Looking to add cute new plus-size bottoms to your wardrobe? Whether you're a lover of vintage-inspired style, or a modern day maven, you'll be sure to find cute and unique plus-size bottoms to spice up your everyday outfits! Shop ModCloth-exclusive sizes from our private label along with some of the world’s most popular vintage-inspired brands ranging XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED WOMEN’S PLUS-SIZE BOTTOMS? Well, that depends on what era of fashion you feel like channeling today:
40’s Plus-Size Bottoms: Classic a-line plus-size skirts, often with button-up detailing and stylish belts at the high-rise waist are a timeless staple of 1940s women’s fashion. High-rise pleated pants and high-rise bikini bottoms also encompass women’s bottoms during this iconic era.
50’s Plus-Size Bottoms: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and this is the era when plus-size swing skirts and plus-size fit-and-flare skirts first made their debut! And don’t forget the prints! Plus size polka-dot skirts, plaid skirts, and deep emerald green skirts have been stealing hearts ever since. Plus-size cropped skinny pants, and high-waisted cigarette pants were gaining popularity.
60’s Plus-Size Bottoms: In the 1960’s, all manners of plus-size mini skirts became mainstream! The plus-size wide-leg jeans took the fashion industry by storm along with plus-size denim shorts, plus-size tiered skirts, and FINALLY skirts with pockets! Bold floral print dresses, plus size leopard print dresses, and colorblock dresses are still fashion hallmarks of this iconic era. Pleated plus size mini skirts hit the scene, and Audrey Hepburn black high-rise skinny pants.
70’s Plus-Size Bottoms: Flowy plus size maxi skirts and kaftan dresses with bold geometric prints can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Plus-size bell bottoms, corduroy pants, corduroy skirts, wide-leg jeans, and sassy jumpsuits filled the disco dance floors. Pinafore dresses made a comeback in the 70’s, boho dresses first hit the scene, and the disco era also made way for plus-size sequin pants and plus-size velvet pants.
80’s Plus-Size Bottoms: Cute plus-size mini skirts reached new heights in the 1980’s, and metallic print skirts with tulle overlay took over prom night! Neon plus size skirts ruled the dance floor, and Madonna made us fall in love with black mesh bottoms as well as skirts with ruffles upon ruffles. Plus-size bicycle shorts were all the rage, and the birth of hip-hop brought us baggy plus size jeans in the 80’s, while plus size denim skirts with rainbow prints, neon colorblock, and animal prints were so en vogue.
90’s Plus-Size Bottoms: Plaid plus-size mini skirts came back in a major way during the 1990s fashion era. Plaid plus-size pants and low-rise jeans were everything! Plus size denim overalls with cute crop tops, or a bodysuit was always a good call. Cute and casual plus size shorts with bold color block detailing also show up in timeless 90’s era fashion. Finish your look with a pair of combat boots, wedge sandals, or chunky Mary Janes!
Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute clothing in every size!
Plus-size bottoms for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect plus-size fit, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself through plus-size clothing in sizes 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X, created with the cuts and silhouettes that flatter your form.
Yes, we have all the plus-size clothing basics that include relaxed-fit tees, plus-size leggings, plus-size tunics, plus-size cardigans, and stretchy plus-size denim jeans. We also got you covered with plus-size workwear essentials like sophisticated plus-size blazers, trousers, plus-size dresses, and button-up tops, but here’s how ModCloth goes beyond basic to showcase your retro-chic sensibilities:
Plus-sized, era-based fashion so you can channel the art deco-inspired 1920s, classic pin-up vibes from the 1930’s, the mod 40’s, the rockabilly 50’s, retro 70’s vibes with high-rise, wide-leg pants and psychedelic prints, the neon 80’s, and the pop, punk, and goth movements of the 90’s!
SO MUCH to choose from in plus-size dresses! Fit-and-flare dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, mini dresses, babydoll dresses, shirt dresses, midi dresses, sweater dresses…and MOST of them have POCKETS!
Our most popular plus-size styles offer exclusive hand-drawn prints that range from elegant to quirky with an emphasis on current trends. Whether you love cats, dogs, books, deep sea creatures, outerspace, moon phases, stars, celestial, dinosaurs, bunnies, bugs, bears, florals, rainbows, or reptiles, our talented design team is always coming up with unique ways for you to express yourself.
At ModCloth, your personal style can't be inhibited by limited sizing, so how do you feel like expressing yourself today? Are you feeling a bit kawaii? Cottagecore? Boho-chic? Feeling your goth streak? Or maybe you just want to wear something that lets everyone know how much you love your cat. Whatever you want in plus-size vintage-inspired women’s clothing, ModCloth is with you all the way. Come explore our latest plus-size women’s clothing collection now!