I just got back from New York Fashion Week, and I can’t wait to show you the NYFW plus size outfits I rocked! Every look I styled felt so true to the different versions of myself that I always try to celebrate and highlight through clothing. All-in-all, this was definitely my favorite fashion week so far.
But let me be real; putting those looks together and participating in fashion week took a ton of time, effort, and self-assurance. Speaking from three years of NYFW experience, I want to offer some advice: NYFW can be pretty stressful and make you obsess over who you are and who you’re not in the fashion world. Trust me, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions for most people during fashion’s biggest week. So, whether you’re gearing up for your first NYFW or a seasoned attendee, understand that you may experience a lot of anxiety around this week, but once you’re in it, you’ll thrive! And that’s aside from being plus size at NYFW—that’s a whole other conversation *eye roll*. Stay true to you!
If you’re shopping for NYFW and you’re wondering where to shop for plus size designer clothes, check out my roundup of plus size designers!
Now, let’s get into the outfits!
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NYFW plus size monochromatic outfit
One of the things I love doing the most with my outfits—whether I am going to work or attending New York Fashion Week—is pattern mixing or playing with contrast. So, I had all these amazing black and white prints and mixed them to create this cool outfit. I topped the look off with bold red sunnies and am wearing red boots, which you can shop on my Amazon Storefront!
You can shop this outfit on my LTK!
NYFW plus size floral mesh outfit
I originally bought this plus size floral dress, and it had holes torn in the mesh, and the flowers were falling off. So, I hand-sewed the flowers back on and used fabric glue to manipulate the mesh back together. Ultimately, I felt like I was able to salvage the dress, but I brought a sewing kit with me just in case! I have had this lavender organza trench coat in my closet since 2019, and I felt like it was the perfect addition to this dress! I found a similar plus size organza trench coat for you to shop! I wore this outfit to the Carlos Pineda show and received tons of compliments.
NYFW plus size sequin outfit
During NYFW, Pinterest debuted its Body Type Technology, which helps to make its algorithm more diverse and reflective of the user. I participated in this project with Pinterest, so I attended an exclusive dinner and spoke on a panel during the event (learn more about Body Type Technology here)! I chose to wear this sequin maxi dress from Eloquii, which I rented from nuuly! I added this crop top from the Gabriella Karefa-Johnson X Target collab, and I love how it turned out.
You can shop this entire look on my LTK.
NYFW plus size black dress and red boots outfit
I loved this simple look because the coolest aspects of the outfit really are in the details. I rented this dress from nuuly, which has this really cool “undone” look with the ruching and long strings. I topped the look off with some bold sunglasses and bright red boots, and I felt so good in this outfit.
NYFW plus size lace dress
I felt so beautiful in this deconstructed plus size lace dress that I wore to the Adore Me fashion show. I paired the outfit with these wide platforms from Torrid and topped the look off with a bag I couldn’t even fit my room key in. It was a vibe LOL.
You can shop my accessories on my LTK!
NYFW plus size pattern mixing outfit
Like I said, I love pattern mixing, and this outfit was such a fun look to create. This dress, which I turned into a duster/cardigan, is from Karen Brit Chick’s Amazon the Drop collection, and the pants are from The Coveteur’s Amazon the Drop collection. I am petite and plus size (5’2 and a size 20), and I didn’t get these pants hemmed, but I probably will because they are a little long.
You can shop this outfit on my Amazon Storefront!
I hope these outfits inspire you to create looks that make you feel fabulous every single day—not just when you go to NYFW! XO!