About two decades ago, everyone wasn’t spoiled for choice when it came to their wardrobe selections. While many of the so-called “regular-sized people” did have everything laid down on their feet when it comes to clothes and accessories, let’s just say not everyone was as fortunate as them.
There is a certain section of people who did not have the same choices of clothes or rather a variety of styles to choose from when it comes to buying clothes for themselves. That particular section is the plus size community of people.
That scenario, however, has changed in recent years. The turn of the decade saw plus size models enter the world of fashion and show what they are made of when they got the opportunity. Eventually, they went on to headline events and in a certain way went on to conquer this grueling industry with their hard work and determination.
This has resulted in a sea of change in the way plus size fashion was looked at by the people of the industry. Now, brands have revamped their strategies in order to bring more attention to the plus size section in order to market their brands to a larger number of people. They now produce the same styles of clothing for all categories and sizes of people.
The extension that these brands have brought into their clothing lines has had a wonderful effect on the plus size community. The men and women are able to flaunt all types of clothes because of the chance they now get after choosing their favorites from a line of clothing styles. There is no stigma attached to being a plus size person any more thanks to the change in the world of fashion.
People can buy the clothes they want from any source, online or physically, for any occasion and there is no restriction on the type and style of clothing. There is always a go-to dress or type of clothing for every person in this world. Some favorites that hold a special place in their heart for various reasons. There are sets of clothes that one wears repeatedly be they on a regular day or on any occasion.
Similarly, from a brand’s perspective as well, there are favorite sets of clothes. Clothes that are popular because they drive more sales, and are popular among their customer base. Clothes that never really fall out of fashion and can be sold all year long. The plus size community may have certain troubles finding the clothes that fit them really well.
However, once they find the perfect fit, even they go looking for these kinds of comfortable clothes that are readily available in the market owing to their popularity among the plus size community. Here are some of those clothes that work wonders for both the brand that makes them and obviously, for the plus size community.
Jackets and Pullovers
Nothing says comfort and ease of shopping quite like the attire of lazy pullover and jeans. Jackets and pullovers are, of course, comfort wear but they are also an eye-catching piece of fashion worn and carried of correctly. Pullovers can sometimes be a pain for plus size women owing to their healthier bodies.
However, with the importance laid on plus size fashion in today’s times, pullovers with good room for plus size women are also readily available.
Statement colors are super refreshing in the colder months when most people reach for neutrals. There is a newfound love for a great pop of color, so one can’t wait to see this trend play out in the coming months. Colors like light blue or lighter shades of orange or lighter colors, in general, are a good way of keeping things simple and yet stay in the minds of the public. Neutral color jackets or single-colored pullovers say simple yet classy fashion unlike anything else.
While fuller-figured women may gravitate toward looser, caftan-style silhouettes, all that boxiness won’t maximize the body’s shape to its fullest potential. Tailored pieces, including fitted button-up shirts, structured single-button jackets, and straight-leg trousers should all be considered.
The added advantage of a tailored piece is that you can easily find the size and set the sizes according to your liking. This allows you to make the dress and outfit as comfortable as you want. It also allows the parts of your body that you wish to see stand out to do so.
Tailored dresses are gaining a lot of popularity among the plus size community for these reasons. The brands have also seemed to notice this rise in the popularity of tailored dresses which has resulted in them altering things a little and breaking tradition for the plus size community.
A classic- the jeans
Jeans or wash-away jeans (which have now become popular in the plus size community) generally look better on curvier frames because they hide any problem areas that lighter washes can literally bring to light. And, when it comes to all that trendy fading and whiskering that’s common on jeans, proceed with caution. That decorative distressing draws attention to hips, which may be undesirable. Also, when shopping for denim, a bit of stretch does wonders for a fuller figure.
Jeans themselves have the word comfort as a synonym for them. They are a piece of clothing that can be paired with almost anything and can look good. Also, jeans do not take a lot of time to wear. They are also relatively easy to maintain if the person buying them follows the specifics for them to the core.
Jeans are a go-to outfit for a lot of people, and that makes them one of the most widely and readily available pieces of clothing present at the moment. Their popularity is soaring at all times which also suggests that they will never ever go out of fashion.
The waist area should always be well-defined, as a cinched-in midsection is always flattering. It creates or enhances an hourglass silhouette, which is key to maximizing those womanly curves. Defining the waist can be as simple as adding a belt (just make sure it’s not a super-wide one) or looking for pieces with details such as ruching or beading at the waist. Certain types of wrap dresses that nip in at the waist and skim the rest of the body can also be a good fit.
Silhouettes have garnered a lot of praise from the plus size community because of the way they help their body shape and figure stand out. While there is a myth that silhouettes are not meant for plus size women, there is enough proof in the market to show why the myth is about to get over.
Silhouettes, since their availability as a plus size piece of clothing, have only increased in popularity which has resulted in more and more brands and designers asking for their production. A varied number of styles and colors are also available in this clothing style.
Pencil Skirts or A-Line Skirts
For those who carry more of their weight on the bottom half of their body, an A-line skirt is an A-plus option to wear. The clean, simple cut of the skirt nips in at the waist and then glides over the hips to hit just below the knee, thereby creating the illusion of a balanced, hourglass proportion.
Just make sure to tuck in a fitted shirt or well-tailored blouse to maximize the effect of the silhouette. Otherwise, wearing a long shirt that falls below the waistband may have the reverse effect, widening the torso and hip area.
Pencil skirts make a wardrobe staple for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes because these elegant outfits not only accentuate their curves but can be worn at work, casually or formally. The most important parameter for selecting the right plus size women pencil skirts is the fabric, which needs to give a flowy drape rather than a stiff one.
At the same time, it should not cling and expose the layers of flab here and there. Durability is important too because you should always invest in garments that last. Also, make sure that the fabric should be such that it can be worn comfortably in any season of the year.
While these are some of the dresses that are popular among the ladies which makes them readily available in the markets, there are a few other things you need to keep in mind while shopping for them. Color is a crucial choosing point for any person. Their skin tone and the color of the dress should go along well with each other.
Apart from color, the occasion also plays an important role for women. They always look for dresses that will suit multiple occasions and are so-called “all-rounders” because of this very ability. Dresses that go well for different occasions are real space savers and are really sought after. This is another reason why such dresses are readily available in the market.