Plus Size Clothing – the Agony & the Ecstasy

January 24, 2024 By Isabelle Sophie Martinet

As a plus size woman, it’s often difficult to find fashionable, stylish and affordable clothing that looks good and fits well. Thankfully, designers and retailers are realizing that larger women want to look stylish, and are offering new styles of plus size clothing that are not only fashionable, but look great on any body. Curvy girls know what makes them look hot, and plus size clothing trends are starting to reflect this upsurge in everything new and fashionable. Now you’ll be the envy of all those so-called skinny girls when they wish they could look as good as you.

Skin is in right now for plus size clothing, as evidenced by the surge in skirts, tanks and other skin-baring styles popping up in fashion outlets everywhere. Provided you keep the focus on what looks good on you rather than the latest trends, you can look fashionable and feel comfortable at the same time. There’s really nothing you can’t wear, provided you work with what fits you best.

Right now, A-line skirts, trendy tops and floral prints are making a comeback in a huge way. If you have great legs, don’t be afraid to show them off in a cute, flirty skirt with a sexy pair of heels to define your calves. A skirt that hits at or just below the knee is your best bet, showing off plenty of leg while remaining stylish. A platform or chunkier heel works best for curvy women, because you may overwhelm a more delicate heel.

You may think dark colors work best for plus size gals, but think again. Bright colors are now bigger and brighter than ever, and paired with the right pieces can turn you into a fashion icon. Stow away your blacks and navies and go for something bold, such as green, lemon, or chartreuse. Pay attention to the colors that flatter your skin tone, however. You’ll look nothing close to stylish if you’re pale and washed out! Not only will these brighter colors give you an instant uplift, but with the right combination you’ll knock them dead with your fashion sense.

You may have heard that plus sized women can’t wear prints, but toss out whatever you’ve heard and pay no attention. Provided you don’t load up on tiny, busy prints a floral dress can work wonders for your look. Try to pick a floral print that are spaced wide apart, with a contrasting background color peeking through. These prints work best on curvy girls, and can amplify your sex appeal tenfold. The contrasting print draws the viewer’s eyes to rest on your ample curves.

Now, instead of layering on multiple tees or tanks (this will create a bulky look that will look anything but stylish on larger frames,) go for the mock layered look. There are tons of great styles hitting stores worldwide that offer the look of layers but are actually one piece of fabric sewn to replicate the layered look. This cuts down on bulk significantly and allows ample room to show off those gorgeous curves you love. Finally, cropped pants that stop just above your ankle bone and a halter style swimsuit offer the support and coverage you need while still offering the fashion and style you crave.

Designers and retailers the world over are starting to realize that plus size women demand plus size clothing that not only looks good, but feels good on as well. Gone are the days where elastic waist pants and baggy striped tee shirts were your wardrobe staple. Now you can experiment with fun, flirty styles you’ll be proud to show off wherever you go.