15 Unique Ways To Wear Plus Size Florals
With spring now in full bloom, it's time to ditch the winter wardrobe in exchange for fresh pieces. Plus size spring fashion doesn't have to be about wearing the same structured A-line floral dress that retailers have been remaking in slightly different variations for years, though. It can be about exploring all of the options that plus size fashion now has to offer.
Florals are one of those patterns that are pretty timeless in fashion. Spring season after spring season, you can find such prints on the runways and on retailer racks. But it wasn't always so easy to find those pieces in plus sizes. As a teen, I remember hopelessly searching for anything flowery that didn't remind me of something straight out of the 1950s.
Plus size style is slowly becoming just as diverse as its straight size counterpart, which means "floral" doesn't always have to translate to "pinup." For instance, there's something magical about combining flowers with spikes or ripped denim for a hard and soft look. You can wear florals and have the look fit your punk, grunge, boho, or even sporty sartorial sensibilities.
So this spring, you can put aside that floral A-line dress or skirt. Whether you opt for mini roses or oversized poppies, there's a way to experiment with a different floral silhouette this season. Here are 15 ways to wear all things flowery.
A cherry blossom pattern isn't one you see every day, but then again, neither is a tailored plus size coat with no lapel. This jacket is soft and sweet, but a show-stopper at the same time.
I love a wide-leg jumpsuit — mostly because there's still so much plus size fashion out there that's designed to be "slimming," so I rejoice at the use of anything wide. Add the deep V-neck and black and white floral pattern and I'm totally sold on this number.
While a floral blouse alone may not be so fashion-forward, the fact that this one is slightly oversized with a border print that looks almost hand-drawn definitely makes it stand out for the right reasons.
ELOQUII has mastered the art of making a bold pattern look totally sophisticated and these soft flare pants are no exception.
This blazer will definitely have the office water cooler crew talking about how to look as sharp as you.
With festival season approaching, you can keep it casual and comfy in this floral print kimono. I can also see this doubling as a robe or a swim cover-up.
I know that spring might make you feel like you want to ditch leggings, but a lightweight knit pair can still be the perfect mate to your wide-calf rain boots for those April showers.
9. Scuba Tank
This soft rose print tank may be from the Chubby Cartwheels Intimates Collection, but I can totally see it pairing with denim bell-bottoms for a fun '70s look.
These wide-width canvas shoes prove that you don't just have to wear floral as a plus size garment. Get these sweet sneakers covered in grass stains by taking them on a spin in the park.
What would spring break be for a plus size babe without a fatkini? There are so many fun floral options available, but I am partial to the flounce style for this season.
These floral print shorts are not only available in peach, black, and mint, but with a price tag under $10, they are certainly easy on the budget, too.
13. Bomber Jacket
I was specifically on the hunt for a plus size bomber jacket when I discovered this one. It comes in a busy and bright floral pattern that I find ideal for pairing with a spring pleather.
14. V-Neck Romper
This three-quarter length sleeve romper is fashioned with an elastic waist and V-neck for a total boho-friendly look.
15. Lace Bralette
I'm an advocate for underwear as outwear, so I would pair this lace floral bralette with a light-wash denim coat as part of my fresh spring 'drobe.
Floral prints may be expected of spring fashion, but they certainly don't have to be worn in the most traditional ways. While it may be a comfortable pattern to wear, consider stepping out of your sartorial comfort zone and trying out a new garment style. Spring is your chance to blossom.
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