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Layering in Winter: 4 Tips For Plus Size Layering

With the crisp autumn weather fast approaching chilly winter temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about layering! But as plus size women, it can sometimes be difficult to layer correctly to avoid looking shapeless and hiding our curves! So, here are the Tia-Tia top tips for plus size layering this winter.

1. Layer with light fabrics

It’s easy to quickly become warm when wearing layers, and nobody wants to be hot and uncomfortable!

To avoid overheating when wearing layers, make sure to wear light, breathable fabrics like cotton, rayon, linen or bamboo. This will allow a natural air flow between layers and will stop you from becoming too hot.

And it’s far easier to remove some layers as you warm up on blustery winter days out than to wear one thick item with not much underneath!

Layering with light fabrics also avoids adding too much bulk and drowning out your beautiful curves in lots of fabric! Bamboo can be a great option for plus size layering as although it is a thin fabric, it will also keep you nice and warm.

Plus size layering in winter
Plus size layering in winter

2. Consider your silhouette

Plus size layering can be particularly difficult, because when done incorrectly, it adds bulk, covers curves, and lead to a shapeless appearance! And you should be celebrating your curves! Not hiding them.

When layering, make sure you consider your outline or silhouette. You want to accentuate your curves with layers. Think about cinching your waist with a belt or a long jacket with a waist tie, or tucking in jumpers or pullovers. This will highlight your hips and waistline, making sure your shape isn’t lost.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that everything you wear should be fitted. But avoid extremely baggy or oversized layers to keep your shape in tact.

3. Always lengthen

When adding layers, you can balance out some of the bulk that is added by opting for elongation. Elongate your silhouette and make yourself appear taller by adding a long necklace, a great pair of heels, and choosing form fitting layers.

Also, when it comes to plus size layering, don’t be afraid to mix things up when it comes to layer lengths.  You could wear a waist-length long-sleeved shirt under a long cardigan, or wear a fitted vest over a long-sleeved dress or pullover.

When done correctly, a multi-length layered look can be the perfect stylish look for those chilly afternoons and evenings.

Plus size layering in winter
Plus size layering in winter

4. Don’t avoid fitted clothes

Layers don’t have to cover up your body entirely! You can actually use layers to accentuate your shape rather than hide it.

And in fact, one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to plus size layering is to choose baggy, oversized clothes to cover up. But this often leads to a larger, more shapeless appearance!

Instead, We love adding loose, flowing layers to a fitted outfit. Adding a long, loose cardigan over a fitted dress or trousers and a fitted top layers an outfit without covering up your shape. And if there’s one thing we believe at Tia Tia, it’s the importance of showing off your curvy shape – not hiding it!

Embrace plus size layering!

Most of all, you should never fear layers as a plus size lady! If you follow the tips in this article and always remember to consider your silhouette, you’re sure to find the perfect layered look for this autumn and winter season.

And don’t forget, you can always pop into the Tia-Tia store in Cheltenham! We offer a personal and friendly advice service to all of our lovely ladies! We’re always on hand to help you find the perfect outfit for any occasion.

Plus size layering in winter