Repost: 5 Style Essentials Every Plus-Size Woman Should Own

August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

THis article is a repost from Yahoo!

By Julia Malacoff, REDBOOK

Stock up on these stylish classic pieces that will flatter your shape while carrying you through all four seasons.

1. A Great Pencil Skirt

Whether it’s for work or an evening out, a pencil skirt is refined, yet classic, and complements all shapes. Liven up the classic pencil skirt by going for a dramatic color.

2. A Cool Blazer

A blazer can be used to add a stylish layer to any outfit. This is a piece that can carry you from the office to after work engagements. Try a current style, like a boyfriend cut, or stick with a classic for a more polished look. This jacket’s built-in fabric belt accentuates and cinches the waist.

3.  A Wide Belt

 A great belt can add an element of interest to any outfit. Try incorporating a brightly colored one into your everyday skirt-and-blouse office combo. A thicker belt that cinches your waist will help emphasize your curves in the best way possible. A daring tri-colored belt provides a cute and fashionable alternative to other traditional wide belts. Its mixture of colors brightens up any wardrobe and provides a perfect accent for tamer outfits.

4. A Shift Dress

A shift dress will skim your curves in the most flattering way, and don’t be afraid of color! It’s true that wearing all black will streamline your silhouette, but you can get the same effect with any solid color. The ruching accentuates the waist, while the pleated neckline draws attention to the face.

5. A Pair of Jeans That Really Fit

 Jeans are a closet staple that every woman should own. It’s better to have one pair that fits you perfectly than several that you aren’t completely happy with. Dedicate an afternoon to trying on jeans and finding your perfect fit; it’s totally worth it!








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