Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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Recently, I have been trying to push the boundaries on the trends, styles, and garments that I wear—hence my last outfit featuring a piece of lingerie. I keep a mental checklist of which jeans flatter my figure best, the kinds of blouses that I should stay away from, and the shoes I feel most comfortable in. But to be honest, a wardrobe based solely off of what is comfortable can get pretty boring.

When I first saw these leather trousers from ELVI, a U.K.-based women's plus size retailer, I knew I had to have them. Although they were like nothing else that I had in my closet, I was ready to take on the challenge they posed—the trousers defy all of my rules for what not to wear. I paired the trousers with ELVI's black check top and I tapered the pants at the bottom to create a skinny ankle. All-in-all, this fashion risk paid off, and I have a new appreciation for pants that don't hug every curve.

I'm wearing a U.K. size 20 (U.S. 16) in the blouse and pants. Pants fit true to size, but the blouse runs small. I would order one size larger than usual for the blouse.

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Photography by: Ghaffar Gbenro


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