Trend Report: Plus Size Fashion

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Molly Hannelly

Also referred to as "fatshion," plus size clothing is hitting new strides as plus size models embrace their curves, inviting the rest of the fashion world to love it or shove it.

1.) Curves, curves, curves!

Plus size fashion is all about showing off the body you have, and there's no better way to do that than a body con dress, or a slinky evening gown! Throw on a fur shawl to take these looks to the next level.

Michael Kors | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Exited about elegance?  Pick up these fabrics at Mood!

Black Tubular Bamboo Rib Knit

Black Tubular Bamboo Rib Knit

Antique White Wide Silk 4-Ply Crepe

Antique White Wide Silk 4-Ply Crepe

2.) Crop Tops

Crop tops come in every variety imaginable, from sleeveless to sweater, and it's clear fashion cannot get enough of these belly baring beauts. Throw on some denim overalls for a casual summer outfit, or let the crop top take center stage with a simple pair of jeans.

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Nadia Aboulhosn | Status Mag

Nadia Aboulhosn | Status Mag

Create some crops with these fabulous fabrics!

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Digitally Printed Stretch Neoprene/Scuba Knit

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Digitally Printed Stretch Neoprene/Scuba Knit

Navy Embroidered Lace on a Nude Mesh

Navy Embroidered Lace on a Nude Mesh

3.) Body Suits and Jumpsuits

Rompers may have recently been all the rage, but you'll be jumping for joy in these curve accentuating jumpsuits and body suits. Perfect for walking down the runway or playing in the park, pair bodysuits with a circle skirt or some high waisted shorts.

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Want your own playful playsuit? Try these fun fabrics!

Famous NYC Designer Green Conversational Silk and Cotton Voile

Famous NYC Designer Green Conversational Silk and Cotton Voile

Italian Plum Floral Digitally Printed Scuba Knit

Italian Plum Floral Digitally Printed Scuba Knit

4.) Velvet

Nothing compliments a body better than a soft and sensual fabric, like velvet. The dramatic drape juxtaposes beautifully with some tension in the taut material. Let velvet speak for itself with a simple cocktail dress, or experiment with velvet bodysuits and crop tops.

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Down with dramatic? Add flair to your wardrobe with these beautiful fabrics.

Charcoal Quilted Polyester Velvet

Charcoal Quilted Polyester Velvet

Estate Blue Polyester Velvet

Estate Blue Polyester Velvet

5.) High Waisted Pants

High Waisted Pants are a powerful look for the powerful woman. Strut your stuff at that important business meeting, or go explore the city with these versatile, and comfortable, slacks. Pair with a blazer and a body suit for a look that goes from day to night with the blink of an eye.

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Looking for some powerful pants? Try these fabrics.

Magenta Haze Silk 4-Ply Crepe

Magenta Haze Silk 4-Ply Crepe

Whisper White Silk 4-Ply Crepe

Whisper White Silk 4-Ply Crepe

6.) Making your own clothes

The DIY trend is spreading, and plus size fashion is picking up what it's putting down. Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton is inspiring plus size women everywhere to take control of their fashion and start making their own clothes with these beautiful patterns she's designed for Simplicity.

Simplicity | Ashley Nell Tipton

Simplicity | Ashley Nell Tipton

Simplicity | Ashley Nell Tipton

Simplicity | Ashley Nell Tipton

Get creative with these fabrics!

Italian Navy Tropical Floral Jersey Knit

Italian Navy Tropical Floral Jersey Knit

Italian Multi-Color and White Shoe Printed Viscose Jersey

Italian Multi-Color and White Shoe Printed Viscose Jersey

7.) Sheer

Although many may not like the trend of plus size women showing their bodies, these models prove that confidence is key. Sheer body suits over dark bras, or see through dresses thrown over colorful bikini sets are perfect for cooling down in the summer heat.

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Chromat | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Are you cheering for sheer? Try these fabrics!

Metallic Gold Textured All-Over Foil Knit

Metallic Gold Textured All-Over Foil Knit

Majesty Purple Silk Chiffon

Majesty Purple Silk Chiffon

 

 

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