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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 23, 2017

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Designer: Eileen Fisher, Rayon Silk Green Velvet Top, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick  Rebel Wilson, Pink Laser Cut High Low Tunic, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Misook, Champagne Matte Sequin Jacket, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Rayon Silk Velvet Tee

Size 1X - 3X
 

Rebel Wilson
Laser Cut High Low Tunic
Size 1X - 3X

Misook
Matte Sequin Jacket
Size XL - 3X


Designer clothing in larger sizes is remarkably difficult to find in most cities and towns, with specialty boutiques few and far between.  Department stores tend to offer more diverse and higher end option on-line than in most of their stores. Lower priced, designer capsule collections are also beginning to turn up at plus-specialty retailers, in keeping with broader national shopping trends.  Home shopping television channels have long been a resource for lower priced designer lines.

More expensive blouses and tops from well-known designers are mainly modern classics with a contemporary edge or more artistic art-to-wear BoHo type pieces, although trendier looks are beginning to turn up. 

Consequently, they are still mainly work appropriate investment pieces.  However, more youthful shoppers and bloggers are driving a demand for lifestyle inspired designers and styles with more casual vibes which is beginning to have an influence. Smaller designers are also adding diversity to the available offerings.

More and more designer clothes are available in natural fibers such as silk, linen, cotton, and leather, but synthetics are still the norm in plus-size lines. Very few designers offer above the usual plus-size 14 to 24W women's range, although a few plus specialty designers do and the capsule collections offered through retailers such as Lane Bryant can sometimes extend up to size 28W.
 

Where to Shop for Plus-Size Designer Blouses, Shirts, Sweaters, Jackets & Tops

Natural fibers such as linen and silk are available from designers such as Eileen Fisher, Marina Rinaldi, Lafayette 148, and Johnny Was.  All are regularly carried by the more upscale department stores such as Neiman Marcus. In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue is particularly good for fall and winter outerwear from luxury labels such as Cinzia Rocca, Jane Post, and Basler with options in fine wools, genuine fur, and leather regularly available.

 

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Designer: Joanna Hope, Khaki Green Sequin Top, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Nic + Zoe, Grommet Cuff Top, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Vince Camuto, Balloon Sleeve Poplin Shirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Tahari, Embossed Black Velvet Jacket, Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Joanna Hope
Sequin Top
Size 6 - 24W

Nic + Zoe
Grommet Cuff Tunic
Size XS - 3X 

Vince Camuto
Balloon Sleeve Poplin Shirt
Size 1X - 3X
 

Tahari
Embossed Velvet Jacket
Size
2 - 24W

 

Eileen Fisher is carried even more widely with it's minimalist, modern lines. Tops are available in both natural fiber knits and woven shirts.  If you are looking for the luxury of a knit silk t-shirt or a clean, organic linen shirt this is the label to look for. 

Dillard's, which is often particularly well stocked with Eileen Fisher, also carries the linen, long easy tunics of designer Bryn Walker.  Other more unusual labels here include the placed print tunics in premium, travel ready knits from Eva Varro, and the upscale heavy gauge executive knits of Ming Wang's jackets.

Macy's focuses mainly on well-known diffusion designer lines including DKNY, Vince Camuto, and Ralph Lauren.  While much of their inventory is trendy to contemporary, the designer options lean towards those appropriate for work, classic and contemporary styles in size 14 to 24W.

Johnny Was, in contrast, has a more vintage bohemian flavor with many floral prints, lace trims, and embroidery adorning easy tunics, kimonos, and toppers.   Those with a more bohemian sensibility can often find designer options at Nordstrom which carries labels such as Citron which works in hand painted silks.  Work appropriate designer tops and blouses are also starting to appear from Marina Rinaldi's more moderately priced Persona line, along with labels such as Eileen Fisher.

