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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:  September 17, 2017

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Black Tailored Vest, Plus-Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Floral Brocade Blazer, Plus-Size 14 -28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Classic Blazer, Size 8 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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 Tailored Vest
Size 12 - 28W
 

Floral Brocade Blazer
Size 14 - 28W
 

 Classic Blazer
Size 8 - 36W
Petite to 20P

The structured look of blazers or jackets can work just as well over a pair of trendy or classic jeans to give a casual, polished look as when worn to office.  Consequently, plus-size jackets and blazers are in demand across every age group, price point, and taste level.  During the spring and fall seasons and in milder climates, blazers can also double as outerwear.

Classic, tailored looks are still favored for interviews, more conservative work environments, and with many more mature women. It is a common choice in many fields to wear blazers as separates instead of as part of pant suits in the modern office.  Furthermore, many better quality pant suits are offered as a matching or coordinating top and bottom to be purchased separately.  This makes it possible for those who do not need the more formal look to find even more jacket options.

 

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Ponte Knit Blazer
Size
2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

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Zip Front Leopard Print Jacket
Size 16 - 24W

Boucle Knit Duster Jacket
Size
S - 3X


More fitted styles, brighter colors, and patterns are also appropriate in many contemporary office environments for those who want to amp up their look. Softer, less structured toppers are easy-to-wear options and sometimes come in a Contemporary and even more BoHo or Art-to-Wear styles for less formal work places.  Furthermore, the lines between jackets and cardigan sweaters is blurring with the rise in popularity of structured knit jacket styles.  This is a particularly good change for women who have upper arm fit issues.

Vintage and retro style jackets are favored by romantic dressers, and those who enjoy playing with Victorian inspired fashion styles such as Steampunk and Goth.  Some of these styles also make good evening jacket options in velvet and lace.

Natural fibers used in jackets and blazers include wool, linen, cotton, and silk, with leather and suede trending in and out of fashion, depending upon the year.
 

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Size 1X - 3X

Bi-Stretch
Shirt Collar Jacket

Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 Oval Print Blazer
Size 12 - 28W
 

 Hogwart's Crest
Black Velvet Blazer
Size
L - 6X

 

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Blazers, Jackets & Vests

One of the most popular and in-demand items, plus-size blazers and jackets are available at a wide range of retailers on the internet.  Inventories in plus-sizes are often deeper on-line than in many brick-and-mortar locations.

Department Stores

Department stores have traditionally offered women's sizes from 14W to 24W.  For those who wear what are frequently referred to as "in between" sizes (12 -18 misses) it is often worth browsing the regular sizing categories where some labels in size XL may fit.

Upscale, career looks in classic to contemporary styles are a specialty of Lafayette 148 which uses fine fabrics often of natural fibers such as silk, linen, and cotton.  A particularly good selection of this luxury designer label is regularly stocked at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Other labels often here include the equally luxurious Marina Rinaldi, Italian luxury knits from Stizzoli, German classic designer Basler, and eco-fashion designer label Eileen Fisher.  Nordstrom has begun stocking both it's own classic to contemporary suiting coordinates and options from labels such as Louben, Ellen Tracy, Basler, and Ralph Lauren.   Trendier options are also available from the Australian City Chic line.

 

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Plaid Peplum Jacket
Size 14 - 24W

Faux Suede Jacket
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Tweed Jacket
Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 16P

Bell Sleeve Blazer
Size 12 - 30W

 

Those that appreciate natural fibers will find that Eileen Fisher has a growing collection of career appropriate separates including blazers, jackets and toppers.   Lord & Taylor often has steep mark downs available directly on the main website from brands such as Tahari, Nipon Boutique, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.  One of the deepest selections of plus-size styles available on the internet, looks range from classically tailored to contemporary with the latest colors, patterns, and cuts available along side more traditional black, white, and navy options in size 0 to 24W.

Neiman Marcus offers more contemporary designer, but equally upscale, options from Misook which works in heavy gauge knits to 3X. One of the deepest collections of designer blazers and jackets, this is a must stop for professionals looking to update their wardrobes with high quality and luxury designs in classic to contemporary, and even bohemian styles.  Regularly available are designers such as Berek, Lafayette 148, Marina Rinaldi, Michael Simon, and Caroline Rose in size 14 to 24W. They also often offer cashmere options in the winter months from their in-house label.  Artier and bohemian looks with less structure than tailored styles are also frequently available here, including flowing kimono toppers in both prints and solids from labels such as Johnny Was and Eileen Fisher.
 

