Spring Trends for the Plus-Size Set

Go bold or go home! Full-figured fashionista Nicolette Mason picks the best spring trends to revive your winter-weary wardrobe.


March 7, 2012 5:00 PM

Ring a Ding Spring

I often get e-mails from readers complaining about their fashion ruts. Because it's so hard to find stylish, trendy pieces in plus-sizes, these big girls opt for a uniform of shapeless, monochromatic basics that are about as fun to wear — and just as flattering — as a drugstore rain poncho. That always makes me sad, especially since clothing for me has always been about transformation. I never look or feel more amazing than when I'm rocking a killer outfit that turns heads, whether it's a Miu Miu — inspired pretty-girl frock or a Debbie Harry — watch-your-back lace-and-leather ensemble. It's true, most designer fashion doesn't come in my size (16 to 18, depending on the brand). But looking chic doesn't require a barely there waist, just a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

With that in mind, I've scoured the spring runways for the top trends guaranteed to bolster your wardrobe — and your confidence — this season. You can't go wrong in these pieces, I promise. They are designed for all shapes and sizes, so go for it!