How To Layer Clothes On Plus size Curves

Its winter… is anyone excited because I’m not… I don’t like being cold or wearing a coat for that matter! However, there’s nothing we can do but brave the weather the best way we can and that is to be utterly fabulous. Fashion doesn’t stop when the warm weather does. I’m not a sweater girl! I don’t think they look good on me in fact they have a tendency to make me look bigger than what I actually am. The same goes for the current dressed up sweatshirt trend thats going on…I’m not a fan. So whats a girl to when she is curvy and fashionable but the temps are below 30… LAYER.

Recently I have become the self proclaimed queen of layering. There’s a secret sauce to adding multiple layers of  clothing to a curvy, voluptuous, full body without adding bulk. Check out this look I put together which includes: 1 Jacket, 1 skirt, 2 tops, 2 pairs of stockings and 1 pair of heels and a dash of sparkle.

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  • Jacket | Cabi, Envy Jacket
  • Top 1| Cabi, Coco Knit Shell
  • Top 2| Cabi, Stretch Turtleneck
  • Skirt| Talbot, Holiday 2012
  • Necklace| Tracy Lynn (old)

The key to wearing multiple layers, especially on your curves, is to make sure that most of them are thin. Fabrics like merino wool or jersey are great for layering. Work from thinest to thickest. You want to be warm enough that you won’t freeze but stylish that you don’t look like a hobo or someone’s who got dressed in a hurry. Check out the look layer by layer…

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The idea for this particular look came from a recent issue of Lucky Magazine, where they too where showing their readers how to layer. Generally speaking I think they do a pretty good job at showing body size diversity but, in this particular article I wished they had also featured a plus size model rocking layers. As I read the article I found the look that would transcend best on curves and re created it. Check out the original below. 


4 thoughts on “How To Layer Clothes On Plus size Curves

  1. Naomi says:

    This article was written for me. I never layer because I think it will make me look bulkier atop my large frame. I totally dig your look Karima – all of it. You have great style my friend. I need it to rub off on me so I’ll be learning from the skinnyminority.

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