What to Wear When You are Plus Size

by Angel

A selection of clothing for the larger woman.

Wearing a size 12 or larger can be confusing as you look through the options at the department stores. It can be hard to find the right clothes for your figure. Don't give up. You can be stylish and still be comfortable in what you wear. I am a size 12 or 14 depending on the way the clothing is made. I love to dress up and look my best at all times. I have picked a few of my favorites that I have had my eyes on lately. These items are inexpensive and very stylish. They will flatter your curves and boost your style. Let's take a look.

Plus Size Style

Being a larger woman does not mean that you have to wear clothes that are frumpy. Flattering your body with the right style clothes is going to make you look and feel better. Every body style is different and larger women have areas that they either want to accentuate or cover up.

It is good to wear shirts that are longer to cover any stomach or waist issues. Jeans that are designed for curvy figures always work best and don't leave gaps in the back. You can never go wrong with a pair of black pants. They go with everything and help slenderize you at the same time.

Have fun with fashion. Just because you are a big girl does not mean you can't be stylish. You have to pick the right clothes for your figure and wear them well. I have a few picks that I think are flattering on women size 12 and larger. 

Chaps Tunic

This Chaps tunic set is the perfect combination.It comes with a co
ordinating camisole to provide an additional layer. This would be nice to wear to work with a black pair of slacks or black skirt. Black Heels would also look nice with this outfit. This shirt features:

  • Striped patterns

  • Kimono sleeves

  • Drawstring waistband to ensure a custom, flattering fit.

  • Longer length to cover up the stomach area.

  • Sheer construction and lightweight.

  • 2-pc. set includes: 3/4-sleeved tunic & camisole

  • Boatneck

  • Polyester

  • Machine washable

  • Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X

Chaps Tunic
Chaps Tunic

Daisy Fuentes Chiffon Drop Waist Tank

Daisy Fuentes make a great line of clothing that incorporates the Plus Size Woman. Chiffon petal accents adds a
sweet style. Wear this shirt with black boot cut jeans to go out on the town or with a pair of black slacks for work. This shirt features:

  • Elastic drop-waist design for a flattering fit.

  • Soft fabric for comfort.

  • Scoopneck

  • Body: polyester/rayon

  • Chiffon: polyester

  • Hand wash

  • Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X


Daisy Fuentes Black Pants

Daisy Fuentes pants are sophisticated and professional looking. Straight-leg cut from hip to hem gives you a flattering fit. For a polished look, pair these women's pants with a coordinating white blouse or any of the shirts shown on this page. The pant features:

  • Ribbon accents add a chic touch.

  • Midrise sits above the hip for a modern fit.

  • 33-in. Inseam

  • Midrise

  • Polyester/rayon/spandex

  • 2-pocket

  • Zipper fly

  • Machine wash

  • Sizes 16W, 22W, 24W


Apt. 9 Cheetah Print Top

This Apt. 9 top set will make you go wild. The Cheetah pattern gives this women's top and camisole set exotic appeal. Complete your eye-catching ensemble with the pair of Daisy Fuentes Black pants or a pair of jeans shown on this page. The shirt features:

  • Pleated details add a sweet touch.

  • Smocked hem flatters your figure.

  • Sheer mesh construction for comfort.

  • Matching camisole adds a layer.
  • 3/4-sleeved top & camisole
  • Scoop neck
  • Top: nylon
  • Camisole: polyester
  • Machine wash
  • Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X



Levi Jeans for Full Figured Women

These Levi's jeans will be your favorite. Wide-leg design from hip to hem balances your proportions for a flattering look. They feature:

  • A slightly stretchy denim construction for a comfortable wear.

  • 33-in. Inseam

  • Midrise

  • 4-pocket

  • Cotton/spandex

  • Machine wash

  • Size 16W and up.


Dana Buchman Empire Waist Shirt

Dana Buchman tops are out of this world. The empire waist provides a flattering fit. This women's top pairs perfectly with the black pants or pair of jeans shown on this page. Would also look nice with a black skirt for work. It features:

  • Black and Tan color

  • V-neck

  • 3/4-length sleeves

  • Polyester/spandex

  • Machine wash

  • Sizes L and XL


Plus Size and Stylish

As you can see, you don't have to dress frumpy just because you are a larger woman.  All of these selections are from Kohl's.  I have found that Kohl's has a large selection of size 12 and up clothing for women like you and me.  

Updated: 02/19/2012, Angel
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wrapitup4me on 10/19/2012

I like the Chaps tunic too.

Mira on 09/04/2012

That Chaps tunic is really nice. And I love the Levi's. That style is my favorite :-)

Angel on 03/12/2012

@terrilorah - I love me some Kohls! They have a nice selection of clothes for my curves. Prices are pretty good too. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

terrilorah on 03/12/2012

I didn't know Kohl had a great selection for plus size. This is good to know, thanks!

Angel on 02/20/2012

Lissie - I too love empire waist shirts. They are the perfect thing to cover up all my little imperfections. Or big ones should I say. LOL.. I have also noticed that here in the US that Plus Size clothes are typically more than standard sizes too. I am just glad that designers have started giving Plus size clothes a little style. It seemed like for the longest time they were just big pieces of material. Crazy. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Lissie on 02/20/2012

I really like empire waist shirts - they are comfortable and flattering all at the same time! I just wish that designers didn't think that plus size ladies also had plus sized wallets - in my country you pay a lot more for larger sized fashions than for "normal" sizes

Angel on 02/20/2012

Brenda - Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are one that I have not tried yet. I will have to stop by Kohl's and pick up a pair. You should do an article on them and I will order a pair through you?! I am always looking for jeans that suit my curvy hips. I am no longer the stick woman I used to be. Four kids took care of that!

BrendaReeves on 02/20/2012

I have been wearing Gloria Vanderbilt's jeans for years. I love the slim jeans. These jeans are made for women with curvy hips. Thanks for the article. I'm planning to chuck my whole wardrobe and start from scratch soon.

Angel on 02/19/2012

Katie - If you were a model you would be considered plus size.. can you believe that?! Size 6 is a great size to be. I am tall too and love Gap jeans too because of the length. Kohls has a very good selection of plus size clothes. Even their L or XL fit a size 12-16 very well.

katiem2 on 02/19/2012

Very cool, I'll share this with my girl friends who are always complaining they can't buy off the racks. I'm an easy fit when it comes to everything but sleeve and pant length, I've found the long and lean brand at the Gap is and amazing pair of jeans that fit great, while I'm a size 6 and yet I am aware of difficulties finding a good fit in the length, so for any girls who need long jeans try the Gap long and lean, they are an amazing jean and come in a variety of trendy styles. I even have some retro jeans that are very cool.

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