Hi Grasie! Your fashion posts are one of my favourite at HelloGiggles and I’ve also started haunting your blog. You have inspired me to try and be a little more fashionable, even though I’m on a budget. However, I have a bit of trouble finding styles that fit me because I’m a size 16 and about 5’7″, so a lot of in-style stuff doesn’t look good on me. What advice can you give me so I can be stylish but still wear stuff that’s flattering on my body? Thanks!
Why, thank you, Laura! You are very kind. That is fantastic to hear.
The problem I find with most brands geared towards women sizes 14 and up is that the clothes are usually dreadful! Super lame and not fashionable at all. Luckily, some brands are getting it right and designing fashion forward digs in sizes 14-22. Two of my favorites are Asos Curve and Forever 21+ Both are affordable and right on trend.
The only trick to dressing a size 16 body is finding clothes that fit well. And finding clothes that fit well can be a challenge for any woman, at any size. We are all built differently and have something we struggle with: too tall, too short, too thin, too curvy, big boobs, small boobs, thick thighs, skinny legs… the list goes on and on.
Here are some styling tips for you: Try to accentuate your curves by wearing clothes that are snug but not too tight or too baggy. Skirts, dresses and tops that cinch at the waist are great options as well. Please oh please, don’t just wear solid black! Have fun with colors, patterns and textures! Black is great, but head to toe black is boring.
Below are some adorable outfits from Asos Curve and Forever 21+ that I love. The crappy part is you can only shop online for them. The cool part is there is nothing more fun than getting packages of clothes in the mail!
- Asos Curve Red Skinny Jeans $60
- Asos Curve Washed Blue Super Sexy Jeans $52
- Forever 21+ Fab Skinny Jeans $13.50
- Forever 21+ Geometric Dress with Belt $25
- Forever 21+ Feather Print Asymmetrical Dress $25
- Asos Curve Slash Neck Lace Dress $78
- Forever 21+ Semi-Sheer Abstract Top $18
- Asos Curve Playsuit with Abstract Print $60
- Forever 21+ French Terry Crest Blazer $25