42 plus-size outfits we love
We’ve scoured Pinterest for more than 40 of our favorite plus size outfits. Whether these outfits inspire you to test-run a new trend or try a new fashion tip or trick, there’s a plus style style out there for every curve-tastic woman. Go shopping, raid your closet and get a fab new plus size look. No matter what size you are, fashion can be fun and look good on you.
By Charyn Pfeuffer
Recent research findings by Dr. Peter Thompson, a visual perception expert at the University of York, confirm that what was fashion fact is now fashion myth. Horizontal stripes actually create an optical illusion that produces a slimming effect, says Yolanda Early of Plus-Size-Style-Guide.com.
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Rock those curves
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Add a pop of color
“Although black and other dark shaded clothes are safe and can really do the slimming effect, sure plus size women can always wear bright colors to their outfit,” says Gorgeautiful.com. “If you cannot jump right in a colorful frock, try bold accessories or try a pop of color into every outfit.”
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Trendy Ikat prints
“With its distinct exotic feel, plus-size women will feel like they are on vacation on a tropical island every time they wear an Ikat-printed skirt or blouse to the office,” says Be Vogueish. “The unique print is also designed to camouflage any perceived flaws.”
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As for accessories, the bolder the better, Lyne Hebert told Canadian Living. “The purpose of accessories is to highlight certain areas of the body, so choose pieces that will grab attention. My favorites for this season are wide belts worn low and loose at the waist and hips, and chunky necklaces and earrings in vibrant shades.”
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Dress for your shape
“Choose more structured items that create a strong shape rather than clinging to your problem areas,” advises BecomeGorgeous.com. If you want to show off your great legs, choose a dress that hits just above the knee.
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Skinny saves the day
“A skinny belt can save the day nearly every time,” says plus size blogger Jessica Kane of Life & Style of Jessica. It’s her #1 go-to trick.
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Skirting the issue
“Choose skirts that rest just above your knees. A mid-calf skirt cuts the length of your legs and draws eyes to the thickest part of your lower legs,” says Women Lifestyles Blog. Proper fit is key here. Something too tight will visually enhance and draw attention to bulges that we'd rather not publicize.
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