Plus Size Shrug

Cheryl Cirelli
Shrug Cardigan in Crochet from Jessica London
Shrug Cardigan in Crochet from Jessica London

Shrugs add a touch of style whether you want a trendy everyday look or need something more elegant. They are ideal for days when you need extra coverage without the bulk of a coat or jacket, and they work well for a wide range of occasions from dressy affairs to casual outings. Plus size women can find a variety of shrugs in different colors and styles to match their needs and personal taste.

Styles of Shrugs

Women of all sizes and shapes can enjoy wearing a stylish shrug. These wardrobe staples can be worn over a tank or tee or even a dress. They can add a layer of warmth or provide coverage for the arms and shoulder area. Women can often find shrugs in department and specialty stores. There is also a wide selection of shrugs online at the following merchants.

Jessica London

Jessica London features a variety of stylish shrugs for plus size women. Some options to consider include:

Cropped Shrug Cardigan from Jessica London
Cropped Shrug Cardigan from Jessica London
  • Shrug Cardigan in Crochet: This roomy, Dolan sleeve shrug is available in sizes 12 to 30/32. It is priced around $40 and comes in colors such as aloe green, white, mango, violet and black. This shrug is lightweight and layers perfectly over dresses and tops. It is machine washable and made from a cotton blend. Customers who bought this shrug rave about the flattering fit and the lightweight feel. To read all reviews of this item, click on the review tab located on the product page.
  • Cropped Shrug Cardigan: This stylish shrug comes in nine colors such as white, black, rose, citron, aloe and pink. It is priced under $25 and works well over longer length tops and dresses. It can be machine washed for easy care. Customers who purchased this shrug were pleased with the overall fit and feel. They raved about the choice of colors and how it pairs well with both maxi and short dresses.

All purchases made from Jessica London come with a 90-day return policy. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, it can be returned for an exchange or a refund.

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant carries colorful shrugs that will match a variety of tops and dresses. Some options include:

  • Soft Knit Shrug: Priced around $30 and available in sizes 14 to 26/28, this soft shrug layers well with dresses and tanks. It has ribbed trim on the hem and short sleeves. Other features include a draped open placket and ruched neckline accent. It comes in colors such as black, white, grape, blue and teal. Reviewers of this item comment about the lightweight feel and overall comfort. Many customers mention that this shrug can be worn in summer, as well as year-round, and it's an ideal piece for layering.
  • Short Sleeve Shrug: Priced around $30, this short sleeve shrug is styled in a modern fit that is longer in the front than in the back. It has ribbed trim for added detail and is done in a lightweight material. This shrug comes in sizes 14/16 to 26/28 and in colors such as green, blue, coral and cabernet. Customers who purchased this shrug rave about its fit and feel. Many comment about the bright colors and how this shrug works well over a variety of items.

Lane Bryant purchases can either be returned via mail or to a local store.

Dress Barn

Dress Barn offers a variety of shrugs in plus sizes. Some shrugs include:

  • Shawl Collar Slub Shrug: Priced around $35, this white shrug has a cropped fit. It is ideal for light layering, and it features ribbed cuffs and hem. It comes in sizes 1X to 3X.
  • Diamond Pattern Shrug: Priced under $40, this crochet shrug is done in a cropped style. It has ribbing around the hem, cuffs and front edges. This shrug comes in coral and in sizes 1X to 3X.
  • Solid Shrug: Priced around $30, this shrug is a must for any woman. It comes in basic black and features an open front and seamed edges and cuffs. This shrug is available in sizes 1X to 3X. Shoppers who have purchased this item comment that it is fits true to size and is ideal to wear for work and dressy occasions.

Returns and exchanges of items purchased from Dress Barn can be made either by mail or to a store location.

Stylish and Practical Option

Shrugs are a hot fashion trend that not only look good, they're also practical. Women who don't like their upper arms exposed can wear a shrug over their sleeveless top and hide their arms while adding a touch of color or sophistication to their look. Shrugs make a nice addition to a wardrobe because their versatility makes them suitable for work or play, and due to their lightweight nature, they can be worn year round.

Shrugs can also:

  • Add a pop of colors to your outfit. Choose a colorful shrug to turn an ordinary outfit into something fun and eye-catching.
  • Flatter your figure. A shrug can create a slimming look and can elongate your torso. For a slimming effect, choose the same color shrug as your top.
  • Dress up an outfit. A dressy shrug can turn a casual outfit into something dressier and elegant. A simple dress can look more sophisticated with a black, cropped shrug worn over it.

A Very Versatile Garment

No matter how you pair it, a shrug can be worn over just about anything. Have some fun with your clothing, and try a stylish shrug over a top or dress to add a fresh look to an ordinary outfit.

Plus Size Shrug