31 Black & White Plus Size Clothing Items That Are Perfect For An Edgy Spring

In a lot of ways, plus size black and white fashion is kind of like a metaphor for spring. Just as spring rests in the middle of winter and summer, this seemingly colorless clothing rest in the middle ground of your wardrobe, the perfect choice for warm days when it might rain, or icy mornings that might have you sweating by mid-afternoon. Wearing black and white satisfies both seasons in a way that few other colors (or non-colors) can, and it also happens to be incredibly fashionable, basically all of the time.

Luckily, there are plenty of options in plus sizes as well. Now more than ever, springtime is a time for hope in the world of plus size fashion: We've got more sizes, more brands, and sometimes more options than we know what to do with. Sure, it's not perfect. There are certainly not enough options over a size 24, and price points are often a little bit higher than we're comfortable with. No, plus size dressing isn't always black and white — good thing we've gotten really good at dressing in it, though.

1. Printed Trousers


ASOS CURVE Woven Tapered Peg Trouser In Mono Stripe Print, $42.36, asos.com

Dressed up or down, these amazing printed trousers are basically all your bottom half needs for spring.

2. Tiny Mono Checks

Checked Jacquard Shirt Dress, $110.90, eloquii.com

An understated print in a luxe, black and fabric. Need I say more?

3. Sheer Blouse

Boxy Eyelet Shirt, $57.50, simplybe.com

Perfect for showing off whispers of that black bra underneath.

4. Bold Co-Ords

High Waist Slouch Pants With Attached Belt, $140, and Oversized Top, $80, jibrionline.com

If you're looking to make a statement, indie plus designer Jibri has always got your back. These bold separates can go together, or styled with other pieces for a full look.

5. Tie Dye Swirls

AX Paris Tie Dye Printed Shirt Dress, $42.99, simplybe.com

There's just something about this dress that says, "Pair me with a neon bag and call it spring."

6. Mono Meh

Meh Scoop Tee, $28.50, torrid.com

When you're more of a winter person, but spring comes around anyways.

7. Mono Mini

ASOS CURVE Pelmet Mini Skirt In Heavy Jacquard, $64.38, asos.com

The heavy fabric of this skirt keeps it from being too flimsy — and prevents it from flying up when those springtime winds come through.

8. Black & White Bandeau

Plus Size Palm Tree Bandeau, $7.90, forever21.com

Perfect for throwing on under your festival jacket.

9. Cool Checks

Long Crepe Jacket, $57.50, simplybe.com

I love the idea of pairing this with subtly checked shirt, but you could also pair it with all black and let the jacket do all the talking.

10.  Striped Maxi Tank

Maxi Front Wrap Tank, $69.90, eloquii.com

Simple, elegant, and easy to throw on and go. When the temperatures get cold, you could also throw your fave leather bomber over top.

11. Unexpected Stripes

Plus Size Striped Pencil Skirt, $15.90, forever21.com

The varying stripes — not to mention the embellished waistband — on this skirt make it more interesting than your standard horizontal striped fare.

12. Mono Mesh

Thames Fog Dress, $80, universalstandard.com

Throw it under a light sweater, wear it over a bralette and leggings. There's no limit to what this hot dress can do.

13. Striped Shorts

ASOS CURVE Mono Stripe Culottes, $25.41, asos.com

Wear them with a black sweatshirt in the spring, then slowly remove layers to transition these cute shorts into summer.

14. Simple Shapes

Jibri Polka Dotted Bat Sleeved V-Neck Maxi Dress, $230, jibrionline.com

A fresh take on the modern polka dot, this elegant dress will surely make a statement.

15. Monochrome Elegance

Salween Leatherette Top, $110, universalstandard.com

These sleek tops come in black and white, and can be styled with virtually anything for spring.

16. Mono Bodysuit

Torrid Insider Tie Dye Bodysuit, $38.50, torrid.com

Perfect paired with jeans, a skirt, or, heck, nothing else at all. 

17. Simple Sweats

Plus Size City Print Sweatpants, $19.90, forever21.com

Keep it comfortable and simple in these printed sweatpants.

18. Dramatic Mono Maxi

Studio Pleated Striped Skirt, $89.90, eloquii.com

Keep the rest of your outfit black to let the skirt make a statement, or pair with a bright white tee for a fresher look.

19. Tie Dye Top

Wrap Jersey Top With Dip Back Hem, $31, yoursclothing.com

The irregular hemline of this top compliments the bold print — this top is for the woman who doesn't mind being noticed.

20. Simple Stripes

Boohoo Plus Woven Stripe Column Midi Dress, $29.65, asos.com

What could be more classic than an easy, breezy monochrome look like this?

21. Mono Athleisure

No. 28 Print T-Shirt, $27, yoursclothing.com

Some days, even if you don't play sports, you just want to throw on an adorable jersey.

22. Dramatic Stripes

Flowy Black and White Sleeveless Spring Maxi, $230, jibrionline.com

For the woman who knows she loves bold looks and isn't afraid to show it.

23. Gingham Greatness


ASOS CURVE Skater Dress In Gingham Check Print, $42.36, asos.com

This gingham dress is absolutely adorable for spring, especially the flirty, no-fuss silhouette.

24. Mono Florals

Black & White Monochrome Poppy Print Swing Dress, $47, yoursclothing.com

Because black and white isn't just about stripes and geometric prints.

25. Shirt Dress Stripes

Striped Shirt Dress, $89.90, eloquii.com

Sweet, simple, and able to be styled in a million different ways.

26. Geometric Jersey Mono 

High Neck Jersey Dress, $42.99, simplybe.com

An easy jersey dress with the perfect work-friendly neckline. Pair this with ankle boots or oxfords to make all of your black and white spring dreams come true.

27. Mono One Piece

Black & White Line Print Culotte Jumpsuit With Tie Waist, $56, yoursclothing.com

Jumpsuits are best when  you don't want to waste time thinking of an outfit, and this one just couldn't be cuter.

28. Basic Tee

ASOS CURVE Easy Boyfriend T-Shirt In Wide Stripe, $20.33, asos.com

Because nothing says, "I'm ready for spring" more than a classic striped t-shirt.

29. Mono Cocoon 

Geo Print Cocoon Festival Jacket, $57.50, simplybe.com

Keep dry in this light jacket all spring long. You'll be turning heads with this black and white look with a touch of bright.

30. The Perfect Pussybow

Bow Blouse Shirt Dress, $99.90, eloquii.com

The smallest details, like this bow, make all the different in a simple piece.

31. Cool Weather Poncho

Plus Size Mixed Stripe Fringe Poncho, $29.90, forever21.com

Because sometimes, spring gets chilly and you need that extra monochrome layer.

Black and white is the perfect way to transition from winter to spring, and there are lots of amazing options to choose from. At this rate, we'll be cruising in black and white style until summer.

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