Thanks to top brands like ASOS and Topshop, you don’t have to be a sample size to find fabulous clothes. But sometimes it can be difficult to find dresses that flaunt and flatter your curves. Below are some plus-size dresses we found and loved, with a few tips on how to work it for your wardrobe.
What are your favorite tips for finding flattering clothes that fit?
Sheath dresses are universally flattering, and the lace detail provides added interest. The ribbon detail defines the waist, and because it’s slightly raised it will draw the eye upward. This is truly a #CottonShowstopper dress!
ASOS CURVE Skater Dress with Ballet Wrap, $42.43, asos.com
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your arms, this long-sleeved swingy skater dress might be perfect for you. The fit-and-flare style is easy and flattering, and because it’s cotton, it’s comfortable and will move and breathe with you. Plus, the v-neck wrap front shows off some skin without being revealing, all while drawing the eye up to your gorgeous face. It’s perfect for #CottonAroundTown!
We can’t say enough good things about an empire waist – especially one with a self-tie, so it can fit you perfectly. This adorable printed dress hits at the knee, so it’s not too short and not too long. Plus it’s got a full cotton lining. We vote taking this little number out for a spin on a #CasualCotton Friday.
Sheath Dress? Check. Princess seams? Check, check. The knee length look we love? Ok, we’re fans. The thing that puts this dress over the top is its graduated pattern. The floral print is darkest at the hem, getting lighter and brighter towards the top of the dress – and drawing your eye with it, too. #9to5Cotton? Don’t mind if we do.
TOMS Classic Circle Slip-on, $53.95, Nordstrom.com
Charles Philip Tropez Cotton Flat, $155, modaoperandi.com
Summer is finally here – finally! – and with that means embracing light, breathable fabrics like cotton. We’ve already been turning to our embellished tees, but don’t forget your kicks. Cotton flats are super cute and ideal for the warmer months – a great alternative to synthetic fabrics, which can keep the heat in.
We found some adorable options for this summer, so roll those pant cuffs up and show these off! Loafers are in, and we found lots of fun options, from floral to studded and the ever-trendy stripes. Which one is your pick?
We can’t be the only ones watching Hayden’s new commercial on repeat so we can ogle the fabulous clothes she wears, right? Some of her outfits are a little beyond our budget, but that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming big – or from scouring the Web to put together a fab closet of gorgeous cotton fashions inspired by Hayden’s own wardrobe. So if you’re also dreaming of getting Hayden’s look, look no further. Check out a couple of our favorites from Hayden’s Closet; click on the images to purchase.
And if you’ve been inspired by The Fabric of Our Lives® Campaign, upload your own cotton style to Instagram and include one of the 10 hash tags – whichever occasion it’s perfect for. You just might see your photo on TheFabricofOurLives.com!
Check out our set over on Polyvore, where we found four great dresses all well under $50. They’re so adorable and so trendy – and all cotton, of course!
We were so inspired by our dressy finds that we decided to put together a whole gallery of fab clothes, all under $50. Sometimes, the perfect way to kick off the weekend is with a little retail therapy! What’s your favorite pick?
We here at Cotton Style Files are huge fans of a well-made embellished tee. They add a nice sparkle and a little bit of oomph to what might be an otherwise hum-drum outfit. And especially as the summer heats up, wearing a cotton tee with a little bedazzling is such an easy way to look sophisticated while still keeping cool.
But embellishments, whether sequins, ribbons, or appliques, can make designer tees quite expensive. So we scoured the web for some DIY techniques that yield equally impressive results, without breaking the bank. Which DIY will you try?
Has wedding season already begun for you? The next couple months are usually a whirlwind of weddings, bridal showers, bridal luncheons, and the like, which means it’s high time we figured out what we’re going to wear. From lacy little numbers to figure flattering sheath dresses, we found so many fab cotton options that we’re having trouble choosing! We love that they are each so versatile, regardless of the occasion. Whether it’s a garden wedding, or a barefoot-on-the-beach ceremony, or a dressy bridal shower, they’re all appropriate. Click on the images to purchase. Which ones do you love?
One of our favorite trending colors right now is tangerine. It’s bold, bright, and beautiful – and best of all, flatters many skin tones. It’s a quick way to add a healthy glow to your wardrobe, whether you’re sporting a gorgeous pleated skirt or just some fun accessories. From dip-dyed cotton shorts to a gorgeous printed dress, we love how brands and designers have incorporated this fab color into their line up. And best of all, it’s a color with staying power: pair that cotton sweater with skinny jeans and ankle booties come fall for a cool weather wardrobe win. How do you dream in tangerine?
We fell in love with Maurices’ cute, casual, and trendy cotton looks at Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show back in March. Easy separates and adorable dresses hit the runway, and we were hard pressed to pick a favorite. Luckily, their website is filled to the brim with some fabulous cotton fashions – and all at prices that are very easy on the wallet. If you’re looking for a few wardrobe updates for summer, but don’t want to spend a pretty penny, take a look at some of our favorite finds from Maurices – all under $50!
Pierre Hardy Cotton Cube Pouch, $210, Forwardforward.com
Day Trip Backpack, $69.50, Quiksilver.com
Bright colors may be all the rage this spring, but so are more neutral colors, too. Easy accessories like lightweight cotton scarves and printed beach bags are a great way to add some color to your look, but if you’re on the hunt for more neutral accessories that can work all year long, well, we’ve got you covered. Consider a wide, woven cotton belt to add shape and definition to a simple dress. Or a utilitarian tote in a handsome cotton gabardine, which is large and sturdy enough to hold all your beach accessories – and will be perfect for a quick weekend getaway come fall, too.
Click on the images to purchase. What’s your favorite warm weather accessory?
It’s official: Hayden Panettiere is the new star of The Fabric of Our Lives® Campaign!
Watch the commercial, which will air on FOX and CW tonight, and follows Hayden through a day in her life in Nashville – all while wearing cotton, of course. From a showstopping Stella McCartney dress, which Hayden models in the lobby of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, to a casually chic cotton outfit worn at the Station Inn, featuring a jacket by Helmet Lang, a Free People cotton shirt, and fuchsia and white striped jeans from Isabel Marant, and a gorgeous canary yellow M Missoni dress, which Hayden wears while shopping for the perfect pair of cowboy boots at Nashville Cowboy, her looks all capture the style and versatility we love about cotton.
And while fashion may be first in our hearts, music is undoubtedly second, and we love Hayden’s take on “The Fabric of My Life.” It’s country cross-over chic! What’s your favorite part about Hayden’s new commercial?
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