4 Skinny Outfits for Plus Size Gals

by Lori Sciame | February 5th, 2015 | Office Wear, Plus-Size Fashion, Women's Fashion

larger-woman_dressToday’s fashions seem to be geared towards women of a certain size – small. However, don’t let the fact you are not a stick person stop you from trying four of today’s trendiest pieces.  Contrary to what many believe, clothing seemingly best suited for tiny women works just fine for plus-size gals as well.  You’ll be amazed by how great the following “skinny” outfits will look on you!

Luxurious Leggings

Skin tight leggings work on all body types.  While I don’t recommend that a very heavy woman wear leggings with a belly shirt, I do advocate for wearing leggings with a long shirt or sweater.  Why?  Because doing so will place the focus on a woman’s calves, and who doesn’t have pretty calves?  Add a pair of knee high boots, and you will be every bit the trend setter. (Remember to purchase leggings that are not so thin that they reveal undergarments!)

Scrumptious Skinny Jeans

Like leggings, skinny jeans CAN be worn by plus-size women.  Again, I wouldn’t pair these with a crop top or short sweater, but I would wear a camisole and cardigan with them.  Remember, the key to skinny jeans for a bigger woman is to purchase the high waisted variety.  This eliminates the dreaded “muffin top” from occurring.  Finish the look with a colorful pair of flats, and you’ll be a fashion hit.

Wonderful Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses, which were popularized in the 1970’s, have made a huge comeback.  I love these dresses, because the fabric stretches just enough to allow for ease of movement.  I also love the way one can wrap them to fit her own body’s contours.  This dress can be dressed up for work by adding a suit jacket, or wear it with a blue jean jacket for a darling weekend look.  Just like leggings and skinny jeans, this dress works for all body types. Thank goodness!

The Little Black Dress

Finally, skinny women do not get to keep the little black dress all to themselves.  This amazing piece of clothing should be in every woman’s closet, no matter her size.  Basically, this dress is classy when worn by anyone.  For instance, when I was a size 6, I cherished my sleeveless black dress, one which featured a flared skirt.  Now that I’m hovering around a size 12, I still have a sleeveless version of the little black dress for festive occasions.  This is because no matter what size I am, a black dress that’s beautifully accessorized makes me feel every inch a woman.

Final Thoughts

So, if you have been shying away from clothing you feel would only fit an emaciated woman’s frame, think again.  Try on some of today’s hottest styles to see if they work for you.  I guarantee, many of them will.  You’ll look every inch the fashionista as well!

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