Last year's fashion was all about the 1970's and 2017 will be all about 1980's glam. Look for unique textures, foil, glitter, bright fluorescent colours, huge earrings..even shoulder pads. Underwear will be outerwear, especially the bra. Obviously, we can't wear what's on the runway in everyday life, but here are some of our choices to keep our curvy gals on trend.
SHOCKING BRIGHT PINK TO SOFT MUTED PINK....
(ABOVE) Rachel Roy Cold Shoulder top with Ruffles 129.00 Available at Addition Elle. This top is cool, trendy and looks really comfortable. Check in-store availability, I've been disappointed to learn that not all locations carry Rachel Roy. I know that the downtown Toronto location by the Eaton's Centre carries the line and it's also available online. www.additionelle.com
(ABOVE) What about a bright pink blazer! This is our favourite pic from Eloquii. Quinn Blazer $114.90 www.eloquii.com
(ABOVE) Nobody can maker a plus woman look sexier then the designers of Monif C. This figure hugging, shocking pink dress is a total knockout. Melissa Bow Dress $128.00 https://monifc.com/
YELLOW: NEON TO SUNNY
(ABOVE) Eloquii Tiered Sleeve Swing Dress in Yellow $99.90 www.eloquii.com
Simple, on trend, bright and bra friendly.
( ABOVE) We love the tiny details on this egg yolk yellow Eloquii dress, but having it in one uniform colour keeps it fresh and not too fussy. It will tap into your girly side with delicate lace and fun pom pom piping, this dress is light and airy. Flare Dress with Lace and Pom Detail $129.90 www.eloquii.com
INNOCENT / GIRLIE
At first we thought this trend would only be for the younger crowd, and wouldn't suit us. ( can a 37 year old pull off baby pink ruffles?) Maybe, if it's part of a cute Boho blouse like the one below from FOREVER 21 For $40
( BELOW) This plus size layered tea dress just oozes sugary sweet. There might not be anything in the world as crisp and clean as a summer white lacy- perfect for any cocktail party, this dress is a choice that we love Available through Eloquii ww.eloquii.com
SEE-THROUGH BLACK DRESSES
This is not a look for someone who isn't confident, it takes real bravery to walk around in a black translucent dress. However... if you fear exposing too much skin and aren't a fan of showing everyone your undies...a black thigh skimming slip underneath will give you the same effect and keep your modesty in check.
(BELOW) BRAVE NEW GIRL! Wearing Plus Size Sheer Lace-Up Dress $$27.90 by FOREVER 21. www.forever21.com
BOLD COLOUR BLOCK LINEAR PRINTS
Inspired by Piet Mondian (artwork below)..bright colours and line are back and making bold statements in fabrics on the runway for Spring. I think any print that keeps to bold block patterns and showcases black line and bright primary colours of Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White will keep you on trend.
( BELOW) Jessica Simpson plus Mondrian-style Dress available at Amazon.com $129.00
(BELOW) Black & Multi Stripe Shirt With Side Splits $37.00 www.yoursclothing.com
( BELOW) Black, Mesh and Orange/Red Colour Block Top by YOURS CLOTHING UK. $24.00 www.yoursclothing.com
LEATHER FRINGE/ LONG FRINGE
Fringe detailing is back and in our opinion, less is more. A little fringe goes a long way and that's why we love the look of the MONIF C Fringe Dress. It comes in blush, white or black. Who doesn't want a long fringe cape?
(nelow) MONIF C JOSIE fringe dress in blush. $168.00 https://monifc.com
Poka dots seemed to be treated to a modern reincarnation on the runway this year, but dots still translate into whimsy. Is there anything more whimsical then this sweet black crepe Disney inspired Mini Mouse Dress by Torrid? How cute is that red piped Peter Pan colllar? $68.00 www.Torrid.com
BRAS AS OUTWEAR
OUR PICKS..CHOOSE A PRETTY BRALET THAT DOUBLES AS A CROP TOP.
We love to see it paired with a pencil skirt or a full blown tulle skirt or just with jeans and a jacket! Make sure the fabric isn't translucent, and steer clear of bras covered in lace. The feel of this looks is almost "sporty." You want to make a statement..not look like you forgot to get dressed. Anything with strapping looks very cool right now.. remember these bras are meant to be seen.
( ABOVE) Lace Up Bralet, $ 34.00 www.torrid.com
( BELOW) Long Line racerback Bra by Hipsandcurves.com
MAKE UP TRENDS
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, DOLCE GABBANA, CHANEL showcased a clear, clean porcelain complexion on their runway models...but highlighted a crisp, clean-cut orange/red lip.
OTHER LOOKS WE LOVED
Pink, Orange and candy coloured eye shadows...bright shimmering aqua Marine shadows, dewy fresh skin and long feathery eye lashes.
MODELS ON THE RUNWAY WITH VIVETTA HIGHLIGHTED PALE SKIN AND BUBBLE GUM PINK EYES.
Jay is wearing a bright pink eye shadow, and soft pink lips. Foundation was applied lightly with a wet sponge for a dewy look. Deep Brown eyeliner rims the upper lash line and two coats of dark brown mascara. Beachy blush on cheeks, barley there contouring with a light bronzer. The top of the nose centre of the lips, cheek bones and brow bone have a application of mineral highlighting power to create glow. Also blended highlighting power on the inner corner of the eye lids.
Focus on making the look soft and dreamy.
AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA
EYE SHADOW: Tarteist™ Pro Amazonian Clay Palette..pink shadow in MOD. $69.00
Kat Von Dee Tattoo eyeliner in Mad Max Brown $25.00
Kat Von Dee Lock-it Foundation ( applied with a wet Beauty Blender) Colour 42 Neutral - fair porcelain with neutral undertone $42
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Colour: Do No Wrong - dusty rose matte $25
Becca mineral blush in the colour Flower Child. $39
Becca Shimmering Skin perfector in Moonstone ( pale gold) $46.00