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Plus-Size Fashion Trends for 2021

February 24, 2021

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After almost an entire year of staying mostly in our pyjamas, 2021 is finally here, and with it, a gleam of hope for new trendy plus size clothing fashion. Many designers and boutiques have picked up exactly where 2020 left off, empathising comfort, safety, and convenience in their clothing ranges. However, that's not to say that a few new major fashion trends aren't around the corner!

Below we've prepared ten plus-size fashion trends and outfit ideas that will make a new you for a brand new year.

Let's check out the list.

1. The Face Mask

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There's no surprise one of the biggest accessory's of 2020 was the face mask. We predict that in 2021 that face masks will continue to compliment your outfit, especially in the winter months.
In 2021 it's time to go big with different colours, prints and patterns.

2. High-rise, Wide-Leg Jeans

While we saw a lot of love for the skinny jean in recent years, we sense that the tide is turning back to the high-rise and wide-leg jeans of the 90s and early 2000s. With their flattering waist-cinching high rise and bold flare, we predict this silhouette will be in many 2021 wardorbes.


3. Colourful Faux Leather

Another trend making a reappearance in 2021 is the versatile faux leather. Not only is this fabric used in bags, boots and jackets but for dresses and pants. No wardrobe is complete without a leather jacket to complete your look. Or, why not try an evening dress in stretch leather, keep it muted with a pretty pastel or go bold with a vivid pink or red. Want to take things Matrix-style? Why not get a long faux leather trench coat to add a new dimension to your everyday wear. With faux leather being so easy to style, you'll have plenty of options to rock your style and sparkle in 2021.
4. Puffed-Sleeves
Puffy-sleeved dresses and blouses have been a growth in Australia, and will only to continue in 2021. The flattering sleeve will not only have you feeling comfortable through the seasons, but with so many vartions to choose from, there's a sleeve for everyone. We can think of the Juliet, Ballon, Leg-of-Mutton and Papaya Poplin, to name a few. These sleeves add a touch of romance to any outfits and give a simple sense of elegance without needing to accessorise.
Plus size women have loved the puffed-sleeve for years, so why not give them a try in your next blouse, midi dress or even blazer!


5. Belted Waist Shirt Dress

A long casual shirt or boyfriend shirt is one of the trendiest plus-size outfits for women of all sizes, especially for curvy women. With varieties of hemlines, lengths and sleeves, these staple pieces can be worn belted to create a defined waist or even open over an outfit to dress it down. Style it with long necklaces, or scarfs to further the length. For shoes wear with flats or heels depending on how casual you need to go.
If you're not a big fan of belts, you can wear these shirts with high-waisted pants, ankle-length pants and tuck in your shirt dress!
Because of its effortless styling, 2021 will surely see many waist shirt dresses in the streets, casual outings and even at cocktail events.


6. Embroidered Tops

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2021 will see the continued trend of embroidered tops to add a sense of uniqueness and flair to your day to day outfit. Find this embroidered trend not just on seasonal plus-size tops or tunics, but on monochromic embroidered denim-leather jackets, pants and even hats. This delicate art form will dominate with even DIY embroidery becoming more popular, allowing many to transform their basic tops.
Whether you're out on a movie date, off to work or heading brunch on Sundays, an embroidered casual or semi-formal top will add a sense of personality to your outfit, regardless of the occasion.


7. Sweatsuits

Sweatsuits are still going strong thanks to the streetwear scene. In 2021 however, we predict more vibrant colours and different silhouettes for this comfortable set.
With cropped tie-dye tops and singlets to oversized hoodies, we also hope to see more graphics and patterns, allowing you to mix and match items. However, you wear your sweatsuit; we believe these street styles will only continue to evolve and see the continued inclusion of all shapes and sizes.


8. Fine Gauge Cardigans

With knitted cardigans making a comeback, we expect to see these adorned by many women of all sizes, in 2021.
The causa fine gauge cardigan comes in various shapes and cuts to complement many outfits from the crop tops and boyfriend jeans to the cocktail event. If you need to dress up an outfit, we suggest grabbing a pearl trimmed or laced, gauge cardigan - pair it with jeans or even semi-formal pants for an evening out on the town!

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