7 tricks on how to nail prints and patterns in the plus-size wardrobe.

Anita Carmody

Posted on July 31 2019

Always been a declared prints & patterns lover but were too shy to wear them with pride? Stop right here, sister. Regardless of your age and/or curves, there’s always a way to introduce more boldness to your wardrobe.
We, at Swish Fashion, believe that prints and patterns were designed for one thing: to make you emerge and shine. No matter age, size, complexion, curves or no-curves. From now on, you don’t have to choose between bold and beautiful.

Still feeling reluctant? Try googling Iris Apfel, she’s in a class of her own. If she can’t convert you to wearing patterns, no one can.

Here are 7 tips and tricks on how to nail prints & patterns in the plus-size wardrobe.

1. Flower patterns, the unavoidable...
Fashion has always been inspired by nature... and the floral print is always a safe option to bring colour and relief to an outfit. Small or oversized, tropical or romantic, printed or embroidered, this timeless pattern just suits every woman at every occasion.


Field Of Flowers Tunic (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/57015

Field of flowers tunic

2. Match to success
It’s a good idea to match your complexion and hair colour with what you wear. The more expressive your beauty is, the bolder you can feel free to dress.
Darker-haired Venuses will steal the spotlight when adorned with contrast, geometric patterns and vivid colour, whereas ethereal blondes are born to wear pastels, florals and small stripes.
PS: don’t be a slave to the rule. Your comfort should always come first.

China Doll Jacket (NEW ARRIVAL):
https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/44010



3. C is for Cleavage
Another successful way to wear prints & patterns is to remember about the c-word. Cleavage can work miracles and serve as a secret weapon in your wardrobe.
A deeper V-shape cleavage will create a space between your face and the outfit which means it won’t eclipse your overall look. A long necklace or a flowing jacket is also a good idea.

Orient Cross Top (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/50061
Gia Jacket (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/54038


4. The abstract, a timeless option 
Let's just be creative and arty! The abstract prints and patterns do not follow any rules. it is simply an invitation to freedom through a garment. Find this feeling in this stunning vivid shirt!

Vivid Shirt: https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/41001


5. Animal print, the low risk!
From the influencers on Instagram to a Vogue editorial… the animal print definitely feels like a second skin these days.
Fashion-wise, you can tame the beast with a classic jacket.

Safari Queen Jacket (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/products/54034

Retro Animal Shirt (ON SALE NOW): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/products/41013



6. When in doubt, wear B&W.
This goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: combine black and white for a perfect coupling which will always be fantastic together.

Our Zig Zag Leaf story, designed for Summer '19 Collection is as beautifully blended as an outfit can get.


Zig Zag Leaves jacket (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/products/54010
Zig Zag Leaves dress (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/products/57033


BONUS: 7. Keep the accessories simple and tasteful.
Sometimes even a humble bracelet is enough.
Less is more… unless you’re Iris Apfel, of course.

Marigold Jacket (ON SALE NOW!): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/mega-sale-2/products/9406
Classic Orient Top (NEW ARRIVAL): https://www.swishfashion.com.au/collections/new-arrivals/products/50060

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