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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Plus-Size Clothes: Size 12 +
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Bloomingdale's has begun stocking more mid tier diffusion designers and trendier labels, but Lafayette 148, Marina Rinaldi, and Eileen Fisher are still regularly available for those who prefer higher end designers. Styles are mainly work and contemporary casual, with a few dresses appropriate for occasions. Size 0 to 24W.
Bon Ton usually has a selection of the more well known classic labels such as Calvin Klein and Evan Picone mixed with harder to find and trendier brands such as Laura Ashley, Jessica Simpson, and DKNY. Prices are moderate with frequent sales and mark downs making for some budget friendly bargains. Size 0 to 24W.
Dillard's regularly carries well known designer labels such as LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Karen Kane, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Vince Camuto, and Eileen Fisher. Less well known and harder to find designers in larger sizes such as Bryn Walker, Peter Nygard, Eva Varro and Ming Wang are also regularly available. Designer evening wear has become a specialty with styles appealing to women who prefer more coverage or sleeves especially well stocked. Formalwear labels regularly include Tadashi Shoji, Mac Duggal, Terani Couture, Soul Mates, and Mori Lee. An even greater selection is available to women in the size 12 to 20 range on the main misses rack. Size 0 to 28W.
Eloquii is tested the designer collaboration scene with a debut collection from Teresa Maccapani Missoni using high quality fabrics in natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and silk. The second collaboration for Spring 2018 is with Reese Witherspoon's Draper James label. Size 12 to 28W.
Elvi is home to the contemporary style celebrity capsule collection designed by plus model icon Hayley Hasselhoff. This British contemporary curvy hot spot is a must stop for fashionistas who enjoy European at moderate price points. Shipping internationally, including to the U.S. and Canada. UK Size 14 to 26W.
Igigi is one of the leading independent plus exclusive designers on the market, specializing in dresses for day, resort, and special occasion wear. Under new ownership, they're keeping their "Made in America" values and West Coast style vibe. Size 14 to 36W.
JD Williams brings British celebrity and designer collaborations and lines to the U.S. plus size market with a moderately priced inventory from labels such as Joanna Hope, Joe Browns, and Lorraine Kelly in dresses, outerwear, separates, and occasion pieces. A deep contemporary style inventory, quick shipping, and budget friendly inventory make this a favorite on-line shopping destination. Size 8 to 28W.
Karen Kane offers styles appealing to the contemporary working woman who likes a slight bohemian or art to wear feel to her fashion. Clean classic contemporary pieces mix and match with styles with an artier edge. Styles appropriate for work, casual and occasions. Size XS to 3X.
Kiyonna designs fashion with a contemporary to slightly trendy edge. Sophisticated dresses for day to evening, casual modal knit tops and dresses and contemporary day wear for office and denim for about town. They are particular well know for both their jersey dress and lace collections. Size 10 to 32W.
Kohl's is home to several prominent designer and celebrity diffusion lines with stylish quality and moderate price points bringing rave customer reviews. Look especially for CHAPS from Ralph Lauren, Simply Vera from Vera Wang, and Dana Buchman for modern classic looks, and LC Laura Conrad for trendier looks.
Size 0 to 26W.
Lane Bryant regularly offers looks from Melissa McCarthy, in addition to activewear from Jessica Simpson. They also proactively engage upscale designers to create capsule collections exclusively for plus-size women. The first collaboration was with a Michelle Obama favorite, Isabel Toledo for Fall 2014. Sophie Theallet designs an upscale and sultry lingerie and swim collection for them. 2017 is seeing a collaboration with luxury designer Prabal Gurung. Prices on these collections have been slightly above Lane Bryant's usual price points, but hundreds of dollars less than the regular retail costs of these designers. A stylish steal. Size 12 to 28W.
Macy's carries a mixture of classic, trendy, and contemporary styles appealing to a variety of age groups and lifestyles. The most recent collaboration with Anna Sui taps into fashion exhibition trends in the museums, while diffusion labels such as LAUREN Ralph Lauren are present in everything from swimwear and outerwear to career and occasion pieces. More youthful, diffusion and celebrity designer brands such as Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Silver Jeans, and Rachel Roy are regularly available. Size 0 to 24W.
Melissa McCarthy offers her full line of celebrity style directly through the internet, with selected sizes and styles available through other well known retailers. One of the few celebrity lines to extend styles beyond 3X, the aesthetic is trendy with bohemian twist with loose flowing tunics, kimono toppers, printed dresses, and fun embellished and classic style jeans and denim. Size XS to 4X.
