Plus Size Fashion Inspirations from 12 Plus Size Bloggers (Part 1)

From years back and now, we’ve seen many articles about pros and cons of plus-size models scattered throughout the media. Some say women’s magazines have been manipulating image of ideals for female beauty, body and shape, while others say that showing a woman with folds in her skin or a belly that sticks out is a radical move for fashion industry. Debate aside, we also see how plus size bloggers are now taking the blogosphere by storm, showcasing their beauties proudly.

I personally don’t really care about how those magazines showcase plus-size models, saying the models are the representation of “the real” every plus-sized woman worldwide. Since, so far I know, a “plus-size model” is a model who is at least 5’9″ but has measurements above the requirements for “straight size” models. Basically, a plus size model could be a US size 8, 10 or 12, despite the fact that those sizes are not considered “plus” by clothing manufacturers. So they don’t exactly represent plus-sized women.

In this post, I prefer to focus on showing plus-size fashions from the real plus-size women’s pictures taken from 12 plus-size bloggers who look amazingly gorgeous in every outfit they wore for any different occasions. If you are a full-figured woman who looks for lots of stunning plus-size fashion inspirations, it’s always worth trying some of their styles, or maybe all of them. Toss the old-fashioned rules away and see how these plus-size women can do with their outfits.

Plus Size Fashion Neon ColourBright Colors Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Bright Neon Colors
Who says full-figured women can’t wear brights. Embrace your brightness. Pair it with black to make the neon even more standout, or pair with other neon or light shade for a more girly look. How to wear two bright colors in one outfit has nothing to do with your body-shape, but it’s more about how to apply a balanced look. If you think the combination does well, just go for it.

Plus Size Fashion Pastel ColourPastel Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Pastel Shades
The same case with the neons, all plus-sized women can also do with pastels. Just have fun and enjoy your personal style. Skirts, dresses, or pants, as long as the clothes fit your body shape, surely you can create any flattering look you want.

Plus Size Fashion Animal PrintsAnimal Prints Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Animal Prints
Nothing can stop you from wearing any outfit you want, even with heavy prints like the animal, tribal, floral, or else. On the other hand, rules are still rules, and there are still some standard fashion laws on how to pull off prints and patterns, even for those thin, skinny women. For me, no matter what body shape you have, creating a balanced fashion combination is a must. It’s not about the body shape, it’s more about how to look elegant and polished. So, do follow those fashion rules and style like these beautiful ladies in the pictures

Plus Size Fashion Floral PrintsFlower Prints Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Flower Prints
If you don’t find full-heavy prints or busy outfits flattering, combine your printed-piece with something neutrals to tone down the fullness of your outfit. Or wear prints that have light colors to make you look brighter and more colorful.

Plus Size Fashion Stripe PatternsStripe Patterns Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Stripe Patterns
They say horizontal stripes are a big no-no for plus-sized women. Skip this advice and opt for any stripes you want. It’s gorgeous and fabulous, plus looks flattering on a curvy shape.

Plus Size Fashion Colorful Stripes

If you find black and white is boring, try some stripes in bright colors. You don’t have to wear black and white horizontal stripes all the time only to prove that your shape can wear this pattern. Try many varieties of stripes from horizontals to verticals to diagonals, or any other graphic prints to achieve those stunning looks every women have

Plus Size Fashion Pop of ColourPops of Color Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Pops of Color
With so many trends happening simultaneously, everybody is allowed to stand out in the crowd with this fashion trend. So, get a jump on fashion by adding pops of color to your wardrobe.

Plus Size Fashion Metallic ShadesMetallic Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Metallic Outfits
The luxe of metallic shades is back in fashion, as we are revisiting a little more rock n roll glams. Metallic jackets add class to everything in plus-size clothing. This trend will be fun to pull off for a night of fun and bar hopping with your girls. Add a little edge to a femme look with a metallic top or skirt. When wearing one-tone metallic piece, match it with print that has a common color to create a striking look.

Plus Size Fashion SequinsSequined Outfits Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Wearing Sequins
If you wish for something less glimmering, opt for a basic, one-tone sequined piece – silver, black, or gold – and match it with item that is solid and light to give a more casual, yet sparkling vibe.

