Plus-Size Fashion Tips

Here at Kit and Kaboodal, we believe that every woman has the right to enjoy fashionable clothing, no matter what her size. That’s why our plus size collection is specifically designed to offer just as many style options as our standard ranges. We want you to be able to enjoy our plus size fashion to its fullest!

For many years, full-figured women were advised to wear and avoid all different kinds of clothing, but we’re huge believers that the only rule you should follow is to wear what makes you feel confident, comfortable and stylish. 

However, if you’re feeling a little unsure of what plus size styles to go for, let us guide you with our top plus-size fashion tips – we’ll have you feeling fabulous in no time!

The best dresses for curvy women

Plus size style is all about shopping for your shape, and while there is no one-size-fits-all approach for plus size figures, there are a few things you can keep in mind when it comes to dresses. Whether you’re a classic apple or a bottom-heavy pear, here are some tips for finding flattering plus size dresses to make you look and feel confident in yourself.

  • Semi-fitted styles

Showing off your curves can be a really empowering way to dress, and choosing plus size clothing that shows off your VBO (visible body outline) is becoming increasingly popular in the plus size community. A wrap dress or belted option is a great choice for many full-figured women, as it will accentuate your curves!

  • Floaty Maxi Dresses

However, if skimming over your curves or covering up certain parts of your figure is what helps you to feel confident, you may feel just as empowered by opting for a shapeless-but-chic option! A long floaty maxi dress is perfect for this look, and one you can style through the seasons.

  • Tunic Dresses

Another great option is a tunic dress. Ideal for day-to-day dressing, tunics have a relaxed, straight-down fit that is flattering on many body types. A-line tunics are very flattering plus size dresses, because the slight flair at the bottom helps to give a bit of shape to the silhouette. 

  • Linen dresses

Linen is a great fabric choice when it comes to dresses for curvy women, as its rigidity offers more structure and doesn’t cling to the skin like cotton or silk. It’s also a great temperature-regulating fabric and very breathable.

Love Layers

Lagenlook is a trend that particularly lends itself to plus size fashion and can offer a multitude of plus size styling options for a curvy body! This style is all about taking loose layers of plus size clothing in different fabrics and textures, meaning you can completely customise your look to suit your individual sense of style.

We love the Lagenlook trend at Kit and Kaboodal, so you’ll be able to find plenty of Lagenlook inspired plus size clothing that embraces bright and bold colours and patterns.

The best tops for plus size figures

Sometimes when we’re choosing plus size fashion, we can become too focused on plus size dresses alone, which doesn’t always leave us many options for casual styling. If you’re looking for an easy day-to-day plus size style, we recommend filling your wardrobe with some plus size tops and plus size tunics too. Here are some options for nailing plus size style:

  • Peplum tops

A peplum top can be a great option if covering your middle section helps you feel more confident. By flaring out, it skims over your stomach and creates a curve-flattering silhouette.

  • Wrap tops 

Just like wrap dresses are some of the best dresses for curves, wrap tops are also universally flattering no matter your body shape.

  • Off-shoulder and cold-shoulder tops

If you’re a plus size pear shape, a great option for you is balancing out your top half with a cold-shoulder or elegant off-the-shoulder option.

These items pair easily with a comfortable pair of leggings or jeans and can be dressed up or down depending on how you choose to accessorise. Comfortable and casual, having a few a plus size tops or tunics to hand in your wardrobe means you’ll always have a go-to daytime style to reach for if you’re in a hurry!

If you’re stuck in a fashion rut or struggling to find outfits for curvy figures, following these plus-size fashion tips will help you dress to feel your best.

Browse our full range of plus size clothing for women here at Kit and Kaboodal and find style staples for every season.

After years of being told to cover up or wear neutral colours to fade into the background, we love to see full-figured women of all shapes, sizes and ages celebrate the plus size figure in all its forms by wearing bright colours, bold prints (yes, even stripes!) and cuts that make them feel confident in their clothing choices.

Not sure about your body type? Visit our guides to Dressing For An Apple Shape and Dressing For A Pear Shape.

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