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We each have our unique personal style.  And we all know "plus-size" is neither a style nor a body type.   Elegant Plus is here to help you express yourself with fashion options in a wide variety of tastes and lifestyles, for every age and budget. From natural fiber classics to Fast Fashion must-have trends, at all price points from moderate to upscale designer, our easy-to-use  shopping directories and hand-selected Editor's Pick fashion will help you to find the perfect outfit.
 

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Plus-Size Clothing Report
FALL FASHION 2014

The black and white trend that has been extremely popular this summer is getting darker and edgier with shifts to all black as fall approaches.  Faux and genuine leather are exceptionally important this year both as contrast and monochromatic textural trims, and as individual items of clothing such as jackets, skirts, dresses, and skirts.  Charcoal grey adds to the smoky palette with shots of blood red and orchid purple adding depth.  Teal green and vibrant blue are being used unexpectedly or a subtle color layers.....

Plus-Size Fall Fashion Trends for 2014
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Curvy Designer Spotlight Series
MICHAEL KORS

A regular at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Michael Kors believes in accessible fashion for the modern woman.  His high end collections have clean, modern classic and sophisticated lines in a more neutral palette.  Sizing is misses, and unlike many other designers is available larger than a 12 to a 16/18.  Sizes larger than 14 can be difficult to find, as some of the department stores choose not to carry the final XL size, in spite of its availability in the line.


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The affordable MICHAEL Michael Kors diffusion line focuses mainly on sportswear and wearable pieces that can be worn to the office or are appealing to working women as weekend wear. More natural fibers are being used than in the past with contemporary styling mixing with the classics.

Available through many upscale department stores, the diffusion line has expanded in recent years to include women's plus-size 14 to 24W. Separates, jeans, dresses, and swimwear are all available in larger sizes. 

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Full-Figured Fashion Trend Report
Working 9 to 5

Work appropriate clothing can range from business casual separates to more formal suits and jacket dresses depending on the field and position held. Even in less formal office environments there can be certain situations that may require the occasional formal option. Prints and patterns are especially important in 2014 with the unexpected mixing of masculine and feminine elements together for fresh office looks. Vintage silhouettes and feminine fabrics such as lace or silk might mix with a menswear plaid or tweeds, for example. 
 

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Classic tailored career pants, often in black but menswear patterns and other colors are also on-trend this year, are an essential part of most working wardrobes. This year structured blazers have become quite popular doing double duty as career separates and a polished option over jeans on weekends. Leather trims and separates in edgy black are providing a sleek spin to office power dressing. Add blood red lips or heels for maximum impact.

Dresses in recent years have become an office favorite.  Tailored sheath dresses, fit and flare styles, wrap dresses, and jacket dresses are all popular options.  Separate blazers or cardigans may be layered over them for either arm coverage or to provide warmth in cooler months or in air conditioned environments. 

Designer dresses for full figures are increasingly available in this shopping category, giving executive and professional more options than ever before.  Mid tier designer options in modern classic styles appropriate for work are becoming more readily available in the size 14 - 24W range as well. 
 

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Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report
Special Occasion Dressing

Once the excitement of the event invitation wears off, most women begin to wonder:  What am I going to wear?! The fall months are the lead up to the holiday season  that call for special attire.  From homecoming dances to Thanksgiving dinner, social dresses and separates are in demand. 

The annual ritual of holiday office parties provide the perfect excuse for a new dress or outfit for many.  Jumpsuits may be the most important trend story for dressy evening events, but desk-to-dinner dresses can also work well.

 

For daytime events this year winter florals will be trending in as the weather cools.   Sleeves are becoming more important for young and more sophisticated women, alike.  Hem lines are dropping with more option at or below the knee in midi lengths, in addition to maxi and full-length formal dresses.

Tints from pale pinks and orchids to pastel blue and dove grey are an unexpected statement for early fall this year.  Deeper shades of teal, purple, and blue are combining with shots of honey gold and spicy red as the autumn leaves turn.  Blue and white vase and china pattern prints are holding over from summer. Crisp black and white combinations carry over from last year as a chic alternative, with classic black dresses remaining a flawless choice.  Navy blue is the dark neutral of choice for cocktail dresses, especially when black in not appropriate.

Wide leg palazzo pants in light chiffon and lace are special occasion choices that can go from afternoon to evening with ease. Paired with tops with sequins or beading, this look can be an elegant alternative to dresses. Special occasion suits are another option for more formal events.

Some occasions such as military balls or black-tie evening weddings may call for something more formal.  Evening gowns are heavily influenced by the glam of Hollywood red carpets, with the Charles James exhibition of more structured and elaborate gowns and the Met Ball sure to influence styles moving into the next year. Vintage referencing is particularly strong in formalwear whether you are drawn to flashy flapper styles or voluptuous 50's silhouettes, options are readily available.
 

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Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report
Here Comes the Bride: Wedding & Bridal Style

Are wedding bells ringing?

This year curvy brides are looking for voluptuous mermaid gowns, light and frothy tulle, and vintage lace. Tea length dresses are becoming more popular with less formal weddings. Light tints including blush, champagne, and silver are diversifying the traditional white and ivory bridal palette.  Some brides are even opting for bolder colors while maintaining the fairytale quality of their wedding dress choices.  Head pieces with a vintage Gatsby flavor are particularly in demand, along with florals, crystal, and more whimsical veils.

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Popular colors for bridesmaids this year include radiant orchid purple, pale pinks, violet, greens, and a range of blues from paler to more intense shades.  Floral prints are certain to be chosen for some wedding parties with patterns taking central stage this fashion season. Look for softer fabrics such as chiffon as we move towards the spring and summer wedding seasons.

Mothers-of-the-bride and other special guests enjoy both sleeved and bare style dresses.  Jacket dresses and evening suits, both long and tea length, are still favored by many, but more youthful, contemporary style social dresses are also increasingly in demand.
 

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