Plus Size Style Guide – Dressbarn

Plus Size Style Guide

Plus Size Style Guide - Dressbarn

Plus Size Style Guide

What should you always put on to dress your plus size figure? Confidence! It’s more powerful than any outfit and lets your true self shine. Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re experts at building closets with perfect items that’ll make you look and feel great. It all starts with the right fit and silhouettes designed with you in mind. From flattering patterns and colors to the ultimate pant fit, our guide will help you find the chicest plus size styles for your best closet yet.

Ditch the Old Color Rules

Forget all of the outdated rules about ladies’ plus size clothing. We’re throwing them out the window and living by these new style tips. Rule #1: You CAN wear white. A fresh pair of white jeans makes a cute plus size outfit, especially for summer. Whether you love skinny jeans, straight leg jeans or pull-on bootcut jeans, our denim is designed to flatter your curves. Pick a pair with stretch and you’ll stay comfy all day long. Rule #2: Brighter colors have more fun. If you love vibrant hues, don’t hold back! You’ll stand out in the best way possible in brilliant shades that add a playful vibe to your wardrobe. When picking colors just make sure they match your complexion. A bit color shy? Start by adding pops of color, like a flowy red midi skirt or a bright pink rain jacket paired with a neutral top. If radiant color is already your thing, show off in a stunning royal blue dress.

 Patterns, Prints & So Much More

Let’s talk patterns and prints! Stripes have caught a bad rap but when done right, they can help create the perfect cute plus size clothing look. Stay away from wide horizonal stripes, especially on tops and tees. Instead, look for thin vertical stripes that draw the eye down your figure and create a slimming effect.

This chic pattern will become your new best friend. Wear your favorite plain tee with a pair of striped linen casual pants for an easy weekend look. Or bring skinny stripes into the office with pinstripe work pants, paired with a pretty top. Beyond stripes, there are other patterns and prints perfect for adding interest to your closet! Florals are a great place to start and easy to wear. Look effortless in a floral cocktail dress at special occasions or add a feminine feel to your work look with a jacquard-patterned pencil skirt. 

It’s All In The Details

When it comes to fashion for plus size women, we love details that are fun and flattering. Look for little extras that play up your favorite feature. Ruching can help define your shape and adds a flirty feel. A skirt with a drawstring waistband or tie front helps accentuate your waist in all the best ways. Buttons are also a great detail for drawing the eye down. Wear a casual button down shirt with a pair of boyfriend jeans for an easy go-to weekend look.

More than colors, patterns or details, the best outfits always start with the ultimate fit. Here you’ll find your chicest closet ever, with pieces designed to fit and feel great. Shop our most comfortable pants with a little stretch, for keeping up with everything you do. Tall or petite? Find pants made in tall or short sizes for the length you need. Putting together an effortless plus size outfit is easy with our plus size clothing guide. With your new favorite styles, you’ll show the world the most confident you!


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