Curvy Girl Style: Full Figured Fashion Week

Curvy Girl Style: Full Figured Fashion Week
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 20, 2012

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Tahari’s casual play on the popular “optical illusion” trend was refreshing. The designer used bold bright paneling to create a design that’s not only eye-catching, but figure-flattering.

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Michael Kors makes tie-dye look fresh again. This cerulean shade printed over a cinched butterfly blouse paired with crisp white trousers is so beach chic.

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Kors shows us the power of working an all-over solid bright. This simple silhouette in a vibrant color speaks volumes.

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The all-American designer emphasizes bold brights on classic shapes as well, using a scarlet red to make this dainty ruffle collared frock stand out.

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Who says curvy girls can’t wear all-over prints? Calvin Klein debunks this myth in a pretty painterly dress with leaf imprints of perfect scale and proportion.

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White-on-white can be tricky, but Jones New York breaks up the monotony of this stark color using shine and texture. A great office look.

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“Ahead of the curve,” is designer Theary Sim’s motto, and that she is. She dominated the runway in fresh fashion-forward trends any size girl would love, including this sky blue maxi dress and green blazer.

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It’s all in the details with this look. The cut-out designs of the blouse, the delicate pleats and high-low skirt hem makes this color-blocked look all the more wonderful.

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Eye Candy by SK Wilbur had the chicest ensembles of them all. This charcoal grey set with a touch of faux fur, paired with a royal purple blouse was quite the glam look.

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If there was any question about how to pull off the bright color-blocking trend in chilly fall weather, problem solved. The fierce fur-trimmed coat, bright wide-leg trousers and statement accessory makes the perfect combo.

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Love this leather look! The simple grey top gives this high-waisted leather skirt a casual-chic vibe.

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American designer Jasmine Elder took home the title of “Designer of The Week.” Her ability to experiment with shape and color for the women with curves (as shown here) makes her a clear winner.

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This fluid silk design was one of the most effortless looks on the runway.

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Inspired to create sexy designs for the “real women’s curves,” The former “Brownstone” singer, Nicci Gilbert-Daniels debuted her first collection this season. The combination of this sultry shade and flowy silhouette is enough to make any woman feel empowered.

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20 year-old designer Ashley Nell Tipton is a force to be reckoned with. She’s transforming frumpy curvy girl style to fabulous funky designs one garment at a time. Her cropped pattern mixed button down blouse and silky trousers is a prime example.

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With a bit of print and ombré design Evie Foster makes harem pants look amazing and easy to pull off.

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The UK brand makes all-over florals work on a relaxed pant by balancing the look with a solid blouse.

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This relaxed chambray top with colored denim is a stylish every day look.

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This vibrant SWAK (Sealed with a Kiss) design was a fashion week favorite. The color combined with figure flattering details – wrap style bust, tied waist and flowy shape – make this the perfect look.

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