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>> Plus-Size Trendy Sweaters, Cardigans, Ponchos & Dusters

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.

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Last Update: November 4, 2016


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Deco Print Sweater Jacket, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Tie Neck Pullover Sweater, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Faux Fur Trim Cardigan, Size 10 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Deco Print Sweater Jacket
Size 1X - 3X


Tie Neck Sweater
Size XS - 3X

Faux Fur Trim Cardigan
10 - 28W 

The trendiest sweater looks are often the least expensive, but not always.  Appealing to both younger women and more whimsical or trend conscious older fashionistas, these are the looks that often include cute animal motifs, pop culture references, graphical print sayings, and light hearted detailing.   Ugly holiday sweaters are having a fashion moment currently, exemplifying many of these ideas.

Other times what makes a sweater trendy is the silhouette or detailing.  It wasn't very long ago that more voluptuously proportioned women were unable to participate in more body baring trends such as cut outs, tighter looks, and skin baring crop styles.   The Curvy Revolution of recent years has pushed back at such attitudes as old fashioned, and encouraged savvy retailers to cater to changing demands and tastes.

Likewise, patterns such as stripes and silhouettes that add volume to a figure were also mainly unavailable in larger sizes and deemed unflattering. So, when  trends swing to include those looks trend conscious, curvaceous women were often unable to participate.   Today retailers and fashionistas alike are pushing style boundaries for all body shapes and sizes with all the latest colors, patterns, and silhouettes available to the entire marketplace, if still with some hunting.  Freedom of fashion expression is becoming less exclusive to the ultra thin, and instead is allowing all to participate.


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Sequin Heart Pullover Sweater, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick High Low Poncho, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Christmas Snowflake Elbow Patch Sweater, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Cold Shoulder Sweater, Size 14 -28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Sequin Heart Sweater
L - 6X

High Low Poncho
12 - 26W 

Snowflake Elbow Patch
14 - 24W

Cold Shoulder Sweater
14 - 28W 


Internet Shopping Resources for Trendy Plus-Size Sweaters

Several of the department stores are expanded their on-line selections to include trendier styles, with Macy's in the lead.  Dillard's is also well worth a stop for well priced, fun and whimsical sweaters, in addition to BoHo style cardigans, toppers and vests.

Those looking for low cost, trendy styles will have the best luck at some of the fast fashion teen retailers.  Sizing is often junior sizing, so expect to need to size up one size from usual.    Rue 21 has recently expanded sizing to include a full range from XS to 3X, and along with ModCloth (XS to 4X) can be one of the best spots to find cute, youthful trends.   Meanwhile, Torrid is one of the best sources for looks the reference popular culture from television to movies to music to gaming for size XL to 6X.

Newcomer Fashion to Figure offers more body conscious trends exclusively for size XL to 3X.  Those who appreciate a more urban, body conscious style will also find a good selection appropriate for both casual and work wear at Ashley Stewart in size 12 to 26W. Sweater detailing can include cut outs, figure baring proportions and drape, and bold prints and patterns.

Eloquii offers the latest runway trends translated to fit larger sizes and creates styles that are both contemporary and flattering for sizes 14 to 28W.  Looks here will often go to work with ease and panache.   For fun, casual sweaters including long-line dusters, whimsical motifs, and the latest patterns and silhouettes stop in at City Chic exclusively for size 14 to 24W.

Sweaters with a western touch or horse motifs are available at Back in the Saddle for size S to 3X, while retailers such as Coldwater Creek provide more upscale, natural fibers but with fun and on trend designs for women up to size 3X. 

Northstyle is the place to stop for holiday motifs such as hearts, reindeer, and Americana flags.  Those looking for romantic, goth, and bohemian inspired trends will have good luck at Pyramid Collection for size 2 to 28W.






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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.