Finding Plus Size Long Velvet Skirts

Cheryl Cirelli
Velvet Skirt from QVC
Velvet Skirt from QVC

Long velvet skirts come in different styles and lengths. Some plus size options hit above the ankle while others nearly reach the ground. Some are done in a straight style while others may be tiered or done in a flared style. No matter what type you choose, you can dress this type of skirt up or down as appropriate for the occasion or event.

Velvet Skirt Styles

Velvet is a soft and luxurious fabric, making it a perfect choice for a long skirt that's flattering to full figures. It is an extremely comfortable material that comes in a range of colors and cuts. Try one of the following options.

Susan Graver Stretch Velvet Pull On

QVC carries a stretch velvet skirt (pictured above) by Susan Graver made of six gored panels. It comes in plus sizes 1X through 3X and is available in colors such as teal, gray, navy and wine. The skirt measures approximately 34 inches in length, with the panels giving it some additional width and flare.

Customers love the fit of the skirt, as well as how heavy the fabric is, indicating that the weight of the fabric causes it to fall nicely rather than clinging. Most customer reviews say that it fits true to size with the length hitting women 5'8" and taller about mid-calf. This velvet skirt retails for under $40.

Sanctuarie Designs Crushed Stretch Velvet

Sanctuarie Designs carries the Yummy Soft Shimmering Crushed Stretch Velvet Skirt. This skirt comes in plus and supersizes 0X through 9X and in a variety of different colors such as black, white, burgundy, red, purple and green. Because of the shape, the sweep of the skirt depends upon the waist and hip size. For example, the waist of a 3X/4X stretches from 34 to 64 inches, has hip measurements of 62 inches and a bottom sweep of 70-inches.

This skirt has a generous elastic waist band, making it ideal for women of all shapes and sizes. Because of the way the waist band stretches, pay close attention to the hip measurement when ordering to get the best fit. The skirt is available in several lengths with 28 to 36 inches being standard. Additional lengths are available for special order at an additional charge. This style retails for around $35.

Ricci Fashions Black Velvet A-Line

Ricci Fashions features the Black Velvet A-Line Skirt. This skirt, made in the USA, is priced under $40 and comes in sizes 1X to 4X. It is done with a hidden elastic waist that is comfortable and will stretch with your every move. Done in basic black, this skirt can be dressed up or down. The versatile 36-inch length gives it even more function in your wardrobe, and you can pair it with almost anything. This skirt is hand washable.

Kiyonna Velvet Opulence Maxi Skirt

This burgundy Velvet Opulence Maxi Skirt can be found at Full Beauty. It is priced around $92 and comes in sizes 0X to 5X. It falls to the ankles and the ruched side is very flattering for fuller figures. The side slit will add a bit of extra room as well as give your look a sexy appeal. This velvet maxi skirt is machine washable and easy to care for.

Custom Orders

If you're looking for a specific color, length or fit in your skirt, the following option may be exactly what you're looking for.

Custom Floor-Length Fairy Skirt

RoseMortem makes a floor length skirt in panne velvet that is made to order to your measurements. The skirt is cut very full, perfect for women who want to accentuate a smaller waist or wear the skirt with a corset. The skirt can be made in dozens of colors including greens, blues, purples, black and brown and special colors may be available upon request. At the bottom hem of the skirt is a 3-inch ruffled, lace hem.

Include your measurements with the order to allow for a custom fit, then allow two to three weeks for production before shipping. This custom-made skirt retails for about $120 and there is no additional charge for plus sizes.

Majestic Velvet Skirt

Majestic Velvets is a speciality Renaissance costume shop that features a long velvet skirt that can be worn with just about anything. This skirt comes in a variety of colors such as Black, Wine, Red, Navy and Hunter Green and in waist sizes up to 55 inches. You can customize the length of the skirt to up to 50 inches and pick whether you would like to have the front of the skirt designed to be open or stay closed.

This skirt retails for $50 and will typically ship in five to seven business days from the day you place your order. UPS ground shipping is free for all orders in the United States.

How To Wear Velvet

When wearing a long velvet skirt, keep the following style tips in mind to look your best:

  • Wear velvet with a beaded or sequined top in a halter or tank style for a holiday party.
  • A sexy lace top is the perfect complement to a sweeping velvet skirt for a romantic occasion.
  • For a special event, wear a satin jacket over a blouse with your skirt for a polished look.
  • A fitted jacket pairs perfectly with an elegant velvet skirt for a sophisticated look that can be worn just about anywhere.
  • Try a monochromatic look and wear a satin or silk top in a similar hue as your skirt. This can be slimming and looks very fashionable as well.
  • For a formal look in the evening, wear a long black velvet skirt with a white lace blouse.
  • Cocktail parties are another opportunity to wear velvet. Wear a trendy top with your skirt for an updated twist that is fun and fashionable.
  • Don't pair a velvet top with long velvet skirt; that would look overwhelming.

Velvet Care Tips

Velvet requires special care to keep it looking like new. You should never iron it because ironing can damage the fabric. If your velvet needs to be pressed, use a steamer to remove any wrinkles. You should also be careful how you hang your skirt since the fabric can easily mark. Be sure to always read the label. Some velvets are dry clean only while others can be washed on delicate at home. If you are in doubt, take your velvet to a professional dry cleaner who will be able to care for it properly.

Finding Plus Size Long Velvet Skirts