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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: October 26, 2017

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Medallion Print Velvet
Bell Sleeve Dress

Size 14 - 32W

Tiered Sleeve
Velvet Shift Dress
Size
12 - 26W

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Floral Velvet Cardigan
Size
XS - 3X

A favorite fabric for the holiday party season, plus-size velvet clothing often is made with a little bit of stretch and consequently is most frequently made of synthetic fibers.   It is available in skirts, special occasion tops, jackets, dresses, leggings and evening pants.  Velour, which is less expensive and has a slightly different feel to it, is sometimes used in more casual garments like track suits and tops. 

Velour is a related fabric with a similar knap and softness. Velours are sometimes referred to as stretch velvets, but stretch velvets used in more formal styles usually maintain the velvet texture.  Both are included here.

 

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Velvet Jumpsuit
Size
XL - 3X

Velvet Burnout
Patchwork Jacket
Size
2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

Walking Cradles
Velvet Boots
Size 4 - 13 M, W, WW

Keyhole Dress
Size XS - 4X

 

Burnout velvets have rich patterns mixing velvet textures with sheer "burned out" spaces.  These are available in either silk or synthetic velvets and rarely have any stretch to the fabric. Hand crafted burnout velvets are the most beautiful and expensive. Cotton velvets and velveteen's are generally heavier than silk velvets and good for day wear such as blazers, skirts and pants. Finally, panne velvets which have a flattened texture and extra sheen have become popular in both dresses and tops with less formal appeal.  These generally are of synthetics with stretch.

 

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Franco Sarto
Classic Velvet Loafer
Size 5 - 11 M, W

Velvet Pantsuit
Size 14 - 28W
 
Crushed Velvet Dress
Size 14 - 22W
 

Stretch Velvet
Bell Sleeve Maxi
Size 2 - 28W

 

Some Style Tribes such as Goth and some Steampunk will purchase and wear velvet all year, and more romantic trends will sometimes give it a surprise seasonal twist in spring and summer.  Styles favored by these groups often have a vintage feel with referencing mainly to the Victorian era. BoHo fashion frequently includes velvet looks during the winter months, sometimes mixing it with more casual textures and fabrics such as denim.  Formalwear can use either stretch or non stretch velvets, with the most expensive fabrics in silk.

 

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Velvet Straight Leg Pants
Size
12 - 30W

Classic Velvet Skirt
Size S - 3X

 

Velvet Tee
Size 14 - 28W

Karen Kane
Floral Burnout Kimono

Size XL - 3X

 

Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Velvet Clothing

Velvet is primarily a seasonal fabric.  It is most plentiful from a wide variety of retailers during the fall, winter, and holiday shopping seasons.  Towards the beginning of November velvet starts to appear at major department stores such as Dillard's and Nordstrom which both have especially good plus-size evening collections.

 

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Vince Camuto
Velvet Burnout Shift Dress
Size
14 - 24W

Velvet Moto Jacket
Size
L - 6X

Embroidered Velvet
Twinset
Size S - 2X

Velvet Jogger Pants
Size 1X - 3X

 

 A few retailers, mainly catering to those who appreciate goth or BoHo style fashion, do have a small selection all year.  Among these is Pyramid Collection which carries velvet capes, jackets, tops, skirts, and tops in sizes up to 28W.

Designer quality BoHo fashion that often uses velvet in their plus-size looks, especially in the winter months, is Johnny Was which is frequently well represented at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

 

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Burnout Bell Sleeve Top
Size S - 3X

Floral Lace Print
Mermaid Maxi Dress
Size
12 - 36W

Johnny Was
Panne Velvet Dress
Size S - 2X

Calvin Klein
Bell Sleeve Top
Size
1X - 3X

 

 

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