From Fast to Slow Fashion: Size-Inclusive Clothing Styles for Plus-Size Women

A talk with Michaela Leitz,  Confidence & Style Guru about Fashion for Figure + Style.

Plus-size fashion is no longer limited to traditional styles and sizes. Today, many trendy fast and slow fashion and classic clothing styles are available up to 7X for plus-size women. More and more retailers offer multiple clothing options, including plus-size tunics and casual tee shirts. Inclusive retailers like Xpluswear have some of the cutest styles and go up to 5X in sizing. Anthropologie, ASOS Curve, and Bare Necessities are also great options for plus-size clothing. FABA is an excellent slow fashion option for exclusive styles as curated in this article.

For some beautiful styling advice, Instagram is a great resource and is where we discovered Michaela Leitz  @AboutMichaela . Michaela is a Confidence & Style Guru. She shared her insight with SW Mag,

As a size inclusive fashion expert & plus-size luxury fashion stylist, my approach revolves around empowerment, versatility, and elegance. Ensuring quality and fit, I emphasize elegance that transcends size, creating sophisticated looks for all clients. Together, these principles help clients feel confident and comfortable in their own skin while celebrating their personal style.

Photo Courtesy of Michaela Leitz  Confidence & Style Guru.

 

To help you embrace your beauty and confidence this spring season, we have compiled eight head-to-toe spring fashion looks perfect for plus-size women. Top fashion trends this season include floral prints, bright colors, and loose-fitting clothing. Here are some of the top looks to try:

  1. A floral print maxi dress paired with strappy sandals
  2. A flowy tunic top paired with leggings and ankle boots
  3. A bright-colored jumpsuit paired with statement earrings and wedges
  4. A denim jacket paired with a colorful midi skirt and sneakers
  5. A white button-down shirt paired with high-waisted jeans and nude pumps
  6. A crop top paired with high-waisted shorts and sandals
  7. A flowy midi skirt paired with a graphic tee and sneakers
  8. A colorful blazer paired with a black pencil skirt and heels.
FABA Collection: FLOWY SILK MIDI SKIRT RAINDROPS$285.75
FABA Collection: FLOWY SILK MIDI SKIRT RAINDROPS $285.75

 

Empowerment is achieved by selecting garments that flatter each individual’s body shape, boosting their self-esteem and encouraging self-expression. Versatility is essential in curating outfits adaptable to various occasions, focusing on timeless pieces for a flexible wardrobe.  Michaela Confidence & Style Guru

 

FABA: WOMEN’S BACK SPLIT PENCIL SKIRT ZEBRES$125.00
FABA: WOMEN’S BACK SPLIT PENCIL SKIRT ZEBRAS $125.00

Additionally, plus-size Black female travelers break barriers and inspire others to embrace their beauty and confidence while traveling. These women are showcasing their adventures and encouraging others to do the same.  So, this summer, let’s embrace our beauty and confidence like these inspiring women.

SWEETHEART NECKLINE BLOUSE ZEBRA$189.88 up to 7XL
SWEETHEART NECKLINE BLOUSE ZEBRA $189.88 up to 7XL

Slip into Style: Rock the Slip Dress Trend

When it comes to fashion, there are no limits. While media and society may have traditionally portrayed smaller sizes as the standard for beauty, the truth is that fashion should be inclusive and empowering for everybody. And that includes big size women. One trend that is perfect for all sizes is the slip dress.

The slip dress, which has been around since the 1920s, is lightweight and comfortable, hugs the body’s curves, and accentuates the feminine silhouette. Its versatility makes it wearable for any occasion, from casual outings to formal events. One of the significant advantages of slip dresses is that it can be dressed up or down by layering them with different pieces.

For big-size women, slip dresses allow them to showcase their curves and feel confident in their bodies. Finding the right size for a perfect fit is essential, and layering with a denim jacket, cardigan, or scarf can complete the look. The idea is to style it in a way that is comfortable and reflects your personality.

 

FABA: SILK SLIP DRESS SMOKY PINK$289.00 up to 7XL
FABA: SILK SLIP DRESS SMOKY PINK $289.00 up to 7XL

Experts recommend choosing the suitable fabric and color. Satin and silk materials are the most common options for slip dresses, and solid color is ideal for a timeless look that can be accessorized in various ways. Accessorize with a statement necklace, earrings, or bracelet to add a bit of glamor, or keep it minimal with an understated clutch or crossbody bag.

I adore slip dresses for their sophisticated elegance and simplicity. These timeless pieces exude a sense of effortless grace, making them the perfect canvas to showcase one’s unique style. Slip dresses truly embody the essence of understated luxury, making them a must-have staple in every plus size wardrobe. –Michaela

Slip dresses are a versatile fashion must-have for every woman, regardless of size. They bring a sense of confidence and comfort when worn, and can be styled in multiple ways to make the perfect outfit. Remember to embrace your body, be true to yourself, and always wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

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