As we pay tribute to the service men and women that protect and serve, we can’t help but notice how the military uniform has influenced fashion. Balmain is famous for their bling’d out military coats and designers like Marc Jacobs and Gucci made army green a major trend for Spring 2015.
Plus Size Military Style
So how can curvy girls rock plus size military style off duty? By borrowing key military style elements in their everyday pieces. Check out these salute-worthy picks!
Fit and Flare
A single breasted coat with regimented buttons down the front was the signature uniform of Civil War soldiers. Now it’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think of plus size military style. A bouclé military coat by Guess takes a trendy approach to the military jacket, leaving behind the drab grays and blues for a punch of fiery red and gold accents. But the fashion fun doesn’t stop there! Fitted at the hips with a flared hem, this coat shows your curves some serious love when braving the cold weather.
Take plus size military style a feminine step further with a dress boasting the kind of double breasted bodice usually reserved for jackets. Modcloth’s cool Celebrated Scientist dress has the same military inspired buttons down the front and pop of color that’s so on trend. Winterize it with a fitted blazer and tights and when the warmer weather rolls around, rock it solo for extra versatility.
Button It Down
Army green doesn’t have to be boring! A Target steal, sometimes a basic twill shirt is the most fashionable asset in a closet. Our pick has a pointed collar and two chest pockets that gives a polished yet relaxed look. Roll up the sleeves and pair it with your favorite skinny jeans and flats for a chilled day at the mall. Or, button it up and tuck it into a sequined pencil skirt for happy hour with the girls. Layered under a chunky sweater with riding boots and you’re channeling the English country look.
Lace It Up
Rocking a heeled version of a laced ankle boot is one easy way to amp your plus size military style this Fall. Nine West has us covered with the Alpachee platform bootie. These leather boots get a sexy makeover with a 4 ½ inch heel and 1 inch platform that can make any pair of jeans look fabulous. Now who wouldn’t love that? For more traditional military style boots in larger width options, try out a pair of field boots from UK phenom DuoBoots.