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>> Plus-Size Silk Dresses, Shirts, Blouses, Skirts & Jackets

 
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: June 9, 2017

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One of the premium natural fibers, silk is exceptionally strong and can be made into fine, thin fabrics.  Consequently, it is a popular choice for both special occasion and dressier career wear. It's unique properties of being lightweight and warmer in the winter and cooler in summer makes it useful in both hot and cold climates.

 Available in both wovens and knits, the latter are frequently winter items such as sweaters and long underwear.  Silk tees make exceptionally fine layering pieces adding warmth with very little bulk. Lustrous satins are made up into luxury lingerie and sleepwear, blouses and dresses.  Matte natural and shantung silks are more likely to be used for items such as blazers and jackets. Some velvets are also silk based.  Silk cocktail dresses are especially sought after for weddings both as bridesmaid dresses and for guests. Silk kimono toppers have become especially popular as bohemian looks have trended into mainstream fashion.

 

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Shopping Resources for Silk Plus-Size Fashion

Still fairly difficult to find in larger sizes, silk is most frequently available in modern classic and BoHo or art-to-wear style designer and luxury brand lines such as Johnny Was, Melissa Masse, Tolani, Lafayette 148, Ralph Lauren, and, Eileen Fisher which are regularly carried by upscale department stores * such as Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.   The best selection in extended sizes is regularly available from Neiman Marcus in both contemporary and boho resort styles.

Luxury formalwear from designers such as St. John, Theia, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, and Teri Jon is more likely to be in silk than less pricey counterparts.  Although sizes larger than 12 are rare in upscale designer wear, Neiman Marcus regularly offers options in the size 12 to 18 range for those that do have extended sizing.  Marina Rinaldi, the full-figured line from Max Mara, also regularly offers both day dresses and evening wear in silk for size 14 to 24W.  The deepest selection is often at Saks Fifth Avenue.

For simple silhouettes in everyday wearable pieces, Eileen Fisher is the eco-fashion leader.  Silks are regularly featured in the collection in both knits and wovens.  Available at many of the better department stores, Eileen Fisher offers most pieces in their full size range of XS to 3X.

Bargain shoppers will also find options at discount designer spots such as Saks Off 5TH and  Neiman Marcus Last Call.

* Upscale department stores mentioned in the text:

 

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The natural fiber collection at plus specialty retailer Ulla Popken will often include silk and silk blends in both wovens and knits for size 12 to 34W.  Styles range from career separates to more casual options, sometimes with a more BoHo flavor.  Meanwhile, contemporary plus specialty retailer Eloquii will sometimes include silk blouses in their tailored career options for size 12 to 28W.  Natural fibers, including silk and silk blends, continue to play an important role at the newly revamped Coldwater Creek for size 4 to 24W.

Soft Surroundings carries many natural fibers, including silk, with artisanal detailing that is perfect for both resort and more relaxed lifestyles.  Sizing is particularly diverse here with many styles available in their full size range of 0 to 24W, with petite and tall sizes to 18.  Those who prefer more classic or tailored styles both for work and weekend wear can find natural fibers at Talbots for size 0 to 24W for both average and petites.

 

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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.