Ulla Popken is also on board with the layers-lengths-volume trend, but they’ve decided to carry over a few bits from last fall – like vests – and have added a few compelling pieces in their spring line while they’re at it.
This scarf-dress certainly grabbed my attention; it’s the sort of thing pear-shaped women like myself would definitely be able to work well.
They are among their casual line, however, playing up volume, volume, volume. While I like some of these pieces individually, this is a place for a little civil resistance based on the market trends I’m seeing: the way they’re presented on models is fine for the small-sized models, but on plus women, baggy clothing only makes us look larger. I’m going to stick to my rule of long over short, loose over fitted.
I’m hoping to see the vest trend stick around for awhile. This isn’t just because I like menswear on women, but also because, with all of the puffy sleeves and extended volume (now I know a lot of us wanted length, but volume?) a vest can contain it nicely, if you don’t mind a slight pirate-feel to your outfit.
Among dresses there are some continued trends, as you can see above, and Ulla Popken seems to be the place to go for the reasonably conservative but stylish look in plus.
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