Fashion trends and runway styles aren’t exclusively for supermodels anymore. These days, designers and retailers alike understand the varied needs of modern women and how to provide them with on-trend apparel and accessories to shop. If you’re a style-conscious, plus-size woman looking for some new trends to sink your teeth into, you’re going to have some fun this season. This fall’s looks are accessible, easy to achieve, and ready to flatter your full figure, too!
Fall 2012 Trend #1 – Amethyst All-Over
Jewel tones are always big during the fall and this year in no exception. For Fall 2012, enjoy the latest addition to your wardrobe collection: amethyst. This fun, flirty shade of purple is the perfect way to get an instant, colorful boost that’s right on trend. Stick to classic silhouettes that flatter your figure this season, just shop them in amethyst! Add black neutrals for a dramatic, smoking hot effect, too!
Avenue’s fall 2012 collection is filled with beautiful amethyst-hued tops and dresses to shop. Pick out a straight-up purple blouse or opt to add the color into a beautiful pattern. For an easy add-on for this trend, why not try something different? I love these Liz Stretch Platform Booties available in purple at Avenue. They’re a peep toe, faux suede design that will definitely get you some extra notice this fall! Shop these in sizes 8-13W (half sizes available) for just $54. Check out our Avenue coupon codes when you shop, too!
Fall 2012 Trend #2 – Ruffle Detailing
Known as “peplum,” these feminine ruffles add something special to any garment, cruising right off the spring/summer runway and sticking around for the fall. Conquer this trend today with a worthy wardrobe addition, just be careful. The goal with peplum is to keep it well placed so it accentuates the right areas. Use it around the hem of a shirt or tunic, or the waist of a dress, to turn your plus-size figure into a beautiful hourglass. It’s the best way to celebrate your curves!
Add peplum to your look all season long with the right choice of jacket. Roaman’s Peplum Duster Jacket (from $109.99) is a great option, available in black and charcoal heather grey. Shop sizes M to 4X and let this figure-flattering style do all the talking. It’s fitted in the right places and uses peplum wisely to accentuate your curves without overtaking them. The jacket also has side pockets, an attached hood, shawl collar, and princess seams for a feminine fit you’ll love wearing anywhere.
Fall 2012 Trend #3 – Seventies Prints
The fashion of the 1970s just won’t seem to go away, so this fall, it’s back yet again. This time around, it’s the prints that are making a splash in the fashion world. Dressing in head-to-toe prints might terrify any plus-size girl, but it’s possible to make this look work for you. Pick a bold, patterned piece and pair it with something tamer. For example, Marie Claire suggests an all-over print trouser and a simple white tee to make a statement. With the right well-proportioned pattern, you can actually add a slimming effect to your curvier parts.
Try out something a little different with this mod print, 70s-inspired dress at Avenue. The Geometric Blouson Dress (a web exclusive) is just $88 and serves as the perfect dress for work, play, and nights out on the town. The larger print and multi-directional stripes and shapes are a great figure-flatterer. Add to it the elbow-length sleeves, draped neckline, and empire waist and you’ve got the perfect plus-size blouson effect! It’s available is sizes 14/16W to 26/28W.
Fall 2012 Trend #4 – Look Like a Lady
eminine looks are all the rage right now, so embrace your lady-like tendencies! It’s so traditional though, that it’s almost not a trend at all. In a way, isn’t it always in style? Try to modernize that classic Jackie O-like style with tweed jackets, pearls, structured bags, and the right mix of lady-like accessories. Think cropped pants with heels and fitted jackets or a fitted dress with ankle boots and the perfect clutch. This one’s open-ended so you can interpret it in your own way to suit your personal style!
One bold way to capture this look for yourself is with a statement-making jacket. I like the Ocean Depth Jacket ($128-$138) at Catherine’s. This dark teal jacket is an elegant and lady-like option that provides texture and a great figure-flattering fit. Shop it in sizes 16W to 34W, then pair it with your favorite bottoms and accessories to get that feminine allure. Don’t forget to check in for some great Catherine’s coupon codes when you shop!
Fall 2012 Trend #5 – Metallic in the Mix
A newer addition to the world of fashion neutrals, metallic accessories and apparel have been a big hit for the past few fall seasons. Without being too loud about it, adding a metallic item to any look ups its trend-factor almost instantly. Swap out regular denim for metallic jeans; opt for a top with metallic detailing; or add an adorable metallic bag to any outfit!
Check out the Glisten Top at Catherine’s (on sale for $51.99 to $55.99) and you’ll make a big splash. Take metallic seriously with this double-layer, sparkling top. The v-neckline and draping sleeves give it that extra feminine flair and the stretch waistband gives you the perfect loose, flattering fit. Shop this one on sale now in sizes 0x to 4X before it’s gone for good!
Plus Size Savings, Too!
You don’t have to follow all of these trends, just pick the ones that most interest you. Add a few elements here and there to get an updated fall wardrobe that’s right on trend but still well-suited to your body’s unique needs. Adding trends is easy to do if you know where to shop! Armed with our Plus Size & Petite Coupon Codes, you’ll be able to shop and save for all of your favorites!