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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 19, 2017

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DESIGNERS
Johnny Was
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Tadashi Shoji
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Lace Maxi Duster, Size 1X - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crushed Velvet Peasant Dress, Size 2 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ruffled Top, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Duster
Size
1X - 3X
 

Crushed Velvet
Peasant Dress

Size 2 - 28W

Ruffled Top
Size
14 - 28W 

 

Women who dress with a romantic sensibility often use softer styles and fabrics from earlier eras. Not quite BoHo, softer than Modern Classics, and less direct in its referencing to pure vintage, this style borrows from all to create feminine ensembles. 

Skirts and dresses are common choices, along with soft color palettes in pastels, coral, orchid purple, pink, cream, and vintage white. Classic black can accent looks creating a foil for other colors. Floral prints are especially prevalent during the spring and summer, but some years the fashion cycle brings them into style during cooler months with deep, rich winter florals on black and navy grounds or a fall palette in rusts, brick, and orange. The holidays bring out rich velvets and lace, many time deeper shades such as wine red, emerald green, and sapphire blue.  Some years metallic gilt fabrics also add an extra vintage touch to occasion fashions.


 

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Rachel Pally
Floral Jersey Maxi Dress
Size
1X - 3X

 

Vintage Bird Print
Sateen Dress
Size
0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

Panne Velvet Jacket
Size 1
2 - 30W

 

 

Special occasion wear and cocktail dresses are quite popular in this style, especially for those planning weddings which has its own section on Elegant Plus.  Romantic styles are also popular for special date nights, especially around Valentine's Day.

Silhouettes are frequently free flowing with longer hem lengths, tunic length tops, wide leg palazzo pants, and classic cut jeans in dark washes, patterns, or embellished.  Like the bohemian style dresser, it's not unusual for the romantic woman to mix traditionally daytime fabrics such as denim or suede with more delicate evening textiles such as chiffon, lace, or silk.

 Lingerie and sleepwear has a distinctly vintage sensibility in satins, lace, and chiffon.

 

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Burnout Kimono
One Size Plus

Embroidered
Bell Sleeve Tunic

Size 1X - 3X

Long Satin Dress
Size 14 - 26W

Velvet Flare Pants
Size
XL - 3X

 

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Romantic Style Fashion

For upscale options, look for labels such as Michael Simon and Caroline Rose at Neiman Marcus, which also has one of the best collections of flowing palazzo pant styles, and the more romantic Johnny Was designer looks.  Saks Fifth Avenue is an excellent resource for the vintage inspired Single and Beyond Vintage labels, in addition to florals often used by Fuzzi.  Both department stores offer size 0 to 24W. 

Tadashi Shoji formalwear is some of the most romantic designer special occasion attire available and frequently carried here to size 24W.  Meanwhile, Teri Jon uses vintage details and fine fabrics to create feminine infused upscale evening looks for sizes up to 18.  Nordstrom also stocks an excellent selection of romantic dresses for all occasions from labels such as Adrianna Papell and Pisarro Nights in sizes up to 24W.

 

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Size XL - 3X


 

Floral Paisley Maxi Skirt
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 

Tommy Hilfiger
Velvet Lace Up Oxford
Size 5.5 - 11 M

 Striped
Balloon Sleeve Blouse

Size 12 - 32W
 

Pyramid Collection is one of the best spots for vintage nostalgia tops, dusters, and skirts with lots of lace options in size 2 to 28W.  More mature women will appreciate the special occasions collection at Draper's & Damon's which regularly includes gorgeous, soft kimono toppers, romantic style evening tops, and chiffon pieces in size 4 to 26W.

Soft Surroundings is one of the best spots for soft, free flowing styles with extra detailing such as embroidery, lace, and beading.  Prints can be floral or globally inspired. Many of their gorgeous pieces are available in extended sizes including petite and tall to 18, and women's to 24W.  Coldwater Creek can also be a good spot for contemporary looks with a just a touch of artisan detailing giving pieces a softer, feminine feel.

 

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Floral Embroidered Coat
Size S - 3X
 

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
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Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit
 Size 14 - 24W

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Size
XS - 3X
Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Size XL - 5X
 
 

Dillard's regularly stocks moderately priced labels in separates for more casual wear, and more upscale options in cocktail and formalwear with a decidedly vintage romantic appeal for sizes up to 3X. Bedford Fair is well stocked with moderately priced pieces in lace, with crochet trims, and embroidered details for both casual everyday wear and occasions in size 6 to 28W.

 

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Size
XL - 3X
 
Velvet Wide Leg Pants
Size XS - XXL
 

Lace Peplum Evening Jacket
Size S - 3X


 

Floral Burnout Velvet Kimono
Size
L - 6X

 

The spring and summer seasons see trendier plus retailers stocking more romantic styles, especially with the bell sleeves and off-the-shoulder styles trending this year.  Check out fashion forward retailers such as Eloquii and Ashley Stewart, and for extended plus-sizes Avenue.

Super size women will want to check out the options at both SWAK (size 1X to 6X) and eShakti (size 0 - 36W).   Kiyonna is best know for their lace dresses, but also can sometimes have floral prints appealing to soft dressers.  Romantic dress specialist IGIGI is back with panache in sizes 14 to 36W.

 

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Floral Jacquard Pants
Size 14 - 30W

Joan Vass
Pink Quilted Satin Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

Velvet Burnout
Peasant Top
Size 14 - 32W
Kimono Sleeve
Belted Cardigan
Size S - 3X

 

Those looking for the Art Deco vibe will want to check out the vintage tulle, swing dress, and beaded flapper dress styles at Unique Vintage which also carries one of the best accessory collections for vintage romantics. 

Some of the most romantic lingerie including pretty lace and sexy satins available in plus-size can be found in the Cacique collection at Lane Bryant.  Plus-size corsets and baby dolls with a sexy yet romantic vibe are also reliably available at Hips & Curves in size 1X to 6X.

 

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Size
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Size
8 - 28W
 

 

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