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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Curvy Clothes: Size 12 +

 

Designer Plus-Size Clothes at Elegant Plus

Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases made through the shopping recommendations below, 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.

Plus-Size Designer Clothing Shopping

The internet has made shopping for designer fashion more accessible to those living outside of wealthy or major metropolitan areas.  

Independent Plus-Size Designers & Boutiques

If you have the patience to sort through, Shoptiques brings together high quality boutiques from all over the U.S.A. into one shoppable spot.  The "Plus-Size" search function results list all garments available in size XL or larger.   Most will be XL's but there are larger items in sizes 1X - 3X available here and there as well.  

Rachel Pally, known for easy knits and resort wear, is favored by the Hollywood set has an independent internet retail outlet that stocks all of her current White Label designs available in sizes up to 3X.  Most are left with raw edges and are meant to be hemmed by your own tailor for the perfect fit.  This can be an especially good find for tall plus women looking for palazzo pants, maxi dresses, and skirts.

Rachel Roy has launched an independent website including her well received more moderately priced diffusion line for size 14 to 24W.  Styles here are contemporary with a street wise and occasionally BoHo vibe. Curvy Hollywood darling, Melissa McCarthy also now heads here own line with a particularly strong showing in trendy to contemporary denim for sizes up to 28W.

Karen Kane also runs an independent e-commerce site that carries her entire plus line to size 3X.  Known for high quality core black knits along with separates and dresses with a contemporary feel, this is a good spot for working women who appreciate ease with a stylish edge.  Another knitwear designer carried by fine department stores, Nic + Zoe, has an artsier edge with sweaters being especially worth the stop in sizes to 3X.

Two of the best known indie designers specializing exclusively in plus-size fashion have built their empires almost exclusively through high quality e-commerce platforms.  The rare designers working in sizes larger than 24W, Igigi and Kiyonna are both finds for super size divas in sizes up to 32W.  Both are especially well known for their dress collections, but also carry separates.

 

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