The 80’s are back. There’s no question about it. One look at the front cover of Silhouettes new plus size
clothing catalog, and you’ll be instantly transported to the days of Madonna
and Cyndi Lauper. Silhouettes plus size fashion for the fall includes 80’s rocker Victorian boots
, bold pinstripes, lace, ruffles, and oversized belts. Can leg-warmers be far behind?
Pin stripes survived the 80’s to become a versatile and modern pattern, but Silhouettes takes it in the wrong direction with their “modern” plus size pinstripe pantsuit. The pinstripes are too prominent, too widely placed, and the pants have a drawstring! The last thing a plus size woman needs when she’s looking for career wear are a pair of pants that look like scrubs. The plus size jacket is 30″ long, and combined with the tapered pant leg, makes even the pretty model look short and dumpy.
But this season’s plus size fashion from Silhouettes isn’t all retro. One stand-out plus size offering is a velveteen-trimmed, tweed pantsuit. Newly tailored, and shaped with a feminine flair, it’s a must-have for plus size career women. The plus size jacket and slacks together cost $123.
Silhouettes is also offering a great dark-wash boot cut stretch plus size jean, made of ramie/cotton/polyester
/spandex. Choose between inseams appropriate for petite, average, and tall women. Selling for under $45, it may rival Avenue’s very successful Denim-Lite line of plus size jeans. Anything that gives plus size women more choice when it comes to denim is a great thing!
The stretch charmeuse plus size blouse with the front tie is back this season. The shimmery fabric modernizes the look, while the generous 30″ hem and slight stretch fabric make it a comfortable plus size choice. Unfortunately, this plus size blouse is only available in brown and an array of washed out pastels. Women looking for more vibrant jewel-tones for the upcoming autumn are out of luck.
When it comes to plus size outerwear, Silhouettes Fall collection for 2006 has it all going on. There’s a flattering three-quarter length, plus size tweed coat, with tailored seams and an updated shape. If you’re looking to make a statement, there’s also the fabulous microfiber plus size trench coat in vibrant red-an update on a classic. And then there’s the convertible collar coat in coral with black buttons-a stand out plus size wool coat with great details for $139.
Finally, special mention must be made of Silhouettes plus size boots! Carrying one of the best fall collections of those hard-to-find wide calf boots, Silhouettes’ doesn’t disappoint. Especially tempting are the David Tate Leather Dress Boots, which fit up to a 19″ calf and have gorgeous detailing at the ankle to disguise any bagging as the boot ages. This wide calf boot even comes in delicious Bordeaux (which will go with black, navy, brown or grey slacks and skirts).
For sweaters, blouses, suits and outerwear, Silhouettes Fall Collection offers some great plus size options. Check out their catalog or shop online to get the best deals before the leaves even start changing color.