When it comes to springtime dressing, there's nothing that excites me more than the potential for dozens of variations on the plus size jacket. I already have far too many, considering the fact that there are only seven days in a week, four weeks in a month, and that true "springtime" in New York City only lasts about 30 seconds. This year has been unseasonably warm, though, meaning that while I'd usually be wearing a goose feather down coat at the beginning of March, I can now expand my jacket horizons into lighter fabrics and breezier designs.
All of that is to say that it's perfectly OK to use the weather to justify your insatiable desire for amazing spring jackets, which is exactly what I plan to do. Luckily, plus size spring fashion is serving more options than ever before, meaning there's a jacket (or 10) for every style, look, and overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer the vintage charm of a throwback trench or modern cut with unexpected details, there's likely something for you on this list. The other great thing about the increase in spring plus size outerwear availability is that there are options available at a variety of price points. So ditch the winter gear and start plotting your springtime jacket moves.
1. The Asymmetrical Parka
ASOS Curve Waterfall Parka, $112. ASOS
The asymmetric detail on this parka is a modern take on the classic trench, and would look amazing with an overall minimal aesthetic.
2. The Buttery Spring Biker
PU Biker Jacket, $77, Simplybe
A (surprisingly high-quality) faux leather in the perfect spring color.
3. The Mesh Cut-Out
Cropped Mesh Panel Jacket, $34.65, Ashley Stewart
Cut-outs are still happening, and this jacket would be easy to style with basically everything.
4. The Studious Sailer
Academia Ahoy Blazer, $70, Modcloth
For those who want to get a bit nautical with their springtime style.
5. The Casual Twill
Twill Plus Size Field Jacket, $55, Old Navy
The ultimate basic jacket for spring will also be of the utmost importance to your wardrobe come fall.
6. The Printed Blazer
The Modernist Printed Suit Jacket, $90, Lane Bryant
There's no limit to what you could style this amazing monochrome printed blazer with.
7. The Crepe Duster
Crepe Duster Jacket, $52, Simplybe
This should be easy to throw on over an all-black or all-white outfit for that perfect finishing touch.
8. The Snakeskin & Fringed
Snake Print Fringe Jacket, $87, Elvi
For those of you who want to get a little bit more badass with your dressing this spring.
9. The Breezy Blush
ASOS Curve Longline Soft Blazer With Pleated Back, $77, ASOS
A feminine soft look for those warmer spring days when you want an extra layer without the extra bulk.
10. The Built-In Cape
Studio Capelet Jacket, $120, Eloquii
There's probably no spring jacket out there that's as glamorous as this.
11. The Relaxed Chambray
Plus Size Chambray Jacket, $38, Forever 21
Your perfect throw-it-on-and-go jacket for these upcoming warmer months.
12. The Twee Trench
East Coast Tour Trench, $100, Modcloth
Because sometimes, a little bit of a throwback moment is all your wardrobe really needs.
13. The Cocoon Parka
Cocoon Parka Shaped Jacket With Draped Front, $95, Yours Clothing
Modern and easy to style, this cocoon jacket comes in several colors — but you might just want to get them all.
14. The Breath Of Fresh Air
Reversible Sunburst Duster Coat, $150, Nakimuli
This reversible duster is absolutely incredible, and is unlike what anyone else will likely be sporting come springtime.
15. The Classic Trench
ASOS Curve Skater Trench, $112, ASOS
Because when there are so many good options, sometimes it's easier to revert to the classics.
16. The Epic Cape
Mudcloth Patchwork Cape, $115, Nakimuli
This neoprene cape is perfect for throwing on over a T-shirt and jeans, and will make a statement in the process.
17. The Blanket Wrap
The Lovedrobe Blanket Wrap Jacket, $90, Simplybe
Sometimes the spring months are still pretty cold, and when those temperatures don't climb high enough for your liking, this cuddly blanket wrap jacket could be your savior.
18. The Floaty Chiffon
Dantelle Chiffon Duster, $59, Nordstrom
A layer that adds a lot of look without a ton of extra heat.
19. The Boucle Boyfriend
Grey & White Boucle Boyfriend Jacket, $40, Yours Clothing
Easy to style and perfect for those weekend casual looks that you might end up wearing during the week, too.
20. The Jersey Bomber
ASOS CURVE The Bomber Jacket, $38, ASOS
Throw it on over your gym clothes and still look cute when you head out for a springtime coffee and walk situation with a friend later on.
21. The Lace Bomber
Studio Lace Biker Jacket, $146, Eloquii
You might think that only the most feminine of aesthetics could truly rock this look, but the cut of the jacket gives it some unexpected edge.
22. The Satin Stunner
ELVI Long Satin Jacket, $143, Navabi
Just because it's spring doesn't mean you have to stop being lush and glamorous.
23. The Perfect Color
The Hartwood Blazer, $100, Eloquii
Eloquii's Hartwood Blazer comes in a variety of incredible colors, but this lemony shade is perfect for spring.
24. The Festive Floral
Fleur Love & Honey Trench, $100,
The perfect coat for the type of human who wants their spring style to be on-the-nose.
25. The Soft Trench
CARMAKOMA Textured Jersey Tie Belt Coat, $215, Navabi
A gorgeous, neutral layer that will pair well with your seasonal wardrobe.
26. The Striped Bomber
Striped Bomber Jacket, $90, Lane Bryant
An unexpected take on the bomber jacket, I love the idea of pairing this with a brightly-colored midi skirt or (gasp) an expertly chosen print.
27. The Green Waterfall
New Look Inspire Waterfall Trench, $69, ASOS
I'm not sure if it's technically in or out of style at this point, but army green looks are always in fashion in my closet.
28. The Cozy Coatigan
Open-Front Plus Size Cardigan Coat, $35, Old Navy
It's not quite a coat, and not quite a cardigan: Basically, it's exactly what you need for spring.
29. The Springtime Goth
Simply Be Maxi Coat, $125, Simplybe
For when you just can't let your somber winter looks go, but need a springtime update to keep you from overheating.
30. The White Denim
White Denim Jacket, $39, Old Navy
Because there's truly nothing that says "spring" more than a white denim jacket.
31. The Badass Denim
ASOS Curve Girlfriend Jacket in Washed Black, $69, ASOS
If you want an alternative, unexpected spring look, a washed black rinse on a denim jacket might be the answer you've been searching for.
32. The Minimalist Kimono
Isolde Roth Textured Kimono Jacket, $288, Navabi
For those of you who like the warmer temps, but still remain committed to keeping it impossibly chic.
33. The Suedette Maxi
Camel Suedette Fringe Mac, $105, Elvi
And finally, an epic mac for the plus size springtime fashionista who delights in the unexpected details that a modern design can bring to an old classic.
As you can see, there are plenty of plus size spring jackets to choose from this year — now all you have to do is make some very, very difficult decisions.
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