3 Flattering Plus-Size Looks For Fall

This season’s fashion trends include lots of options for curvier gals. Here are three of the best options for plus-size women.

This fall’s trends are truly diverse. With everything from prints and bright colors to fur and statement accessories, women have more choices than ever as the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter.

This is great news for plus-size women, who historically have reported feeling a bit neglected by both mainstream and high-end fashion retailers.

This season, you will find that your choices have expanded. Before you set out to do your fall shopping, there are a few key looks that you may want to consider. These key on-trend wardrobe pieces will help you rock the season.

#1 Blanket Coats


Blanket coats are a perennial favourite on Burberry runways, but you don’t have to have a supermodel’s proportions (or budget) to wear one of the season’s very stylish blanket coats.

Plus-size women should not be put-off by what might seem like an overwhelming amount of fabric. Wear a long, robe like blanket-inspired coat belted over a pair of skinny jeans for day or a body-conscious knit dress for evening.

If you don’t like the idea of a full-length blanket coat, try one of the capes that are starting to appear in stores. Like a full-length coat, a cape drapes loosely over the body, but it has less bulk. This look is perfect for casual weekends and nipping about town and it’s just as good when you’re making a dramatic statement for evening.

When paired with some of the season’s chunky, oversized knitwear, these hot outerwear items will keep you warm and cozy well into winter’s coldest months.

#2 Red and Blue All Over

Bright, saturated color has been seen all over the fall runways, from the fur confections of Marni and Roksanda Ilincic to Thakoon’s intricate prints.

Specifically, the use of red and blue in prints and color-blocking is a combination to watch.

Color knows no size limitations, and plus-size women everywhere should take advantage of the multitude of offerings this season. Pick a classic plaid, a flora- and fauna-inspired print, or the adventurous shocking-bright faux fur offerings on the market.

One of the easiest ways to take advantage of this seasons color trend is to combine knits with knits. Not only is this a huge trend this fall, but knits are a universally forgiving fabric. Investing in knitwear means you can mix and match new purchases with your existing wardrobe and wear them for seasons to come.

#3 The Jumpsuit


Jumpsuits are a huge trend this fall, having been shown everywhere from Valentino and Jason Wu to Topshop and MaxMara.

Jumpsuits are an excellent choice for curvy women. The key is to find the style that works for your particular body type.

If you’re top-heavy, look for a jumpsuit with a high neckline and fuller pant. If you’re pear-shaped, opt for a harem-style pant with a plunging neckline and fitted waist.

Waist definition is probably the most important aspect of wearing a jumpsuit well, so take the time to try on several jumpsuits to see which works best for you.

You’ll also want to ensure that the rise is right.

The rise is the fabric that comes between the waist and the crotch. If the rise is too small, you risk bunching fabric and the dreaded “camel-toe” effect. If this rise is too large, the jumpsuit can look baggy. If you find a jumpsuit you like but the rise isn’t perfect, go up one size and have the garment altered to your measurements.

This fall’s options for fashion lovers are nearly endless – and that goes for curvy women too. As with any fashion choice, the key is to develop a keen sense of your own style so you know which types of clothes fit and look great on you. With that in mind, the door to the world of fashion possibilities is wide open. Try these great flattering plus-size looks. You’ll be glad you did!

About the author

Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop

Kristin is an American writer based in the Scottish Highlands. She is a saxophonist, an obsessive tennis player, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and holds a Master's degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is the author of the online style blog highlandfashionista.com

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