Fall is officially here! Temperatures are beginning to drop and the leaves are changing colors. This means it’s time to pack away all your summer favorites and get your plus-sized fall wardrobe in order. Keep reading this guide to discover must-have fall colors, trends, and accessories from affordable brands that offer plus size fashion like Target, Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Simply Be.
Earthy neutrals are in this season
Fashion forecasters are predicting earthy neutrals, like this cozy cowl-neck poncho, this fall. Colors like sage green, rose, dusty violet, taupe, chocolate brown, and gray will be hot. Choose colors that compliment your skin tone and don’t forget to mix and match.
Plus size fashion tips
Layers add warmth
Layering is a fashion trend that never dies. It’s important to be mindful of your body type when layering to avoid disguising your body’s natural shape under a large assortment of garments — or accentuating the wrong part of your body.
Dress for your shape
Here are a few quick and easy plus size fashion tips for a few common body types:
Pear: The pear body type has prominent hips and buttocks with a smaller waist and bust. Pick tops that are boxier to mimic the appearance of a more proportional shape. Try a peplum top, which will cause a slimming effect to your hips, and pair it with skinny jeans and pumps.
Ava & Viv Peplum Top, $22.99
Apple: Apple body types have wider waistlines with thinner arms and legs. For the fall season, style a tunic sweater dress with leggings and over-the-knee boots.
Leather Yoke Ribbed Sweater Dress, $38.67 | Original $59.50
Busty: Ladies with a busty body type tend to have a large bust area in comparison to the rest of their body. Spend your fall in sweaters with V-necks or high necklines paired with your favorite pants and a killer pair of shoes.
Ava & Viv Funnel Neck Pullover, $27.99
Carrot: The carrot body type is relatively new, but very important to cover. Women with the carrot body type have wide shoulders and thinner legs. Your go-to fall staples should consist of pleated skirts, tights, skinny jeans and boat neck sweaters.
Roll Cuff Skinny Jean, $39.99 | Original $49.50
Trending fall textures
Faux Leather Pleated Skirt, $79.95
This season leather and suede are popular textures. Join in on the trend by finding faux leather and suede pieces from Lane Bryant and Torrid. While these may be at the high end of your budget, they tend to be classic, timeless pieces that can easily add flair to any outfit.
More key fall fashion items
Over the knee boots: Indisputably the sexiest fall accessory, over the knee boots never go out of style, but they’re best worn in the fall. Retailers like Lane Bryant, 6pm, Jessica London, and DSW are fully stocked with wide calf style boots.
RSVP Bristol Wide Calf Boots, $69.99 | Original $175
Long floral dresses and skirts: Florals are no longer just for spring. The boho trend has made a place in the fall season with long floral dresses and skirts. Opt for skirts and dresses that have some flow to them when you walk. Layer with a belt and a denim jacket for casual flair.
Joanna Hope Print Jersey Dress, $89.99
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Knitwear: Nothing looks cozier than a soft piece of knitwear. Cardigans, sweaters, and ponchos give skinny jeans, dresses, and pants a relaxed look.
Ombre Ruana Wrap, $44.50