Target has gone BOLD with their Plaid Styles for Curvy Girls! And I love it ALL!!
Which makes Part 2. in this series a bit long, but the Plus Plaid Department has SO many great options I just couldn't choose.
Just remember a few simple tips when adding plaid and other bold patterns to a Curvy Closet.
1. Don't overwhelm your height with large patterns if you 5'4 or under.
2. Place your Boldest pattern where you want the most focus.
3. If you are 5'7" or taller mixing and matching prints is a must! Your height can carry this look!
4. It's all about fit FIRST. You may love the pattern, but if it pulls, tugs, or just hangs there leave it behind or go for a size that can be tailored.
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Tops-Use Plaid to maximize or minimize your top half.
The looks below are both mixing and matching pattern and color, but work for your shape in two very different ways.
The first look with the cobalt window pane blouse creates emphasis on your top half by minimizing your hips and thighs with a pseudo-neutral.
The second look draws the eye to your bottom half with the bold floral print and navy boot. This works if you are balancing out a wider shoulder and bust.
Both looks should be worn with the blouse tucked in and skirt hitting 1-3 inches above your belly button to create a cinched in waist. Adding a skinny belt in leopard (first look) or navy (second look) will also help in creating an hourglass silhouette.
How to Style Window Pane Plaid Blouse:
Look #1 Pairing this plaid with maroon skirt gives you more personality than a basic neutral. This look works great to balance out narrow shoulders or if you carry your weight in your hips. The nude heel creates a longer leaner leg, and the gray blazer will take this look to work.
How to Style the Abstract Plaid Blouse:
Look #2 Get ready to command the room in this combo of patterns! This look works for women who are 5'5" or taller because to balance your curves and the mix of plaid + floral you need some overall length to your frame. Topping the look off with the cropped faux leather jacket adds a bit of edgy to an overall feminine outfit.
Dresses-Easiest Way to add Plaid into a Curvy Girl's
Dresses can be one of the easiest things in any woman's wardrobe. Both of my favorite's below can be dressed up or down and meet the three season rule.
The first dress is a wrap which is universally flattering no matter your height or shape. The abstract print will smooth over any areas you want concealed.
The second dress is a more fashion forward, so wear this one if you don't want to be missed. This style in combination with the larger print will wear better on 5'5" or taller women.
How to Style the Abstract Plaid Wrap Dress:
Look #1 Wearing a delicate necklace that just slightly fills in the open neckline will keep attention at your face. The pointed toe of the pump elongates your legs while adding a pop of color for interest.
Look #2 Top off this look with the cropped faux leather jacket to dress it down and draw attention to the smallest part of your waist. For cold weather or to minimize your calves wear black opaque tights with the black ankle boots.
How to Style the Window Pane Shirtdress:
Look #3 Wear the look as you see on the model with the black skinny belt to hightlight the thinnest part of your waist. To go from office to girls night add the statement necklace for some sparkle. Wear the necklace on the outside of your collar.
Look #4 For a take on menswear pair the dress with the ponte pant, and leave the bottom half of your buttons undone. The ponte pant will minimize your legs and the dress will give focus to your top half. Don't forget to wear your skinny black belt-this keeps this dress from being a shapeless rectangle.
Look #5 Top the dress with a lightweight colbalt sweater to emphasize your top half. Make sure to cuff your sleeves at elbow length-this creates a thinner look. Finish off with your belt to cinch in your waist. **Extra tip-wear a cotton tank between the shirtdress and sweater to create a smooth look.
Graphic Pant or Jacket add Interest to a Closet with lots of basics and neutrals.
The jacket has a great deep V cut that will elongate your look over all. Make sure to check the sizing guide before ordering. To get the look as styled below(seen on the model) you will most likely have to go down a size or two, but be concious of the arm and bust sizing.
The abstract print on these pants is great to balance your bottom half if you have a larger bust or carry your weight in your top half. They are so versatile that they can truly go from work, out to dinner, and for weekend casual.
How to Style the Structured Jacket:
Look #1 The larger print on this jacket can be deceiving. It works as a pseudo-neutral so any height can wear this look. Going monochromatic in either all black or a deep navy will elongate your silhouette. DO NOT wear this jacket without a belt. Doing so creates a large box shape between your waist & knees.
How to Style the Abstract Plaid Pant:
Look #2 This look shows you aren't afraid of mixing patterns and trends. The floral gives you just a hint of interest. While the jersey inspired tee keep it uber casual. Make sure the fit of the tee hits just at the top of your pant to keep it from being boxy.
Look #3 The merlot blouse adds a bit of volume on top to balance the print on the pant for narrower shoulders. Again mixing color and print shows your creativity.
The black pointed toe pump elongates the look and keeps it conservative enough for the office.
Hope you have enjoyed Part Two of Add Plaid this Fall-Target Edition!
Stay tuned for Part 3 for more Styled Tips!
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