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 Asian Coin Button Trim
Mandarin Collar Jacket
Size
2 - 24W

 Tapestry Vest
Size S - 3X

Joe Browns
Velvet Collar
Herringbone Blazer
Size
8 - 28W

Burnout Jacket
Size
S - 3X
Petite to XL

 

Meanwhile, Dillard's carries designer jackets and blazers from Ming Wang who also works in heavy gauge career knits with a classic designer ethos.  ZoZo woman is a designer with more contemporary flair regularly offered. More moderately priced tailored bridge career brands such as Tahari and Peter Nygard are also regularly offered. Ralph Lauren is frequently well represented at Dillard's in sizes up to 24W. Classic black interview options are reliably available, in addition to more diverse cuts, colors, and styles.  Those who appreciate contemporary prints and cuts will also find a good selection, in among the more tailored styles.

For the very popular Calvin Klein, Tahari, DKNYC, and Vince Camuto contemporary bridge brands shop Macy's and Bon Ton.  Macy's also has several in house labels with a more contemporary to trendy vibe.  The Jones New York line is frequently available from both, for those who appreciate the classic quality and tailored lines of the brand. Both have frequent sales that can bring otherwise moderately priced brands down into more more shopping budgets for size 0 to 24W.
 

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 Ruched Sleeve
Cutaway Blazer
Size L - 6X 

Paisley Tapestry Jacket
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

 

Genuine Suede &
Nappa Leather Vest

Size 12 - 26W
 

Persona Marina Rinaldi
Jacquard Topper

Size 12 - 22W
 

 

Tailored Career Options

Tahari is well represented in the major department stores, but it's also well worth a stop in at the company website for tailored looks in the latest color palettes and patterns for size 14 to 24W.   Modern classic retailer Talbots has a much wider and diverse range of sizes available on-line than in most of their brick-and-mortar locations.  Excellent fabrics and tailoring is a hallmark with sizing available on-line from 2 to 24W in both women's and petite sizes.

Budget friendly designs from Jones New York are available from Dress Barn which also carries its own line of work clothes.  Internet and catalog retailers also offer plenty of options.   Appleseed's offers tailored classic options in natural fibers such as linen and wool tweeds, while Bedford Fair and Blair carry more moderately priced classic and contemporary options in size 6 to 28W, with selected styles available in petites as large as 20P.

New York & Co offers one of the best budget friendly, yet chic, tailored work separates in sizes to 18.  Most fabrics are easy care.   Meanwhile, Lane Bryant has being upping its style quotient in recent years with fashion forward, yet modern classic jackets and blazers becoming a mainstay in their on-line collection in size 14 to 28W. 

 

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Stretch Velvet
Bell Sleeve Jacket
Size 2 - 28W

Lafayette 148
Floral Satin Jacket
Size
1X - 2X

Textured Satin Jacket
Size
S - 3X
Petite to XL

Metallic Chiffon Jacket
Size 1X - 3X
 

 

Contemporary, Art-to-Wear, & BoHo Styles

With the softening of office attire, more creative jacket styles including bold prints, mixed fabrics, and easier silhouettes are popular options for women who enjoy expressing personal style with more creative looks.  The BoHo trend is adding kimono styles and fabrics often reserved for evening looks into day wear styles. Coldwater Creek offers well made, contemporary styles in tailored looks for size 6 to 24W that mix-and-match over both more casual jeans and office looks. Styles can include art-to-wear detailing including embroidery, hand painting, and patchwork fabrics.

A small collection, but well worth the stop, is the contemporary looks at North Style in size 6 to 26W.  Pieced art-to-wear and boiled wool jackets are often stocked here.  Draper's & Damon's offers a similar style collection, with the addition of softer hand painted kimono styles popular for evening and occasion looks in size S to 3X. Meanwhile, the long flowing toppers and sweater jackets at Soft Surroundings have a European to bohemian flavor in size 2 to 18 for petite and talls, with women's sizing extended to 24W.

 

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Size
XS - 4X

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Size 6 - 28W

Misook
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Size XL - 3X

Burnout Velvet Kimono
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL


The IC Collection at Dillard's is well worth a look for those who enjoy innovative prints, and eclectic cuts for size 1X to 3X.  Also look for the designer Ming Wang knit jackets in colorful and bold prints, and the designs from Peter Nygard.

