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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report
14 Plus-Size Kimono Toppers, Capes, and Dusters
November 14, 2014

Kimono style toppers in hand painted silk, batik prints, and fringed burnout velvets and chiffons are a staple part of the BoHo style that has gone mainstream as a trend this year.   Lighter weight versions gained popularity during the summer music festival scene and have stayed into the cooler months in wool, velvet, and knits.  Some versions are close to cardigan sweaters with a generous, oversized, slouchy silhouette. 

With the holiday party season approaching, silk and velvet examples are set to be an important part of festive looks for 2014.  Trendy fashionistas are layering floral chiffon and velvet burnout examples over casual looks such as jeans and t-shirts, while the same pieces can work well as part of a more formal evening look. Lighter examples in batik and chiffon are excellent additions to winter vacation and resort fashion, adding easy stylish versatility to tropical wardrobes.

Capes and ponchos have grown out of the look and have gained momentum as a key layering piece for fall.  Some are heavy enough to wear as outerwear in more moderate climates and fall temperatures.  Many have a more contemporary and upscale designer feel to them, appealing to women who appreciate a more modern classic style.  Some are sophisticated enough to take the place of a jacket or blazer in a career look.

Click here for BoHo style shopping resources.   The most recent Elegant Plus Style Editor's Picks are listed below.


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Kimonos, Dusters, Ponchos, Capes & Toppers Size 12 +

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Please be advised that these trends tend to sell out.  All selections are available in full size ranges at time of posting, at the price listed. 
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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.

Let's Shop! Asos

Red Rose Kimono Topper, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tassled Rose Print Kimono

A lightweight, semi-sheer topper in a gorgeous winter floral is the perfect addition to casual jeans and a tee for a trendy look.  Or wear to an evening party over a beaded tank and slim tuxedo pants.  Your choice.

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail:  $37.88

Available from: ASOS

$25 +

Let's Shop! Maya Boutique

Wool Cashmere Cape, One Size Plus to 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Wool Cashmere Blend Cape

One of the hottest trends right now, this chic wool cashmere blend cape is a must-have for stylish fashionistas. Over-sized styling makes it easy to throw over any outfit for an instantly luxurious and elegant look.  Available in an assortment of neutral and classic colors, you'll find the the perfect hue for your wardrobe.

Size:  One Size Fits to 5X

Retail: $199.00

Available from: eBay: MAYA BOUTIQUE


Let's Shop! Draper's & Damon's

Silk Picasso Print Kimono

A bold color palette brings this stunning silk kimono to life.  Wear to holiday parties, as an evening topper for warm weather cruise and resort destinations, or to a contemporary office over simple black career separates.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $139.95 - $149.95

Available from:  DRAPER'S & DAMON'S

Let's Shop! Torrid

Crushed Velvet Burnout Kimono, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Crushed Velvet Fringed Kimono

Black crushed velvet in a burnout design is finished with festive fringe in an easy kimono topper. Mixing dressier fabrics such as velvet with casual fabrics such as cotton knit tees and jeans is all the rage this year.  This look can go to class as easily as to a party.

Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $58.50

Available from: TORRID

Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Eileen Fisher, Garnet Red Lightweight Wool Topper, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lightweight Wool Topper

A deep garnet red makes this lightweight boiled wool topper an excellent choice for the holiday season. Easy swing silhouette works well over slim leg jeans and leggings for a casual, day look.

Designer: Eileen Fisher

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail:  $ 318.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS


Let's Shop! Soft Surroundings

Long Foiled Velvet Duster Jacket, Size 2 - 18 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Long Foiled Velvet Duster Jacket

A stunning gold foil print velvet in rich raisin red is worked into a Moroccan influenced duster jacket with sweeping lines. A bohemian princess' dream, this look is elegant and chic. Expect lots of compliments while attending holiday parties in this number!

Size: 2 - 18, Avg & Petite

Retail: $279.95


Let's Shop! Ulla Popken

Bali Prin Batik Duster, Plus-Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Batik Duster

Soft, washable rayon makes the perfect foil for a medallion print batik. A mixed cool purple and blue palette is revved up with shots of lime. Three quarter sleeves and longer mid thigh length makes this an easy-to-wear piece for women with a relaxed, artsy style.

Size: 12 - 34W

Retail: $84.95 - $89.95

Available from: ULLA POPKEN

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Diagonal Stripe Cape, One Size Plus | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Diagonal Stripe Cape

A subtle diagonal stripe makes this wool blend cape a chic conversation piece. Layer over a cashmere turtleneck for extra warmth.

Size: One Size Plus

Retail:  $95.00

Available from: NORDSTROM


Let's Shop! Avenue

Chiffon Animal Print Kimono Topper, Plus-Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Chiffon Animal Print Topper

A light, colorful layer floats over curves to create a polished, yet relaxed look with this printed topper in holiday red. Wide kimono sleeves camouflage heavier upper arms, while the asymmetric hem adds visual interest.

Size: 14 - 32W

Retail:  $54.00

Available from: AVENUE

Let's Shop! Pyramid Collection

Gold Foil Skull Pattern Velvet Capelet, One Size Plus | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Gold Foiled Black Velvet Capelet

An intricate and sumptuous golden skulls foil pattern is printed on this elegant capelet.  Make a style statement over black (faux) leather legging and a pair of on-trend booties.

Size: One Size Plus

Retail: $89.95


Let's Shop! Macy's

Plus-Size Cashmere Poncho, 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available


Cashmere Poncho Sweater

The must-have silhouette of the season is ponchos, and this one is a beauty.  The ultra soft and warm cashmere with a cozy cowl neck will have you feeling stylishly toasty all winter long.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $239.00

Available from: MACY'S


Let's Shop! Deb Shops

Floral Chiffon Kimono, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Floral Chiffon Hi Lo Kimono

Light, filmy chiffon in a feminine floral print is accented with lace inset shoulders in this pretty hi lo kimono topper.  This piece packs down to nothing and is the perfect way to add a little style to winter vacation destination outfits.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail:  $25.00

Available from: DEB SHOPS

$60 +

Let's Shop! Ashley Stewart

Gold Metallic Topper

A honeycomb open weave in winter white shot with gold makes this the perfect holiday topper.  Daytime shimmer and shine works beautifully both over jeans or  career pants in the office. It can add a little sparkle to party outfit too.

Size: One Size Plus

Retail: $39.50

Available from: ASHLEY STEWART


Let's Shop! Lotus in the Moonlight

Bali Batik Kimono Duster, Size S - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Batik Kimono Duster

Bali batiks make some of the most sought after BoHo and lagenlook styles, and this is a beautiful example.  Subtle high low hem and carefully placed border print makes for a graceful knee length kimono topper that works well over a variety of outfits.

Size: S - 5X

Retail: $35.99

Available from: eBay: LOTUS IN THE MOONLIGHT

$99 +

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