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>> Plus-Size Shorts, Rompers, Crops & Capri Pants

 
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: May 15, 2017

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Cargo Shorts, Size S-3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Knit Capri Leggings, Sizes 12-34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Embroidered Cargo Shorts, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cargo Shorts
Size S - 3X

Knit Capri Leggings
Size 12 - 34W

Embroidered Cargo Shorts
Size 16 - 24W

Popular during the summer, Spring Break, Summer Festival, and winter resort vacation seasons, plus-size shorts can be remarkably difficult to find in most brick-and-mortar retailers. Younger, fashion conscious women want more body-conscious clothing, in general, and shorts in even the shortest lengths are in demand in larger sizes. 

Classic longer style shorts, capri pants, and cropped pants are worn by all age groups.  Slim cropped leggings, clam diggers, pedal pushers, and capris work well with both trendy over-sized tops and more classic shirts.  Wider leg culottes are also coming into style worn with crop tops or casual tees.

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Floral Knit Woven Romper, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Gingham Shorts, Size 14 -28W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Smooth Fit Stretch Capris, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Stretch Denim Shorts, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Knit Woven Romper
Size L - 6X

Gingham Shorts
Size 14 - 28W 

Smooth Fit Stretch Capris
Size 6 - 24W

Stretch Denim Shorts
Size 8 - 26W
Petite to 20P

 

Add to a trendy top, t-shirt or tank top with a pair of sandals for the perfect beach look. A great option over plus-size bathing suits when you head to the pool or stroll the board walk!

Athletic styles are popular for working out, active beach holidays, and layering.

Rompers and shortalls are beginning to peak as a trend for 2017, moving beyond teen trendy retailers into a wider range of qualities and labels.  Some websites index them with shorts and others with skirts or dresses, so be sure to check a variety of tabs when shopping.

 

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Batik Gauchos
Size S - 3X
 

Chino Shorts
Size 2 - 26W
 
Petite & Tall to 18

NYDJ
Stretch Denim Shorts
Sizes 14 - 24W

Slimming Capris
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL
 

 

Plus-Size Shorts & Capris Internet Shopping Resources

During the colder, winter months when cruises and beach vacations are planned, there are very few reliable retailers for shorts.  Capris are slightly more available.  Department stores such as Macy's will usually have a small selection in stock in sizes up to 24W all year.  A mixture of classic casual and sporty, athletic styles are often available. 

QVC can be a surprisingly good resource for moderately priced crops, bermuda shorts, denim, twill, and trendier styles in solids and patterns.  Available all year, most brands are available from size 0 to 28W and inventory is especially deep and plentiful.

Denim shorts and soft print shorts can often be purchased from Torrid in size XL to 6X.  Capris and short styles in classic colors and patterns for size S to 3X, and petite to 2XL can also often be found at Blair.  

 

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Jessica Simpson, Tie Dye Romper, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Pull On Striped Shorts
Size 1
4 - 24W

Embroidered
Chambray Romper
Size 14 - 28W 

Scallop Hem Shorts
Size 12 - 24W

Jessica Simpson
Tie Dye Romper
Size 1X - 3X

 

Sister catalogs North Style and Serengeti  usually carry cropped pant options, in both solids and prints, in stock in size S to 3X.  Slim legged ankle and crop style pants in contemporary styles often suitable for work are regularly stocked at Coldwater Creek in size 6 to 24W.  Dressier shorts in quality fabrics are also frequently available during the warmer months.

Those who appreciate classic quality at reasonable prices will find a deeper selection available during the summer months at Eddie Bauer.   Twill, denim, and styles such as bermuda shorts, cargo shorts, and walking shorts are available in size 2 to 18 for average, petite, and tall, with a few extended women's size options available in size 14 to 24W.

 

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Fringed Splatter Paint
Denim Shorts

Size
12 - 24W

Striped Shorts
Size
14 - 24W

Patterned Cotton Twill Crops
Size XS - 4X

High Waist Sailor Shorts
Size
14 - 24W

 

As the weather warms up look for the latest short and capri trends at Lane Bryant in size 14 to 28W.  Young, trendy women will find short, shorts at retailers such as  Torrid (XL - 6X). Newly expanded into plus-sizes Rue 21 offers cute, affordable options in size S to 3X in the summer season.  British Fast Fashion retailer Asos will have the latest trends in crops, culottes, and shorts in size 14 to 24W.  Slim, body conscious style crops and some shorts can be found at Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W. 

 Extended sizes are available at Ulla Popken and Catherine's in size XL to 5X.

 

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Nike, Dry Tempo, Running Shorts, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Nike
Dry Tempo Running Shorts

Size 1X - 3X
 

Linen Shorts
Size
XL - 5X 

Floral Print Soft Shorts
Size 1X - 3X
 

Lace Trim Capri
Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. 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.