Winter Plus-Size Sweaters, Jan 15, 2015 @ Elegant Plus, Size 12 +


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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Sweater Trends Report
Wear Now Winter Sweaters
(January 15 , 2015)

Christmas and holiday gift giving has come and gone, but there is still plenty of Old Man Winter left on the calendar.  This is the time to indulge in cozy sweater looks in wear now styles!

The folkloric trend that came in with the Nordic and Fair Isle sweater looks over the holidays, is set to move into 2015 mature across all clothing categories.  Look for more Nordic pattern details, in addition to Mexican influenced style looks.  Some of the Tribal and Southwest Blanket Patterns are still in play, especially those in more neutral palettes and crisp black and white.

Pattern and textures of all types continue to be important from brightly colored mixed prints to subtle tone-on-tone knits.  Look for cables, more open weaves, and contrast ribbing.  Boucle knits with thick, soft pile in cotton blends are especially cozy.  Natural fibers are more plentiful this year than in recent  memory for full-figured shoppers.  Cotton and cotton blends dominate, but luxury wools such as mohair, cashmere, and fine merino are also more readily available.

Long, loose, and generous silhouettes ranging from poncho tops to dusters and sweater coats characterize more relaxed styles.  Easy proportions in dolman sleeves, cowl necks, and tunic shapes are also common.  Open waterfall cardigan styles are especially versatile and work well over  a variety of looks.

Pinks and purples are especially important, with neutrals, black, white, and red coming into play.  Aqua and navy blue mixed with white round out the winter repertoire.

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


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Sweaters, Cardigans and Shrugs, Size 12 +

All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Elegant Plus has a size-inclusive policy and makes every effort to include stylish selections in every category for our full size range. Hand-selected plus-size sweaters, cardigans and shrugs chosen especially for plus-size women by the Elegant Plus Style Editor. Plus-size sweaters are a must-have winter favorite Whether it's natural fibers like cotton or cashmere wool, or cozy synthitics, styles can range from classic to trendy.  Summer plus-size sweaters are more open weaves with crochet especially popular.  Cardigans are a career classic, often replacing more formal blazers and jackets in the work environment.  Plus-size sweater shrugs are popular all year layered over dresses and sleeveless tops for upper arm coverage.


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Let's Shop! Willow Ridge

Folkloric Kaleidoscope Cardigan

Channel Frida Kahlo in this striking bolero style cardigan sweater. Openwork hand crochet in a bold color and pattern has the handmade, folkloric look trending into style right now.  Wear over a flowing long maxi with boots, for winter. 

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $149.95

Available from: WILLOW RIDGE

Folkloric Frida Kahlo Kaleidoscope Cardigan, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! QVC

Bold Striped Cardigan

Bold, broad stripes amp up the style in this waterfall cardigan topper.  Light enough to take on a warm weather destination vacation, this is a classic resort look.   Add clean white crops and espadrilles.

Size: 0 - 28W

Colors: Black, Navy, Aqua, Coral, Beige, Grey

Retail: $36.42

Available from: QVC


Bold Striped Cardigan Sweater, Size 0 - 28W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Cashmere Peplum Sweater

Take the luxury of fine cashmere and spin it into a subtly shaped peplum sweater that skims and accentuates curves without clinging.  Wow.  You'll want one in every color!

Size: 1X - 3X

Colors:  Pink, Navy, Black, Grey, Blue, Green, Red, Purple, White

Retail: $185.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS


Cashmere Peplum Sweater, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Soft Surroundings

Oversized Mohair Blend Topper

A generous, oversized silhouette makes this long cardigan duster topper the perfect proportion for fuller figures.  Oversized shawl collar and deep turned back cuffs add drama.  Mohair blend is soft and warm.

Size: S - 3X, Petite to XL (18)

Colors: Purple, Black, Silver, Camel, Deep Teal

Retail: $110.00


Mohair Blend, Oversized Cardigan Topper, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's JC Penney

Ombre Cable Pullover Sweater

An ombre pattern in crystalline aqua blue is reminiscent of the wintery landscape made famous in Frozen.  Cable patterning gives added texture and subtly elongates body lines.

