4 Plus Size Trends to Embrace This Spring 2013

As a fan of the motto “it’s all how you wear it” for women of all shapes and sizes, I’m always interested in how women do it. A few weeks ago, I had a friend, a self-proclaimed plus-size and a total fashionista, give me the 411 on plus size trends for spring 2013. Here’s the list along with our budget fashion picks.

Full-figured Fab: Spring 2013 Plus Size Trends to Know

Color block plus sizeASOS CURVE Pencil Skirt in Colorblock Stripe, ASOS Curve

1. Colorblocking: Accentuate your curves with bright and eye-focusing colors such as orange, pink, and blue. My friend loves this dress ($29.09) because it draws the eyes to your knees, which makes the entire outfit look lean and classy.

2. The Blouse: Key-hole blouses show a bit of skin while keeping “everything in place.” I love the solids and patterns available at Old Navy for just $29. The cut, fabric, and look paired with shorts or trousers are a win for any size.

Forever 21 floral plus sizeFloral Print High-Low Dress, Forever 21

3. Forever21: With an entire section devoted to plus-sized fashionistas, anything and everything here is always in-style and of-the-season. LOVE this floral dress for $27.70.

4. Gap: Usually offers plus-sized versions of the regular and petite apparels, for spring (and summer) this shirt-dress is a win. Tying at your slimmest part (your waist!) this classy little piece is good for day or night and is only $54.95.

My friend’s main point is that no matter who you are or what your shape, always remember to leave a little to the imagination. Show your curves without hugging every inch of you skin-tight. Bare your best parts, and last but least, flash your confidence! It’s SPRING!

Are there other Spring 2013 plus size trends that we may have missed? Let us know in the comments!



Sallie lives somewhere between the sun and the ocean in Santa Monica, CA. She fills her days with creativity, hard work, and deep thought. Sallie can be found eating, running, writing, and sharing about it all on her blog and newspaper column.

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