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Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Guides
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Trendy Tunics, Blouses, Shirts, & Tops

 
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: December 6, 2017

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Size 12 - 32W
 

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Curvy fashion bloggers and fast fashion followers are pushing the plus-size apparel market to offer more trend conscious fashion, especially at lower, fast fashion price points.  Only a fraction of the overall women's clothing market, in spite of 60% of the shopping population wearing sizes 14+, trendy style tops are still mainly available on-line.

Trendy top and t-shirt styles move through at an increasingly quick rate, often more fad than trend with real staying power.  Body conscious styles are more frequent here, with younger women less likely to want to hide arms,  and more likely to want to enhance bust lines and  show off their figures. Clubbing styles for evening are especially so.  Sleek activewear styles are also trending into style as street clothes.

That having been said, vintage and retro fashion has a strong style influence on the market right now, with styles getting less tight than in recent years. Bold patterns and bright colors, likewise, first make an appearance in this style category as the trend-setting set wants the same options as thinner sisters.  The influence of various style tribes can often be seen in mainstream trendy fashion, especially in the tops category. BoHo fashion influences are also currently being felt in mainstream fashion.

 

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Size 1X - 3X

 

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Size L - 6X

 

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Size 8 - 28W

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Size
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Fashion conscious working women can also increasingly find style conscious career tops and blouses in larger sizes which is a vast improvement over the offerings in plus a decade ago.

Trendy plus size tees and tops often work best with casual wear, skirts, jeans, and leggings.  Many styles can also be layered under cardigan sweaters and blazers.  Sizing can be either women's plus or junior plus so be sure to check size charts before ordering.

 

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Trendy Plus-Size Top Shopping Resources

Trendy teen oriented retailers are often some of the best resources for low-cost top options, with fast fashion price points the norm.  More and more are extending sizes into junior plus lines.  Torrid is one of the most well known, with sizing being among some of the best at XL to 6X.  Top styles range from graphic print tees with pop culture references, comic book super heroes, and music influences to shirts and blouses in the latest styles, prints, and patterns.    Rainbow is a low, value priced junior shop that has some of the trendiest, young fashions available for size XS to 3X.

Ashley Stewart uses bold patterns, cut outs, and body conscious designs for both trendy career styles and more casual shirts and blouses in size 12 to 36W.    Rue 21 has an especially good collection of BoHo style tops, kimonos, and jackets at low prices for size S to 3X.

Forever 21 continues to be a leader in this space, committing to expanding their collection further with many web exclusives from guest labels also available for sizes up to 3X.  The shoe collection here is also well worth the stop for those who wear medium widths.  Newcomer Loralette is the younger, trendier sister to the popular Avenue line with youthful more body conscious cut styles from 1X to 3X.

 

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Size 1X - 6X

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XL - 4X

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Size
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Size 14 - 28W

 

Several British retailers have made waves in the trendy U.S. plus market in recent years with Asos leading the pack. Price points range from value to more moderately upscale, and the looks are among the most trend conscious and fashion forward.  Styles do move quickly through here so grab anything you like when you see it. The curvy women's size section is U.S. size 14 to 24W.  Smaller collections, but well worth the stop are available from River Island and MissGuided for sizes up to 3X, while BoHoo caters to curvier sizes 12 to 20W.

Curvy Australian fashion retailer City Chic has been making waves in the American market with up-to-the-minute styles, many of which are body conscious, in size 14W up to 24W.  British curvy fashion mega site, Simply Be is a must stop for trend setters with the latest European styles from a variety of labels, most available in size 8 to 28W. 

Nordstrom Rack has turned into a trendy top hot spot with labels at more modest price points, and different from those available in the flagship store. Those who like tie dye tunics, renaissance and gothy aesthetics, and steampunk references will like the unusual top offerings at Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W. 

Meanwhile, Modcloth has a growing inventory of cute shirts, blouses, and knit tops with a twee or vintage modern vibe in sizes S to 5X.  Ulla Popken makes mixed print peasant tops a specialty in size 12 to 38W.  Another super size mecca, Avenue has a been becoming trendier in recent months with plenty of sales to keep prices low for size 14 to 32W.

Those looking for free flowing maxis, palazzo pants, and cute tops will want to check out SWAK for its easy California style for sizes 1X to 6X.

Target has recently upped and revamped it's plus-size style game to include an extensive collection of looks available mainly on-line for sizes XL to 4X. Kohl's carries a sporty, high tech active wear line that offers sleek performance tops in size 1X to 3X.
 

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Size XS - 3X

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 1X - 3X

 

Scarf Print Satin Tunic
Size 12 - 20W

 

Upscale & Designer Options

Trendy looks are not always inexpensive.  Better quality labels at moderate to moderately upscale price points are available through Nordstrom. Look for labels such as Melissa McCarthy, Vince Camuto, Michael Kors, and Lucky Brand. Newcomer Eloquii is beginning to make waves.  Trendier looks for both casual and work can be found here.  Those who appreciate sporty, modern classic aesthetics from brands such as Ralph Lauren will find a particularly well stocked inventory at Lord & Taylor in size 14 to 24W.  They've been making efforts recently to include younger and more style conscious looks from labels such as Jessica Simpson, Modamix, and Junarose, as well.

Eileen Fisher is becoming popular as simple, eco-chic at premium price points in size 1X to 3X.  Meanwhile, Neiman Marcus is the place to look for Bohemian trends in natural fibers such as linen, silk, and organic cotton from designer labels such as Tolani and Johnny Was in size 14 to 24W.

Kiyonna offers soft jersey knits and lace tops, some with a more body conscious design in size 10 to 32W.  Trendy to contemporary designer Rachel Roy has launched an affordable diffusion collection available in sizes XS to 3X, while curvy Hollywood cutie Melissa McCarthy has revamped the Seven7 denim line to include more coordinating tops and kimono toppers with her signature upbeat trendy style for sizes S to 4X.

 

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Cold Shoulder Tunic
Size 1X - 3X

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Size 12 - 28W

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Size 0 - 36W

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Size 14 - 24W

 

 

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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.