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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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Curvy Designer Spotlight Series

An urban boho label, Johnny Was combines easy-care natural fibers such as rayon, silk, and cotton with vintage inspirations fused with global gypsy aesthetics. Founded in 1987 by Eli Levite, Bob Marley's  “Johnny Was a Good Man" served as musical inspiration which is only fitting for a Coachella fashion favorite. A Fair Trade company, the hand crafted aesthetic and embroidered details are prized by free spirited women of every age group. The JWLA sister label embodies similar design aesthetics with a slightly more casual, lived in vibe. Both are available in plus-size styles to 3X.

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Silk print dresses, tops, skirts and tops mix with vintage detail rayon embroidered pieces in an eclectic style with simple, flowing silhouettes.  Embroidered layering kimonos and tunics are both immensely popular, along with both shift dresses and maxi dresses. Vintage lace details often mix as eyelet solids or French lace trims. Both knits and wovens are available.  These are wearable, every day clothes with casual yet chic bohemian appeal.

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Plus-Size Fashion Trend Report
BoHo Chic

With warm weather comes the summer music and arts festival scene, and with that comes an explosion of global inspired fashion.  This year BoHo Chic styles have a heavy Mexican and folk art influence.  Crisp white dresses, maxi skirts, and peasant tops are embroidered in floral or ethnic patterns.  Pattern mixing works especially well for this style tribe, with florals, paisley, and tribal prints appearing on everything including wide-leg palazzo pants, leggings, and tunics.

Light, sheer kimonos in a myriad of prints are being worn over short denim shorts and tank tops, along with sandals. Longer art deco style dusters also work well over jeans and plain tees.  Maxi dresses have become a summer classic, and are an integral part of bohemian wardrobes.

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Eco-fashion in beginning to play a more prominent role in fashion, generally.  Bohemian styles have long favored natural fibers which in the summer months can include organic cotton, linen, and silk.  Lace is also very important this year with summer styles offering crochet, eyelet, and traditional lace in both white and colors. Bold statement necklaces are the most important accessory, in addition to woven belts in tribal patterns and gemstone studded western style belts.

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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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Natural Fibers & Eco-Fashion

Summer is when we reach for cool, light fashions that keep us comfortable in hot weather. Popular choices are cotton, silk, and linen in both classic, tailored styles and free flowing looks that skim the body. Cotton sun dresses, tees, shorts and crops along with sweeping maxi skirts and dresses are among the most popular.  Career women also take advantage of items such as crisp linen sheaths and suits. Whisper weight silk is perfect for items as diverse as wedding guest dresses and BoHo print tops, and is more plentiful in designer collections.

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Natural fibers are popular with women who are more environmentally conscious, but others appreciate some of the luxury quality of these fabrics.  Organic cotton and linen is generally much more expensive to produce and therefore mainly available in either artisan boutique designers, or upscale premium labels.  The most widely available plus-size eco-fashion brand today is Eileen Fisher.

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Special Occasion Dressing

Once the excitement of the event invitation wears off, most women begin to wonder:  What am I going to wear?!

The summer months are full of celebratory events that call for special attire.  From graduation ceremonies to wedding invitations, social dresses and separates are in demand.  For daytime events florals are feminine print options.  Lace is particularly in demand this year, along with sheer chiffons and back details. 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.

Color palettes range from pale pinks, pastel blue, and crisp white while pops of coral, magenta, orchid, and yellow liven up warm weather fashion.  Crisp black and white combinations carry over from last year as a chic alternative.  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 Art Deco glam of Hollwood, 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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