Spring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid

Items from this post have been gifted to me from Avenue for review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Spring 2016 Trend Abstract Plaid

I am a firm believer in being select with fashion trends and interpreting them in a way that work for me.  In other words, I am not one to hop on the bandwagon of the latest craze just because it is popular.  I do enjoy looking at the new season runways and see what truly catches my eye.  One trend that is so my style is abstract plaid.  Oversized and deconstructed plaids have been seen on dresses by designers Wes Gordon, Victoria Beckham, and Stella McCartney.  Being a creative person and an artist, I enjoy prints that have a handcrafted look to them.  That was the case when I saw the Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress on the Avenue website.  The plaid is done in an abstract painterly style that speaks to my inner artist.  Not only that, it is extremely reminiscent of a dress I saw years ago at Anthropologie!

Spring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

The unlined polyester and spandex dress has a beautiful flow to it with gussets on the sides to make the skirt dance when you walk.  Although you cannot see the sleeves of the dress under the cardigan, they are fitted, without being tight and come down to right above the elbow.  It has a modest scoop neckline and the length comes to the bottom of my knee on my 5′-5″ frame.  I am wearing this dress in a size 18/20 and found it to be quite generous in fit.  It skimmed over my midsection and hips nicely while coming in slightly at the waist.  To further define my waistline, I added a brown belt.

Even with the Open Draped Cardigan, the plaid pattern stands out as the star.  The white layer gives a little rest to the eyes from the overall print.  It also creates a vertical line to make me visually taller.  I kept all of my accessories in the brown and tan family with the wood link necklace, mini satchel, and nude booties to accent the dress.

Spring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion BlogSpring 2016 Trend: Abstract Plaid | Avenue Navy Plaid Fit and Flare Dress with White Open Draped Cardigan | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

While abstract plaids are being shown on the runway, I love that I can translate this dress into something incredibly wearable for my lifestyle.  From the easy care fabrics to the cut of the dress, this outfit is one I can see wearing for work as well as going out to dinner.  To be perfectly honest, this look is my definition of Anthropologie Style in plus size.

Outfit Details

Today’s Postivity Note

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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6 comments

  1. I love this girly dress on you and you look comfy and chic. I never thought of wearing belts until I came to your blog, now I am looking for them. Thanks!

    1. Oh I love this dress too. The pattern is so pretty. I have gotten mixed reviews from ladies about the whole belt thing, but I have chosen to love them. I love the way they look on me and it is really not up to them if they think I look “flattering” or not. You are so wonderful for commenting as I so appreciate your words. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, as I love to talk to fellow fashionistas like yourself!

      Janeane

  2. This whole outfit looks great on you! I haven’t worn abstract plaid myself but I’d be willing to give it a try. I’m the same when it comes to trends… Some of them are so crazy that I can’t even see myself trying them out.

    1. Thank you Nout. I love the artistic nature of this plaid so it was right up my alley. And like you, I like to try things and if it works, great, if not, it was fun trying. Sometimes I have fun trying even the crazy trends and have a good laugh. It is cheap entertainment, I know, and I am easily entertained. πŸ™‚

      Janeane

  3. I love this look on you. The white cardi gives it a really bright, fresh feel and I love the addition of the warmer brown tones. The outfit seems so easy and breezy. I think it, combined with your happy smile, make me feel like you are on vacation, frolicking in the hills. πŸ™‚

    1. I loved wearing this outfit and I got so many compliments from even complete strangers. It may have been me prancing around feeling so confident. I can’t wait to wear it again because it was so comfortable too!

      Janeane

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