If you’re looking for a last-minute inspiration before New Year’s, consider these funky dresses:
Again, body shape matters especially for dresses. I’m very fond of the loose red dress, it’s a very bohemian feel that can still work on a plus size. The empire cut on the print dress wouldn’t work on me – big belly – but on a barrel shaped person, this could work well without the print taking over as long as you’ve got the right bra and shoes (boots) on.
I’m not sure I’m wholly in favor of this shirt – although the belt does help it significantly. It seems like one of those shapeless options that designers uncomfortable clothing plus sizes sometimes opt for. I can imagine it working over certain palazzo pants, but beyond that, I think this shirt as it is my have its limits.
Clothing alteration people, how would you adjust this shirt for fashion?
It looks likeÂ the new pant styles are starting to make their way into trendy/mainstream looks. Since I’m almost unreasonably opposed to a gathered elastic waist, I have to admit I’m glad of them. The low-waisted looks were just unfortunate on me, and even at my most uninhibited I’m not one that enjoys flashing excess skin from unflattering places at others.
The palazzo pant definitely keeps the wide-legged option available, for which I’m grateful, and the higher-wiasted pant is one I need to experiment with. You have to wear tops you can tuck in with high waists, and I just want to dissuade any of you from combining a high-button with any kind of ruffle front blouse. Good in theory, but on a larger person, it’s not as good in practice as often as you would think.
Find more high-waisted pantson Fat Chic clothing search.
The clothing jumping out at me at the moment is winter-friendly punk, both from the US and the UK.
I love these skirts, especially the take on argyle. While it won’t look figure flattering on the wide-waisted, hour glassed ladies can pull this off beautifully.
I’m also a sucker for corset lacing, like you see here:
and plaid variation has become a punk standby.
These are all fun bits of plus design – the goth and punk designer love themselves their curvy people!
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Old Navy has an improvement on the ruffle front shirt design, opting for gentle pin-tucks instead of those great swatches of fabric leaping off the chest. I have to say I like this quite a bit better – for those with larger busts, you already have a three dimensional effect, and for those with smaller, especially if you’re wider at the belly, you can avoid looking in any way clown-like and exaggerated. These ruffles, I like.
You can find your own ruffle front blouseon Fat Chic clothing search.
While most of Fat Chic focuses on the challenges that come from horizontal living, today I’m taking on the vertical. There are plenty of short fat girls out there, too, and there’s a certain height point where just hemming a pant will not fix the issues – and plus sized children’s clothing for an adult has got to feel like an additional indignity.
- Plus Woman will make things to order to fit you – so you do have to call in your measurements, including height. Notably, they have also started offering clothing made in bamboo fabrics.
- Nordstrom has its own petite plus section, but it is very limited.
- Liz Claiborne also offers a petite plus selection that is about as full (or not full) as the standard plus size section.
- Generous Fashions does have a petite plus section. I was frustrated at how much information they wanted to join their mailing list though.
- Avenue.com has select items in plus petite, mostly pants.
- Just My Size has a stretchy arrangement for plus petite.
- Land’s End actually surprised me with a petite plus seciton.
- JC Penney has a very narrow selection of petite plus.
- Woman Within has a selection for those between 4’11 and 5’3, as do Roaman’s and Jessica London.
- Lane Bryant recently opened their own plus petite section.