Modcloth is a wonderful resource for moderately priced indie designers with a vintage or retro flavor. Grab things when you find them since small production runs tend to sell out quickly. Unusual styles in size XS to 4X.
Neiman Marcus A premium, upscale designer destination for women who have generous shopping budgets. Excellent selection of more bohemian labels such as Johnny Was, Tolani, and Go Silk. Look for hard-to-find designer and luxury labels such as Caroline Rose, Joan Vass, Misook, Melissa Masse, and Michael Simon, in addition to a good selection of Eileen Fisher, Marina Rinaldi, Melissa Masse, Lafayette 148, Kay Unger,and Rachel Pally. Contempory upscale career separates are especially good, although matched suiting is rare the jacket selection is one of the best. Those who wear size 12 to 18 can find an even greater selection of truly premium and contemporary designer labels out on the main rack, including names such as Theia, Tadashi Shoji, Trina Turk, Ricki Freeman for Teri Jon, Carmen Marc Valvo, Rene Ruiz, and Mary Katrantzou. Sophisticated evening and occasion wear is especially good here for the size 12 to 16 curvy fashionistas. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Size 0 to 24W. Neiman Marcus Last Call offers an ever changing collection of well-known, upscale designer labels at deeply discounted prices. Look for dresses, jeans, tops and bottoms. Good resource for designer shoes, handbags and accessories also. Labels here often include harder to find, high quality brands such as Eileen Fisher, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Berek, David Meister, Johnny Was, Lafayette 148, Caroline Rose, Alberto Makali, and many more. Styles range from classic to contemporary to upscale bohemian. Excellent source for discounted cashmere in season. Shipping offers are frequently available directly from the website for greater savings. Size 0 to 24W.
New York & Company is known for fast fashion for professional women with a long time partnership capsule collection in collaboration with Eva Mendes who adds her love of romantic vintage aesthetics to the offerings. Newly extending sizes into a full plus range, this is a must stop for full figured fashionistas on a tight budgets. Misses size 0 to 20, Petite size 0 to 18P, Tall size 0 to 20T, Women's size 16 to 24W.
Nic + Zoe is a contemporary, upscale knitwear designer regularly carried in boutiques and upscale department stores. Styles include sweaters, skirts, dresses, blazers, pants, and tops. The women's extended plus collection can be difficult to find, but it is now available in full directly from their main e-commerce site. Free shipping on 0+. Size S to 3X.Nordstrom has one of the best and deepest collections of designer plus size clothing in the mid to upscale range. Popular labels such as Eileen Fisher, Vince Camuto, LAUREN Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein are a staple. The designer jeans selection is particularly strong in the very popular Not Your Daughter's Jeans line, but they are also the go to spot for other designer jeans labels for plus size women with examples including Eileen Fisher, CJ by Cookie Johnson, and James Jeans. Upscale and designer outerwear is particularly strong in the winter with genuine leather and fur regularly stocked from names such as Fluerette and Ellen Tracy. Contemporary designers such as Melissa McCarthy, youthful brands such as Lucky, and art-to-wear labels such as Citron are popular here. Dresses for both career and special occasions are a strength with labels such as Adrianna Papell, Alex Evenings, and Gabby Skye well stocked, but all other major categories are well represented as well. Extended size formalwear is also well represented on the main racks with sizing available up to 18. Designers on the main rack casual, career and occasion styles available in sizes 12 to 16 include St. John, Burberry London, Armani Collezioni, and Akris Punto. Free shipping and Free returns. Size 0 to 26W.
Nordstrom rack frequently carries a different assortment of designers than are available through the flagship website. In addition to a host of trendy and BoHo labels not available on their main site for plus-sizes, they also regularly carry an assortment of discounted upscale designer labels. Keep a sharp eye out for brands such as Rachel Pally, Tart, Lafayette 148, Joan Vass, and ABS by Allen Schwartz at steep discounts, in addition to more youthful, contemporary designers such as Jessica Simpson and Melissa McCarthy. This is a great spot for plus-size designer jeans at more moderate prices. Sizing and inventories are limited so grab favorites when you see them. Size 0 to 26W.
Not Your Daughter's Jeans are some of the hottest designer jeans for full figured women. Why? Because every pair comes with a secret tummy tucking technology, higher rise than younger low rise styles and premium denim. Plus they fit great. On trend styles include bootleg, flares, straigh leg and skinny styles in a variety of colors and washes. Plus and petite plus size 0 to 24W.
