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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Romantic & Vintage Inspired Fashion in Sizes 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. 
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Last Update: August 28, 2015

 

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Designer: Johnny Was, Lace Trim Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Designer: Johnny Was
Size: 1X - 3X

Floral Chiffon Shift Dress, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Black Chiffon Enchantress Top, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Pink Chiffon Maxi Skirt, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Floral Chiffon Shift Dress
 Size 14 - 22W

Black Chiffon
Enchantress Top

Size 2 - 28W

Pink Chiffon Maxi Skirt
Size S - 3X

Romantic & Vintage Plus-Size Clothing Report
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

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.

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.

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.  Soft fabrics such as chiffon and lace are popular, with richer brocades, velvets, leathers and suedes mixing in during cooler weather.  Patterns and textures are generally feminine without crossing the line into cutesy.    Lingerie and sleepwear has a distinctly vintage sensibility in satins, lace, and chiffon.

 

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Vintage Faux Fur Coat, Size 14 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Black Chiffon Duster Vest, Plus-Size 14 -28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Floral Chiffon Tie Neck Blouse, Size S - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Hem Sweater, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Vintage Style
Faux Fur Coat

Size 14 - 26W

Black Chiffon Duster Vest
Size 14 - 28W

Floral Chiffon
Tie Neck Blouse

Size S - 4X

Lace Hem Sweater
Size S - 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.  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.   Nordstrom also stocks an excellent selection of romantic dresses for all occasions from labels such as Adrianna Papell and Pisarro Nights.

A catalog with softer, feminine options Soft Surroundings is a particularly good spot for both long, flowing skirts and romantic, vintage inspired sleepwear.  Tops and sweaters often have long, flowing tunic lines and feminine detailing such as lace and embroidery, as well with size 0 to 18 available in misses, petite, and tall sizes and women's size 14 to 24W available. Meanwhile, 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.

 

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Lace Skirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

High Waist Palazzo Pants, Sizes 0-36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Hem Blouse, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Scarf Print Cardigan, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Lace Skirt
Size 1X - 3X

High Waist Palazzo Pants
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Lace Hem Blouse
Size 1X - 3X

Scarf Print Cardigan
Size S - 3X
 

At television shopping network QVC look for Isaac Mizrahi, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, and Nicole Richie  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).  Both the separates and dresses at Igigi can also have a softer, more feminine flavor is fabrics such as chiffon.  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. 

 

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Vintage Lace Dress, Plus-Size 10-32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Fringed Floral Kimono, Size XL-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Day Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Top, Size S - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Vintage Lace Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Fringed Floral Kimono
Size 1X - 3X

Floral Dress
Size S - 3X

Lace Top
Size S - 3X

A regularly available affordable designer capsule collections and diffusion lines to look for is Eva Mendes at New York & Co which is available in size 0 to 16/18.  Limited stock is offered and sells out quickly here, so act fast if you see something that you like.

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.  Some of the Sophie Theallet lingerie options currently featured at Lane Bryant also have a softer appeal.

Those looking for the Art Deco vibe will want to check out the 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.

 

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Vintage Floral Knit Palazzo Pants
Size S - 3X

Tooled Tall Boots
Size 6 - 12 M, W

Pink Lace Skater Dress
Size XL - 6X

Floral Flounce Dress
Size S - 3X
Petite & Tall to XL (18)

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