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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.
 


Last Update: May 21, 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
Designer Skirts
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Palazzo Pants
Designer Pants
Embellished Jeans
Classic Jeans
 
Embellished Tops
Evening Tops
BoHo Tops
Classic Tops
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
Melissa McCarthy Seven7
Komarov
Tadashi Shoji
Alex Evenings
Chi Chi London
Terani Couture
Theia
XCVI
Flounced Layer Blouse, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Border Print Flounced Skirt, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Flounced Layer Blouse
Size
14 - 24W 

Border Print Flounced Skirt
Size 2 - 28W

Floral Cold Shoulder
Maxi Dress

Size
14 - 32W 

 

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.


 

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Tropical Print Jumpsuit
Size 12 - 32W

 

Tie Waist Shirt
Size 14 - 28W

 

Embroidered
Tassel Trim Dress
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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Embroidered
Bell Sleeve Blouse
Size 14 - 32W 

Eyelet Skirt
Size
4 - 24W
Petite to 16P

Brocade Cocktail Dress
Size
14 - 24W

 

Flounced Floral Maxi Dress
 Size 14 - 24W

 

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. 

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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Tropical Print Skirt Set, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Vince Camuto, Layered Cold Shoulder Blouse, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Stretch Floral Pull On Pants,  Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Johnny Was, Floral Border Print Tunic, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tropical Print Skirt Set
Size S - 3X

Vince Camuto
Layered Cold Shoulder Top

Size 1X - 3X

Stretch Floral
Slim Leg Pants
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 Johnny Was
Floral Border Print Tunic

Size
1X - 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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More Colors Available
Lace Trim Tee, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Pink Metallic Jacquard Cocktail Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Print Cascade, Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

  Crochet Cardigan
Size
S - 3X
 

Lace Trim Tee
Size XL - 3X

 

Metallic Jacquard
Cocktail Dress
Size 14 - 22W

Print Kimono Jacket
Size XL - 5X
Petite to 3X
 

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.  Meanwhile 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.

 

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Embroidered Top
Size
1X - 3X
Crinkle Floral Dress
Size
6 - 28W
 
Crochet Lace Dress
Size
S - 3X
 

Crochet Trim
Off-the-Shoulder Top
Size
14 - 32W

 

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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White Floral Embroidered Jeans, Size 14 - 28W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Pleat Chiffon Maxi Dress, Size 1X - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Also Available in Black
Floral Embroidered Off-the-Shoulder Top, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Georgette Maxi Skirt, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Floral Embroidered Jeans
Size
14 - 28W 

Pleat Chiffon Maxi
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Embroidered
Cold Shoulder Blouse

Size
L - 6X

Floral Georgette
Maxi Skirt
Size
0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

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

 

 
 

 

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