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Designer Pants, Crops, Trousers & Palazzos

 
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. 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. 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: September 25, 2017

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Designer: Eileen Fisher, Black Velvet Ankle Pants, Sizes 1X-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Karen Kane, Classic Black Matter Jersey Pants, Size XL- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Nic + Zoe, Black Knit Feel Good Palazzo Pants, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Rayon Silk Velvet
Ankle Pants
Size 1X - 3X
 

Karen Kane
Matte Jersey Pants
Size XL - 3X
 

Nic + Zoe
Knit Feel Good Palazzos
Size 1X - 3X

Designer clothing in plus sizes is mainly limited to small, indie designers that can be hard to locate and mid-priced, diffusion lines from well-known high-end designers. A few higher end plus specialist designers do exist, and can sometimes be found in better department stores.

Mainly modern classic in style, plus size designer pants and trousers are popular with business women. In fact, well made, black career trousers are considered a core wardrobe investment staple by most women executives who will pay premium prices for quality design, fabrics and impeccable fit. Most understand the need for tailors for final tweaking.

Contemporary styles with a trendier edge are also beginning to make an appearance in this category, appealing for casual weekend wear and younger fashionistas. Plus size designer jeans are more popular in trendier styles.

Some higher income women also shop for aspects like natural fibers and fabrics for which they look to designer labels, even in more casual styles.

 

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Marina Rinaldi
Print Jersey Pants
Size 12 - 22W
 

Sophie Theallet
Jumpsuit
Size 18 - 28W 

Eileen Fisher
Washable Crepe Ankle Pants
Size 1X - 3X
 

Calvin Klein
Zipper Trim Ankle Pants
Size XL - 3X

 

Internet Shopping for Plus-Size Designer Pants

The major department stores are still the main resource for designer clothes for full-figured women. The most upscale labels with price points mainly ranging from $300 to $500 in premium fabrics and natural fibers such as wool, silk, and linen come from labels such as Lafayette 148 and Marina Rinaldi which are regularly available from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale's in their on-line shops only in size 14 to 24W.

Neiman Marcus also carries some of the luxury designers such as Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, in addition to upscale knitwear and travel designer Misook.   Other slightly less expensive, but equally popular for fit, quality, and style designers at Neiman Marcus include Joan Vass and Caroline Rose.

In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue exclusively carries some premium Italian designer labels at similar price points including Basler, Marina Rinaldi, and Stizzoli.

The most luxurious brands and labels tend towards more tailored and conservative styles appealing to women working in traditional industries such as law and banking, although resort collections and more contemporary looks are beginning to become available at these higher price points for plus-size women.

 

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Bryn Walker, French Terry Leggings, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Basler, Velvet Pants, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Krazy Larry, Print Ankle Pants, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Designer: LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Faux Leather Ponte Leggings, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Bryn Walker
French Terry Leggings
Size 1X - 3X
 

Basler
Velvet Pants

Size 14
- 22W 

Krazy Larry
Print Ankle Pants
Size 16 - 24W
 

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Ponte & Faux Leather Leggings

Size
14 - 22W

 

 

Both Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom focus on mid-range, diffusion designer collections with price points in the $89 to $200 range that are frequently well stocked.  Options mainly include Ralph Lauren,  Calvin Klein, and Vince Camuto. Edgier labels with a more modern and youthful vibe are also well represented with brands such as DKNYC and MYNT 1792 among the current favorites.   Nordstrom is also especially good for those looking for plus-size designer jeans, and is experimenting with sizing extending beyond 24W/3X to 4X in select styles and labels. 

Eileen Fisher and Not Your Daughters Jeans are two of the most popular designer pants and jeans labels carried by all of the department stores already mentioned.
 

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Nanette Lepore, Performance Sports Capri Leggings, Size 1X - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Johnny Was, Embroidered Leggings, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Juicy Couture
Microterry Track Pants
Size 1X - 3X 

Lafayette 148
Tailored Menswear Trousers
Size 14 - 24W

Nanette Lepore
Performance Sports Capris

Size
1X - 2X

Johnny Was
Embroidered Wide Leg Pants
Size XS - 3X 

 

Brands such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are well represented at Dillard's which also offers more moderately priced designer pants in the $50 to $100 price range from names such as eco-fashion designer Bryn Walker, Canadian designer Peter Nygard, ZoZo Woman, and American designer Karen Kane.  Occasionally labels such as Ming Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Vince Camuto are available here as well.  Macy's is the trendiest of the better department stores, but also includes many of the more moderately designer labels already mentioned for full-figured women. Recently adding new lines from Rachel Roy, Nanette Lepore, and Melissa McCarthy they are quickly becoming a go-to hot spot for women looking for more moderately priced trend-conscious designer options.

On-line super shopping sites such as Zappos can be surprisingly good resources for the more moderately priced designers.  Extended sizes beyond 24W will turn up both places with designers that make them. 

 

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Anna Sui Loves INC, Rhinestone Trim Wide Leg Pants, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Caroline Rose, Silk Crepe Straight Leg Pants, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Anna Sui Loves INC
Rhinestone Trim
Wide Leg Pants
Size 14 - 24W

Caroline Rose
Silk Crepe
Straight Leg Pants

Size 1X - 3X
 

Lafayette 148
Genuine Leather Pants
Size 1
4 - 24W

 

Ming Wang
Knit Slim Leg Pants

Size 1X - 3X

 

 Some, but not all, of the designers carry their extended size lines on their own e-commerce websites.  Karen Kane is one of the best places for classic black trousers for work in heavy gauge knits.  Available in a variety of leg styles from skinny to wide leg palazzo pants sizing ranges for S to 3X.  Also working in knits is Nic + Zoe, but with a more contemporary style in size 0 to 24W.

Finer jerseys are used by resort wear designer Rachel Pally.  Solid black, extra wide palazzo pants are one her her customer favorites, but she is also well know for her use of patterns.  Inseam lengths tend to be extra long, especially good for tall women.  Shorter women should expect to have them hemmed at the tailor.  The White Label line is specially designed for size 1X to 3X.  Not Your Daughter's Jean (NYDJ) are best known and extremely popular for their tummy tucking and butt lifting jeans, but they also offer pants and trousers of other materials such as linen and premium quality knits.  Theses harder to find styles are frequently available through their own website.

Extended Plus-Size Designers, Size 26 +

For voluptuous fashionistas who wear larger than size 24W, two indie designers better known for their dress selections often have a few styles or pants and trousers available directly from their website.   Kiyonna will offer wide leg, palazzo pant styles from time to time in a variety of neutral colors for size 10 to 32W.

Melissa McCarthy is worth noting for her extension of sizing to 4X, sometimes available exclusively through the brand website.

 

 

Bargain Designer Shopping

For those who look for past season's designer looks at prices well below full retail, a few websites reliably offer larger sizes.   Some of the best are connected to the major upscale department stores and regularly carry labels such as Eileen Fisher, Johnny Was, and Lafayette 148 at steep discounts: Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth and Neiman Marcus Last Call.

The more moderately priced designers are often available on mark down directly from the department stores and sources listed above as room needs to be made for new styles, with the deepest discounts on limited sizes left at the end of a season.  However, flash sale sites can also be another deal spot. 

6PM regularly offer designers at larger sizes.  Sizing is mainly available up  to 3X, but occasionally something larger will turn up. 

 

 

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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.