I’m sure many of you know the saying “I have a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear”…. perhaps a little too well.

For a long time plus size woman didn’t have the funky, fresh and fabulous clothing options we do today.  We have spent too long and too much money buying clothing purely because it comes in our size, not because it fits or looks good . Luckily today we can change that! It’s all about shopping smartly and City Chic has a fabulous range to help you do that. Below is my guide to starting the perfect plus size wardrobe.

Dresses: Fashion guru’s around the world have been stressing the importance of a Little Black Dress since the 1920’s. For all you Curvy Queens still hunting for a simple yet elegant little black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, look no further! City Chic has a great range of LBD’s all for $40 or less.

Sweet Sateen Dress $40


Jeans: Invest in a great pair of dark denim jeans. They should fit you correctly everywhere (yes everywhere! Don’t settle for jeans just for their length or the fact that you can do them up!) – this may be a hard task but is well worth the fight once you find a pair that hug your curves like a glove.  Make sure the jeans are simple and detailing is kept to a minimum to ensure you can dress them up at night or dress them down during the day.

Denim Babe Jeans $58

Jacket/Blazer: The classic black jacket is so important in a womans wardrobe. It goes with everything, it can take you from day to night, from the office to friday night drinks, not to mention the actual style of the jacket can change with the addition of accessories/pins/belts/etc. The options are endless.

Tuxedo Jacket $28

Black Pants:  Not all occasions are suitable for jeans so a pair of black pants is an essential item. It’s an easy way to create an after 5 outfit and a refreshing way to switch up your style. Flat fronts and light weight fabrics are the 2 main things you should look for when buying black pants.

Dressy Black Pant $58

Bolero: Perfect for covering arms if you’re uncomfortable showing them, can be worn with absolutely anything and is suitable for all occasions.  For those of you who don’t like wearing a strapless bra and are put off buying strapless dresses and tops, just remember you can wear your regular bra with your strapless clothing and accompany it with this bolero to hide your straps.

Shrug $38

The White Shirt: This is when the fit of the shirt becomes more important than the fact that it’s white. Finding a tailored white shirt that is the right length, roomy at the hips and bust but slightly tailored through the waist and has the right amount of arm space can be a challenge (ever put your arms up and find that your shirt bunches at the shoulders and doesn’t come back down when you lower your arms? 🙂 you’re not the only one).  You can replace the white shirt with variations of shirt style tops. These are most likely to be made in flowing fabrics,  and many different colors, patterns, have button front detailing like a shirt, and shorter sleeves – these tops can be put underneath a jacket or bolero.

Bow Print Tops $46 each

Essentials for Layering:

Cami’s are great for layering. They are a quick way to add color to an all black out fit, good for warmth in cooler seasons and an easy way to add length to tops & jackets that are just a bit too short.

Chic Cami $12

Puff sleeves can be worn alone or for layering. Pair it with a high waisted skirt and a belt so it’s perfect for work. Put it with jeans, a cute bag and flats for a neat casual day out fit. Teamed with a tailored jacket, jeans or black pants, add heels and accessories and your ready for  dinner with the girls :).

Puff Sleeve $32 (round or v neck)

Remember basic items can be the center of your outfit & you can build and be as creative as you like. Visit City Chic at www.citychiconline.com! Free shipping over $200+ 🙂