How to Master Plus Size Style

Anita Carmody

Posted on March 01 2019

As you’ll know, plus-sized clothing is limited, especially at high-end designer stores and department stores. It’s not something we like to admit, but when it comes to plus sized fashion, finding stylish, trendy and fashionable options that go past a size 14 are harder to find than we’d like.

Luckily, things are looking up ladies! The world of plus sized fashion is shifting, and in a good way. Not only are current plus-size brands designing and buying fashion forward clothing to meet the demands of their customers, but straight-size brands are starting to offer plus-size collections and larger sizes too.

Keep reading for your guide to making the most out of plus size fashion without faltering when it comes to the style stakes.

Do: Break the Rules

If you really want to master plus size style, don’t stick to old school do’s and don’ts. For years, plus-size women have been advised to stay away from bright colours, stripes and certain necklines, just in case it makes them look ‘bigger’. Instead, break the rules and have fun with your fashion choices, just like everyone else!

Don’t: Avoid Prints

Despite what we’ve been told for years, bold patterns such as animal prints are your friend, plus-size ladies! Leopard and snake print are trending heavily for 2019, and luckily for you, we’ve got a range of stylish pieces to add to your wardrobe. Sick of hearing people telling you not to wear small prints, and then someone else telling you that large prints won’t suit you either? We say, it’s all about the colours, contrasts and fit of your clothes and whatever makes you feel good! Ladies, life is for wearing colour, we beg you.

Do: Update Your Wardrobe with Accessories

Updating your closet doesn’t always mean you have to do a total overhaul of your current pieces. Instead, freshen up any look with some new shoes or accessories. If you’re a basics lover and plain tees are your friend, mix it up with a colourful bag, some statement earrings or a chunky necklace. What to look out for in the upcoming months?

Don’t: Follow Every Trend

The trick to dressing well is to work out the cuts and silhouettes that work with your body. If you’re bottom heavy, perhaps try floaty skirts and tighter tops, or if you carry weight on your lower stomach, fit-and-flare dresses and tops will flatter your curves. You might love a certain style that looks great on your girlfriend but not so good on you – that’s okay! Once you get to know your body, you’ll look the best you’ve ever looked.   

Shop at Swish Fashion for one of the most versatile ranges of accessories and plus size clothing that Australia has to offer.

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