Plus-size fashion is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. From Ashley Graham's Sports Illustrated cover to the rise of cool brands like Eloquii, it seems that the fashion industry is beginning to understand that women of all sizes want clothing that looks great and makes us feel amazing too.
So we're excited that our our resident plus-size expert, Who What Wear contributing editor Alisha Shepherd, could offer her genius advice. As a model for brands like Target as well as magazines like Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan, she knows exactly what curvy women want from their clothes and has picked up any number of style tips from her time on shoots. From her go-to jeans to her thoughts on breaking fashion rules, you'll want to hear what she has to say.
Read on for Alisha's three major styling tips, and shop pieces inspired by her advice!
"Forget the rules. Wear bold prints, horizontal stripes, crop tops, (and) sheer (materials)."
"A cropped jacket that hits right at the waistline really accentuates your curves."
"I find that either dark-wash skinny jeans or well-fitted bootcut styles look best on curvy women. A skinny jean will elongate your legs and show off those curves, and a boot cut jean will make your thighs appear smaller."