Ok, I know what you’re thinking! Who cares about plus size floral prints in 2023, right? Before they crucify me, please listen to me! Flowers, in a sense, have been collectively banned by the plus-size community for more than a few years. Women have turned their back on plus size floral prints calling them ‘midwifery’, claiming they will make you look plus size and should be limited to warmer climates and/or occasion wear.
Although I too have been the victim of this community-wide ban, I have to pay tribute to where credit is due. I vividly remember my days as a freshman in college (circa 2006), struggling to find stores that even carried my size, let alone fashion options.
I was forced to learn how to make it work with the alternatives provided to me. Floral prints were one of those ‘ole dependables’ you could always bank on. With that being said, I think the plus size floral prints deserve the same loyalty she showed us.
Here are my top 4 tips for styling plus size floral prints in 2023:
People complain that floral prints in smaller sizes can make a woman look bigger. In my experience, the fit of the clothing is much more important than the scale of the print.
Make sure your clothing is not too tight on your frame and is comfortable. If the clothes fit you, you don’t have to spend so much time thinking about the size of the selected pattern.
Find floral prints with colors that go well together. Look for colors that complement your complexion and make you stand out. Depending on how much you like to sparkle, look for colors that contrast well with each other or bright florals with a dark base to make the pattern pop.
If you’re having trouble figuring out which colors look best on you, check out a color wheel!
The best way to amp up a look is to add accessories. Keeping accessories simple is usually the rule of thumb, but let’s be serious for a moment. If you know me, simple is a rarity in my vocabulary.
Come to think of it, so are the rules haha. I love pairing basic prints with statement jewelry and intricate florals with skinny layered chains. When it comes to adding shoes to the mix, my absolute favorite way to style girly florals is to add combat boots and a biker jacket.
It’s the balance, honey!
TRUST IS KEY:
Trust is really key! Wear what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. Don’t be afraid to experiment with flowers of different sizes, colors, and clothing items. (ie skirts, swimsuits, jackets).
You will never know what works best for you if you don’t explore what is outside of your comfort zone.
My hope is that this quick read makes you appreciate flowers a little more. Let’s appreciate floral prints more because even before we had a chance to be selective in our fashion choices, florals were there for us!
Have you ever been surprised by a plus size floral print? Have you given it a new look? Another chance?
Let us know in the comments below!