With the new year, comes new trends! There’s no need to completely overhaul the wardrobe but rather add a few key pieces to update your look! The latest styles are the point of stores like Forever 21 and H&M, to provide the seasons hottest clothes at a budget friendly price.
These are 5 of the most wearable fashion trends of 2014 for curvy and plus size women. If you don’t like one of them, skip it! There’s so much more to style than the latest trends.
1. Word Play
Fashion is all about making a statement and this is one way to get your message out loud and clear. Express yourself with a statement or bold logos on tees, sweatshirts, leggings and more! None of that word on the back of the sweatpants though! This is a fun look and great way to get noticed!
2. The Button-Up
Another 90s influenced trend that you can wear to work is the button-up collared blouse. The styles is often boxy so be sure to find a cut that works for you. This doesn’t have to be long sleeves but also comes in short-sleeve and tank options. For the true 90s influence, find one with a contrasting color!
Our pick: High Low by Forever 21
3. Modern Floral
These aren’t your grandma’s florals! Rather than those teeny tiny prints, these are supersize blossoms, high definition flowers, and oversized patterns.
These bold prints are an excellent option for curvy figures, especially in a figure flattering blouse or dress.
One look that was seen on runways in all the major cities is pastels. Think Miami Vice era icing colors in pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple. Don’t be afraid to mix and match or deck yourself from head to toe in your favorite shade!
5. Cropped Tops
Being plus size is no reason to skip this 2014 trend! A crop top doesn’t mean baring all like Miley Cyrus. Rather, it’s a shift in silhouette from the long thigh-skimming tops that go with skinny jeans and tights.
This is a return to the classic feminine form with a defined waist. This is a great look for pear shapes because it accentuates your hourglass form. It’s not off limits for apples though, just wear a cropped blazer or jacket on top of your usual waist-skimming tops. This cut comes in many forms, including a cute cardigan or rocker chic jean jacket.
Short tops need to be worn with high waisted pants or leggings, a pencil skirt, or even flared skirt. With the right bottom, you can even wear a crop t-shirt that exposes a sliver of flesh. If you can’t find one, they’re easy to make out of any tee you already have. This plus size don’t is a do!
Our pick: Cropped blazer