Those with larger budgets won't want to miss the fine natural fiber and contemporary designs from Caroline Rose, Michael Simon, Misook, and Berek from Neiman Marcus.  This is also one of the best selections of Johnny Was and Eileen Fisher jackets in plus-sizes available on the internet.  Nic + Zoe  often has a selection of knit jackets in both constructed and unconstructed styles.  The innovative patterns make these very popular with women in the creative professional fields, with sizing available from S to 3X.
 

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Knit Tweed Jacket
Size 14 - 24W

Faux Shearling Vest
Size S - 3X

Marina Rinaldi
Faux Leather Trim Blazer
Size 1
4 - 22W

Karen Kane
Jacquard Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

Trendy Plus-Size Blazers

For the trendy woman who loves the flair and structure of blazers over jeans and leggings, options are increasingly available, even in extended plus sizes larger than 3X.  It is here that you are most likely to find the latest colors, more interesting and diverse cuts, and in recent years, pattern options at Fast Fashion prices. Many of these can make light outerwear options for back-to-school and collegiate fashion.  Torrid offers the widest selection of both styles and sizes.  Looks here can go from classically tailored to edgy at moderate price points in size XL to 6X.

 Trend-conscious Australian retailer City Chic offers both edgy styles and the softer bohemian inspired kimono toppers, their prices are moderate.  The arty, yet tailored, styles from Joe Browns are not to be missed at
Simply Be, along with a number of other moderately priced trend conscious labels in size 8 to 28W.

Homegrown trendy retailers with extended plus-size collections that offer jackets and blazers include Ashley Stewart. They regularly carry trendy career styles for curvaceous women with a collection that changes frequently and sells out quickly in size 12 to 26W.  Pricier is the chic, new Eloquii line tailored exclusively for plus-size women in on-trend body conscious designs in size 14 to 28W.

 

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Dana Buchman
Classic Blazer
Size 1
X - 3X

Knit Blazer
Size S - 3X

Tipped Blazer
Size 14 - 28W

Caroline Rose
Embroidered
Floral Mesh Topper

Size 1X - 3X

 

Those looking for styles with vintage overtones will want to check out the collection at ModCloth which combines the latest trends with mid-twentieth century flair for size XS to 4X.

Meanwhile, Macy's in house brand INC is the most trend-conscious of the department stores with jackets and blazers available in sizes to 24W.    Also worth mentioning are the jackets with a vintage, goth or steampunk flair available from Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W. 

 

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Floral Embossed
Velvet Duster
Size
8 - 22W

Satin Kimono Topper
Size XL - 3X

Zip Front Ponte Jacket
Size 16 - 34W

Vince Camuto
Split Bell Sleeve Blazer

Size 14 - 24W

 

Super Size Jackets

Brands and retailers offering sizes beyond 24W are the most likely to use knits and softer silhouettes in jackets, blurring the line between blazers and dusters or toppers.  Available in smaller plus-sizes as well, many of these spots are good choices for women with a more eclectic or bohemian style, in addition to more contemporary or classic tastes.  Avenue carries styles suitable for more casual offices and weekend wear in size 14W to 32W.  Ulla Popken has one of the best selections for extended plus-size with a deep and diverse selection ranging from tailored classics to contemporary styles. Natural fibers including linen, leather, and silk are well represented.  Every now and again Kiyonna has well-tailored, chic suiting separates and career jacket styles and are worth checking, especially for super size women needing interview clothing for size 10 to 32W.

 

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Faux Leather Blazer
Size
8 - 26W

Eva Mendes
Kimono Jacket

Size XS -
3X

Ruffle Collar Blazer
Size
12 - 24W
Avg - Petite

Floral Shantung Jacket
Size
S - 3X
Petite to XL

Bargain Shopping

Those shopping for high quality on a tighter budget, such as students looking for interview attire or newly employed professionals in upscale and more formal industries, can have remarkably good success on-line in size 14 to 24W.

The sale racks of the major department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Dillard's can turn up some surprisingly good bargains of in season, high end designer jacket options in both conservative tailored and contemporary styles.

For past season's high end designer pieces at a considerable discount from labels such as Misook, Marina Rinaldi, Eileen Fisher, and Lafayette 148 check out Last Call and Saks Off Fifth.  Meanwhile, Nordstrom Rack will often carry more contemporary and trend conscious options for sizes up to 24W.

Flash sale sites are often a good resource for mid-tier and diffusion designer collections such as Vince Camuto, DKNYC, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.  6 PM is one of the best for extended sizes.

 

 

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