#AskHauterfly: 3 Fun Outfit Ideas For Plus-Size Women
Hey Team Hauterfly,
I look up Hauterfly frequently, mostly for outfit inspirations as well as fashion/beauty related articles. I would like to see some plus-size outfit inspirations. Most plus size Indian fashion blogs don’t inspire much. I’d love to see some stylish contemporary as well as quirky western casual wear for curvy women.
~ Preethi Lakshminarayanan
Everyone is now participating in the body image debate, with a majority of us giving prime importance to the body positivity movement. From pressurising women to dress in a particular manner to now stressing about ‘wear what you please without worrying whether you’re petite, plus-size or someone in between’, we’ve truly come a long way. And thank God for that!
Despite walking away from body bashing and body shaming, the truth still remains… curvy women struggle to find some sartorially flattering clothes. A few of my friends who are plus size often complain about how unfair it is that they fail to locate fashionable clothes that not just fit them but look good too. I’ve always intended to write on plus size fashion but delayed working on the topic, probably because it never affected me directly. But with this second query by our reader Preethi for the #AskHauterfly series, I’ve decided to include more content on curvy girl fashion.
In this post, I have collated three outfit ideas that curvy women can wear to different occasions. Try them; I’d love to hear from you if you liked these looks. Also, in case you have any more ideas or a fashion query, you know who to ask. I’m always happy to help!
1. CASUAL FRIDAY OUTFIT
Want to stylishly win that casual Friday at work? Tuck in a botanical print shirt in a pair of distressed denim and wear an olive shrug over it. Opt for a neutral-hued pair of ankle-strap heels. Don’t forget to lug around your essentials in a saddle bag, and also wear a chic neckpiece to complete your look.
Next Printed Shirt (Rs 2,334)
Dorothy Perkins Sleeveless Jacket (Rs 2,009)
River Island Skinny Jeans (Rs 3,401 approx)
Truffle Collection Grey Stilletos (Rs 2,159)
Bling Lane Neckpiece (Rs 867)
Forever New Saddle Bag (Rs 2,195)
2. PARTY-READY OUTFIT
Finding the right party wear can be quite a hassle. And when you’re curvy, it can be a herculean task to find something that’s effortlessly cool for a night out. I’ve gone for an all-black look here. Add a wrap top to a sequinned mini skirt for when you’re heading to a party. If you’re looking to go for a layered look, you can add a longline jacket or even a sleek bomber jacket. Don’t forget to team this ensemble with the right accessories (here: I’ve gone for gold-toned jewellery) so as to complete your look.
Club L Front Wrap Body Top (Rs 1,789 approx)
Mango Violeta Sequin Skirt (Rs 8,990)
Topshop Black Sandals (Rs 3,184)
Pipa + Bella Round Neckpiece (Rs 552)
Fab Along Midi Ring Set (Rs 360)
Warehouse Suede Sling Bag (Rs 3,200)
3. DAYTIME DATE OUTFIT
What to wear to that daytime date did you ask? I suggest you pick an on-trend piece like this off shoulder, double layered midi dress. To keep it uber-feminine, wear pearl-encrusted jewellery. Also, keep the colour story of the accessories nude — a cross-body bag and ghillie low block heels is all you need to complete this look.
Boohoo Floral Midi Dress (Rs 1,967 approx)
Shop Lune Gold And Pearl Drop Earring (Rs 950)
Pipa + Bella Pearl Square Bracelet (Rs 595)
Gold Digger Pearl Finger Ring (Rs 300)
Zara Cross-body Bag (Rs 1,990)
Forever New Ghillie Low Block Heels (Rs 1,795)
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