 

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Designer: Eileen Fisher, Soft Tencel Yarn Pullover Sweater, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Designer: LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Cotton Silk Shirt, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Designer: Lea & Viola, Tie Sleeve Bell Tunic, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Tolani, Burnout Floral Velvet Tunic, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Eileen Fisher
Soft Tencel Yarn Sweater

Size 1X - 3X

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Cotton Silk Shirt
Size 1X - 3X

Lea & Viola
Tie Bell Sleeve Tunic
Size 1X - 3X 

Tolani
Burnout Floral Velvet Tunic
Size S - 3X 

 

Tolani, another BoHo designer working exclusively in silk prints, is exclusive to Neiman Marcus.  Contemporary style, premium heavy gauge knit jackets from Misook popular with upscale executives are also here in size 1X to 3X.   Look for the easy, flowing tops and jackets from Caroline Rose, and knits from Michael Simon here, as well.

Nordstrom is the spot to look for  classic and contemporary designers such as Eileen Fisher, Ralph Lauren, and Vince  Camuto.  The edgier looks from MYNT 1792 (available in size 12 to 28W) and DKNYC can also turn up here. This is one of the only spots to find BoHo designers such as Citron.  They also carry one of the best luxury designer plus-size outerwear collections with leather, cashmere, genuine fur, down, and wool available during the fall and winter shopping seasons.

Lord & Taylor is especially good for Ralph Lauren in both the sportswear and work appropriate styles, while adding trendier labels such as Jessica Simpson, Junarose, and Melissa McCarthy, as well as contemporary work appropriate looks from Tahari, Vince Camuto,  and Calvin Klein.

 

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Designer: Elvi, Leopard Print Wool Coat, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Calvin Klein, Studded Split Sleeve Top, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Lafayette 148, Knit Brocade Bomber Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Caroline Rose, Purple Embroidered Lace Topper, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Elvi
Leopard Print Wool Coat
Size 14 - 22W

Calvin Klein
Studded Split Sleeve Top
Size 1X - 3X

Lafayette 148
Knit Brocade Bomber Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

Caroline Rose
Embroidered Lace Topper
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

Super size shoe retailer Zappos has a growing plus-size clothes section that regularly stocks the most popular designer diffusion labels, including Rachel Pally, Calvin Klein, and Vince Camuto while adding some of the indie designers with extended sizes such as Kiyonna (size 1X to 5X).  Kiyonna is particularly well known for their solid color lace tops and butter soft knits in contemporary styles. 

Karen Kane can be found at many of the upscale department stores, but their entire collection is available from their own website in sizes XS to 3X.   Styles range from modern classics to tops with a slightly artsier or bohemian look appropriate for casual to office environments.  Meanwhile, Rachel Roy has opened her own brand site featuring her slick contemporary curvy collection for sizes up to 3X, and Melissa McCarthy lists her entire size range of quirky and slightly boho styles on her brand website from size 4 to 28W.
 

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Anne Klein, Genuine Leather Topper Coat,  Plus-Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Purple Ruffled Bardot Top, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Kiyonna, Kimono Sleeve Top, Size 1X - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Designer: Rachel Pally, Folk Floral Cold Shoulder Top, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Anne Klein
Genuine Leather Topper Coat
Size XL - 3X

MICHAEL Michael Kors
Ruffled Bardot Top
Size XL - 3X

Kiyonna
Kimono Sleeve Knit Top
Size 1X - 5X

Rachel Pally
Folk Floral Cold Shoulder Top
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

Kohl's offers Ralph Lauren's less expensive CHAPS line with the same contemporary Americana sportswear vibe, along with trendier options from names such as Jennifer Lopez in size 16 to 24W.  Occasionally Dana Buchman can also be found here in larger sizes.   

Lane Bryant has also begun offering designer capsule collections from luxury designers who usually are much more expensive and available in smaller sizes only.  The debut designer capsule collection, including tops and tunics from Isabel Toledo were quite popular.  Then followed by Sophie Theallet who focused in swim, lingerie, and resortwear for early 2015, and the collaboration with Lela Rose features soft, romantic styles in size 12 to 28W for 2015. Christian Siriano offered popular designs for 2016, and Prabal Gurung is debuting for Spring 2017.  They also regularly offer designs from Melissa McCarthy.

 

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Stizzoli
Bell Sleeve Fox Fur Collar
Wool Coat
Size 14 - 24W

Karen Kane
Velvet Burnout Tunic
Size XL - 3X 

Lafayette 148
Back Detail
Silk Satin Blouse
Size 1X - 3X

Johnny Was
Embroidered Plaid Shirt
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

 

 

 

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