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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. 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: March 13, 2017

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Off-the-Shoulder Green Velvet Top, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Burnout Velvet Bell Sleeve Top, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Stretch Velvet
Babydoll Dress
Size
S - 3X

Off-the-Shoulder
Peasant Top
Size 1X - 3X

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Bell Sleeve Top
Size 2 - 28W
 

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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Classic Velvet Pants
Size S - 3X
 
Petite to XL

Silk Velvet
Beaded Peacock Kimono
One Size Plus to 4X
 

Velvet Skirt
Size 6 - 28W
 

Black Velvet Shift Dress
Size 14 - 22W
 

 

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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Burnout Cold Shoulder Top
Size
1X - 3X
 

Alex Evenings
Velvet Cocktail Dress

Size
6 - 24W
Petite to 16P

 

Tahari
Open Front Jacket
Size
14 - 24W
 

Rose Burnout Kimono
Size 2 -
18
 

 

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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Johnny Was
Embroidered Velvet Tunic
Size
S - 3X

Curved Hem Jacket
Size XL - 5X

Burnout Velvet Jacket
Size 12 - 30W

Burnout Velvet Dress
Size
XS - 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.
 

 

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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