Fashion royalty has been advising us on how to dress our curvy bodies for years, with the main goal being to cover and enhance our lumps and bumps. Many of us still find it difficult to break free of these antiquated standards, despite the changes in the industry that we have seen. In order to provide you with some inspiration whether you’re feeling stuck in your particular style or if the new season calls for some ideas, we asked eight curve influencers with impeccable for more assured attire fashion instincts for their advice on how to dress confidently.
These fashionistas are revealing their fashion mantras, from Maddie Dragsbaek, who describes her look as the junction of sex appeal and comfort, to David Fadd, who nods to the convergence of street style and comic book culture.
1. Maddie Dragsbaek
“This year, I need to truly play with differentiating styles and epitomize the thought that ‘too much of a great thing can be genuinely wonderful’. As a plus-size lady, I feel like you’re always being told to dress calmer, cover up more, and investigate less than others. This year, I need to be more, more, more. I’m a maximalist and I wanna have as much fun as humanly conceivable with design.
“My top choice brand for the tiny is Wray. My mouth is watering over those plans at every dispatch, and I appreciate how they’ve gone out of their way to show how much they care about their plus-size customers. With their more unusual items, Mold Brand Company is also drawing my attention; they seem like a firm that totally understands what I mean when I say that I adore dresses that sit in the between of hot and strange. My top picks include Reconstruction, Teddy New, Anthropologie, and Dyspnea.”
2. Alise Jane
“Although I adore traditional shapes, angular lines, and tailoring, I always aim to inject a little of the unexpected into each ensemble, most often in the form of colorful accessories. I try to dress nicely every day because it’s a way to take care of myself. My energy and mood are improved.
“I often shop on the high street and am a UK size 16–18. My favorite retailer for timeless simple clothing is COS. For stylish jackets and blouses, check out ZARA; for pants, try ASOS or Abercrombie. I constantly advise folks to try stuff on since it’s fun to learn about new fashions that you otherwise wouldn’t have worn!
“Purchase items you enjoy; consider styling later. I regret it to this day that in the past I avoided purchasing clothing that might be a little unique! Purchase it if you like it.
“They have me in a chokehold; I have been spending a lot of time at ASOS for outfits, Skims for the essentials, Urban Outfitters, and Etsy for accessories. Also, I adore Nordstrom since they provide so many plus size alternatives.
4. Stephanie Yeboah
“I will wear it if it is available in my size. I don’t care if the item is in the tall, men, or maternity departments; as long as it fits my fat body, I’ll wear anything. For now, I’ve been buying bits from smaller, indie labels like Noisy May, Native Youth, and Nobody’s Child. Also, Olivia Rubin carries stunning plus size formal and occasion clothing.
5. Gess Pugh
“The people I encounter during the day, such as the barista at my neighborhood coffee shop or a stylish woman crossing the street the other way, really motivate me. Although there is a lot of beauty and creativity in the everyday, I believe that often people suppose inspiration is so remote from our reality. “When figuring out your personal style, don’t be afraid to experiment or “get things wrong,” is my fashion adage.
6. David Fadd
“I have to admit that a lot of my recent fashion choices have been influenced by the most recognizable superheroes and supervillains, while also expressing my identity as a plus-size man and playing with style, shape, and color. “For specific things, I’ve been keeping an eye on ASOS, BoohooMan, and a few other high-end labels. I’m constantly seeking for diverse clothing brands that cater to plus-size men and research the most recent fashion trends.
7. Danielle Vanier
“I always strive to add a discussion starter piece, whether it’s a simple or statement look. My minimalist wardrobe prioritizes cozy, wearable classics with the occasional addition of daring, trend-setting pieces and vintage accessories. I’m going to channel Tanya McQuoid from The White Lotus this summer. I require an endless supply of airy flowy clothes, large sunglasses, and flawlessly styled hair!
The three companies I’m paying attention to are Karoline Vitto, a highlight from Fashion Week, Omi Na Na, which creates inclusive, sustainable statement pieces, and Mimine AG, a black-owned company that is the first to carry plus-size luxury clothing in UK sizes 12-28 at Selfridges.
8. Korede Alabi
“I always try to buy less and choose wisely. I invested a lot of effort on purchasing trendy items that I’ll wear for a season before getting bored of them and giving them up. This year, I’m trying really hard to prioritize high-quality items that are also authentic to my personal taste.
I adore companies like RIXO, Ganni, Wray NYC, and Miaou because their clothing is incredibly adaptable and comes in larger sizes, allowing me to dress them up or down.