Plus size style challenge #2 - Leather

You want to be a stylish curvy girl, but most of the time find it hard to find a certain style in your size? You want to look all punk rock but it's hard to carry shiny material on a voluptuous body so you have to ditch the leather jacket from Blue heroes?
It's easy to see that leather accessories or clothing deliver a raw, edgy feelings when it comes to the style and we don't just wish want to be sweet curvy angels all the time. However, Leather is a body hugging material and worst of all, it expands our body visually in a BAD way.

 Let us look at some bad examples here.

Young girls that look like 40 years old? You've got it. But why do designers do this to us? Of course, they have no clue the models will turn out looking like this. Part of it is because the designs suck (the lining, cutting and style), part of it is because we have a different body shape - clothes don't hang on us but fall on our curves! What we need here is some styling done. Here are some tips you could use.

1. Avoid Leather Vest, massive jacket with big lapels and nowhere to cinge for defining curves (above and below).

1. Weather permitted, wear Colourful chunky knitwear underneath to build the contrast (that's why I love cold weather).

2. No Chunky knit Cardigan? Add a knitted Scarf on Top.

3. Styles that we can carry in leather - Biker/bomber jackets that has a stand up collar. Military style, Cropped jacket with zipper, Chinese collar and Short tuxedo jacket.

4.Accessorise - wear leather boots, leather gloves, leather jeggings instead ;)
Minna Parikka

Zana Bayne -Hand crafted & custom leather harnesses