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Last Update: August 23, 2016


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Red Velvet Bell Sleeve Dress, Plus-Size XL-6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Johnny Was, Embroidered Velvet Coat, Size S- 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Stretch Velvet Pants, Size 0 - 28W, Size 0 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bell Sleeve Dress
Size XL - 6X

Johnny Was
Embroidered Coat
Size S - 3X

 Stretch Velvet Pants
Size 0 - 28W
Avg - Petite

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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Fringed Silk Velvet Burnout Kimono, One Size Plus to 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ruffled Velvet & Soutache Panel Skirt, Sizes S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Hooded Black Stretch Velvet Coat, Size 6 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Lafayette 148, Black Velvet Shift Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Fringed Silk Velvet
Burnout Kimono

One Size Plus to 5X

Soutache & Velvet
Paneled Skirt
Size S - 3X

Hooded Velvet Coat
Size 6 - 28W

Lafayette 148
Black Velvet Shift Dress

Size 14 - 24W


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.

Some Style Tribes such as Goth and some Steampunk will purchase and wear velvet all year.  Styles favored by these groups have a romantic, 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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Pink Velvet Wrap Mini Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Eileen Fisher, Black Stretch Velvet Leggings, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Draped Velvet Maxi Skirt, Plus-Size 10 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Velvet Blazer, Size S - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Wrap Mini Dress
Size 14 - 24W

Eileen Fisher
Stretch Velvet Leggings
1X - 3X 

Draped Velvet
Maxi Skirt
Size 10 - 32W

Velvet Blazer
Size S - 4X


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.

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.

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Blue Velvet Skirt Suit, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Black Velvet Jacket, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Velvet Big Shirt, Plus-Size 12 - 38W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Vintage Velvet Kimono Topper, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Velvet Skirt Suit
Size S - 3X

Velvet Jacket
Size S - 3X

Velvet Big Shirt
Size 12 - 38W

Vintage Velvet Kimono
Size XS - 3X


QVC, partially due to the depth and span of inventory, can also yield velvet and velour finds all year.  Most things are available up to a 3X (28W) here, as well.

Those who enjoy art deco inspired cut velvet opera coats and kimonos will find a selection all year at a long established eBay boutique: Maya Boutique.

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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