Autumn Plus Size Fashion Trends: Dark Red

Berry, Black Cherry, Bordeaux, Merlot – dark reds are Winter 2013’s paramount colour. Here’s how to introduce this shade into your wardrobe.

Why we love this colour

Deep sultry reds have become a plus size winter staple, and it’s no wonder – versatile and flattering, dark reds look good on just about anyone. A dress or a coat in merlot will look sophisticated and professional at the office and alluring for evening occasions, depending on the accessories you choose.

Plus Size outfits for every occasion

The Modern Curve Autumn collection features several gorgeous styles in dark red. We’ve rounded up our favourites with a suggestion on where to wear each.

Wear this anywhere

Sara Scoopneck Cardigan in Merlot, Style Number: 93688 and Sara Lace Skirt, Style Number: 94488
Our favourite outfit featured in Modern Curve Autumn 2013? This scoopneck merlot cotton cardi and lace skirt combination. It’s an all-rounder outfit that can be worn anywhere (formal enough for the office, casual enough for leisure time) and the detailing on the skirt is exquisite. Tick!


Office Must-Have

Sara Ponti Tipped Blazer in Bordeaux
Sara Ponti Tipped Blazer in Bordeaux, Style Number: 93946

The Sara Ponti Tipped Blazer looks fantastic paired with a black top and tailored pants. Pair with wine-coloured heels for extra impact.

After work drinks

Sara Contrast Trim Blouse in Merlot
Sara Contrast Trim Blouse in Merlot, Style Number: 94490

The beaded collar on this Sara Contrast Trim Blouse is perfectly on-trend, and the contrasting trim adds a bit of drama to the ensemble.

Date night

Sara Tiered Lace Dress in Bordeaux
Sara Tiered Lace Dress in Bordeaux, Style Number: 85898

Look your best in this stunning Tiered Lace Dress from Sara. The fine bead detailing makes this dress look like it’s shimmering in candlelight – perfect!

Evening Gala

Sara Lace Ponti Dress
Sara Lace Ponti Dress in Merlot, Style Number: 93877

This Lace bodice dress features an on-trend peplum and has 3/4 sleeves perfect for winter. Team with jewellery in silver or rose-gold for a sophisticated evening look.

Lounging around

Sara Cardi Coat
Sara Cardi Coat in Cherry, Style Number: 96032

A comfy cardi is a winter must-have. We love the Sara Cardigan Coat in Cherry – it’s warm, vibrant and easy to dress up or down (just add a stylish scarf for a less casual look).


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