Looking good means feeling good. If you’re trapped in uncomfortable jeans, a too-tight dress, or pinching heels, your style will suffer. When putting together an outfit, focus on pieces that fit comfortably, and you’ll find that confidence comes naturally. Here are a few plus-size outfit ideas for every occasion.
Clothes you can move in are required for playgroup meet-ups. Keep it simple with plus-size leggings—or slim-fitting Starfish pants if you want something more substantial—and a flowing tunic top. You’ll look pretty, but you’ll be ready to run when your little one starts climbing up the jungle gym. If you prefer plus-size jeans instead of knit slacks, slip into a spandex and denim blend for plenty of stretch and freedom of movement.
Family gatherings are always fun, but they can also be hectic. There’s food to prepare, children to watch, and so many details to manage. Slip into a lovely plus-size ponté dress with a hint of stretch, and you’ll be ready to handle whatever comes your way in comfort and style. If your family gatherings are more casual, stay comfortable and look stylish in corduroy leggings and a tunic sweater with boots. Everyone will wonder how you get so much done while looking amazing!
During a work presentation, you want people to focus on what you’re saying, not what you’re wearing. Keep it simple with one of our plus-size cardigan sweaters worn over a chic dress. You’ll look professional and feel comfortable, making it easy to focus on impressing your audience. Plus-size cardigans also pair beautifully with dress pants and a pair of low-heeled dress shoes—although flats are fine, too. If you’re the bold type, choose an animal-print cardigan with a neutral outfit for the perfect balance of professionalism and pizzazz.
Planning a night out with your husband? Whether you’re going to a restaurant or seeing a movie, you’ll want to catch his eye. Try matching your favorite pull-on skinny jeans with a sophisticated velvet tunic—you’ll love it (and so will he!) Or pair the velvet tunic with fleece-lined leggings and calf-high boots for a fall or winter date-night outfit that’s cute and comfortable. If you’d rather wear a dress, slip into a plus-size fit-and-flare dress with a cute jacket on top. Women’s blazers are one option, or you can go casual with a jean jacket.
Sweat sessions call for comfortable plus-size activewear. There are leggings with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties to keep you dry and fresh, along with fleece-lined styles for walks on cold days. Suit up for stretching in yoga pants with comfort features, like flowy fabric with stretch and a wide, flat waistband with full elastic and a drawcord. There are also plenty of T-shirts and tanks for working out, along with sweatshirts in pullover and hooded styles to keep you warm and on-trend.
When you’re opening gifts from Santa and enjoying a big breakfast, you’ll need something special to wear. A pair of plus-size Christmas pajamas makes everything merrier and looks adorable in photos. There are matching family pajamas so your whole crew can coordinate, along with sherpa-lined flannel robes in all sizes to wrap up in for extra warmth. You’ll even find dog Christmas sweaters in coordinating colors and prints—not to mention stockings for every family member. Don’t forget the furry slippers and a cup of cocoa!
Ring in the New Year with a plus-size outfit that’s elegant enough for parties yet cozy enough for a night at home. Start with your favorite bottoms, whether that happens to be a pair of black jeans or flat-front dress pants with a slight flare. Top things with a cashmere sweater in a bright, celebratory color, and add sparkling jewelry to dress things up even more. Or slip into a fit-and-flare dress with your favorite cardigan to start the year off right.
Sweater dresses are a good option for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner—or super-fun Galentine’s Day get-together with the girls. Keep things on theme with a sweater dress in pink or red. If you prefer pants, top your favorite pair with a red or pink sweater. Any kind of heart-print top is great for Valentine’s Day, too. If you prefer basic black, dress up a monochromatic outfit like your favorite little black dress and tights with a pink or red handbag and matching shoes.
If you plan to dig into the garden this spring, make sure to dress for the occasion. A pair of straight-leg jeans or pull-on cotton/polyester pants are comfortable and sturdy enough for gardening, while a long-sleeve polo with UPF 50 keeps chilly spring breezes off your arms and provides sun protection for covered areas. You can also slip your favorite sweatshirt over a tee for a day planting flowers and pulling weeds. A lightweight plus-size fleece jacket is a good option for chilly mornings, whether you prefer a full-zip or quarter-zip style.
Dress for a seaside vacation with swimwear that makes you look and feel your best. There are one-piece plus-size swimwear styles to flatter every body, along with tankinis in many colors and prints. Tugless Tank and Grecian-style one-piece suits work for most every body type, while tankinis allow for maximum fashion versatility. A high-neck tankini top provides a modest look and sun protection, plus it looks stylish, and you can pair it with any style bottoms. Cover your swimsuit with a rash guard dress for style, comfort, and even more protection against UV rays. There are knee-length and ankle-length cover-up dresses in tank and kaftan styles to suit your style.
These are just some ideas for plus-size outfits. Play around with different pieces in your closet and shop for new ones to find plenty of fashion possibilities.