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This kicky little number from Chicstar made me stop and think: is this what designers were aiming for when they attempted to get women to wear the mermaid skirts? The looks are still around, but I rarely see women wearing them â€“ it impedes movement so much that itâ€™s a bit ridiculous, and I think most of us consider high heels enough of a nod to physical impairment for fashionâ€™s sake. However, the kick pleat above makes more sense, and lets you move without actually feeling like you have flippers. I thought it was worth a share.
Find more mermaid looks on Fat Chic clothing search.
This gathered waist dress was a total standout â€“ absolutely love it, from the color to the cut!
Find your own gathered waist dress on Fat Chic clothing search.
I found this great collection of plus size retro inspired dresses from Lucie Lu. While not the same as true vintage, itâ€™s definitely inspired, especially for those who love the 40s â€“60s Mad Men style looks.
No stores listed have paid for their appearance in this catalog. The majority were added by the author of this blog for the convenience of herself and her fellow plus size shoppers.
Plus Size Retro and Vintage
Offers sizing up to 6XL.
Carolyn de la Drapiere
Dresses named for Hollywood starlets – runs up to size 28UK.
Measures by inches – waist size up to 44 inches.
Sizing up to 3x, varies from garment to garment so always check the size charts. 3x is typically 38 inches.
Private seller with small collection of authentic vintage plus sizes.
Based on waist measurements, can varies. Has true plus size on rare occasions.
Le Noire Vintage
Etsy seller offers vintage clothing up to a size 24.
Midnight Vintage Clothing
Sometimes has plus-sizes.
My Baby Jo
Plus size clothing up to 2x, defined as a 38 inch waist.
Vintage inspired clothing specifically for plus-size women.
Pinup Girl Clothing
Pinup dresses up to size 2x.
Starlets and Harlets
Sizes up to 2x/a 27 inch waist.
Gorgeous site that includes a shop by body type options. Does have plus size section, uses its own size definitions. Always ask for measurements before buying.
Retro plus size dresses and bathing suits. Sizing up to 3x.
Trash and Vaudeville
Sizing runs to a 3x, but size charts are unclear on what that means.
very small plus size line that on occasion goes up to a size 24.
You Lucky Bird
Real vintage clothing for women above a US size 10.
Roaman’s has really stepped up the fashion with some of their new lines this fall, and I’m especially loving the tweeds and boucle‘ skirt here. It’s a good compromise between a straight skirt and one of those tulip types – it has just enough give to forgive those self-conscious about the belly, and it looks warm and official for fall.
If you’re curious about other knitted looks for fall, definitely take a look at Fat Chic clothing search.
I just found the Shabby Apple while surfing around today, including their considerable plus size section. It’s very retro-inspired with some gorgeous selections!