, Sheer Chiffon Peasant Top, Plus-Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher, Knit Slim Leg Pants, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Melissa Masse, Cold Shoulder Caftan, Plus-Size 1X - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Rachel Pally, Jersey Maxi Skirt, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Karen Kane
Sheer Chiffon Peasant Top

Size XL - 3X

Eileen Fisher
Knit Slim Leg Pants

Size 1X - 3X

Melissa Masse
Cold Shoulder Caftan

Size 1X - 2X

Rachel Pally
Jersey Maxi Skirt
Size 1X - 3X

 

Lifestyle designer Rachel Pally offers some of the best knitwear in free flowing and packable styles. Maxi dresses, free flowing tops, and palazzo pants are her strength in lengths meant to require final hemming for the perfect fit.   Often available at upscale department store and other well-known shopping destinations, the entire Rachel Pally White Label collection is size 1X to 3X is available directly from her website, in addition to her main collection available in size XS to XL. 

One of the best selections of upscale, casual fashion in natural fibers with easy lines and artisan or global detailing is at Soft Surroundings.  Maxi dresses and skirts, and long tunic tops suitable for beach vacations are a specialty. Sizing here is some of the most inclusive with everything available size 2 to 18, selected styles available in petite and tall sizes, and a large portion extended to women's size 14 to 24W.

 

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

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

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Swimsuits for All

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

Lightweight Striped Cardigan Topper, Plus-Size 1X - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Eyelet Sun Dress, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bikini Separates, Plus-Size 10 -24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

Sporty Stiped Shorts, Plus-Size 1X - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lightweight Striped
Cardigan Topper
Size 1X - 6X

Eyelet Sun Dress
Size 1X - 3X

Bikini Separates
Size 10 - 24W

Sporty Striped Shorts
Size 1X - 3X


Budget Shopping

More moderate budgets will find an excellent collection of beach friendly, yet stylish contemporary fashion available at Monroe and Main all year.  Casual styles mix with special occasion wear and warm weather options are available all year.  For sportier or classic style women, Lands' End has one of the best collections of cotton tees, polos, shorts, and khakis available. Swimwear is a specialty also and available all year. Sizes are available from size 2 to 26W with some plus petite and plus tall sizes here and there, as well. 

Younger women with a more body conscious or sexier style will frequently find suitable choices that pack easily at Forever 21. Meanwhile, Deb Shops has a light hearted trendy vibe in size 0 to 24W.  Junior retailer Alloy is one of the best spots for inexpensive BoHo styles including filmy scarf print tops, and knit maxi dresses and skirts.  Sizing is XS to XXXL with talls available in many styles

Look for tye dyes, global prints, and whimsical and feminine vacation styles at Pyramid Collection .  Maxi dresses and skirts, palazzo pants,  and tunic tops are available in unusual styles up to size 28W.

 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Deb Shops

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

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Clothing @ Willow Ridge

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Women's Clothes @ Blair

Chiffon Kimono Topper, Plus-Size 1X - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Prints Available 

Drape Neck Jersey Top, Plus-Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Peasant Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available 

Classic Polo Top, S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Chiffon Kimono Topper
Size 1X - 3X

Drape Neck Jersey Top
Size XL - 3X

Peasant Dress
Size S - 3X
Avg & Petite

Classic Polo Top
Size S - 3X


Extended Plus Sizes 26 +

Those needing extended plus sizing will find the free-spirited California style in flowing and trendy knits at Sealed with a Kiss a fashion find with most styles available in size 1X to 6X.  eBay boutiques with Bali batiks in tunics, dusters, palazzo pants and dresses with sizes up to 5X are another tropical vacation shopping resource. One of our favorites is Lotus in the Moonlight

Old Navy offers their exclusive plus collection on-line only in size 16 to 30W, which is a good resource for inexpensive tees, shorts, skirts, and casual dresses, all of which pack well for vacations.  Plus specialty retailer Avenue is another inexpensive shopping destination for casual styles that pack well with a size range from 14 to 32W.

Finally, Ulla Popken is one of the best spots for Bohemian style tunic tops and casual dresses, with packable cocktail dress and pant suit options for those going on more formal cruises.  Everything is available in size 12 to 34, with selected styles extended to 38W.
 

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Old Navy

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Ulla Popken

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

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

Basic Tank Top, Plus-Size 1X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cropped Gauze Pants, Plus-Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress, Size 10 -28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Solid Colors Available  

Challis Printed Shorts, Plus-Size XL -4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Prints Available 

Basic Tank Top
Size 1X - 4X

Cropped Gauze Pants
Size 12 - 34W

Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress
Size 10 - 28W

Printed Soft Challis Shorts
Size XL - 5X


Plus-Size Swimwear Shopping

Plus-size swimwear shopping in the winter months can be especially challenging.  The best and largest inventories available are at Always for Me and Swimsuits for All, both of which also carry beach cover-ups.  The figure trimming, high end Miraclesuit swim line can be purchased from Cyber Swim with exclusive styles frequently offered by Lane Bryant.  Meanwhile for those who are active water sports enthusiasts, look for athletic style swimwear and items such as rash guards at Lands' End.

Amazon will be the best resource for women wearing larger than size 24W.

 

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

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Lingerie @ Hips & Curves

Let's Shop! Elegant Plus: Plus-Size Clothing @ Monroe & Main

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

Polka Dot Swim Dress, Plus-Size 16 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Short Satin Robe, Size 1X - 4X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Fringed Swimsuit, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Swim Cover Up, Size 0 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available  

Polka Dot Swim Dress
Size 16 - 34W

Short Satin Robe
Size 1X - 4X

Fringed Bathing Suit
Size 6 - 24W

Swim Cover Up
Size 0 - 28W


Plus-Size Sexy Honeymoon Shopping Resources

For those planning romantic cruises and beach vacations with a partner or significant other, either as a honeymoon are a special getaway, some extra sexy lingerie may be on your shopping list.  Hips and Curves has some of the most sophisticated lingerie available in larger sizes, with some options available as large as 6X. Bra and lingerie shopping super site, Bare Necessities, will often carry sexier options from designers and luxury lingerie brands, in addition to more practical lingerie. Lane Bryant has long been committed to full-figured sexy lingerie that fits as well as it looks good.  A recent collaboration with luxury fashion designer Sophie Theallet has yielded a limited-time-only capsule collection designed for women size 14 to 28W.

 

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