Plus-Size Sweater Gift Ideas, Nov 26, 2014 @ Elegant Plus, Size 12 +



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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Sweater Trends Report
Sweaters to Give & to Get
Holiday Edition 2014

(November 26, 2014)

Sweaters, along with pajamas and sleepwear, are a holiday gift tradition in many families. 

Cashmere sweaters are a classic luxury gift, but other styles ranging from Christmas motifs to trendy looks are popular every year too.

This year we are seeing a lot of traditional, folk patterns including Scottish Fair Isle patterns and Nordic motifs.  Cute instarsia, single motifs such as an animal or symbol are popular with the younger set who like trendy fashion. Oversized proportions are in style including both capes and slouchy cardigans.  The sportswear trend is showing up in classic, preppy sweater looks, in addition to sporty color blocking and stripes.

The color palette this shopping season is mainly neutrals including black, grey, white, ivory, and beige.  Red is an annual holiday favorite.  This year we are also seeing purples making a strong showing.

Cotton is the natural fiber used most frequently, with wool more of a rarity except on the luxury end.  Fewer people are allergic to cotton making this a good gift option.

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 both to give and to get during the Christmas holiday season. Whether it's natural fibers like cotton or cashmere wool, or cozy synthetics, 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! Lands' End

Snowflake Fair Isle Pull Over Sweater

Luxurious supima cotton is spun into a stylish fair isle crew neck pullover in an all over snowflake pattern.  Contrast bands at the neck, cuffs, and hem are a stylish accent. Three quarter sleeves and easy hip length will make this one of your favorite sweaters all winter long.

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

Retail: $69.00 - $79.00

Available from:  LANDS' END

$50 +
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Fair Isle Snowflake Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Striped Boatneck Sweater

Casual, chic sportswear in the American classic styles is the Ralph Lauren hallmark.  This multi-striped sweater in bold red, charcoal grey, black, and ivory is the perfect complement to your favorite pair of jeans.  Add a stylish beanie for a fashion forward look.

Designer: Lauren Ralph Lauren

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $140.00

Available from: NORDSTROM



Ralph Lauren, Striped Sweater, Plus-Size 1X-3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Macy's

Faux Fur Trim Poncho

A stunning draped poncho cardigan with faux fur trim is a fashion forward look that works best over slim pants and leggings.  Neutral color palette allows this easy silhouette to coordinate with your entire winter wardrobe.  Wear to the office or as weekend chic.

Size: XL - 3X

Retail: $109.50

Colors: Black, Grey, Camel

Available from:  MACY'S

$ 99 +


Faux Fur Collar Draped Poncho, Plus-Size XL - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Willow Ridge

Hooded Chenille Sweater

The ultra plush pile of chenille is soft and warm.  Nordic pattern details embellish the neck and sleeve for winter style appeal.  The hoodie keeps the look fresh.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $84.98 - $94.98

Available from: WILLOW RIDGE

Colors: Black, Red,  Ivory

Hooded Chenille Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Ulla Popken

Slouchy Boyfriend Cardigan

Oversized styling and generous patch pockets make this the perfect layering sweater for cozy Normcore winter looks.  Wear with a classic button down shirt and khakis.  Add your favorite pair of loafers.

Size: 12 - 38W

Retail: $59.95 - $64.95

Available from: ULLA POPKEN

Colors: Black, Espresso, Purple, Red, Ivory, Navy

Slouchy Boyfriend Cardigan, Plus-Size 12 - 38W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Northstyle

Nordic Reindeer Sweater

A classic Nordic folk pattern makes a stylish winter sweater statement.  Pure cotton is soft and hypo-allergenic.  Bold red color adds holiday cheer that extends throughout the snowy season.

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $59.95 - $69.95

Available from: NORTH STYLE

Nordic Reindeer Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Christopher & Banks

Fair Isle Cardigan

A neutral, tone-on-tone ivory and beige palette makes this Fair Isle pattern a sophisticated choice for casual winter looks. Soft acrylic blend with a touch of wool for warmth this is the perfect layering piece over a simple cotton tee or turtleneck.

