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Plus Sizes

Illustration of a plus size woman wearing a blazerBlanca Gómez

What works best: Think forgivingly flowy, not oversize; lots of excess fabric makes you look bigger. Pair softer pieces with items that have built-in structure, like blazers or slightly bootcut pants, in areas where you need to be reined in.

What to keep in mind: There is a sizable difference between a 16 and a 16W. If you see that extra letter, you’ll get more generously cut armholes, a roomier bustline, and a larger waist-to-hip ratio.

Where to shop: Asos Curve, Donna Ricco, Eloquii, INC International Concepts, Igigi, Lafayette 148, Madison Plus, NYDJ.

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