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What's Your Style?

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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Curvy Designer Spotlight Series
Designer: Donna Karan - DKNY -  DKNYC

Donna Karan is a large, international company, founded by the eponymous chief designer and her late husband in 1984.  Prior to the founding of her own company, Karan was the chief designer at Anne Klein following the death of Klein in 1974, where with Louis Dell’olio she developed the chic, Anne Klein Collection and then the Anne Klein II line in 1982 which originated the modern concept of bridge and lifestyle dressing.


A fashion design leader, Donna Karan has received many awards for both her design and charity work that embraces women and their lifestyles, so it is no surprise that she is an early pioneer into the expanded designer plus-size sphere (2010) with a recognition that women of all shapes and sizes appreciate well-designed, quality clothing that works with their busy lives. 


The Donna Karan ethos and sensibility is one of sleek, modern classic pieces that work together to mix and match as a complete wardrobe. Both the Donna Karan and more moderately priced, diffusion DKNYC line that speaks to a younger audience are shown at New York Fashion Week.

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Featured Designer Trend: Black Ruffled Walking Coat, Size 1X-3X, Designer: DKNY
DKNY Ruffled Walking Coat
Sizes 1X-3X

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The Latest Elegant Plus Seasonal Fashion Reports

Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report
Dresses for All Occasions

Spring is the season of feminine, flirty dresses, with pretty florals, sweet pinks, laces and chiffons leading the way. Spring 2014 sees pastels, tulle, chiffon and lace leading the way.  For those that prefer deeper palettes orchid purple, vibrant blue, coral red, and sunny yellow are also on trend.  Neutrals, black and white blocking and patterns, and sophisticated shimmer finishes can also make chic style statements. Young, trendy fashionistas are favoring body conscious styles and skater dresses, while hem lines are beginning to descend to midi dress length.

From Easter Sunday best church suits and jacket dresses to celebratory Mother's Day brunch frocks, spring occasion dressing provide plenty of opportunities to indulge in a new look.

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Some girls are beginning to look forward to proms, with Hollywood's red carpet season serving as inspiration. Curvy mermaid dresses, tulle ball gowns, and vintage glam are making their mark this year. Tropical brights including orange, pinks, yellow, and green are mixing with classic black, white, gold and silver.  More daring girls may choose prints, cut outs, or embellishments.  Expect to see more hi low looks that began to trend last year, along with shorter party dresses and longer gowns.  Many pageant participants are choosing gowns with plenty of sequins, beading and bling in addition to curve enhancing silhouettes.

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Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report

One of the easiest way to create personal style and make a look your own is through the use of accessories. From boho chic to modern classics, the right shoe or piece of jewelry is what can make an outfit truly shine. While plus-size women often find larger scale and options such as extenders on necklaces, larger belts, and wide-width shoes are needed, there are plenty of fashion forward choices available for expressing yourself.

This spring look for everything pink from the palest blush to deep magenta. Icy pastels complement pops of coral orange and vibrant blue. Clean black and white color blocking and graphic prints are still in style, along with pearl and metallic finishes.  Prints and pop art patterns are a fun twist that can spice up more neutral outfits.

Look for wedges, platforms, and skimmers along with classic sandals and peep-toe shoes as we move into warmer weather.  Heeled booties are having a fashion moment for the trendy set. Accessories with laser cut-out patterns and lace textures in everything from shoes to belts to hand bags are another must have that can add interest and dimension.

Statement necklaces are one of the hottest trends in jewelry this year, and an excellent choice for curvy figures. Pearls, art deco designs including pave set crystals, and looks for the wrist ranging from watches to wrap bracelets are also popular choices. Scarves are another way to add both color and pattern to spring outfits with designer options offering signature prints and pop art designs.

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Curvy Fashion Trend Report
Here Comes the Bride: Wedding & Bridal Style

Are wedding bells ringing? The winter holidays through Valentine's Day is the heart of the romantic engagement season.

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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Full-Figured Fashion Trend Report
Working 9 to 5

Work appropriate clothing can range from business casual separates to more formal suits 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.

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.

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This year structured blazers have become quite popular doing double duty as career separates and a polished option over jeans on weekends. Luxury items like designer shoes, hand bags, and cashmere cardigans give upscale plus size women the professional looks they need.  Mid tier designer options in modern classic styles appropriate for work are becoming more readily available in the sizes 14-24W range as well. 

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Curvy & Fit Fashion Trend Report
Health at Every Size

Every body is a good body.  Every body needs movement, good nutrition, and adequate sleep.  With busy modern lifestyles it's easy to forgo any one of these things.   Sometimes it's important to remember to put you and your good health first. 

Resources for fitness and other physical activities have historically been scarce for larger bodied people, in spite of tremendous amounts of social pressure to "get off the couch."  However, plus-size activewear, today, is one of the fastest growing segments of the apparel industry.

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Whether it's Zumba, yoga, or swimming, simply walking or ambitiously running a triathlon, curvy women are taking fitness at all sizes more seriously than ever.  The key to building a lasting lifestyle is finding the activities that give you personal pleasure.

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Full-Figured Fashion Trend Report
Winter Resort, Cruise & Beach Vacations

When temperatures plummet in the North people begin to dream of tropical beaches and cruise vacations. College students also like to get away to beach locations for Spring Break.  Favorite destinations include resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida.

Part of fun in the sun is enjoying poolside lounging in glamorous swimwear.  Sleek one piece styles and two piece styles are equally popular. Flirty swim dresses are full-figured classics for those who prefer more coverage. Maxi dresses are perfect choices for both daytime strolls and evening cocktails, while some can double as swim cover-ups.

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Day wear can range from upscale designer looks at swank resorts to casual and practical shorts for more adventure driven vacations. Free flowing BoHo styles, cotton, and linen are popular choices with many in warmer weather.  Classic color palettes include clean white mixed with clear blues, green, and tropical brights.  Graphic black and white color blocking and prints are also popular this year.

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