Summer fashion may be fun and flirty, but many find the cooler autumnal temperatures are a welcome opportunity to get back into cosy, layered clothing. Indeed, fashion is no longer constrained to clothing that keeps you cool but moves to some of your favourite classic pieces. Those boots you adore, the black skinny jeans that are oh so flattering and your favourite tunics and sweaters.
But how do you update your wardrobe for autumn? Rather than go out and brave the high street many of us will now choose to shop online. To help avoid disappointment and expensive return fees, we’ve taken a look at the key fashions for autumn/winter 2020 and adapted them into trends for the curvier figure.
The preppy look will be everywhere this season. However, if a mix of plaids and tartans is too much for you, then how about choosing a white shirt with a loose plaid cardigan? On an hourglass figure, this would look fantastic cinched in at the waist with a belt.
Reinvent your trench
Every fall season we see camel make a comeback and this year it’s no different. However, rather than choose a structured trench coat à la Burberry, why not buy a duster-style coat? This loose, floaty, full-length coat looks equally fantastic over a white shirt and jeans combo as an all-black ensemble. It also ties in nicely with the move toward power dressing we’re due to see this season. However, most importantly, it suits women of all sizes.
Go for colour
Coloured leather jackets are set to be huge this season, as are jewel tones. So if you fancy updating your leather jacket then don’t go for black. Find one in burgundy, red or even a deep green to really stand out from the crowd. A biker style jacket looks great on a plus size figure as it stops at the waist and the off-centre zipper is really flattering.
Get a flirty skirt
A-line and pencil skirts can really suit a curvy figure. They also look really chic in the autumn season. Pair a denim pencil skirt with thick tights and biker boots for an uber cool look. For evenings out, look for an A-line pleated or fringed skirt. Wear a dark coloured top for a slimming effect and to make sure the eye is drawn to your skirt detailing.
Invest in a jumpsuit
The one piece jumpsuit is definitely still bang on trend. It’s also a fantastic way to move your summer wardrobe into cooler autumn temperatures. Look for denim or dark coloured jumpsuits, and make sure you buy for your body shape. Plus size fashion is all about your shape – what suits an hourglass figure won’t suit a straighter or pear-shaped frame.
All the same, rules apply here – to accentuate a waist, wear a belt; to minimise your bust, go for a v-neck or scooped neckline. Sleeves are also great if your arms aren’t as toned as you’d wish, but avoid full-length arms, a ¾ length is far more flattering. Avoid a skinny leg if you’re pear-shaped; a wide or flared leg will look so much better as it will elongate your frame. One final word of caution here, make sure you buy a jumpsuit in a soft, high-quality fabric. One that will drape and frame your body. If you need help defining your waist then invest in plus size control briefs or even a control girdle for the full upper abdomen to thigh shaping.
The chunky boot
You may have nailed your outfit, but put away those stiletto-heeled boots and invest in some chunky platform boots to complete your look this fall. We love this practical yet chic look. You can choose ankle or knee-high boots, depending on how daring you feel!
Statement chain jewellery
OK, this isn’t strictly clothing, but the right jewellery can make just about any outfit fashionable. We’re not exactly talking Mr T from The A-Team here, but the layering of statement pieces in a more subtle way is certainly going to be popular this coming season. We’re set to see chains of all metallic hues and link sizes, with the layering of necklaces as well as bracelets. This is a great way to glam up even the plainest of outfits and works well from day time chic to night time glamour.
We hope this article has inspired you and got you excited about your wardrobe turnover. The arrival of autumn not only makes getting dressed in the morning more fun and creative, but it also heralds so many of our cherished events – Halloween, bonfire night and the run-up to Christmas. So start embracing the turning of the season today, you’ll actually be relieved to put away that tired t-shirt dress and the strappy sandals. Cosy evenings in front of the fire, sipping on a pumpkin spice latte wearing our favourite loungewear? We can’t wait!