Plus Size Clothing: Layering Your Look
Finally, after so many years of being ignored by fashion designers, plus size women are able to enjoy a variety of clothing options. Now we don’t have to settle for mismatched colors, fabrics, and styles because of lack of choices. One way to take advantage of all these new clothing options is creating layered outfits.
Layering outfits can make you look professional, stylish, or highlight your personal style. A sweater or jacket over a fitted top can look fantastic. To make your style stand out, choose layers that are complimentary colors instead of identical. Besides creating layers with different types of fabrics can be fun too. You can put a fun sequined shrug over a simple T-shirt to make a totally new and stylish outfit.
Making new outfits with layers can look great, but be sure not to over-do it. If you use more than 3 layers, all the clothing can begin to just look bulky. Remember that plus size clothing with neutral colors will blend together well. If you want to make a bright colored plus size jacket stand out, combine it with simple colors with low saturation.
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It’s a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It’s like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen