Or is it? I’ve reading a lot about celebrities and their penchant for plaid lately but I found it incredibly hard to find some good looking pieces that we could all be proud of. It was incredibly easy to find plaid boxers or sleep pants and cargo shorts for men though. My determination was strong and I found three pieces (not to be worn together, but you know that right) that fall in the fabulous and not frumpy category:
First up is this cute Ruffle Front Plaid Shirt from HSN. There you go, combining two fashion trends — ruffles and plaid! It comes in sizes xs – 3x. Now that’s the way clothing stores should stock their clothing. I love the blue but it also comes in black or khaki. This top costs $59.90.
I found a similar jacket to this Double Breasted Plaid Trench Coat but it was more boxy than I like on a curvy chick. This jacket is from Ashley Stewart and comes in sizes 1x and 2x. It’s listed as a trench coat but this piece is short and tailored enough for the office with the usual black dress pants, preferably wide legged, to show it off. This coat is $49.
Lastly, where would we be without plaid shoes. The first pair I fell in love with were Polo Ralph Lauren high-tops but they were for kids. Disappointing I know! These Gabriella Rocha Mindola are from Zappos and are on sale for $58. They come in standard and wide widths with a leather upper. If you don’t like the purple they have red or green as an option.
And there are my three plaid picks. There’s no reason whatsoever that plus size women can’t take advantage of this fashion trend. Like everything else, not ever piece of plaid is perfect for every woman. You need to find the right plaid that flatters you.
What are your thoughts on wearing plaid this season?
* Shop plus size fashions from HSN
* Get your plus size clothing from Ashley Stewart
* Get your shoes from Zappos