6 Items From Joe Fresh’s New Plus-Size Line To Wear For Fall

Joe Fresh has rolled out their anticipated plus-size range. The Extended Sized collection features some of the same fashion styles and trends as their regular-sized collection – and the same low prices – and goes up to size 22 and 1x to 3x.

It was not so long ago, if you happened to be part of the big bold and beautiful demographic, your shopping options for fashion were restricted to a handful of specialty shops catering to the plus-sized market. While these stores tried to provide a wide range of styles – to cater for an equally wide range of tastes – their collections would often lean to the more conservative side.

Big girls with big style aspirations often felt left out of the fashion game. If she wanted a quick inexpensive hit of style or one of the season’s hot trendy items inspired by a designer’s runway, there were very few retail options to find ultra-trendy garb in her size.

Yet her skinny counterparts had their pick of a slew of fast fashion chains that provided cheerfully inexpensive designer-inspired wardrobes in single digit sizes. It was ironic that cheap-n-chic brands shared a common bond with some of the world’s most celebrated designers; they both ignored the plus sized market.

But slowly the tide is changing as fast fashion retailers from Forever 21 to H&M now offer plus-size collections that feature the same covetable trends of the seasons as their other departments.

Now that Joe Fresh is the latest fashion merchant to embrace the curvy customer, we take a look at the launch collection for the best pieces that you can buy to wear now and through the fall season.

 

 

The floral print trend shows no signs of waning anytime soon in fashion. And if you’re plus-sized and still follow that old adage that says this is a trend to avoid, it’s time you ignored those old-fashion dictums. Yes you can embrace prints – it doesn’t have to be kaleidoscopic – try softer and muted tones like this patterned dress. While the cut-out shoulder details makes it a cool looking summer dress, it can also work for fall if you throw a denim jacket or a cardigan over it and finish it off with dark opaque tights.

Floral dress, $39. 

 

This cardigan wins style points for its vivid cherry-red hue and the long length. The clean streamlined look – no fussy buttons or belt – makes it look polished enough for the office. And it works for right now if your office has sub-zero temperatures due to air-conditioning. It also makes for a striking autumnal note on those early cool days of fall.

Cardigan, $49.

 

A black leather motorcycle jacket represents rebellious youth, adventure and freedom ever since Marlon Brando sported one in the 1953 film, The Wild One. But a gentler modern version – but no less chic – would be one cut in a soft green fabric. Like its hard edged sibling, the black leather version, this striking green style can be worn with blue jeans and a t-shirt on a cool summer night or kick it up a dressier notch and layer it over a dress and tights come fall.

Jacket, $69.

 

This leopard print dress is surprisingly versatile. It can exude a femme fatale vibe for date nights or pair it with a black blazer or sleeveless long jacket (as seen above) and add a pair of black opaque tights and it works at the office.

Leopard print dress, $29.

These legging-like pants have a glossy look from the front which gives it a leather-like look for a dressier vibe. For extra comfort and to avoid sagging of the fabric, the back of the pants is made of a knit fabric. Play up the dressy look with other luxe looking fabrics like a velvet tunic.

Leggings, $39.

The athletic bomber jacket gets a glam makeover in decadent velvet. While it makes for a perfect topper on cool evenings, it also works as a modern jacket suitable for the office when styled with trousers or a pencil skirt.

Velvet jacket, $59.