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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. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 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.
 


Last Update: December 2, 2017

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Designer Clothes
BoHo Fashion
Modern Classics
Embellished Fashion
Victoriana & Steampunk
 
Vintage Style Dresses
Designer Dresses
Occasion Dresses
Floral Dresses
White Dresses
Red Dresses
Maxi Dresses
BoHo Dresses
Cocktail Looks
Wedding Gowns
Prom & Homecoming
Formalwear with Sleeves
 
Vintage Style Skirts
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Palazzo Pants
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BoHo Tops
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Designer Tops
Cashmere Sweaters
BoHo Sweaters & Toppers
Jackets & Blazers
BoHo Jackets
 
Retro Pin-Up Style
Lingerie & Sleepwear
 
Lace
Silk
Velvet
Leather, Suede, Fur
 
DESIGNERS
Johnny Was
Tolani
Karen Kane
Caroline Rose
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Komarov
Tadashi Shoji
Alex Evenings
Chi Chi London
Terani Couture
Theia
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Pearl Button Satin Blouse, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Red Crushed Velvet Bell Sleeve Dress, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Jacquard Ball Gown, Size 14 - 22W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Pearl Button
Satin Blouse
Size
14 - 24W
 

Crushed Velvet
Bell Sleeve Dress

Size 2 - 28W

Floral Jacquard
Ball Gown
Size
14 - 22W 

 

Women who dress with a romantic sensibility often uses softer styles and fabrics from earlier eras. Not quite BoHo, less severe 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.


 

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Embroidered Floral Lace Duster, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Navy Lace Double Ruffle Sleeve Blouse, Size 12 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Embroidered Palazzo Pants, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Embroidered Floral
Lace Duster
Size 1X - 3X

 

Lace Double Ruffle
Sleeve Blouse

Size
12 - 32W

 

Floral Embroidered
Tafetta Palazzo Pants

Size
0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

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 Satin
Straight Leg Pants
Size 1
4 - 24W

 

Rachel Pally
Ruffled Blouse
Size
1X - 3X

Felted Coat
Size
14 - 26W

Bell Sleeve
Lace Blouse
Size
1X - 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. 

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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Ruffled Sleeve Sweater, Size  1X - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Ruffled Sleeve Sweater
Size 1X - 3X

Patchwork Paisley
Maxi Dress
Size 1X - 6X

Tory Burch
Brocade Lace Up Oxford

Size 5 - 11 M

Printed Velvet Cardi
Size
S - 3X 
 

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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Bell Sleeve
Cocktail Dress
 Size 14 - 22W

Velvet
Cold Shoulder Top
Size XL - 5X
 

Mixed Stitch Cardigan
Size S - 3X
 
 Eva Mendes
Metallic Pleated Maxi
Size
XS - 3X 
 

Dillard's regularly stocks moderately priced labels in separates for more casual wear, and more upscale options in cocktail and formalwear with a decidedly vintage romantic appeal for sizes up to 3X. Bedford Fair is well stocked with moderately priced pieces in lace, with crochet trims, and embroidered details for both casual everyday wear and occasions in size 6 to 28W.

The contemporary collections at J.D. Williams are a good resource for office and occasion styles with a romantic edge in sizes 6 to 28W.  Sister website Simply Be has a trendier vibe that often takes a softer turn for the same size range.  Both carry dresses, separates, and outerwear at moderate price points.

 

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Karen Kane
Scallop Lace Jumpsuit

Size
XL - 3X
 
Crushed Velvet Leggings
Size
L - 5X
 

Pleated Skirt
Size XS - 4X

Flounced
Black Lace Dress
Size
8 - 22W

 

The spring and summer seasons see trendier plus retailers stocking more romantic styles, especially with the bell sleeves and off-the-shoulder styles trending this year.  Check out fashion forward retailers such as Eloquii and Ashley Stewart, and for extended plus-sizes Avenue.

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.  Romantic dress specialist IGIGI is back with panache in sizes 14 to 36W.

 

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Johnny Was, Embroidered Velvet Top, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Flare Sleeve Wrap Coat, Size 6 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Velvet Paisley Cardigan
Size 14 - 32W

Double Breasted
Peacoat
Size
2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

Johnny Was
Embroidered Velvet Top
Size 1X - 3X

Flare Sleeve
Wrap Coat
Size
6 - 22W

 

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. 

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 are also reliably available at Hips & Curves in size 1X to 6X.

 

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Velvet Burnout Blouse
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Appliqué Blouse
Size XS - 3X

Velvet
Bell Sleeve Dress
Size 14 - 28W

Pearl Embellished
Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

Size
1X - 3X

 

 

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