Plus-size women, I have some bad news for you.
We are not having a good year.
Brands are quietly cutting their plus-size offerings.
in style The magazine asks, “Why are plus sizes always the first to go?”
The pandemic has been crushing plus-size fashion, which is crushing plus-size shoppers just as much.
The way I see it, we have two options at the moment: We can focus on the painful feelings that come with not being able to find clothes our size. Or we can learn to be more creative with the way we dress our bodies – at any size.
I think it’s time to get more adventurous.
I’m not talking about skydiving or anything like that. But remember when I told you, “Don’t wait for your weight”?
Well, I guess it’s time for us to explore what it’s like to stop waiting for our weights to fiddle with fashion. So, let’s start today with one of the most intricate things that can be shopped forever – denim.
Denim and I have had a long and tumultuous relationship. But, since I’ve fluctuated from a size 28 to a size 18 over the years, I think I’ve learned a lot about how to find the best plus-size jeans to fit me as my body changes.
And I found that the more adventurous I was with my denim choices, the bolder and braver I felt when choosing the pieces that I felt I, in every size.
Today I’m going to show you how to do it and give you a list of some of the stores that have the best plus-size denim pieces.
One of my favorite ways to wear denim is to wear a dress!
I know this may come as a surprise, because denim isn’t exactly the freest fabric. But I’ve found that denim dresses can be very flattering and fun.
Love the dress I’m wearing in the photo below! I was a size 22/24 when I wore this. What I love most about this denim shirt dress is that you can wear it without the belt if you feel insecure about your stomach.
If you want to show off your curves, I suggest tying it with a belt to show off your waistline. The buttons and collar also give it some structure and sophistication.
I’ve learned that the right accessories can make a big difference with denim, as with most outfits.
High waist jeans
I consider myself an Apple-Glass shape. I have an hourglass personality with apple tendencies.
Basically, I’m Jessica Rabbit from the front and when I turn to the side it’s like “awwww how far are you??”
For this reason, I really like high-waisted jeans with a little bit of stretch. I feel like I’m in high waisted jeans which keeps my tummy ‘in place’. And I don’t always find myself wearing my pants.
Some of you have asked how you decided to “start wearing T-shirts.” I don’t feel like I started. I feel like I always put my shirts on when I wanted to. There are times when I don’t feel comfortable in my shirt and other times I’m perfectly fine with a tucked-in look.
For me, it’s just a matter of trusting my stomach on any given day (and auntie flow!). So, I don’t have any particular rules for tucking your shirt in. If there’s something you want to try and you’re not sure – start with a “half tuck” and work your way up to an all-over tucked-in look (or even a bodysuit to keep everything smooth).
One of my favorite ways to wear skinny jeans is to add a belt or shoes.
You can never go wrong with a classic Gucci leather belt. I wore the jeans over one pair of jeans when I was a size 20. Something about wearing a nice belt made me feel more confident.
Again, I like that it draws your attention to your waist. And I always feel that belts make simple dark jeans look shinier and more elegant.
Related: How to find a Gucci belt in plus size
I’ve always liked a good pair of shoes! Pairing denim with pretty heels will never go out of style.
In the photo above, I was about a size 26. I loved wearing chic black pumps with a simple black top to balance out this pair of distressed denim.
When I wear jeans with ripped or frills on, I try to keep the rest of my outfit more classic and monochromatic.
Sometimes, you just have to let the denim shine!
And that brings me to one of my most adventurous looks: denim robes.
Work clothes are tough, I’ll admit. You have to look for the style that best matches the actual shape and length of your torso.
I wore the overalls pictured above when I was a size 3X. I loved pairing them with a fun shirt underneath to brighten up the look. I also liked to turn up the bottom of the pants, which look a lot more polished (and let me show my shoes).
This year the size is 18I decided to be more adventurous with denim.
That’s right, you’ve tried a denim jumpsuit!
This is where the adventure comes in…
I know that trying new things can be difficult, intimidating, and expensive. But I’m telling you, the whole experience can be worth it when something works unexpectedly.
Teaching myself that suits in general were something that would fit my body and make it more elegant a trip. I had to actively convince myself that I could do it. It took time.
When he was a size 24, she started with an oversized “Canadian Tuxedo” look…
I’ve always been in trend with the full denim jumpsuit. But I can say that finding the right denim jumpsuit for me will take some research.
See, now I’m what I like to call “between y.”
Basically, I’m a traditional plus size woman. On top of that, I’m a bit between plus and standard sizes. This means that there are times when I look to shop in the standard size department, and then there are other times that I absolutely can’t.
So, given my look is between medium and yellow, shopping for a jumpsuit seems like an odd choice, right?
Don’t worry, I thought so too!
But it was a fashion risk I was willing to take. And I’m glad I did.
I figured I’d probably have to either buy the right size for the bottom half and then customize it for the top half. Or I had to find that magical, extra-lengthening suit that could hug my curves just the way I wanted.
And that, dummies, is how you found Frim.
Check this fit, all of you! <3 frame suit
Frame offers denim jumpsuits in sizes XXS-XXL. But every size has a lot of stretch. It’s almost as if they were created to fit your body shape and hug your curves more than they did to fit a certain top and bottom size.
As mediums, that was music to my ears–But maybe not so much my wallet!
I took a chance on Frame. And the suit you chose is expensive. But, for me, investing in quality suits and jeans in general that are built to last makes sense. Once I find the husband I love, I want to keep it as long as possible.
And I have no problem investing more of my money in clothes that actually make me feel good. They help you walk a little longer—I All about it.
But I will say that there are some amazing denim suits in every price range. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that might be a perfect fit for your body type.
The jeans I own are three pairs of…
First, here’s a quick list of the best plus-size denim brands:
Now, remember, when it comes to finding the right denim jumpsuit for you:
- Start by dressing it up with a denim top and plus-size jeans for a “Canadian tuxedo” look.
- Find items that fit your shape more than your size. And if it doesn’t work… give it back!
- Don’t be afraid to try something completely new
- And most importantly, enjoy it!
Leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
Are you ready to try a jumpsuit? Click the arrow to check out my choices:
1. Old Navy
jean overalls with short sleeves, plus size, belt and tie; plus sizes 1x – 4x; US $47.99
2. Fashion in shape
Morgan Zip Front Utility Jumpsuit; plus sizes 0-4; $69.96
3. Lane Bryant
square neck chambray jumpsuit ; sizes 12-28; USD 89.95
Comfortable denim overalls at Glenroy Wash; sizes XXS – XXL; $148 $119.50
Belcro Denim Jumpsuit; Standard/Plus sizes XS-3X; $158
Janine Belt Denim Boilersuit; plus sizes 1X-3X; $148
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