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>> Plus-Size Retro and Vintage Pin Up Fashion

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. 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: March 15, 2017


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Steel Boned Corset, Plus-Size | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Bloomers Sold Separately
Retro Vintage Swim Separates, Size S - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately
Bardot Bodysuit, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Steel Boned Satin Corset
Plus Size 28 - 44

Vintage Bikini Separates
Size S - 4X

 Bardot Bodysuit
Size 8 - 26W

Vintage and retro style clothing have taken the plus fashion world by storm in recent years, with fatshion bloggers, plus-size internet pin-up models like Tess Holliday (Munster) and Teer Wayde, and burlesque stage acts such as America's Got Talent performers The Glamazons paving the way.  Some is sugar sweet.  Some is Dita von Teese sassy fantasy. Much of it has a vintage twist. All of it serves up the self-esteem boosting message of: "love your curves."  Fueling more interest in the popular imagination are the retro costumes featured on the hit television show Mad Men showcasing, among others, the voluptuous curves of actress Christina Hendricks.
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Love Bite Choker Necklace | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Vintage Marilyn Polka Dot One Piece Swimsuit, Size 16 - 34W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Vintage Fit & Flare Red Dress, Size 0-36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick J Renee, Leopard Print Dress Sandals| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Love Bite
Choker Necklace


Retro Halter
Polka Dot Swimsuit

Size 16 - 34W


Vintage Fit & Flare Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

J Renee
'Soncino' Animal Print
Dress Sandals
Size 5 - 13 N, M, W


Particularly popular around Valentine's Day, styles range from vampy pencil skirts and wiggle dresses to corsets, lacy bras, stilettos and thigh highs. Channeling the divas and screen goddesses of yesteryear, popular inspirational icons include Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, and the divine Mae West.


Internet Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Pin-Up Girl Fashion

Creating the siren look of vintage pin-up glam can be lots of fun, and internet retailers make it much easier for plus-size women with generous curves. 

For vintage and retro dresses be sure to stop in at Unique Vintage, ModCloth and eShakti with options available as large as 5X.  


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Cold Shoulder Wiggle Dress, Size 10 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Rose Print Kimono Wrap, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Sophie Theallet, Maribou Trim Babydoll, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Retro Black Strapless Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Cold Shoulder Wiggle Dress
Size 10 - 32W

Rose Print Kimono Wrap
Size 1
X - 3X

Sophie Theallet
Marabou Trim Babydoll
Size 14 - 28W

Retro Black
Strapless Dress

Size 14 - 24W


Pyramid Collection carries styles with a Steampunk or Goth style, in addition to a variety of accessories, including vintage style shoes, hand bags, hats, and wigs.  Torrid can also turn up some glam, vintage inspired dresses, lingerie, and swimwear in size XL to 6X.

Garters, thigh high hosiery, and luscious corsets, babydolls, and body stockings are all available at Hips & Curves in size 1X to 6X.  Playfully sexy vintage style costuming is also regularly available including wigs, bloomers, and Edwardian and Victoriana skirts, tops, and dresses. U.K. retailers are especially glamorous options for vintage inspired bras and panties, so be sure to check out British plus specialist Simply Be.

Lane Bryant is a reliable source for well fitting lingerie inspired pieces in size 14 to 28W, while Eloquii's playful style frequently has a retro vibe that works well for pin up looks in sizes 14 to 24W.


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Retro Gingham Dress, Size 10 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Cold Shoulder Peplum Top, Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bardot Skater Dress, Size 12 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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French Lace Thigh Highs, Queen Size| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Gingham Dress
Size 1
0 - 30W

Cold Shoulder Peplum Top
Size 14 - 24W

Bardot Skater Dress
Size 12 - 24W

French Lace Thigh Highs
Size S - Q2







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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.