2019 Fashion Trends That Truly Work For Every Body
Sure, there are women who breeze through the racks with ease, plucking through spaghetti-strap tops and bias-cut dresses that look good on them without any tailoring at all. You've probably been in a dressing room with one of these women in your life, and you've probably felt that unmistakable pang of jealousy. But these women — there are very few of them. I admire the runways, but I doubt I can pull off a lot of the new trends I'm seeing bubble up on the street.
You won't always feel confident in every silhouette you try — it's even less likely that you'll be into the looks you see making their way into stores. So which modern pieces are ladies wearing right now that feel classic? Which are tasteful? Which come in your size and your favorite color or print? We weeded through all the current styles and found 13 answers you're going to love. Scroll through to admire them on all different body types, then shop them for yourself.
Relaxed Skirt Sets
These breezy sets aren't just perfect as a vacation cover-up but appropriate for the office too, or even a fancy brunch. The skirt silhouette makes your look instantly breathable, and a single print from head to toe is ultraflattering.
Our Pick: Zac Posen Poplin Set
Vertical stripes elongate the legs, but whether you prefer a structured trouser or something more lightweight (even linen or denim!), you'll be giving off retro vibes — and that's all part of the plan.
The ultrawide leg is one of the biggest denim trends of the year. In our opinion, it's also the most flattering. The pyramid-like shape cinches in at the waist, and if your jeans are cropped, you can better show off your shoes.
You don't necessarily need to bare your midriff in a cropped hoodie. We love the look of these with high-rise, straight-leg denim, and you can use one to show off your favorite sport logo or team. The bonus is, this has to be the most comfy of the flattering trends on our list.
Our Pick: Project Social T Reset Cropped Hoodie Sweatshirt
Wear this Project Social T Reset Cropped Hoodie Sweatshirt ($20, originally $54) with structured denim and white mod boots.
Printed, Formfitting Turtlenecks
Whether you prefer tie-dye or animal print, you won't be able to survive 2019 without one of these — we promise. Tuck one into a high waistband and your outfit will instantly flatter your beautiful curves.
Our Pick: Boohoo Jersey Tiger Print Roll Neck Top
Turn up the edgy vibes in this Boohoo Plus Jersey Tiger Print Roll Neck Top ($10, originally $20).
We spotted cardigans all over the 2019 runways, and there are so many ways to wear them to best complement your own wardrobe. Whether you shop for one that's fitted and you button it up, or you leave a slouchy one undone, you'll be emitting grandma-chic vibes everywhere you go. To cinch in your waist, choose a belt that matches the fabric of your sweater to keep things streamlined.
Our Pick: Micha Lounge Curve Oversized Cardigan With Contrast Buttons
This Micha Lounge Curve Oversized Cardigan With Contrast Buttons ($22, originally $56) comes in the perfect neutral shade.
There are so many ways to play around with an oversize button-down. Undo the cinch at the sleeve to keep things loose and breezy, or unclasp the buttons at the bottom of your shirt for a swingy look. Manipulate your top to best show off your favorite assets. Tuck it into high-waisted pants to flatter your waist, for example, and let the collar slip off to the side if you want to highlight your shoulders.
When it comes to shoe trends, the Western boot isn't falling by the wayside. The silhouette happens to be super flattering because it balances a lightweight midi dress when you're playing with proportions, and you can pull it off in an ankle shape or opt for knee-highs, depending on which part of your leg you want to show.
Our Pick: Ganni Black Marlyn 50 Cutout Star Leather Cowboy Boots
We're truly in love with Ganni's Western-inspired shapes, and the Black Marlyn 50 Cutout Star Leather Cowboy Boots ($535) feature the cutest, most unique details.
Aside from the fact that the silk slip is the most romantic dress you can own, it also hearkens back to the '90s, so you can wear it with your high-top Converse when you're not getting glam for date night. A silhouette that's forgiving by your bust and formfitting yet movable by the waist makes for a gorgeous cut. So all that's left is picking a color.
Our Pick: ASOS Design Curve Cowl Front Midi Slip Dress in Tiger Print
Amp up your outfit with the ASOS Design Curve Cowl Front Midi Slip Dress in Tiger Print ($40), which you should pair with black booties, of course.
Channel the 2000s pop stars in low-slung cargos, or even tuck a tee into a high-waist pant covered in pockets. You're about to see these everywhere, and most of them are extremely structured, which is what makes them so flattering. These pants will smooth your curves around the edges and bring a certain toughness to your look at the same time. Just peruse Gwen Stefani's iconic moments in cargos if you need extra inspiration.
Printed Wrap Dresses
The wrap dress is a season-less trend that never goes out of style, no matter the year. In 2019, though, we're seeing animal patterns, celestial prints, and bold colors that make your one-and-done outfit seem full of personality. Being able to cinch your look at the waist with a tie belt or buttons is the bonus that allows you to show off your curves and amp up the allure, especially when you're rocking a slit.
Our Pick: Asos Design Curve Wrap Maxi Dress in Star and Lightning Bolt
This Asos Design Curve Wrap Maxi Dress in Star and Lightning Bolt ($67) looks chic and polished with a pair of white mules.
Look for tweed coats with structure, leather trenches with slick lines, and crisp collars. A quality-made jacket seals the deal. No matter what you're wearing underneath, you're an instant boss babe.
Our Pick: ASOS Design Curve Double Breasted Coat in Texture
Who wouldn't be struck by the magenta shade of this ASOS Design Curve Double Breasted Coat in Texture ($51, originally $127)?
Our Pick: L'Academie The Serpent Leather Trench Coat in Snake
This L'Academie The Serpent Leather Trench Coat in Snake ($798) speaks to the year's biggest trends. It's a piece everyone's going to compliment when you walk outside.
Ruffled Sweetheart Blouses
Kendall Jenner wore one on New Year's Eve, and we instantly look a liking to the romantic, ruffled blouse. In 2019, women are wearing them with edgy pants instead of feminine, floaty skirts. A stretchy neckline that shows off your shape isn't overly modest, but the details here are ladylike.