So much plus-size clothing seems to be more functional than fashionable, which may appeal to some, but certainly won't appeal to all. For the fashion-forward ample woman, the search for trendy plus-size clothing can become exasperating when combing the seasonal plus-size departments of traditional stores. Furthermore, some trendy items in larger sizes don't account for the particular proportions of a plus-size figure, and can wind up looking awkward. Luckily, there are designers and retailers that provide the latest fashionable plus-size clothing to keep you looking chic and feeling confident.
Fits that Flatter
Staying up on the trends can keep you looking fresh and stylish, but a boxy or excessively billowy style won't help your look at all. Keep in mind the vertical line of your body, and use cuts, patterns and contours to emphasize it. To begin, explore plus-size trendy clothing with long diagonal cuts and supple fabrics that drape over your body—avoid shapeless frocks that are designed for very thin women with few curves. Keep horizontal lines away from the center of any areas you want to play down, such as the widest part of the hips, tummy or chest. You'll look great in plus size tops made of light cottons, knits and silks that all drape nicely over the body, accenting your curves.
For young, fresh and trendy styles, browse through Torrid's online catalogue, which features everything from playful and flirty plus-size club clothes to hip plus size dresses and outerwear. If you're looking for designer plus-size clothing styles, you'll be pleased with the selection at B&Lu. Some of the most popular designers like Blue Plate, Fubu, Mileage and Hokus Pokus carry their trendy styles into larger sizes, and you'll likely have a better chance of finding this plus-size name brand clothing online. Be sure to check the size charts and the return policy before you order, though—different stores and brands may size their clothes differently.
Sometimes a better approach is to combine some trendy fashion elements to create your own look, rather than committing to all the plus-size designer clothing trends. Find one trendy style of top, pants or skirt that flatters your body, and add a timeless piece of jewelry, an interesting handbag or another item that's independent of the current trend. By mixing it up, you not only keep up with what's hot, but your personalized style will tend to stand out and last longer than the waxing and waning trends of the season.