Top 5 Plus Size Fashion Trends For 2021

Plus Size Fashion Trends For 2021

While 2020 certainly had its fair share of challenges, 2021 is already looking up. Many people found themselves at home more often, spending less time socializing or visiting public places. Quarantine and lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic have had a major impact on fashion as we follow trends from home. Social media, including Instagram and TikTok, have also influenced 2021 fashion trends in many ways.


The top five plus size fashion trends for 2021 highlight our growing preference for comfort and convenience. You can look your best with a fashion-forward outfit without sacrificing your overall comfort level. Keep reading to learn more about the top fashion trends in 2021 for plus size women.

#1 Fringe

Fashion influencers across social media have been sporting fringe on a regular basis. Fringe detailing can elevate even the most basic item of clothing, creating movement and interest for your outfit. From short fringe on the cuffs of a shirt to long fringe on the back of a denim jacket or sweater, there are so many ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.

 When we are finally able to go out on the town again, the IyMoo Womens Sexy Plus Size 2 Piece Outfit is sure to be your go-to look. The sequined fringe detailing on the cold shoulder shirt and black pants add sparkle and shine to a chic clubwear set.

 For something more cozy, the Amaryllis Apparel Women’s Fringe Wrap Cardigan elevates a comfortable sweater with subtle fringe detailing. The cowl neckline and asymmetrical wrap create a flattering look for all bodies, and the soft fringe adds motion without overpowering your look.

 Take any look to the next level with the Anne Klein Women’s Size Plus Caftan with Fringe Detail. The sleek caftan features thin black fringe on the hem and three-quarter sleeves. Pair the shawl with slacks or a dress for the office, or wear it with your favorite pair of jeans for a casual look.

#2 Elevated Loungewear

With so much time spent at home in 2020, it is no wonder loungewear has become a popular trend for 2021. Whether you are relaxing at home, running errands, or grabbing brunch, elevated loungewear offers the perfect look for all occasions. Just pair your elevated loungewear with your favorite shoes and accessories for a look you can wear out and about.

 Joggers are a staple when it comes to loungewear. The BALEAF Women’s Cotton Sweatpants Cozy Joggers Pants are perfect for going out or staying in. The sleek black pants offer a flattering silhouette while the cotton fabric remains comfortable all day long. The tie-string waist and pockets will make these your favorite pair of pants for 2021.

The top plus size fashion trends for 2021 would not be complete without some tie dye. The ATOKULE Two Piece Outfit for Women Tie Dye Lounge Wear Jogger Sets are chic, comfortable, and trendy. Choose from leggings and long-sleeve tops or shorts and t-shirt sets to create the perfect throw-on-and-go outfit.

For a shirt that goes with absolutely everything, you need the Shiaili Women’s Long Plus Size Tunic Shirts. The flowy shirt creates a flattering silhouette that pairs well with leggings, jeans, or slacks. The cozy tunic has pockets for running errands, and it is made of super-soft materials for lounging at home. 

#3 Ruffles & Tiers

Ruffles and tiers continue to trend in fashion for 2021, flattering a variety of body types. Seen on runways across the world, tiers help hide your insecurities while highlighting your favorite features and ruffle detailing adds interest to any outfit. From a slight ruffle on a shirt sleeve to a full tiered dress, there are countless ways to incorporate this trend into your favorite outfits.

 The Rainlin Women Casual Plus Size Summer Top Ruffle Short Sleeve Tunic Shirt is the perfect top to throw on and go while looking chic. The tiered shirt flatters all bodies and the ruffled sleeves take a t-shirt from simple to elegant. Whether you pair this top with jeans or slacks, you can create a go-to look for 2021.

 While you can definitely go all out with the ruffle trend, sometimes less is more. The Nemidor Women’s Ruffle Sleeve Jersey Knit Plus Size Casual Swing Dress features ruffles on the sleeves for a chic and simple look. Perfect for a night out or a day at the beach, this dress is super versatile and comfortable.

The Jessica Simpson Women’s Gypsy Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Top features a trendy plaid pattern with ruffle detailing on the shoulders and sleeves. Pair the top with your favorite pair of jeans and ankle boots for a casual fall look or wear it with your slacks and flats for the office.

#4 All Over Prints

Your style is a reflection of your personality, and nothing helps you express yourself quite like an all-over pattern. Whether you prefer feminine florals or edgy plaid, an all-over print offers an instant outfit. Jumpsuits with a full print create a one-and-done look that you don’t have to think about. Matching tops and pants also combine for bold looks that showcase your style.

 If florals are your favorite, the Lucky Brand Women’s Size Plus Allover Print V-Neck Maxi Dress is the perfect outfit for all occasions. Pair with your favorite denim jacket for a casual look or throw on some heels for an elegant outfit. The neutral colors offer endless possibilities when it comes to accessories, and the soft material keeps you comfortable for the whole day.

 The RACHEL Rachel Roy Women’s Plus Size Julia Jumpsuit is a must-have for 2021. Jumpsuits with all-over prints offer an easy way to get ready for your day while looking chic and on-trend. The stunning floral print and tie waist flatter all bodies and the wide legs create a beautiful silhouette.

#5 Unique Handbags

When we are finally able to leave the house again, you will need the perfect handbag. Bags with thick chain straps are in for 2021, and the fringe trend transitions to handbags as well. Large totes and water bottle bags are trending too, offering convenience while you are on the go. Plastic water bottles are definitely not in, but a refillable water bottle with a fashionable carrier is a must for the year.

The Cloud Bag Dumpling Shoulder Bag features a beautiful chunky chain for a chic look. Elevate any outfit with this sleek handbag and gold chain detailing that makes a statement. The squared chain links offer a unique look that takes your outfit to the next level.

 Crossbody bags are still in style, and the Waterfly Crossbody Sling Backpack offers the perfect way to carry your water bottle everywhere you go. The sling bag is great for hiking or traveling as well as shopping or running errands. Keep your valuables safe and keep water on hand to stay hydrated.

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