Plus Size Fashion Black and WhiteBlack and White Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Black and White
The elegance of black and white is timeless. From workweek staples to fun little extras, just do black and white outfits for every style. Again, wearing black and white is not about proving any statements that plus-size women should follow standard fashion rules wearing black is slimming , the style itself is  more about showing your elegant beauty in a classy outfit.

Plus Size Fashion Lace DressesLace Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Lace Fabrics
Embrace your sensual femininity and class with lace. These dresses continue to be on trend for Spring Summer 2013. Celebrities adore wearing lace as much as we do thanks to the luxurious, feminine feel it lends an outfit. Add colors to your outfit for giving more dimension, wear heels for the elegance, and match with chic accessories for a fully mesmerizing look.

Plus Size Fashion Satin and VelvetSatin or Velvet Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Satin and Velvet
Satin and velvet are shining, which according to the old standard, plus-size can’t wear these fabrics because of its sheen. See the six beautiful women above and look how amazing these dresses can be on your body. Velvet, on the other hand, this fabric can make an otherwise simple outfit look more luxurious, but putting someone in head-to-toe velvet creates the effect that can range from soignee to patchouli-scented hippie. It’s not for everyone but once this stuff all trickles down the racks, could you see yourself integrating one or two velvet pieces into your wardrobe rotation?

Plus Size Fashion Sheer TopsSheer Tops Fashion Look for Plus Size Women

Sheer Tops
Sheer tops are also on trend this season, and there are lots of pieces, lots of colors and designs, lots of ways for curvy women to pull off these fashion staples. Depending on your personal style, you can layer a sheer dress or top over a matching camisole and slip, or try wearing a bodysuit underneath to create a neat and clean look. But if you want to be bold try to wear opaque underwear

Not finish till this, continue this article to Plus Size Fashion Inspirations from 12 Plus Size Bloggers (Part 2) and follow other fashion inspirations all plus size women can wear and what to match them.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out these all articles about plus size inspiration related to fashion, styles, and clothing. Have a great day =))

 Plus Size Distressed Acid Wash Jeans Outfit
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9 comments on «Plus Size Fashion Inspirations from 12 Plus Size Bloggers (Part 1)»

  1. Jordan says:

    Hi, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

  2. Delmage says:

    I think this is one of the most important info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you very much for your nice compliment


  3. Carol says:

    Please continue provide fashionable trends advice for plus sized woman. I have heard all my life being a plus size woman that horizontal stripes makes you look larger as well as printed bottoms. Because of your blog I was amazed at the different size woman rocked every outfit shown. You go girls and a special thank you to dee-nee, for addressing and posting this blog for plus size woman throughout the world.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more, honestly I’m also surprised how these bloggers know perfectly well to fashion their figure.
      They have great confidence and style …. truly inspiring


  4. Cristina says:

    So inspirational for me! Im from eastern Europe and I would like to promote confidence for plus size women in my country, Im thinking also to start a blog to encourage women to accept themselves and stop judging themselves the same way society does in this country. I really think plus size women can wear fashionable outfits and accesories, can fallow or even creat trends. If you can give me any advises in promoting these things in my country i would so much appreciate it!

    1. dee-nee says:

      How about starting with a plus size group through social media.
      You can use facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. to gather friends that share the same interest in plus size fashions.
      By using this kind of group, all members will be able to share pictures, ideas, news, stories, and more, even they can encourage and support each other to build confidence.
      I always think, social media is one most fastest and easiest ways to start sharing our ideas from zero to hero

      How about that ??
      Many thanks for asking =)

  5. Rian says:

    Hi, I just bought some distressed high waisted acid wash jeans. I’m a size 18/20. I’m a cross between a pear shape and hour glass. What’s the best way to wear my new jeans that I love so much?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Rian

      I’m very very sorry for the late reply. It’s been a hectic month lately

      About your question, I think you could pair your distressed jeans with any top you want.
      Pair your jeans just like you wear other classic (non-distressed) denim
      Just make sure you pay attention to the occasion since distressed jeans are very casual compared to the classic ones
      Here, below the article I give pictures of outfit ideas you would probably like to try (just an ideas basically)
      Basically, you are allowed to pair your jeans with any top depending on your personal style.
      Go girly with brightly colored top, or you could opt for a little bit rocky with leather jacket

      Hope it helps Rian, and have a lovely day 🙂

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