Brilliant buys for curvy girls

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  • From workwear chic to off-duty cool, fashion blogger Callie Thorpe is pleased to see plus-size fashion is at the top of its game

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    Curvy-girl style has never looked better, ­and as River Island launches the latest drop of its Plus range, Callie Thorpe has scanned the rails for this season’s hottest looks, all in sizes 18-24.

    From catwalk-inspired fashion to core wardrobe staples, this is loud and proud fashion that’s full of confidence and beautifully designed to flatter full-figured women. With 75 eye-catching pieces available online and in 20 stores around the country, plus-size women are getting even more of a look-in on gorgeous clothes.

    With cult core basics like the Molly stretch skinny jean and the staple black leather biker, it’s easy to dial up your everyday look. Vamp up casual denim with chic heels and add a skinny scarf or neckerchief for a jaunty finish.

    For edgy, cool partywear, check out dresses that feature mesh or lace panelling, with cut-out and off-the-shoulder details. Offset dark layers with silver ankle boots for striking contrast.

    Splash out in flattering swimwear lines with gorgeous detailing, teamed with beach cover-ups and espadrilles.

    Look out for head-turning and gorgeously detailed embroidery on coats and jackets, with bird motifs creating a delicately exotic vibe.

    Workwear is covered with classics like a houndstooth check skirt teamed with outré leopard print shoes. You’ll find the camel-colour duster coat becomes a favourite into autumn, too – embellish its statement lapels with bold brooches.

    The collection is also threaded through with autumnal prints, dark florals, lace and textures. All your outerwear goals are delivered too, with key bombers, leathers and jackets in neutral and earthy tones.

    And with a great selection of new wide fit shoes and Loungewear, you can put together fabulous head-to-toe looks.

    Thank you River Island…. Now it’s even easier for plus-size women to look gorgeous in clothes that aren’t different – simply made to fit. Viva curves!

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