Spring 2012 Trends For Plus Size Women

Ok, we’ll be honest, spring fashion is the furthest thing away from our minds right now (we are so into fall, hello orange!). But….. we did some spot some MAJOR trends during New York’s Spring 2012 Fashion Week that got us crazy excited for the fashion outlook for plus size fashionistas. Check out our picks for best Spring 2012 trends for plus size women:

Plus Size Spring Fashion Trends


Peplum Skirt

Photo Credit: NY Mag

We think peplum is so underrated. It was popular in the 80’s and we just love how womanly the style is, so we’re glad to see it as a trend for next spring. Designers like Jason Wu, Rodarte, and Thakoon embraced the peplum trend on their spring runways. Peplum is perfect for highlighting the curves of plus size women as well as creating curves for plus size women who have more of a square or round shape.

Get The Peplum Look Now:

Bubblegum Peplum Blazer Jibri plus size bubblegum peplum blazer, $120 

Crop Tops

Crop Top

Photo Credit: Fab Sugar

We see you giving us the side eye. Yes, plus size women can wear crop tops and look fabulous in them. Layer the top over a long tank or pair it with a pair of high-waisted pants.

Get The Cropped Look Now:

Black Cropped Top

Alloy Zoey Top, $14.99

Depending on your fashion courage level, plus size women don’t have to expose their stomachs when wearing crop tops You can wear a crop top over a tank or a sleek dress. Even better, try one with a pair of high-waisted jeans.

Bold Color Blocked Stripes

Colorblock Dress

Stripes continue to be a major trend for spring 2012, with designers like Richard Chai and Tadashi Shoji showcasing the trend in their Spring Fashion Week Shows. However, for Spring 2012, the stripes show up on more feminine silhouettes, like on full skirts.

How to Get The Stripped Trend Now:

Spring Striped Dress

Faith21 plus, stripe knit dress with belt, $24.80

Faith21 plus which is Forever 21’s plus size collection offers a super chic striped black and teal dress. It’s perfect for fall and will work for spring 2012.

Mesh Dress

Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wing, and Donna Karan added mesh pieces to their spring 2012 collections in the form of dresses.

Where to Get The Mesh Trend Now:

Mesh Panel Dress

ASOS, mesh panel dress $54.89

ASOS Curve offers a super sexy mesh panel body skimming dress in black up to size 22

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