Whenever we chat with French model Clémentine Desseaux, we know we’re going to leave inspired. As the co-founder of All Woman Project, she’s a champion of body positivity, inclusivity, and empowering women. And you can find her everywhere from the pages of Vogue to campaigns like Levi’s and Good American. With her fresh take on fashion for curvy girls, we were curious about her styling secrets, how she masters French-girl style, and the best plus-size fall outfits.
The French-girl trick for perfecting looks for fall? It’s all about layering. She told us that layering is what she loves the most about fall fashion: “It's so exciting! I love playing with it and going from day to night smoothly.” And we’ve noticed layers are a running theme among French girls who love to tie on a scarf, add a blazer, or throw on a cozy sweater for their fall looks.
But Desseaux’s secret for picking out her outfits really comes down to fit. She explained to Who What Wear, “Fit is always the most important thing when you're curvy. It should always be the number one thing to look for.” Knowing your body and the silhouettes that work for it is truly the most important lesson to learn when mastering good style—no matter what size or shape you are.
Go on to shop the best plus-size fall outfits handpicked by Clémentine Desseaux.
“My best outfit to travel, lounge, go walk my pup, do groceries or even got to brunch on a crispy fall day!”
Completed with a lace-up back.
These pants are so versatile and can easily transition into a daytime outfit.
A pullover is so chic and will keep you warm on lazy Sundays.
“When at the office or at meetings in the city, I want clothes that fit the mood but my style too.”
This blouse is so classy yet sheer in all the right places.
Complete the look with matching pants for added sophistication.
Pair with a comfortable white tee and sneakers for a laid-back office look.
Keep your toes warm with these cool sheer socks from DKNY.
Mix up your usual office attire with these edgy oxfords.
“Every day, I need to always stay comfy but bring a little funk to my French classics. Here’s how it’s done!”
Add a fun twist to your blazer with a pop of color from the lining.
We are loving this jumpsuit from Almé. Pair yours with simple white sneakers for a weekend getaway.
These socks will have your feet feeling fresh and stylish.
Pair with ankle-grazing vintage denim.
Fall Night Out
“Staying chic but super comfy when going out is a must, and those cool and sexy basics won’t fail you!”
The perfect dress for a night of dancing with your girlfriends.
Refine your look with this versatile jacket.
These boots will keep you comfortable throughout the night while looking totally chic.
Next, read about a French girl's guide to the best plus-size clothes.