Wardrobe Essentials:

Plus Size Fashion Must-Haves

Wardrobe essentials help you look great every day. You can mix and match them with other pieces to create a variety of looks. For plus size women, it's important to plan your wardrobe around items that are versatile and figure friendly. Here's a list to get you started in the right direction. 1. Foundation garments:

What you wear under your clothes is just as important as the clothes you wear. Proper fitting bras, panties, shapers and hosiery help showcase your body in its best light. 2. Wrap dress:

This classic looks great on practically every figure. It camouflages tummy bulge and hugs your curves in just the right way. The wrap dress is feminine, flirty, and always in style. 3. Wrap Shirt:

Get the same benefits you'd get from a dress in a top. Pair it with jeans, trousers or a skirt. Wear it to the office, or on a date. It's an all-purpose top with endless possibilities. 4. A-line or Flare skirt:

These types of skirts have great shapes for plus size women. The silhouettes are waist trimming and thigh slimming. They work well for casual or professional wear. 5. Deep V-neck top:

Deep v-necklines are a staple in plus size fashion. Wearing a deep v-neck makes the body look longer and leaner. Pair this top with a lightweight cami for a great layered look. 6. White button-down shirt:

Here's a wardrobe essential with staying power. You can't go wrong with a crisp white shirt for business, casual, or a night out on the town. 7. Blazer:

Not the bulky old school variety with shoulder pads and a boxy shape. Modern blazers have details that flatter and fit close to the body. This wardrobe basic makes your layered looks polished and sophisticated. Choose a blazer in a neutral color for maximum versatility.

8. Jeans:

No wardrobe is complete without a great pair! These days jeans are practically all-occasion wear. They can be dressed up or down,but some with dark washes and trouser-like fit can work for the office too.

9. Wide leg pants:

Trousers with wide legs create a flattering silhouette. They work well for every body type. So, add a few pairs to your wardrobe.

10. Black dress:

The little black dress is a wardrobe essential for women of every size. It's classic, funtional, and chic. Keep one in your closet and you'll always have something to wear.

11. Tunic:

Tunics are fashionable and comfortable. They come in a variety of styles and they are easy to wear. Use them to add color to your wardrobe. 12. Coat:

Not just a coat, but a figure-flattering one. Don't overlook your outerwear. Covering a great outfit with a shapeless coat can still make you look frumpy. A classic trench is a good option,but take the time to find a coat with the right fit for your body and your style.