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Just the Classics: 5 Plus Size Pieces You Can Wear Forever

Forever feels like a long time, but you better believe it! Trends come and go, and it's a lot to keep up with, so we've narrowed it down to the top five items that are going to be around whether you're 25, 65 or anywhere in between.

1. Jeans

The best part about this classic is the options! Our plus size jeans come in skinny, straight, boot cut, high rise or mid rise. Skinny jeans are incredibly versatile and can be styled in so many ways. You can even opt for an elastic waistband for added comfort! Straight and boot cuts are a little bit trickier when it comes to the styling. Luckily, with boot cut the name really gives it all away – boots are the best accessory for this classic jean type, or you can go for a sneaker to keep things casual. Straight is an incredibly flattering silhouette. Although we tend to see more skinny jeans than straight, we highly recommend living life on the wild side and taking a risk here. High rise is a really nice choice when you're wearing a blouse or top tucked in. It accentuates the waist and tummy in just the right place. As for mid rise, a French tuck is definitely the right fashion trick here. You can thank us later.

2. Dresses

This really shouldn't come as any surprise. Dresses come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors, so this easily put them at the #2 spot on our list of plus size classics. What's even better? Dresses have this very sneaky way of making it look like you went above and beyond to look ultra-chic that day, when in reality it took you probably 10 minutes or less. It's as close as you're going to get to that popular “I woke up like this” mindset. Another fantastic reason why dresses are so classic is the accessorizing capability they offer. Any shoe pairs well with a dress, and depending on the style, you can add a scarf, a cute hat or even go for a belt to show off those curves.

3. Coats

Sure, this classic won't necessarily be an options year-round, but that doesn't change the fact that our plus size winter coats are a wardrobe staple you'll need for the rest of your life. Cold winter weather is inevitably going to come each and every year no matter how much we try getting away with wearing a swimsuit in January. It's important to keep cozy, but don't sacrifice your style in order to do so. There are so many different pieces to choose from, so take your time to choose the one you love the most. There's a huge misconception that winter coats have to be these large, bulky pieces that do nothing for your figure, but we disagree. You can choose one with a cinched waist or one with strategically placed pockets; even choosing between zippers or buttons can make all the difference in the fit.

4. Tops

If there's ever been a more consistent fashion item, it's the top. Every woman needs her tops. Short sleeve or long, turtleneck or scoop, collared or not … the list goes on! For such a classic piece, you want to own it in standard colors like black and white, but what we've grown to love is that prints and vibrant hues are here to stay, too! Florals, in particular, have become more common throughout every season, rather than just making their appearance during the spring months. Stripes are a very classic print we've all grown to love wearing outside of being on a yacht giving off major nautical vibes. These days, stripes are coming out in a plethora of shapes and colors.

5. Swimsuits

Whether it be a beach day with the kiddos, a tropical summer vacation, or just an evening relaxing in the hot tub, there are so many different occasions that call for one of our plus size bathing suits. It's so important to find a suit that you feel confident in. Our favorite flattering feature we recommend is the tummy control. Go for a wrapped detail or surplice accent so that you can show off your fashion sense at the pool and on the beach! Another fun part of this classic is the styling options. Styling a swimsuit? Sounds odd, we know, but hear us out. If your plans involve boogie boarding or a surfing excursion, you'll also love our plus size rash guard options. And for walks from the hotel room to the pool, choose from our wide range of comfortably cute cover-ups.

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