The weather may be turning dreary as the cold comes along, but there’s no reason why our wardrobes need to. While winter calls for those building block pieces every well-curated wardrobe needs in order to stay warm, here at Ezibuy, we think those tired fashion rules for what curvy women can and cannot wear is just as dreary! As the skies turn grey, an exciting wardrobe is the ultimate remedy. This year has given us phenomenal winter fashion trends and ideas and we are just so inspired to liven up our wardrobes and experiment with fabrics, colours and silhouettes. So toss out those over-worn and over-washed relics, and check out our plus size styling tips and tricks to ensure you don’t have to skimp on style this season!
Not only do fabrics with substance and structure make for toasty winter style, but they also lend a sense of polished refinement or edgy charm, depending on what you choose. There’s nothing cooler than a leather jacket no matter what the season, and we love it paired with a chunky scarf, skinny jeans and boots. Thick wools, suedes and shearlings add lushness and luxury – try a longline wool coat with a mid-rise or high-waisted jeans to break up the torso.
Accentuate your curves with the fashion-forward trick that is layering – also a sure-fire way to incorporate a range of your winter favourites all in one outfit. Layer a sleeveless coat over jeans and a long-sleeved knit, or nip in the waist with a blazer, belted tunic and Ponte pants. A simple pullover can become super-chic as well as keep you warm on those chilly Sunday mornings.
The fashion world can’t seem to get enough of femininity at the moment – whether sensual or fun and flirty, there’s a silhouette for every personality. The wrap or cross-over trend never faded thanks to its ability to flatter the female figure, and we’re seeing some truly stunning pieces lately in the forms of wrap dresses, tops and more. Ruffles, peplums and ruching are the way to go for adding a youthfully ethereal element to any occasion. Scooped or V necklines will draw the eye to the midsection, accentuating those killer curves.
It’s All About The Fit
We think anything looks great as long as it fits well. Forget about lighter colours swamping your body and making you look bigger – black won’t do the trick either if the clothes don’t fit properly! Wearing white is the perfect way to freshen up a dull day, and there are so many gorgeous natural-hued knits that crop up every year.
Mix and Match
Freshen up an outfit with patterns or different fabric weights. Pattern mixing can be a fun experiment in styling – try a striped t-shirt with a floral skirt, or an abstract-printed tunic with pinstriped trousers. Wearing the same fabric head to toe without any variance will have you on the first train to frumpy-town unless it’s tailored. We love a black lace dress paired with a moto jacket – the perfect blend of edge and elegance.
As we edge closer to frostier weather, it’s time to pull out those textures that are just as stylish as they are cosy. Soft tactile fabrics are an effortless way to add visual interest as they are usually light-reflecting as well, making your outfit pop on the street. Faux fur has gone through a revolution recently – thanks to improved fabrications it’s no longer cheap and tacky, but a luxurious option now favoured by runway designers over the real thing. Velvet in eye-catching pastels or sumptuous jewel hues are great for taking this trend to the office or evening.
Colour is your new best friend
Black or that tired muted cobalt have been the plus-size go-to forever, but no more! Make it block in different hues or shades (and yes, red can now go with pink). Invest in a tailored suit in a solid colour to liven up boring office outfits. The mono-hued suit has been big for a while now – but once again, make sure it fits perfectly.
When you’ve only got ten minutes to get ready and leave the house, there’s nothing easier than throwing on a scarf or snood over your favourite knitwear. One of the must-have patterns of the season is check and plaid, so try a checkered scarf tucked into your favourite coat, topped off with a floppy hat, of course.
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