This post is so exciting for me for many reasons. First, I am a Joe Fresh girl and have been since the very beginning. When you wear a size XL, you don’t have a lot of fashionable options, especially in Ottawa. Second, I am even more excited that Joe Fresh now comes in extended sizes (up to size 3X!). Now I can blend my passion for Joe Fresh and my passion for styling curvy women!
Who would have ever predicted that athletic wear would become a fashion trend? Thank goodness the fashion gods have blessed us with Athleisure! I am more than happy to wear cushioned running shoes and leggings for the sake of style, I know my feet and legs are thanking me. Today’s post is all about Athleisure for curvy women, and I have partnered with Addition Elle to bring you the latest and greatest they have to offer this season. It’s been difficult to find really supportive workout clothes that come in larger sizes, and I am extremely grateful that Addition Elle has us covered!
5 looks for jeans on different body types
Look 1- Apple
Look 2- Tall/Slender
The very long sweater looks its very best on a tall woman and a cropped boyfriend jean alway looks fresh.
Look 3- Petite
Petite women need clothes that are made for their body, and NYDJ does this very well. A boyfriend jean, or copped jean works very well with a heeled bootie and helps to elongate the legs. Having a longer top also helps to elongate the silhouette.
Look 4- Tall/curvy
Tall women with a curvy silhouette look great in a flare jean. The dark wash on the denim is extremely flattering and elegant for this look. Although theses items are standard length, NYDJ does carry a tall specific section on their site.
Look 5- Curvy
Black skinny jeans are flattering for any shape and should be a staple in everyone’s closet. They draw the focus away from the legs and help to elongate the body. Cuffing them over the boot is a playful way to show off the boots as well.
As you know, my specialty is styling larger, plus-size women. This was my first time styling for women with different body types, and I learned a lot! First, I never considered that petite women, need shorter and smaller clothes, not just smaller sizes. It sounds obvious, but I generally have an opposite problem, and would have never considered it, until I experienced it for myself. I now have a different appreciation for the petite selection. I also learned that many thin women, also have trouble finding clothes that suit their body types, and this just reassured me that we are all sort of struggling to work with what we have. I love learning from life experiences and this has brought me a fresh perspective on styling.
At the end of the day, I think it’s important to wear clothes that make us feel great. I typically don’t follow “rules” per se, but I realize that some women need the extra guidance, and that’s what my tips are for. The goal of my segment was to show the wide variety of looks you can create with women of all shapes and sizes.
In case you missed the segment, you can catch it here!