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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. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 

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Last Update: August 10, 2016

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DESIGNERS
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Tadashi Shoji
Alex Evenings
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Cold Shoulder Crochet Top, Plus-Size 10-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cold Shoulder
Crochet Inset Top
Size 10 - 32W
 

Ombre Maxi Skirt
Size 2 - 28W
 

Floral Midi Dress
 Size 14 - 24W 

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 with deep, rich winter florals on black and navy grounds or a fall palette in rusts, brick, and orange. The holidays bring out rich velvets and lace, many time deeper shades such as wine red, emerald green, and sapphire blue.  Some years metallic gilt fabrics also add an extra vintage touch to occasion fashions.

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.  Romantic styles are also popular for special date nights, especially around Valentine's Day.

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.  Like the bohemian style dresser, it's not unusual for the romantic woman to mix traditionally daytime fabrics such as denim or suede with more delicate evening textiles such as chiffon, lace, or silk.

 Lingerie and sleepwear has a distinctly vintage sensibility in satins, lace, and chiffon.
 

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Floral Pintuck Blouse
Size XS - 3X
 

Lace Gown
Size XS - 4X
 

Paisley Print
Palazzo Pants

Size 1X - 6X
 

Ruffled Chiffon Maxi Dress
Size 14 - 28W
 

 

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.  Vintage romantic inspired designer Nataya is regularly available in extended sizes to 3X at Wardrobe Shop.  Known for Titanic and Downton Abbey style designs, these upscale dresses are appropriate for weddings, occasions, and romantic bohemian looks.

Tadashi Shoji formalwear is some of the most romantic designer special occasion attire available and frequently carried here to size 24W.  Meanwhile, Teri Jon uses vintage details and fine fabrics to create feminine infused upscale evening looks for sizes up to 18.  Nordstrom also stocks an excellent selection of romantic dresses for all occasions from labels such as Adrianna Papell and Pisarro Nights in sizes up to 24W.

 

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Lined Eyelet Lace Blazer
Size 8 - 24W

 

Patchwork Print
Bell Sleeve Tunic

Size S - 3X

 

 Drop Waist
Floral Embroidered Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall
 

Ruffled Knit
Asymmetric Tunic
Size 14 - 32W

 
 

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.

Soft Surroundings is one of the best spots for soft, free flowing styles with extra detailing such as embroidery, lace, and beading.  Prints can be floral or globally inspired. Many of their gorgeous pieces are available in extended sizes including petite and tall to 18, and women's to 24W.  Coldwater Creek can also be a good spot for contemporary looks with a just a touch of artisan detailing giving pieces a softer, feminine feel.

 

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Tiered Ruffled Dress
Size 14 - 24W
 

Crinkle Gauze
Peasant Blouse
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 

Cashmere Sweater Dress
Size 1X - 3X 

Chiffon Split Sleeve
Cocktail Dress
Size XL - 5X 

 

At television shopping network QVC look for Isaac Mizrahi, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, and H by Halston 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).   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.  Hard-to-find vintage style designers such as Chi Chi London and Nataya have been spotted there in extended sizes.

 

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High Waist Swing Skirt
Size S - 4X

Vintage Tea Party Dress
Size S - 3X
 

Boiled Wool
Dolman Sleeve Coat
Size 12 - 30W 

Beaded Vest
Size S - 3X
 

 

Some of the Sophie Theallet lingerie options currently featured at Lane Bryant also have a softer appeal. 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.  Christain Siriano's Spring 2016 collection scheduled at the retailer is likely to more romantic as well.

Those looking for the Art Deco vibe will want to check out the vintage tulle, swing dress, and 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. 

 

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Size S - 3X
 

Floral Tank Top
Size S - 3X 

Lace Babydoll Inset Top
Size XL - 6X 

Poet Blouse
 Size 1X - 3X
 

 

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 in size 1X to 6X.

Those looking for the Art Deco vibe will want to check out the vintage tulle, swing dress, and 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 in size 1X to 6X.

 

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Lace Dress

Size 14 - 22W
 

Floral Print Sweater
Size S - 3X
Avg - Petite
 

Black Lace
Off-the-Shoulder Dress
 Size 10 - 28W 

Faux Fur Jacket
Size XL - 3X
 

 

 

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