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The only good thing about the unavoidable end of summer is the fresh stock of styles that show up in our fav stores. Fall always brings in a rich selection of hues and textures to keep us warm and stylish as we wait for spring to roll around once more. Last year, the plaid blanket scarf reigned supreme. This year, we’re predicting more diversity in autumn winter styles — with silhouettes that’ll flatter those of you who are blessed with curvy figures.
5 Autumn Winter Styles to Try
The Trench and Mac
As the weather gets colder and wetter, a good jacket or coat becomes a wardrobe essential. And this year, when it comes to women’s winter coats, you really are spoilt for choice.
Classics like the trench coat and mac are both set to be a must-have. This style of coat works with all kinds of outfits, especially the mac. Wear them on the weekend with your jeans or, during the week, over a work suit or dress. Either way, the windproof, waterproof fabric keeps you cozy and weather-protected.
The long silhouette of a trench tends to flatter all figures — but if you’re in the business of showing off those curves, choose a belted option to highlight your tiny waist.
Thank the fashion gods for the continued evolution of women’s suits. Many of the cuts today are ideal for fuller shapes. A nice double-breasted jacket, for example, worn open and over smart slacks, looks on-trend without clinging in all the wrong places.
For a power look, choose a fitted skirt suit. A pencil skirt combined with a fitted jacket that’s nipped at the waist and fuller over the hips likely puts you in control of every meeting. Add a pair of classic pumps and no one stands a chance against you in a negotiation.
Longer on Top
As a rule, the cut of blouses and tops get looser in the cooler months. Lengths get longer too, so you’ll have tons of options to pair with skinny pants or leggings. Tunics, for example, always make a statement, and styles with side-splits look fabulous on curvier bodies.
Pants in Skinny or Wide
Skinny pants will always be a safe choice, but this season, you can mix it up. Yes, you’ll have your denim, but try adding some skinny pants in faux leather or suede for added texture.
Also, high-waisted, wide-legged trousers are set to be huge this fall and winter. Try a pair of these on and you’ll see why. With the right top, these styles make your legs look really long, in a good way!
Backless mules are popping up everywhere right now, but as temperatures dip, ankle boots will be on everyone’s shopping list. Look for sock-style boots and kitten heels in mauves and lighter blues. These dainty styles can be combined with skirts and tights, trousers and jeans. For your off-duty ensembles, try a chunky combat boot.
Dressing Your Body Type
Longer hemlines, cinched waists and fitted pencil skirts are go-tos for the curvy woman. But if you’re not sure, head to the fitting room and keep trying different cuts until you find the ones you like best. For more general tips on dressing a curvy figure, see this article from Vogue.
Happy shopping this fall!