Plus Size Fashion Trends in 2015 (by Peter Minkoff)

Thanks to Peter Minkoff  for taking his time to write this wonderful article.  Take it away, Peter!
            The fashion industry has seen plenty of changes in recent years; fashion trends, ideals and expectations have been moving in a rather positively surprising direction – the curvy girl.
And while skeletal, sickly girls used to occupy every fashion designer’s attention keeping such frame an ideal and absolute trend, the rise of curvy models, so called plus size women, became both fashion and women movement, encouraging women of all sizes to embrace their gorgeous bodies and enjoy the ride.
With pretty aggressive campaigns, a voice that won’t let be muffled and the idea of a world where body-shaming of any kind is the thing of the past, these lovely women are redefining what society considers beautiful. Even some of the hottest designers are putting their guards down, like Clements Ribiero who designed a standout collection for full-figured women.
However, prejudice is ever more existing; skeleton look-alikes still occupy runways and magazine covers but the hope is there and the change – imminent. In the mean time, we’ll focus on plus size trends for the upcoming season and discuss some of the best pieces that will complement your gorgeous, curvy figure.
1. Crop tops
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                Crop tops were brought back in style by the Kardashian/Jenner clan and we thank them for that. Crop tops are a perfect solution for any body type. Depending how you style them, they can go from a complementing piece to a fabulous skirt or jeans or be a statement piece that carries the whole outfit. For the upcoming season, choose bold patterns and colors that will promote a happy vibe!
2. Tube skirts/dresses
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             Again, the Kardashian clan’s doing! These fabulous types of skirts or dresses are the perfect solution for anyone who is looking to flaunt their curves and feel like a million dollars! The accentuate the waist, hips and derriere in all the right places! Paired up with a fashionable pair of pumps and a cropped top, this outfit is a dream come true for all of us full-figured women. To keep the chick looks but add a bit of “bad girl” vibe to it, opt for a biker jacket on top and daring jewelry.
Both crop tops and tube skirts and dresses are reminiscent of previous year’s fashion but we simply can’t get enough of it!
3. Shorts, bare arms, wraps
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             This summer (and every other of that matter) exercise your right to skinny and light outfits! Jean shorts, americana shirts in light materials, interesting patterns and colors and wraps are the absolute hit for the upcoming season. Even though curvy women are often advised to avoid anything short and revealing, don’t! Enjoy your figure and wear whatever feels fabulous.
4. Flowy dresses
             There is probably nothing as amazing as a flowy dress on a curvy girl, especially during summertime. Waist fitted with a flowy bottom, these dresses will give your silhouette that elegant, light vibe and an inevitable confidence boost! Opt for literally any color and you’ll look fabulous!
5. Color your life up!
                  Owing to the trendy plus size fashion we can finally get a breather and forget about the All Black Everything fashion that we are often told to wear. Obviously, black is a perfectly acceptable option for those chic, romantic nights but it shouldn’t be and it mustn’t be the only color plus size women wear, especially not during the summer.
Mimic the vibrancy of the summer season with bright colors! Give your wardrobe that extra pop with the right accessories like flower crowns, bags, earrings, interesting neck pieces, bold makeup and a pretty little ensemble as base.
Also, don’t shy away from whites even though white is supposedly “widening”. Who cares, really! Opt for an All White Everything chic, summer combo that will turn heads!
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. This is a great article and it is indeed true that Plus Size Fashion is very fun, chic and sophisticated now as compared to previous years. All women are beautiful regardless of color, shape or size.

    Great Post Nerline; have a great weekend.

  2. This was really great!! I hope you have a super weekend doll xx

  3. WOW! I truly LOVE this article!!! :))))

  4. Oh bother, my long comment just went into thin air......................argh!!! So I just wish you a happy Friday, Nerline, gotta run.
    muah muah muah kisses, babe

  5. Great topic is about time that fashion industry focus on all shape, size woman. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. I love this post and every word is amazing!
    Everyone should be able to feel comfortable no matter what.

  7. I love this post and saving it for future reference. Thanks Sista!!

  8. Interesting article. But, what is trendy for petite women?

  9. Stunning looks. Gotta appreciate all the curves.
    Happy weekend gal!

    xx Lori

  10. I absolutely love how brands came a long way from designing amazing pieces for plus size women! Great post Nerline, have a great weekend xo

  11. It's nice to see designers expanding their size range. Beauty comes in all sizes.

  12. Postagem maravilhosa elas são lindas e super estilosa
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  13. The flowy dress is definitely my fav and the best! Kisses Nerline, happy weekend! xo

  14. The flowy dress is definitely my pick! Happy weekend Nerline, kisses! xo

  15. He couldn't have said it any better- "Body shaming is a thing of the past" Sharing that line. Very beautiful and inspiring post.


  16. We are gorgeous no matter what skin we're in! Ladies, rock.

  17. Awesome trend for sure. Great article, sissy.
    Happy Sunday!


  18. Stylish looks & lovely ladies! Great article!


  19. Nice article, pencil skirts looks stunning in curvy women.