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>> Plus-Size Designer Midi, Maxi, and Pencil Skirts for Resort Vacations, Work, and Occasions

 
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: August 29, 2017

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Melissa McCarthy
Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
Size 1X - 4X

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Jacquard Sweater Skirt
Size XL - 3X

Tahari
Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt

Size 14 - 24W

Still less popular than designer plus-size dresses which have taken center stage in recent years, designer skirts are gaining in popularity again as separates that can be mixed and matched for versatile and unique looks.  Classic pencil skirts and retro midi skirts are the  most common silhouettes, especially for working women, along with more casual maxi skirts popular for resort and casual wear.   The pre-Christmas shopping season sees the most diverse evening styles available in anticipation of holiday party season.

 After years of mini and above-the-knee styles the mainstay, hem lines are coming down with midi and maxi styles coming into fashion.

Like most plus-size designer clothing the offerings are mainly from either mid level designers or diffusion collections from higher end designers.  A few high end offerings are available, but they are rare beyond size 24W.
 

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Tart
Cotton Eyelet Skirt

Size 1X - 3X
 

Calvin Klein
Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
Size XL - 3X

 

Prabal Gurung
Floral Circle Skirt
Size 10 - 22W
  

MICHAEL Michael Kors
Button Denim Mini Skirt

Size 14 - 24W
 

 

 

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Designer Skirts

The department stores are still the major emporiums for designer fashion.  Business skirt styles that often coordinate with suiting separates from brands such as Calvin Klein and Tahari are the core offerings at Dillard's and Lord & Taylor in size 14 to 24W.  Formal styles are often organized in with dresses at both sites, rather than on the separate skirt tab.

Nordstrom is the department store most likely to have a wider range of skirt styles ranging from casual to special occasion, with a good selection of work appropriate style.  Meanwhile, upscale designer labels such as Lafayette 148, Marina Rinaldi, Basler, and Stizzoli are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

More casual, maxi skirt styles from names such as XCVI, Rachel Pally, Tolani, and Johnny Was are often available at Neiman Marcus, along with more classic designers such as Eileen Fisher.  Those who wear in the size 14 to 18 range will find even more options from mid to high end designers on their main racks.

 

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Designer: Joan Vass, Pleated Long Skirt, 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Nic + Zoe, Twirl Panel Skirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Rachel Pally, Jersey Floral Maxi Skirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Tahari ASL,  Metallic Boucle Pencil Skirt, Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Joan Vass
Pleated Long Skirt
Size 1X - 3X

Nic + Zoe
Twirl Panel Skirt

Size 1X - 3X

Rachel Pally
Floral Jersey Maxi

Size 1X - 3X
 

Tahari ASL
Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 16P


Leading plus specialty retailer, Lane Bryant offers limited edition designer collaborative capsule collections from high end designers.  In the past these have included Isabel Toledo, Lela Rose, and Christian Siriano.  The current collaboration is with Prabal Gurung and includes skirts for spring.  Ralph Lauren is available through many of the department stores under both the moderately priced LAUREN Ralph Lauren line, and less expensive CHAPS line for sizes up to 3X.  Styles range from classic to casual, BoHo resort.

Meanwhile, Melissa McCarthy sometimes includes skirts in her Seven7 line for sizes up to 4X. She's known for bold colors and quirky prints, and sometimes offers simpler solids as foils as well.   Rachel Roy now also offers a moderately priced curvy collection in her contemporary, street influenced fashion forward styles for sizes up to 3X.  Those looking for natural fibers can often find options in linen and others from Nic + Zoe in styles for contemporary casual to work wear in size XS to 3X.

 

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Designer: Kiyonna, Floral Chiffon Maxi Skirt, Size 1X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Stizzoli, Deconstructed Window Pane Skirt, Size 14 - 22W Designer: Karen Kane, Striped Midi Skirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Misook, Long Straight Knit Skirt, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Kiyonna
Floral Chiffon Maxi

Size
1X - 4X 

Stizzoli
Deconstructed Plaid Skirt
Size 14 - 22W
 

Karen Kane
Striped Midi Skirt

Size
1X - 3X 

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Long Straight Knit Skirt
Size XL - 3X
 

 

Designer Bargain Shopping

In addition to the sale racks at the major department stores, discounted and last season's designer merchandise in plus-sizes is regularly available at flash sites such as 6PM.  Inventory changes daily with limited availability on mainly mid-tier, diffusion collection labels such as Michael Kors and Calvin Klein, with other well known brands also turning up.

Mark-downs on more upscale labels such as Marina Rinaldi, Lafayette 148, and Eileen Fisher are frequently available from Neiman Marcus' Last Call shopping site, in addition to Saks Off Fifth owned by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom Rack.

 

 

 

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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.