I’m loving the faux fur trend this season!
However, it isn’t something all ladies feel they can pull off. Faux fur can be tricky, no doubt. But, as I always say, you can wear [and look damn hot in] anything. Sometimes it just takes considering the finer points or details to get to the “damn hot” level. So let’s analyze this, what is the “problem” with faux fur? Well, visually, it adds a lot of bulk, and much like one of my Pinterest followers pointed out, there’s fear of “looking like a grizzly bear” [not hot, unless you’re looking for bear action, in which case, carry on]. So what can one do?
Tips for wearing plus size faux fur vests:
- Choose a a vest or cardigan that has faux fur only on the front, which means 1/2 the bulk! This plus size faux fur cardigan (pictured below) has only fur on the front.
- Think about proportions and choose a vest where the length stops just above or at the widest part of your hips. Trust me, below the hip is grizzly territory, ladies: beware!
- Don’t be scared of the belt, tame that grizzly! [I could make puns all day, seriously, all day!] I belt practically anything that needs to be reminded of my shape, this includes blouses, button downs, jackets, you name it. Belt the smallest part of your torso, which may be just under the boobs or lower. A thin to medium width belt will probably be best, but try belts on to see which style and placement looks best.
- Consider the neckline. Chances are, you are going to wear your vest open, belted, half zipped, etc., but the neckline is still crucial. Look for vests that are V-neck or more open at the top, which will draw the eye up to your lovely decolletage and/or fancy necklace. If you choose a zipper vest/cardigan, create a V by zipping 1/2 way, again look in the mirror to see where best to stop the zipper.
Some outfit inspo for you:
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Let me know if you have any other pointers for wearing plus size faux-fur vests!