Designer: Liz Claiborne

Size: 1X - 5X

Retail: $60.00

Available from: JC PENNEY

$49 +

Liz Claiborne, Ombre Cable Pullover, Plus-Size 1X - 5X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Northstyle

Nordic Folk Pattern Pocket Sweater

A classic black and white Nordic folk pattern adds a fun, kangroo pocket to the front of this cowl neck sweater, in contrast to the bold magenta color of the body.  A relaxed fit with raglan sleeves works well over leggings and boots for winter style with panache.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $59.95 - $69.95

Available from: NORTH STYLE

Folk Pattern Pocket Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Mixed Texture Knit Poncho

A foldover cowl neck and mixture of cable pattern and waffle texture add verve to this fashion forward knit poncho.  Easy to wear over slim leg jeans and leggings, this look is warm and stylish.

Designer: Vince Camuto

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $109.00

Available from: NORDSTROM



Vince Camuto, Mixed Print Knit Poncho, Plus-Size 1X-3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Dress Barn

Cotton Linen Cascade Cardigan

A natural fiber blend of cotton and linen, this cascade cardigan is the perfect year round weight.   A versatile neutral, you'll reach for it again and again.  Throw on over a work outfit for an extra layer.  Use it as a topper over casual looks.  Pack it in the suitcase for vacation.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $46.00

Available from: DRESS BARN

Cotton Linen Cascade Cardigan, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Christopher & Banks

Classic Cardigan

Sometimes the simple, modern classics are the best choice.  This smooth knit, solid cardigan has a matching tank sold separately for the classic twinset look.

Size: S - 3X

Colors: Blush Pink, Navy, Black, Khaki

Retail: $39.95

Available from: CHRISTOPHER & BANKS


Classic Cardigan, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Avenue

Open Weave Chevron Cardigan

A light, open weave with slightly belled three quarter sleeves in a subtle chevron stripe, this layering piece works well for women who like an artier look.

Size: 14 - 28W

Colors: Navy Multi, Grey Multi

Retail: $60.00

Available from: AVENUE

$150 +

Chevron Stripe Cardigan, Plus-Size 14 -28W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Midnight Velvet

Southwest Blanket Pattern Long Cardigan

A long lean, duster silhouette in a classic Southwest blanket pattern gives a Taos style vibe. Neutral color palette is in keeping with the black and white trend this winter.  Add hand-made silver jewelry and your favorite pair of dark wash jeans for kicked back casual style.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $109.95

Available from:  MIDNIGHT VELVET


Southwest Patten Long Cardigan Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Lands' End

Lofty Blend Cable Pull Over Sweater

An thick, fluffy, and soft cotton-acrylic blend makes this pullover a cozy, winter favorite.  Three quarter sleeve and pretty cable pattern create a stylish look that adds panache to casual looks.

Size: S - 3X, Petite: XS - XL; Tall: S - XL

Colors: Frosted Lavender, Satin Pink, Camel, Navy Marl

Retail: $79.00

Available from:  LANDS' END

$50 +


Cable Pullover Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Dillard's

Penguin Motif Sweater

A whimsical penguin takes center stage in this intarsia motif sweater. A neutral black, white, and grey palette is given just a dash of color at the neckline with contrast trim in bold magenta. A conversation starter and mood brightener for dreary winter days, mix it up with trendy skirts and booties for a young and stylish look.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $84.00

Available from: DILLARD'S


Penuin Motif Intarsia Sweater, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Appleseed's

Boucle Dot Cardigan

With super soft, fluffy pile, this boucle sweater is the perfect weight to keep off the winter chill. Classic with an artistic twist, the bold multi-color dot pattern is a fun style statement for blustery days.

Size:  S - 3X, Petite to XL

Colors: Red Multi, Grey Multi

Retail: $99.95

Available from:  APPLESEED'S


Boucle Dot Cardigan, Size S-3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Torrid

Black & White Stripe Kimono Cardigan

A fashion conscious black and white stripe makes this chic kimono cardigan a stylish choice for work or play.  The lighter weight is good for milder climates and as an evening wrap for resort vacations.

Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $48.50

Available from: TORRID


Striped Kimono Cardigan, Plus-Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Bon Ton

Pink Chiffon Hem Pullover

Cute and sassy, this pullover has a pretty ruffled chiffon hem for those extra girly days.  This feminine style catches the current pink trend to perfection.

Designer: DKNY Jeans

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $69.50

Available from: BON TON

$75 +

DKNY Jeans, Pink Chiffon Hem Pullover Sweater, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick © 2002-2017


All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.



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