Regardless of their size, many fashion-minded women look to trends to help guide their fashion and style choices from one season to the next. But then, in the world of big girl dressing, plus-sizes trends tend to lag a bit behind the times. Fortunately, this seasons trends are not only accessible (and will be recycling some mainstays from this past spring and last year's fall,) but translate flawlessly onto all types of bodies — not just runway waifs! Click through for nine of our favorite AW12 styles.
Jewel tones like ruby, sapphire, and emerald can always be expected in fall and winter — especially as the holidays approach, but 2012 welcomes the addition of amethyst. Moody mauves are as essential as last seasons tangerine, and look flawless paired with cool-toned neutrals. It's easy to stick with classic silhouettes when sporting bold colors, and the old adage of all black being the most flattering can go up in smoke with head-turning purples in play!