Five Fall Fashion Tips for Plus Size Fashionistas

  • Plus Size
  • September 11, 2011
  • Updated January 20, 2019

This year shopping for fall will be 10 times better for plus size fashionista’s than ever before. The world is slowly recognizing that girls with a little (or a lot) of extra meat on their bones want stylish, incredible, and impeccable styles for their size 14, 16, 18, and 20+ bodies.

We’ve conjured up five fall fashion tips for plus size fashionista’s who want to make a statement with their fall wardrobe.

Fall Plus Size Fashion Tips

1.Try a trend or two

Skater Dress Pencil Skirt

Fall is the best season to try out new new trends. Right now, our favorite trends for plus sizes are retro dresses and snakeskin prints. We love this color blocked sweetheart sheer neckline dress from Style369 . It’s ultra feminine and flattering for the plus size fashionista. For fall leopard print will be laid to rest and snakeskin will be the print of the season. Snakeskin is such an eye catching piece and that’s why this snakeskin print pencil skirt from Michael Kors is perfect for plus sizes. Pair with a blazer or wear a long over-sized sweater and then cinched with a belt for a trendy look.

2. Invest in outerwear

Coats Oouterwear

The first thing people notice about you when the weather gets cooler is your outerwear. So it’s important to make sure you have a quality coat. Opt for a coat with a little flavor. We like this double breasted gross grain trim coat from Simply Be  and this fur trim collared coat from Calvin Klein.

3. Don’t be afraid to Layer

Cardigan and Vest

A plus size girl can layer. The trick to layering is to start with a thin initial layer and then build upon that. We like this cocoon belted cardigan from Dorothy Perkins because you can wear it with a long sleeve t-shirt or button up shirt. Layering is not only reserved for knits. You can also use outerwear vests for layering. Old Navy has great surplus vest that would go over a jean jacket or a thick sweater without looking bulky.

4. Play around with hoisery

Fishnet Stockings

To add a little flair to your outfits try wearing fishnets or colorful tights. It’s an easy and affordable way to spice up your look. We love colors has a great assortment of colorful tights and fishnet stockings for plus sizes. We’re not saying you have to go all Lady Gaga but a pair of fishnets or colored tights can be quite chic.

5. Stock Up on wide calf boots

Alexa High Boots

Today, more brands are making it easier for women with larger calf’s to find boots that fit their wide calf’s. We find that Jessica London has a pretty nice assortment of wide calf boots. We particularly like these braided strap high boots that would go perfect with a sweater dress. When you find a brand that fits your calf’s we say stock up according to your budget. The squeeze is over!

Remember, when shopping for fall to keep an open mind. Try out the trends and see which ones you like and work best for your figure. Incorporate one or two investment pieces into your wardrobe. They never let you down and they are timeless.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

    Blog Comments

    just LOVE that dress in the first image and the retro dress as well…super cute snakeprint skirt

    I love the first dress and the snakeskin pencil skirt is very trendy. Fall is one of my favorite fashion seasons because you can layer and mix and match your pieces. Great tips!

    Luv this peek into fall fashion. I can’t wait to pair a chunky knit sweater with fishnets and wide calf boots….so chic & ready 2 wear! That Monif C. dress is 2 die 4. I luv the way she celebrates a curvy body…my hero!

    I love the coats. Beautiful coats make the winters go by easier. Also I love the first dress and the snakeskin pencil skirt is very trendy.

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