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>> Plus-Size Coats, Jackets, Vests, Capes, Parkas and Outerwear

 
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 22, 2017

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Outerwear is a tricky category for e-tailers.  On one hand, parts of the country get exceedingly cold to the point of throwing style out in favor of warmth and practicality with styles such as puffy down parkas and long wool coats.  On the other, other parts of the country barely need more than a light blazer at exactly the same time of year. 

 

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Bomber Jacket
Size XL - 3X

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Size 6 - 24W

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Size
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Size 1X - 3X

 

The fall shopping season is when the most diverse types of outerwear options are available, while the biggest mark downs happen just after the holidays during January Clearance sales. Fall Previews can start arriving as early as July, with pre-orders on designer styles available at several of the luxury department stores.  Spring styles such as classic trench coats, rain jackets, and wind breakers begin to arrive in late January to early February. That having been said, it is actually one of the easier plus-size clothing categories to find options larger than a size 24W.

As a higher priced ticket item, coats and jackets are often viewed as investment pieces.  Consequently classic styles and colors that have staying power from year-to-year tend to be popular.  Modern classics such as peacoats and trench coats are particularly widely favored. 

Both faux and genuine leather and suede is an annual fall favorite, especially with urban dwellers. 
 

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 6 - 26W
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Size
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Funkier BoHo or vintage inspired styles can also be appealing to those looking for something a little different. Meanwhile, younger fashionistas often look for simple denim, fleece, baseball jackets, or hoodie jackets during the back-to-school shopping season.

More casual, practical styles such as rain coats, down jackets, anoraks, and ski jackets are also popular with sporty women or those living in extreme weather climates.

Coordinating boots and accessories are also frequently in demand, especially during the colder seasons. Cashmere scarves, gloves and winter accessories are some of the most popular, especially as gifts during the holiday season.

 

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Plus-Size Outerwear Internet Shopping Resources

Macy's and Nordstrom offer the most diverse collections of better label plus-size outerwear available on-line.  Styles frequently range from well-known designer classics such as trench and pea coats to more casual, urban looks in sizes up to 24W.  Labels regularly include Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Ellen Tracy, and LAUREN Ralph Lauren.  Trench coats, down jackets, walking coats, and classic peacoats are well represented. Nordstrom is one of the few department stores that will offer genuine fur trimmed and lined plus-size outerwear during the colder seasons.  Some luxurious options in cashmere from brands such as Fluerette are available during the cooler months. A wide variety of both faux and genuine leather jackets, are frequently available for size 14 to 24W.   Classic wool styles, trench coats, and parkas from leading brands such as Michael Kors, Ellen Tracy, Bernardo, and Steve Madden are regularly available in the cooler months.
 

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Size 14 - 32W

Plaid Cape
Size XS - 4X

 

Black Velvet Coat
Size 6 - 28W

Utility Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

 

Lord & Taylor has a growing collection of chic, modern classic style and designer label options including wool, trench coats, (faux) leather, and seasonal styles for size 0 to 24W. Neiman Marcus will frequently offer luxury labels such as Marina Rinaldi and Eileen Fisher for size 14 to 24W. Luxury quality outerwear from top brands in the finest fabrics is also regularly available during the cooler months at Saks Fifth Avenue where labels such as Cinzia Rocca and Jane Post are common.

 Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W is a good sources for inexpensive, trendy looks .  Torrid offers the greatest size range with coats and jackets in size L to 6X.

 

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Size S - 3X

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Size 1
X - 3X

Fleece Topper Coat
Size S - 3X

 

Metallic Bomber Jacket
Size 1X - 3X 

 

Classic rain jackets and parkas in casual styles at affordable prices are popular at Blair which carries both women's sizes S to 3X, and petite sizes to 2XL.   Bedford Fair and Old Pueblo Traders have classic quilted styles, wool coats, faux fur, and rain coats appropriate for both work and casual wear in size 4 to 26W, with select petite styles available as large as 20P. 

 Contemporary, fashion forward looks for all seasons in casual to work appropriate styles are regularly offered at North Style in size S to 3X.  Options range from lightweight denim and rain jackets, vests, and heavier weight winter coat styles.  Some styles have an artsier edge, while others are more classic.

More eclectic, vintage inspired and BoHo coats and jackets are available from Pyramid Collection in size 2 to 28W, while faux fur, leather and suede looks are especially good at QVC in size 0 to 28W.   This is also a good spot for trench coats in the spring.

 
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Satin Bomber Jacket
Size 14 - 28W

Peplum Military Jacket
Size L - 6X
 

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Genuine Leather Moto Jacket
Size
1X - 3X

Peacock Appliqué
Denim Jacket
Size 12 - 28W

 

Extended Plus-Size Outerwear

For those on tighter budgets, super size women will find a good selection of seasonal jackets and coats at Avenue which stocks size 14 to size 32W.  Catherine's has styles with a classic to contemporary style in size XL to 5X, with some plus petite styles available. ModCloth is beginning to become a trendier resource for women in sizes over 3X, as well.

Ulla Popken carries modern classic and fashion forward outerwear styles including parkas, wool coats, and seasonal looks in size 12 to 34W.  Trendy women will find faux leather and stylish seasonal coats and jackets at Torrid in size XL to 6X.

 

 
 

 

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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.