Comfort without looking dull and dowdy—that’s the thing us women prefer. Comfort is key when it comes to clothing, but it does not have to mean sacrificing style either. Thankfully, the fashion industry has finally made available loads of fun, stylish and comfy tops that favor lovely plus size bods. Tops are crucial in completing an outfit—you will find a wealth of styles available today from the classic T-shirt, long tops to to fun, brazen embellished ones. Here are out top picks.
- How do I identify my body shape?
Answer: Understanding the type of body shape you have is essential in finding the best clothing pieces that flatter your form. Ladies with an apple shape are typically fuller in the middle, have thicker waists and slender hips. Hourglass types have a full chest, wide hips, slim waistline and thicker thighs. Women with inverted pyramid shapes have a full chest, slender hips, legs and back plus broad shoulders. Ladies with a pear shape tend to have curvy and wide hips, thick thighs and narrow shoulders. Lastly, ones with a diamond shape have slender shoulders and arms plus a wider midriff accompanied with thicker hips and thighs.
- Are tops with loud prints and colors unflattering on plus size bodies?
Answer: When it comes to color and prints, there are not hard and fast rules. While black is often the top choice for most curvy ladies since the dark neutral color slims them down, it does not mean that you have to avoid fun, bright prints and hues. Wear the color and prints that you love, wear them with ease and enjoy them. What matters the most in the end is the fit, as always, and if you actually feel comfortable wearing the item.
- Are clothes in light or white colors unbecoming on plus size shapes?
Answer: Then again, all hues are flattering on everyone. What you need to consider in the end is the fit of the clothing. A fit that emphasizes your form and your assets surpasses color all the way. The truth is, light colors do not add to your size—it’s inappropriate sizing and fit that can wear down your look. Thus, go for that lovely crème-colored tunic or muted lavender t-shirt. If the fit is exceptional, then you will feel good and look good.
Our Top Picks
IN’VOLAND Women’s Plus Size V Neck Wrap Top
- Has V neck and batwing sleeves
- Features wrap-front drape
- Graceful and elegant style
- Comfortable loose fit
This IN’VOLAND Women’s Plus Size V Neck Wrap Top not only looks sophisticated and chic, it has a relaxed fit which makes it great to wear for work and play. It exudes a sexy and classy appeal which looks great paired with a nice variety of bottoms from jeans down to skirts. The top features a deep wrap V-neck, loose batwing sleeves, a pleated waist with enough stretch and it’s made from soft and lush fabric too that feels nice against the skin. Fits 16-30W.
MONNURO Women’s Plus Size Shirt
- Lovely floral print
- Timeless deep V neck
- Solid color
If you want beautiful printed tops that are flattering for your size, you need to check out offerings from the Monnuro brand. This loose shirt is made from comfortable fabric embellished with lovely flower patterns gracing a solid color background. It features a classic V neck style, shirttail hem and short sleeves. Wear this one under cardigans or gauzy cover-ups for a casual look. It has a loose fit so it’s breeze to wear in the summer. Easy to care for as well since it’s made from machine-washable material.
Riders by Lee Indigo Women’s Plus Size Easy Care Woven Shirt
- 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% spandex
- Includes button closure
- Has 3/4 sleeves
- With princess seams
Want something you can wear for work? Stock up on this everyday clothing essential from Riders by Lee. This blouse is made from a comfy blend of cotton, polyester and spandex. It features 3/4 sleeves, a button closure, princess seams for a slimmer fit and a hidden placket. The material is a bit sheer though so it’s best paired with a suitable camisole. The 3/4 sleeves also make this one a reliable classic piece that you can wear for all seasons.
LALAGEN Women Plus Size Peplum Top
- 95% polyester and 5% spandex
- Flouncy peplum hem
- Caged cutout neck
- Flirty style
This LALAGEN Women Plus Size Peplum Top has a wonderfully dressy feel to it but still suits trendy skinny jeans and even denim with distressed accents. The caged cutout collar of the top projects a sexy yet classy impression—this is a nice top that you can take from day to night by pairing it with the right bottoms and accessories. The top is made from a mix of polyester and spandex so it has definite stretch which makes it a comfort to wear. The peplum hem is also a nice touch since it plunges on the stomach and hides it. A charming piece which can create a variety of looks.
JUST MY SIZE Women’s Plus Size Lace Trim Tank
- 95% cotton and 5% spandex
- Soft and stretchy
- Has lace-trimmed straps
- Has V neck feature
Tank tops are an essential part of any woman’s wardrobe because it’s a versatile piece. It can be used as a standalone top, worn with cardigans and sweaters, work well with sheer tops and can be worn as loungewear and sleepwear too. This lace trim tank from Just My Size is a good addition for the wardrobe of plus size ladies—it brings good fit, has quality, soft material with sufficient stretch and it comes with a delicate lace trim which makes it good to wear on its own.
LEEBE Women’s Plus Size Double-Layered Print Chiffon Top
- 95% polyester and 5% spandex
- Has soft tank top
- Beautiful sheer chiffon blouse
- Breathable material
Sheer, flowy tops are very pretty and feminine, and they are charming on plus size bods. This Leebe chiffon top comes in exquisite prints and delicate colors that looks stunning paired with bohemian-style skirts and stonewashed denim. The material is made up of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex, providing the top a nice fit for plus sizes and sufficient give for comfort. This might be a sheer, chiffon top, but it still has great quality—it will stand up to lots of uses if taken care of appropriately.
Designers are now having a field day dressing up plus size gals with the clothing styles they love. When it comes to tops, always choose the one that gives comfort, makes you look good and fell good all over. We hope our list has helped immensely in your search for the best plus size tops.