Each Fall, anticipation overwhelms fashionistas as they flock to the plethora of September Issues to bear witness to the great reveal of fashion trends and the proclaimed newest “it” items. Fall is to some, a renewal, or rebirth of fashion and to some, a dreaded time where she is lavishly inundated with many interpretations of both over and understated luxe.
None of these to escape the fashion forward plus size diva. In fact, each season, with each fashion trend or forecast, shopping for these can become daunting as it can be frustrating finding designers who interpret these trends for the plus size fashionista. Not only are the themes, key items, and color trends highlighted, the designers who so amazingly provide these are highlighted.
With the help of Harper’s Bazaar, Nieman Marcus, and Style.com, I have digested the looks and trends to show you what is looking fly for Fall.
Before the top ten items, you must understand the themes trending for fall. Below are the main themes you must familiarize yourself with, BEFORE you run out to update your wardrobe, as you may already have some of these in your closet!
Cool Classic Chic
Camel hair jackets, the re-invented classic white blouse, and the impeccably tailored suit brings fashion back to its tried and true core. Outwear and statement jewels polish off the look to a T.
Leather, metallics, ankle boots, studs, zippers, skinny black pants, and leggings paired with a strong attitude define this trend. Add a splash of color through your denim or graphic tee, and you are set you rock the runway.
From rock to edgy-feminine to bohemian, the militant trend defines itself through gold detailing and ornate trims on military jackets, paired with skinny pants, foho prints,shiny leggings and strong accessories.
Menswear expertly tailored, curve-hugging suits and dresses, high collars, ruffle and bow blouses, waist coats, tailored vests, slim-cut jackets in both a double or single breast, hats, elbow gloves- this trend is a mixture of sharp tailoring and stereotypically masculine clothes, but all cut to accentuate and flatter the female body.
What Colors are in?
So, now that you have your themes and color schemes down pat. Now its time to update! Read on to find out just what the top ten items you must have to carry yourself fashionably into Fall.
The Top Ten Must Haves
One-Shoulder Dress It has evolved from Spring and Summer’s Grecian look. Edgy,sexy, sassy and sophisticated, the one shoulder dress does not disappoint.
Long Sleeve Dress For a long-sleeved look, opt for a strappy sandal or ankle bootie, architectural extras, and your opaque tights.
Ladylike Dress Taken from the 40′s era and a little bit of Mad Men, attitude, sophistication, and effortless chic dominated the runways.
Collarless Jacket This streamlined cut still adds enough chic to the edgy look when worn with a wild tee or a chunky chain.
Leather The rocker chic trend is represented in almost every facet imaginable and it left no leather stone unturned! Thigh-high leather boots, jackets, leather shorts, leather skirts, leather gloves, and leather dresses- yes! leather shorts! Note: Leather for plus size is a hard one to find (in a fashionable look, so when you find it, care for it and hold on for dear life!)
Boyfriend Blazer Masculine meets feminine with a casual long blazer paired with weighty boots or heavy hardware- either way, this look is definitely worn best when the the two elements clash effortlessly!
Cropped Pants For shortened trousers, a printed blouse teamed with a strong shoe is the way to go.
Skinny Pants Whether worn with the military blazer, a leather item, cuffed with the season’s fiercest heel, these are paired best with streamlined layers on top.
CapesTo keep you warm and chic, hard or ladylike, capes and cloaks are coming hard for the Fall!
Accessories with Hardware Fall’s statement pieces come with zipper, studs, and spikes! Set off your streamlined, ladylike, rocker chic, or leather item with an unexpected pop of fashionable hardware!
With room for personal interpretations of these, you will be able to walk the sidewalk runway with your best fashionable foot forward.
Marie Denee is a fashion blogger, stylist, and writer with over ten years in the retail, fashion world. As a plus size woman herself, Marie Denee is determined to bring high-end fashion to the discerning Plus Size Curvy.Confident.Chic Plus Size Fashionista.