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Plus Size Fashion: Celebrating Curves With Massive Style

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In the last decade, the idea of size has changed significantly, and one cannot ignore how it has reshaped the fashion industry. Thanks to the advocacy of body positivity in recent years, today, plus size women are not only welcomed and accepted, but are celebrated even, paving the way for the emergence of plus size fashion.

Successful models and fashion icons such as Precious Lee and Ashley Graham are testaments to this changing trend. And brands too, are catering to plus size women, constantly innovating to bring the latest styles.

If you’re a plus size woman and wondering where and how to begin your fashion experiments, my friend, you’ve indeed come to the right place. In this article, we walk you through popular plus size fashion garments, exploring the key plus size trends, and must-have pieces that can help anyone look and feel their best.

Begin by Understanding Plus Size Fashion

Before we go into the specifics of plus size garments, it’s important to understand what plus size fashion means and how it is categorised. Plus size fashion refers to clothing designed for individuals who wear sizes 14 (UK size) and above. This segment of the fashion industry acknowledges the diversity of body shapes and sizes, providing stylish, comfortable, and flattering options for everyone. Read further to discover the garments that work best for you!

Opting for the plus size dresses

The fool-proof Classic Black Dress 

Every wardrobe must have a black dress – period. Black dresses are always in vogue, and you can count on them to come to your rescue when there is a fashion crisis.

NEXUS Women Lace A-Line Dress

For plus size individuals, the key is to find a dress that accentuates the waist and skims over the hips. Check out this lace A-line dress from NEXUS here – works perfectly as a party wear. Similarly, fabrics with a bit of stretch can provide comfort and a flattering fit like this one shoulder sheath dress from INSTAFAB PLUS.

INSTAFAB PLUS Women Solid One-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are another foolproof option for plus size fashion. These dresses offer a flowy, relaxed fit that is perfect for casual and formal occasions. For instance, this strapless maxi dress from RAREISM helps accentuate your curves and offers you a more balanced look. Likewise, maxi dresses that have vivid patterns and prints like this piece from GLOBAL DESI can make for a casual, yet elegant look.

GLOBAL DESI Women Printed Maxi Dress

Fit and Flare Dresses

Fit and flare dresses are another fantastic option for plus size fashion. These dresses are fitted at the top and flare out at the bottom, creating a flattering silhouette for those with curvier hips and thighs. If you want to rock a casual look when you are with your girls for brunch, we suggest you try this striped dress from PINA COLADA. Off to a more formal setting? Fret not! This Textured lace dress from LATIN QUARTERS in rustic hues is just want you need to pull off a chic look.

LATIN QUARTERS Women Lace-Textured Fit & Flare Dress

Kurtas 

Kurtas, irrefutably, are the best invention of the 21st century! They are comfortable, made using breathable fabric, and can add a traditional touch to your wardrobe. Have an important office meeting where you want to look your professional-best? Put on this Kurta from MOIREE! Do you have an engagement right around the corner where you want to look traditional, but not gaudy? Check out this MOIREE’s Kurta in baby pink and silver embroidery. The perfect combination to elevate your ethnic game. 

MOIREE Women Printed Straight Kurta

Plus size tops for all occasions

Peplum Tops

Peplum tops have become the new-found favourite of women of curves. They add a touch of femininity to your wardrobe, and the flared detail at the waist helps to create an hourglass shape, making it a popular choice for plus size fashion. To offset the look or create fusion wear, you can wear these tops with jeans or fitted bottoms along with the correct accessories. If you are new to peplum tops and wondering where to begin, you may consider these embroidered or printed peplum tops. They are comfortable, breathy and add a touch of elegance.

COLOUR ME Women Printed Peplum Top

Off-the-Shoulder Tops

Off-the-shoulder tops are both trendy and flattering for plus size individuals. They draw attention to the shoulders and collarbones, creating a balanced silhouette. We recommend tops with elastic like this one here from FABALLEY to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

FABALLEY Women Floral Printed Off-Shoulder Casual Top

Tunics

Tunics are a versatile addition to any wardrobe and can totally up your fashion game. These longer tops can be worn with leggings, skinny jeans, or even as a dress if they are long enough. You can offset the look by adding a belt or wearing large earrings. If you’d like to give a slight ethnic edge to your tunic, consider opting for tops that have embroidery and are vibrant in colour.  

GLOBAL DESI Women Embroidered Top

Plus Size Bottoms

High-Waisted Jeans

High-waisted jeans have been around forever and are a must-have for plus size fashion. They not only help you define the waist, but they also provide a smooth, streamlined look. Opt for jeans with a bit of stretch to ensure comfort and a great fit. If you are looking for a more relaxed fit, consider this high waist relaxed fit jeans from ONLY. Your thighs will thank you! 

ONLY Women Stonewashed High-Waist Relaxed Fit Jeans

Wide-Leg Pants

Wide-leg pants are comfortable and stylish. They create a balanced silhouette and can be paired with fitted tops to highlight the waist. Look for fabrics that drape well and provide movement, such as linen or lightweight cotton. Our recommendation this pair of solid trousers from AND. Works best for both professional and casual settings.

AND Women Solid Wide Leg Trousers

A-Line Skirts

Skirts in general add femininity to your wardrobe and help you accentuate your curves. A-line skirts in particular are an excellent option for plus size fashion. These skirts are fitted at the waist and flare out, creating a flattering shape. Choose skirts with interesting patterns or textures such as this pleated skirt from NEXUS to add a unique element to your outfit. If you are going out on a brunch date or a casual ‘me’ time, consider this floral skirt from CODE. For a more ethnic touch, you may also opt for this A-line skirt from DE MOZA.

CODE Women Floral Printed A-Line Skirt

Palazzo and straight pants 

MOIREE Women Solid Elasticated Palazzos

Palazzos were a thing back in the 60s, but when the trend was reintroduced in the recent decades, the champions of plus size fashion were overjoyed, for this flared and comfortable bottom-wear offered so much versatility. For example, solid palazzo pants can be paired with kurtas, crop tops, or even solid tees. The fitted waist and the flared-out cut is particularly flattering on a plus size body type. For casual and everyday use, consider this solid palazzo from MOIREE. To make for a more professional look, you may opt for this from NEXUS – works best with over-sized shirts.

Similarly, straight pants are also another versatile option that can be paired with kurtas, shirts and peplum tops. 

MOIREE Women Embellished Hem Straight Pants

Conclusion

Plus size fashion has evolved to embrace, accommodate and celebrate all body types. With a wide range of flattering options, plus size women can find garments that make them feel confident and beautiful. From dresses and tops to flattering bottoms, plus size fashion offers endless possibilities for creating a versatile and fashionable wardrobe. 

Remember, the key to looking fabulous in plus size clothes is to find outfits that fit well, highlight your best features, and make you feel amazing. To this, add a generous pinch of confidence – the perfect accessory you need to be comfortable in your own skin! 

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