Our Plus-Size Fashion Expert Felicity knows that size doesn't matter... fashion is for everybody! So put down that celery stick and get fashionable!
Sizzling Summer Style!
Summer is definitely on it's way and that means that it's time to show some skin! Wait! Don't go
running for the nearest cover-up. It's time to embrace your curves with some of summer's hottest
looks. If you're thinking that there's no way you can find the cute stuff in your size, think again!
Gone are the days of wearing Muumuus to cover up your curvaceous figure. There are no more caftans
and giant shirts on the beaches and near the pools. Trendy full-figured fashion is now as close as
your nearest mall, mailbox or online store. There is a lot to talk about when dealing with summer
fashions, so this is a little taste of some of my up coming columns for the summer.
This summer style is becoming synonymous with femininity. Gentle colors and patterns mixed with
ultra-girly styles make for a wonderful way to keep cool and bring out your soft side. Skirts and
dresses come in a wide variety of lengths and cuts this season, ranging from an above the knee
asymmetrical hemline to a floor-skimming a-line skirt. Some of my favorite things in my closet have
either a handkerchief hem (one that points to a "V") or an asymmetrical line (one that slants to
either side). Again, variety is key, as the fabric can be light, floral and breezy or a solid and
Color plays a big part this summer. Gone are the days of the gray and black working as the base
of all outfits and mix-and-match varying degrees of brightness is here! If you don't feel totally
comfortable with wearing a lot of brightly colored clothes, why not opt for different degrees and
shades of the same color?
A brighter turquoise works wonderfully with navy, so if you are
bottom-heavy, find a cute navy knee-length skirt (maybe one with a little ruffle that is so cute this
season) and a v-neck or scoop neck top in turquoise. If you are more top-heavy, reverse the colors
and wear the darker color on the top. Pair this wonderful outfit with, not black but, a blue-toned
Playing with color can be a wonderful way to play up those features that you love and
at the same time, play down those that you're not so crazy about. Use the lighter/brighter colors
to draw the eye to the features you want to accentuate.
If you dress in monochrome, all one color,
you create an incredible, all over slimming effect. This is the season to use colors to your advantage!
What discussion of summer style would be complete without mentioning the most dreaded of all -- bathing
suits! Wonderful catalogs and online stores have made this once traumatizing experience into something
a bit more pleasant. Thankfully the tankini (a two-piece with a tank-style top) is back again, which
gives us hip-ier girls some more options for bathing suits. Cover-ups are becoming less coverage as
well. Pareos and sarongs are ultra-hot and trendy. As an added plus, they allow for a
beach-to-the-streets versatility as they can work as a skirt too. Slip on a pair of sandals
and a cute top and you're off!
Curves are nothing to hide and summer is the season to flaunt what we have! Check back soon for
the full columns on bathing suits, dressing with color and the newest trends for the summer and
where to find them!
Because all of our personality doesn't fit into a size 6,