Curvy & Confident: Unveiling the Beauty of a Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe

A plus-size capsule wardrobe is special in the sense that it addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by women who wear plus-size clothing. In other words, it celebrates body diversity, promotes body positivity, and offers a collection of well-fitting, stylish, and versatile clothing options, allowing plus-size women to feel confident, comfortable, and empowered in their fashion choices.

Above all, building a plus-size capsule wardrobe is about creating a collection of clothing that you love and feel confident in. Below we will discuss:

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How to Build a Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe?

Building a plus-size capsule wardrobe is about creating a collection of clothing that you love and feel confident in. Therefore, tailor it to your personal style, focus on fit and comfort, and choose versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits.

Embrace your body, express your unique style, and enjoy the simplicity and versatility of your capsule wardrobe.

Here are some tips to help you create the closet that suits your needs:

  1. Assess Your Style and Lifestyle.

    Consider your personal style preferences and the activities you engage in regularly. This will help you determine the types of clothes you need in your capsule wardrobe.

  2. Determine Your Color Palette.

    Choose a color scheme that complements your skin tone and aligns with your personal style. Thus, opt for a mix of neutral colors and select a few accent colors or patterns that you love.

  3. Focus on Fit and Comfort.

    Since fit is crucial for plus-size individuals, prioritize finding well-fitting clothes that flatter your body shape and make you feel comfortable. Therefore, pay attention to the fabric quality and choose materials that feel good against your skin.

  4. Choose Essential Tops.

    Include a variety of tops in your capsule wardrobe that can be easily mixed and matched. With this in mind, consider items like basic t-shirts, blouses, button-down shirts, and sweaters in styles that you love and feel confident in.

  5. Select Versatile Bottoms.

    Include a range of bottoms that can be dressed up or down. Undoubtedly, look for well-fitting jeans, pants, skirts, and leggings that can be paired with different tops and can transition seamlessly from day to night.

  6. Invest in Dresses and Jumpsuits.

    Choose dresses and jumpsuits that flatter your figure and make you feel amazing. Hence, look for styles like wrap dresses, fit-and-flare dresses, or jumpsuits that can be accessorized for various occasions.

  7. Layering and Outerwear.

    Include layering pieces like cardigans, jackets, and blazers that can be added to your outfits to create different looks and provide warmth when needed.

  8. Build a Shoe Collection.

    Invest in a few pairs of versatile shoes that work well with your capsule wardrobe. Therefore, consider options like comfortable flats, stylish sneakers, ankle boots, and dressy heels, depending on your lifestyle and preferences.

It is very important to remember that a capsule wardrobe is not set in stone. As your style evolves or seasons change, feel free to adapt and update your capsule wardrobe accordingly.

 

 

Do you need help with identifying your style, color palette or building a timeless wardrobe to feel confident? I’d be happy to help! 

Nathalie Neuilly, capsule wardrobe style coach, CEO Dressarte Paris

70% of my clients are plus size women who want to feel chic and confident in what they wear. Are you also looking for an authentic wardrobe?

Kerry, US

Being a mom and a business woman is pretty challenging, but very rewarding!

I’m a huge fan of the work of Dressarte. I’m super happy about all the pieces that I have. This is my first time being able to use a bespoke experience brand. The customer experience of this brand also has to be truly recognised. It is phenomenal! The messaging, the attention to detail, making sure you’re happy with your choices. Thanks Nathalie for her deep styling analysis, she could help me to find my true self and express in my custom wardrobe.

Mariska, Australia

I think it’ every important to invest in pieces that would be with us for a long period of time. Obviously, the quality of fabrics, craftsmanship; to know that I am buying something that I am not going to wear only once or twice, but rather something that will last 10 years.

Thanks Nathalie and Dressarte for creating my timeless wardrobe!

Marie, Norway

My body does not fit well into any generic clothing brand, which is a headache when working in a professional environment that’s why I decided to use online tailoring services provided by Dressarte Paris and Nat as a professional stylist. I was amazed by the result! Finally, I have a capsule wardrobe that suits my needs.

Gwen, US

My entire experience has been absolutely phenomenal. As a plus size person, it’s not always easy to find the clothes that meet my preferences.My pieces are absolutely perfect and I can’t wait to wear them. As a plus size, I was worried because not everyone knows how to fit/dress a bigger body but Nathalie,  and the team did an exquisite job. Would recommend for fashion lovers of all shapes and sizes.

A Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe for Work

Creating a plus-size capsule wardrobe for work involves selecting professional and polished pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of office-appropriate outfits.  In addition, opt for quality pieces that fit well and make you feel confident and comfortable throughout your workday. By investing in versatile items, you can create numerous professional outfits without the need for a large wardrobe.

A plus-size capsule wardrobe emphasizes body positivity and self-acceptance.

By curating a collection of clothes that fit well and make you feel confident, it promotes the idea that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their size.

Here’s a guide to help you build a plus-size capsule wardrobe for work:

  1. Essential Tops

    • Classic button-down shirts in neutral colors (e.g., white, light blue)
    • Blouses in various styles (e.g., wrap, peplum, or flowy)
    • Sleeveless tops or shells that can be layered under blazers or cardigans
  2. Bottoms

    • Well-fitted trousers in classic colors like black, navy, and gray
    • A pencil skirt or an A-line skirt in a versatile color or pattern
    • Dressy ankle-length pants or culottes for a modern twist
  3. Dresses and Jumpsuits

    • Tailored sheath dress in a flattering silhouette
    • Wrap dress in a sophisticated print or solid color
    • A jumpsuit in a sleek and professional style
  4. Blazers and Jackets

    • Classic blazer in a neutral color like black, navy, or gray
    • Structured jacket in a complementary color or pattern
    • Lightweight cardigan or sweater blazer for layering
  5. Shoes

    • Comfortable yet stylish flats or loafers
    • Classic pumps or heels in a neutral shade
    • Low-heeled or block-heeled ankle boots for colder seasons
  6. Accessories

    • Simple and elegant jewelry pieces like stud earrings, a pendant necklace, or a sleek watch
    • Belts to accentuate your waistline and add polish to your outfits
    • Tote bag or structured handbag that can hold all your work essentials

 

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A Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

Consider the climate and activities of your destination when selecting your capsule wardrobe items.  Equally important, stick to a color palette that allows for easy mixing and matching, and choose fabrics that are comfortable, breathable, and easy to care for. By and large, by packing versatile pieces, you can create a variety of outfits while keeping your travel wardrobe compact and efficient.

Creating a plus-size capsule wardrobe for travel involves selecting versatile and comfortable pieces that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits while keeping your luggage light. Here’s a guide to help you build a plus-size capsule wardrobe for travel:

  1. Bottoms

    • Dark wash jeans or jeggings in a comfortable and stretchy fabric
    • Lightweight and wrinkle-resistant pants in a neutral color like black or navy
    • Leggings or yoga pants for comfort and versatility
    • A travel-friendly skirt in a length and style that suits your preference
  2. Tops

    • Basic t-shirts in neutral colors like white, black, or gray
    • Long-sleeve tops for layering
    • Button-down shirts that can be dressed up or down
    • Comfortable and breathable blouses in prints or solids
  3. Layering Pieces

    • Lightweight cardigan or sweater for cooler days or evenings
    • A versatile jacket that suits the climate of your destination (e.g., denim jacket, lightweight raincoat)
    • Scarves or wraps for adding warmth and style to your outfits
  4. Dresses

    • Maxi dresses in a comfortable fabric that can be dressed up or down
    • A versatile little black dress (LBD) that can be worn for both casual and dressier occasions
    • Wrap dresses that flatter your figure and can be adjusted for different looks
  5. Shoes

    • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers for exploring
    • Ballet flats or loafers for a stylish and comfortable option
    • Sandals or flip-flops for warmer destinations
    • Ankle boots or comfortable wedges for a dressier option
  6. Swimwear

    • Swimsuit or bikini that makes you feel confident and comfortable
    • A cover-up or lightweight dress for beach or poolside lounging
  7. Accessories

    • A versatile crossbody or backpack for carrying essentials
    • Statement jewelry that can dress up your outfits
    • A hat for sun protection
    • Sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun

Where to buy a Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe?

Designing a custom wardrobe allows you to create a personalized storage solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.  As a result, by creating a custom wardrobe, you can optimize your storage space and create an organized and functional area that reflects your personal style. At Dressarte Paris you will get an incredible experience from designing your clothes with a professional team to receiving free toile and fabric swatches.

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