Spring 2009 Fashion Trends For the Plus Size Woman

If you are a Curvy Fashionista, then you are already looking to what is going to be HOT for Spring 2009. As we look through all the “Fashion magazines” and top “Fashion websites”, while shown on our straight sized sisters, trends for spring are looking fabulous and are so wearable for YOU. While some of the trends may be a bit over the top, us plus size women can sport these trends and wear them with style!  

With the help of Fashionising, I have highlighted and tweaked the hottest Fashion trends for the spring that allow for your “Style to define your Curves!” As each designer launches their Spring’s line, make sure you subscribe to see how this translates to your curvy frame! In addition, keep posted for the Spring’s Accessories trend watch!  

Here is an overview of these trends:  

1. Sexy Sheer and See Through Sheer fabric is back in full force as one of 2009 fashion trends. Spring’s sheer pieces range from a mixture of soft and feminine, to the opposite of the downright sexy. While it may sound intimidating, this trend does not mean tight, see-through tops, and dresses many times associated with lingerie. This season represents sheer fabrics used in the most elegant and creative ways from layers to amazing draping.  So, for Spring, be daring and bold in sheer and see-through trend to keep you demure and flirty.  

2. One Shoulder Wonders Splashed all over the runways and a continuation from the Fall is the one shoulder wonder! From single-shouldered dresses to tops and bikinis, the one shoulder wonder is interpreted within almost every Spring fashion trend.  For the confident woman, your legs and breasts are often the highlight of your outfit, but if neither is your strongest feature or you desire something a little less obvious but equally tantalizing, show off your shoulders and treat your curves to the one-shoulder trend. Do not forget your perfect foundations that will enhance and allow your curves the proper support!    

3. Fringe and Flow A trend revitalized from the Fall of 2008 was the fringe and flow trend. Dominant on almost every runway, Fringing was shown modern and sleek or silken and feminine. Fringed dresses in particular should be on every curvy fashionista’s to-buy list this season. Because fringing can easily look costume like, the item you choose to wear must be strategic. If you have amazing legs, aim for a short fringed skirt. If you have great toned arms, go for an amazing dress or top. One word of advice, pay careful attention to buying quality fabrics that shimmy, shine, and drape well. Avoid those that gather and bunch together. This is not a good look for anyone!    

4. Greek Goddesses If you were to mix the sheer, fringed, and one should trend together, you would easily find this trend entwined all over the fashion runways. This trend works well as both a maxi-dress or as a short little one. Thanks to this trend, this is definitely one that all divas can flaunt their curves in. Again, because of the flow of the fabric in this trend, a Fashionista must be careful in the quality of fabric chosen to work this look. The wrong fabric can cheapen the look, or cause the outfit not to fit well.    

5. Swimwear With Spring’s bathing suits, all you curvy fashionistas are going to show up fashionably styled, thanks to the amazing trends! What swimwear pieces are hot? Any suit fashioned with the year’s one shoulder fashion trend, cut away pieces, or one encrusted in another trend- jewels. Whether you head to the pool or the beach to swim, tan, or socialize, Spring’s swimwear and its accessories will allow you to be the Curvy.Confident.Chic. Diva we all crave to be. Not sure what to accompany your amazing swimsuit? Anything sheer!    

6. Dangerous Curvy Cutaways Not for the shy or demure Curvy Divas, the cutaway fashion trend showcases and highlights the female figure in a sexual and sensual fashion. From the classic keyhole feature on the back or chest to the downright sexy and revealing, cutaways find itself on the maxi dresses to swimwear.  For the Confident and Chic diva, pay careful attention to where and how the cutout is placed. With strategic placement, YOU can be fashionable and chic!    

7. Enviable Encrusted Jewels Gracing the runway were frocks adorned in precious stones, glass, and crystals. This trend did not discriminate to any specific item. This trend found itself on evening gowns, jackets, day-dresses and accessories. This season’s trend is brighter, bolder, and more elegant than seasons past. With no shame and definitely not your mother’s or grandmother’s sequins you remember, expect to find pieces that are not just embellished as a highlight, but completely encrusted by jewels.  For you, each jewel-studded piece should be a statement of its own. No need to accessorize your outfit let it stand out on its own.    

Now while there are many more trends that you are sure to see around, these seven are the ones that YOU, a Curvy.Confident.Chic. diva can wear with ease and panache! Should any more trends pop up, be sure to subscribe to stay tuned for which curvy designers are going to be highlighting these trends in their Spring Collections.  

