I confess: I'm not much of a jeans-and-tee kind of girl. Don't get me wrong — I covet the effortless sex appeal of Brooke Shields in her Calvins and the gamine charm of Audrey Hepburn's cigarette-cut denim. But for so long, curvy girls like me have been relegated to safe pairs of dark-washed boot-cuts. Bo-ring!
But lately I've been impressed to see the season's hottest denim trends — like floral and rockabilly — make their way to the plus-size labels. They pair with just about anything and will carry you through the weekend, from Friday happy hour to Sunday brunch with friends. Check out my top picks, and tweet me (@Nicolette Mason) your favorite looks!
Curvy-girl goddess Christina Hendricks looks as sexy in skinnies as she does in her Mad Men costumes!"
PATTERNED DENIM Worried about drawing attention to problem areas? Opt for a subtle floral motif in a darker palette — totally on trend for fall.
PANTS (up to size 28), $89, DKNY Jeans; macys.com.
SUNGLASSES $205, Michael Kors; (866) 709-5677 for stores.
JACKET (up to size 22/24), $169, Eloquii by The Limited; eloquii.com.
"I love Foxcroft's wrinkle-free classic chambray shirt, which goes with literally everything — leggings, pencil skirts, jeans."
TOP (up to size 18), $94, Foxcroft; foxcroftcollection.com for stores.
PANTS (up to size 24), $80, Eloquii by The Limited; eloquii.com.
BAG $278, MICHAEL Michael Kors; (866) 709-5677 for stores.
COLORED DENIM Swap your dark blues for vibrant colors. Or, if you're nervous about making a splash, muted shades like burgundy are just as cool.
PANTS (up to size 26), $26.99, Love Your Style; kmart.com.
PANTS (up to size 24W), $180, James Jeans; jamesjeans.us.
SHOES $795, Walter Steiger; (212) 826-7171.
'50s INSPIRED Channel rockabilly swagger with a pj-inspired top and dark, cuffed denim.
TOP (up to size 24), $50, Eloquii by The Limited; eloquii.com.