Size: M - 3X

Retail: $64.95

Available from: CHRISTOPHER & BANKS


Fair Isle Cardigan, Size M - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Appleseed's

Wool Cable Cardigan

A winter classic, this quality shetland wool cardigan is a wardrobe staple that goes with everything in your wardrobe.  Keep one at the office and one at home. 

Size:  S - 3X; Petite: S - XL

Retail: $59.95 - $65.95

Available from:  APPLESEED'S

Colors: Plum Heather, Light Rose Heather, Grey Heather,  Vintage Rose Heather, Navy Blue, Coral, Aqua Heather, Peridot Heather, Peppercorn Heather


Wool Cable Cardigan, Size S-3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Deb Shops

Pug Sweater

This ultra cute sweater with an adorable pug motif is a fun and whimsical way to stay cozy during the holidays.  Pair with jeans or leggings and tall boots for a trendy casual look.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $28.00

Available from: DEB SHOPS

Colors: Black, Red

$60 +

Pug Dog Sweater, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Dillard's

Metallic Tunic

A fine gauge knit in metallic gold with a flattering v neckline, this tunic is the perfect choice for holiday festivities with friends and family. Slight sparkle to the fabric catches soft evening light making you shine.

Designer:  Vince Camuto

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $119.00

Available from: DILLARD'S


Vince Camuto, Gold Metallic Tunic, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's JC Penney

Preppy Tipped Tennis Sweater

Ribbed cotton sweater with a tipped contrast neckline is a sporty, preppy look that is clean and refined. Pair with slim legged twills and loafers for a classic look.

Designer: Liz Claiborne

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $54.00

Available from: JC PENNEY

$49 +

Liz Claiborne, Preppy Tipped Tennis Sweater, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Let's Shop! Torrid

Lipstick Kiss Print Sweater

Give the gift the love this holiday season with this whimsical lipstick kiss sweater.  For an ultra chic look wear with (faux) leather leggings and a pair of booties.

Size: XL - 5X

Retail: $44.50

Available from: TORRID

Colors: Black, Red

Kiss Print Sweater, Plus-Size XL - 5X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Blair

Cotton Baby Cable Sweater

Fine gauge, pure cotton that is soft to the touch and machine washable is the ideal weight for layering both over and under other tops and jackets.  You'll want one in every color!

Size: S - 3X

Retail: $29.99 - $35.99

Available from: BLAIR

Colors:  Cream, Orchid Purple, Leaf Green, Plum, Indigo Blue, Baby Blue

Cotton Baby Cable Sweater, Size S - 3X | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Dress Barn

Striped Cascade Cardigan

A bold black and white graphic stripe makes a striking topper that works well over both casual and work outfits. The graceful waterfall silhouette falls just to the knee.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $46.00

Available from: DRESS BARN

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

Let's Shop! Avenue

Sporty Color Block Pullover Sweater

Contrast color blocking has a sleek, sporty appeal in a sweater that will sculpt your curves to perfection.  Wear with sports leggings and sneakers for an on trend look.

Size: 14 - 32W

Retail: $48.00

Available from: AVENUE

Colors: Red, Deep Pink

$150 +

Sporty Color Block Sweater, Plus-Size 14 -32W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! QVC

Fashion Motif Sweater

Whimsical fashion motif sweater is the perfect holiday gift for the trendy fashionista.  Choose from one of three sassy motifs.  Looks great with jeans or leggings.

Size: 0 - 28W

Retail: $49.75

Available from: QVC

Motifs: Shoe, Lipstick, Kiss Lip Print

Shoe Motif Sweater, Size 0 - 28W | Editor's Pick
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Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus Last Call

Cashmere Turtleneck

The soft luxury of cashmere is one of the most sought after sweaters of the holiday shopping season.  This classic turtleneck style layers under blazers or makes a statement alone.  Versatile, and easily dressed up or down, you'll want one for everyone on your list.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $185.00


Colors: Red, Grey, Ivory, Navy Blue, Camel, Purple

$ 75 +

Cashmere Turtleneck, Plus-Size 1X - 3X |
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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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