Sizing can be either junior or women's plus, so
be sure to check size charts. Not only do
junior plus sizes run smaller than women's,
these tend to be straighter cut with less
difference between waist and hips. This
last distinction is particularly important for
close cut pencil skirt style for women with pear
body types. The style can work beautifully
on the pear figure type, but only if the fit is
right. Pears (and hour glasses) will do
better with women's plus sizes in close fitting
skirt style, especially if there is no or very
little stretch to the material.
Some of the trendiest style skirts drawing
inspiration from high end runways come from Fast
Fashion retailers that offer up-to-the-minute
style at low prices. Inventory tends to
rotate quickly and sizes sell out at these
shopping hot spots, so be sure to grab looks
that you like right away! One of the
best for curvy fashionistas is
stylish British looks for size 0 to 24W.
offers the latest trends especially designed for
curvy figures and carries a variety of styles
ranging from maxi skirts to flippy mini skirts.
Those looking for items with a goth edge can
often do well here, although styles have become
more mainstream trendy in recent years. Sizing
is especially good from L to 6X.
Meanwhile, trendy teen retailer
Rue 21 has
also expanded their size ranges with good
inventories available on-line in size 1X to 3X
at low to moderate prices. Body conscious in their look,
urban fast fashion retailer
extends sizes further with options
available from 12 to 32W.
Women who like maxi skirt styles in easy-care
jersey knits will often find a selection in both
solids and prints at
offers their complete collection in size 1X to
6X. A few shorter and more body conscious
styles can also turn up here from time to time.
A boho flavor infuses the styles at
which can have some fun and unusual skirt
options for size 2 to 28W.
Vintage inspired on-line retailer
ModCloth has a growing collection
of indie designer fashion in stylish,
contemporary styles. Runs are limited
here, but sizing is increasingly available as
large as 5X.
eShakti, while mainly
specializing in dresses, has a similar vintage
and retro feel to their designs and usually
carries a unique inventory of skirts that can be
adjusted for a small fee to accommodate
different needs from petite to tall.
pricier and often appeals to younger working
women who are looking for an edgier and more
unique style for the office. Skirt silhouettes
vary here from body conscious pencil skirts to
fuller, midi length options in size 14 to 28W.
Of the department stores Nordstrom has
one of the largest selections of plus-size
trendy skirt styles, regularly carrying the
fashion from Australian plus specialty designer
in addition to other labels in size 14 to 24W.
Macy's will also carry options
from both their in house brands, and junior
labels such as American Rag, Lucky, and Jessica
Simpson in size 1X to 3X. Meanwhile,
Lord & Taylor
is beefing up its trendier offerings including
labels such as Modamix, Melissa McCarthy,
Junarose, and Additionelle for sizes up to 3X.