Rachel Pally is a hot trendy to contemporary upscale Los Angeles designer best know for her beautifully draped jersey tops, dresses and maxi dresses. A favorite with Hollywood celebrities with relaxed styles, her styles translate particularly well to resort wear and summer music festivals. Styles run long here, which is a boon for hard-to-find plus talls, but otherwise expect to invest in hemming with a tailor. Size XS up to 3X.
Rachel Roy is the rare celebrity designer offering a collection directly in extended sizes. Her style is bold and contemporary, sometimes with a more BoHo twist. Pieces include work and casual styles ranging from tops to dresses. Moderately upscale in price, this line is proving to be a hit with fashionistas of all sizes.
Size XS to 3X.
Ralph Lauren is one of the juggernauts of American fashion, and one of the earliest to include size diversity in its collections. The upscale high fashion line has long been available beyond a size 12, while a more moderately priced diffusion line has extended sizing even further into women's sizes. The style is classic to contemporary, often referencing American heritage. The range includes everything from sportswear to evening gowns, with offerings available for weekend, career, and occasions. Swimwear and sleepwear lines are also available in larger sizes. Petite to 16P. Size 0 to 22W.
Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the premier luxury department stores in the United States. Their plus-size selection (Salon Z) is a frequent stop for stylists to curvaceous stars, with exceptional designer labels like Marina Rinaldi, Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Kay Unger, and Tadashi Shoji frequently among their offerings. They carry some unusual, hard-to-find Italian luxury designers in women's sizes including Fuzzi and Stizzoli. Contemporary and trendier styles from labels such as Melissa Masse, Anna Scholz, Johnny Was, and James Jeans are starting to turn up here, in addition to the contemporary classics. In addition those in the size 12 -16 range can regularly shop designer labels out on the main racks from names such as St. John, Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Armani Collezioni, Escada, Marchesa Notte, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, and more. Women's size 0 to 24W.
Saks Off 5TH is where Saks department store upscale brands and labels go at deep discounts. Same brands and labels as above. Littler price tags. Limited sizes and past styles. Size 14 to 24W.
Simply Be brings mid level and diffusion line British and European designers to the American and Canadian markets with some of the most notable lines including a more moderately priced collection from Anna Scholz, Joe Browns, and AX Paris. Many have a contemporary to BoHo flavor with options including special occasion wear, casual, work pieces, and specialty items such as swimwear, lingerie, and outerwear. Fast, easy, inexpensive shipping and returns make shopping this site welcome for those looking for more stylish options available in extended sizes. US size 8 to 28W.
Tadashi Shoji is one of the most size inclusive mainstream fashion designers showing at New York Fashion week and dressing Hollywood stars for the red carpet. Specializing in cocktail, wedding, and formalwear, the collection is expanding to include separates for other occasions as well. A favorite of prominent celebrities such as Octavia Spencer and Rebel Wilson, these beautiful dresses are both beautiful and timeless, many with a nod to vintage aesthetics. Surprisingly affordable for the level of craftsmanship, quality of fabrics, and attention to fit and detail this label has become a favorite for women looking for gala and event wear. Misses size 0 to 20, Petite size 0 to18P, Women's size 14 to 24W.
Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman is known for upscale dinner dresses, cocktail dresses and separates, and evening gowns characterized by expert tailoring, quality fabrics, and refined design aesthetics. A favorite with women who have busy social calendars filled with gala events, cocktail parties, and formal dinners, styles are a mixture of more conservative sleeved styles and barer looks. Size 0 to 18.
Zappos in addition to one of the largest selections of designer shoes in hard to find sizes and hand bags on the internet, they've also begun to carry a large selection of women's designer clothing with a labels such as Rachel Pally, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein, James Jeans, Anne Klein, Karen Kane, Not Your Daughter's Jeans and more in size 0 to 28W.
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Designer clothing for women larger than size 12 is still scarce, but options are improving from small, independent boutique designers to upscale, major global fashion week labels. More affordable diffusion labels and capsule collections are most readily available, often focusing on styles appropriate for working women and their lifestyle needs in sizes up to 24W. High end luxury labels are scarce over a size 12, but a few offer extended misses sizes in 14, 16, 18 or 20. Designer shoes, accessories, and hand bags help to create the increasingly high low look appearing in even the most exclusive social circles. Designer dresses are the item most likely to be available for a wide variety of social occasions from resort to career to special occasions.
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