Keep it Curvy!

Today’s Hip Hop Fashion Brands

Hip hop fashion is everywhere. Hip hop clothing designers have certainly made a mark in today’s fashion. Urban fashion is more than oversize football jerseys, and baggy jeans for men and skintight mini-dresses, and low rise jeans for women.  Actually, urban clothing has evolved over the years to include a wide variety of styles. Just as fast as the music has spread and inspired listeners of all colors and backgrounds, anyone can wear urban wear and look good. Here are some of the top hip hop clothing brands.

  • Apple Bottom Jeans caters to trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes. Being fashion trendy is not easy when you have curves. The motto of Apple Bottoms is “A woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman!” Apple Bottoms ultimate mission is to exhibit and accentuate the natural curves of a woman. This unique brand is the mastermind of platinum superstar Nelly. His creative team of designers crafted the perfect fit for different women’s body shapes.  Since the release of Apple Bottoms they have become one of the hottest urban clothing lines that caters to females of all shapes and sizes. The brand is adored by celebrities including Oprah, Alicia Keys, and Ciara. Apple Bottoms is now a full clothing line for women, including not only jeans, but also skirts, shorts, shirts, and even jackets. 
  • Kimora Lee has positioned Baby Phat as the world’s top destination brand for female urban hop hip clothing. Sexy and stylish, Baby Phat, has become a phenomenon in style and fashion with women all over the world. Kimora’s experience as a top fashion model, her marriage to Russell Simmons, her intrinsic sense of style would put Baby Phat at the forefront of the urban luxury movement. Kimora Lee’s lavish designs are sought after by top celebrities including Britney Spears, Lil’ Kim and Alicia Keys.  Baby Phat’s eye-catching clothing represents everything that is feminine, fun, glitzy, glamorous, and sensuous. The line now includes outerwear, handbags, shoes, lingerie, jewelry, two limited edition Motorola mobile phones and a signature fragrance. Kimora Lee continues to take fashion to new heights. Baby Phat certainly is a lifestyle brand for the glamorous woman who loves fashion
  • Beyonce Knowles, one of the greatest R&B singers of our day has successfully transcended the music industry.  She has become a songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, fashion model, and film producer in the span of about 5 years. Beyonce launched her family’s fashion line House of Dereon in 2004 with her mother Tina Knowles. The style and concept is inspired by three generations of women in their family, with the name “Dereon” paying tribute to Beyonce’s grandmother, Agnez Dereon.
  • Marc Ecko, the creative force behind the Ecko Clothing brand, has pioneered the fashion of the youth culture and global lifestyle brand. The brand has expanded to include several lines comprised of Ecko Unlimited (men), Ecko Red (women), EckM Function (outerwear and alternative sports), Marc Ecko Leather (leather goods), Marc Ecko watches, Marc Ecko Scopes (eyewear), EckM Storage (bags and accessories), Marc Ecko Footwear (men’s, women’s, and children’s footwear), Zoo York (skateboarding, extreme sports, and hip hop), EckM Unlimited Boys and Ecko Red Girls lines.
  • Founded by Jonas Bevacqua and Robert Wright, Lifted Research Group (LRG) represents the common love of music and fashion by its creators. Bevacqua was responsible for the idea for the company and also raised the initial startup capital from friends who worked in the fashion industry.  The independent clothing company was quickly recognized by the hip hop generation, being worn by hip-hop celebrities Kanye West and Chris Brown. According to the founders, the company’s success has been the result of listening to their passions instead of their pockets.
  • Rocawear Clothing represents a borderless, global lifestyle. Created by Jay-Z, the brand quickly became the main brand for street savvy consumers. The Rocawear clothing line maintains a focus of providing clever innovation in fabrication, application and design to its customers.  Diversifying from young men’s wear to women’s, juniors, children’s, infants and accessories, Rocawear defines and advances urban cultural trends while remaining a true reflection of urban lifestyle.
  • Sean John Clothing has grown from a domestic style to international recognition. Diddy brings his acute sense of style to his signature collection of sportswear, underwear, outerwear, tailored suits, boys clothing, fragrances, accessories, women’s wear, and eyewear. The New York Times praises Sean John for its perpetual success. P.Diddy states “Sean John clothing is not looking for a quick hit, but is rather committed to the quality and design of its products. We would ultimately like to be viewed as the future of fashion”.