Plus Size Cardigans

Express yourself in ModCloth's assortment of vintage-inspired, cute plus size cardigans. Find your favorite plus size knit tops and button-up sweaters in the perfect fit! Shop sizes XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X.


  • 40’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans: Nautical-inspired, striped plus-size cardis with long sleeves are timeless staples of 1940s women’s button-up sweaters. Plus-size Fair Isle sweaters first made their debut in the 1940’s, along with mock neck sweaters, cable knit sweaters, and darling sweater vests. Also, plus-size cardigans with embroidered collars, puff sleeves, and cable knit detailing were becoming all the rage during this era. 
  • 50’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and the plus size cropped cardigan has been stealing hearts ever since. Oversized wool cardigans added a cozy casual vibe, and argyle sweaters and turtleneck sweaters gained popularity. This is the fashion era when cardigans with Peter Pan collars with matching plus-size button-up blouses first made their debut. 
  • 60’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans: In the 1960’s, plus-size short sleeve cardigans were all the rage! Plus size button-up sweaters in bold geometric prints hit the runaway, and plus size tie-neck button-up sweaters won many a heart. Plus-size short sleeve sweaters with bold prints and playful designs also herald back to the 60’s fashion era
  • 70’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans: Sassy plus-size short sleeve cardigans became a mainstay in the 1970’s, as well as button-up sweaters with elbow-length sleeves. Plus-size cardigans and plus size knit tops inspired by the 70’s are often adorned with pintuck detailing, floral prints, and beautiful embroidery. 
  • 80’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans:  Vibrant plus size polo shirts, henley tops, peplum tops, and collared button-ups went to the next level in the 1980’s, and plus size knit tops with dolman sleeves were all the rage. Plus size sweater dresses became ultra-cool, and puff sleeves became a wardrobe staple! Bold neon prints and short sleeve button-up tops were everywhere and Peter Pan collars made a major comeback. 
  • 90’s Plus Size Sweaters and Cardigans:  It was all about the crop top during the 1990s fashion era, so plus size cropped cardigan sweaters and vibrant-hued pullover sweaters made a major comeback. 

Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute plus-size sweaters and cardigans in a wide variety of vintage-inspired styles! 

Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute plus-size clothing in every size! You'll also want to check out our new plus-size outlet store

Plus-size clothing for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect plus-size fit, especially in plus-size 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:

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


On the search for the one plus size cardigan that can go with pretty much every ensemble? You'll find such a sweater at ModCloth - but you'll want it in every color! And, hey, there's nothing wrong with loading up on our extended size cardigans - that just means you'll never encounter a misty morning, breezy afternoon, or chilly evening for which you'll be unprepared. Perfect!


Take a gander at our collection of cute plus size cardigans and you'll be left with a twinkle in your eye! If it's short-sleeved sweaters you seek, we've got you. If it's long-length layers that you love, you're in the right place. Wrapped, buttoned, zipped, and tied, our plus size knits are unreal!


Button your bod into one of ModCloth's cute plus size cardigans and you'll be glad you did! The soft knits and sweet silhouettes of these sweaters are where comfort and style converge, so you can feel your cutest for casual hangouts and classy arrangements alike.

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