Whether sunbathing on the beach in a gorgeous bikini, or wearing a cosy faux fur coat in a ski chalet, any plus size fashionista needs to look chic whatever their holiday destination. At the same time, you need to stay true to your style, and choose pieces that you can work into your looks, when appropriate. Fear not, our stylists and buyers have created an edit of holiday must-haves that is full of gems for your packing list.
When organising your suitcase, it’s hard to forget those all-important add-ons that can make an outfit. For example, when heading to a seaside resort, you have remembered to pack your swimsuit, but what about a kaftan/cover-up? Or a new beach bag, sandals, a light jacket, a flowing dress for your post-swim lunch, or a summer hat...
Packing can be made quick and easy with our selection of holiday essentials, that way, you can focus on what holidays are all about. Check out our practical guides so you can ensure you have all your bases covered.
Let it snow: Your winter packing guide
When you’re on the slopes, practicality is key: a ski suit consisting of trousers and a jacket, thermal underwear, a ski mask and boots. At the same time, when heading off-piste, you need on-trend outfits that keep you cosy while looking chic.
Plus size ski bunnies will love our selection of winter packing must-haves: the perfect outfits for a romantic sled ride, a stroll around town or post-ski drinks.
Start your ski run with a thick and cosy faux fur jacket or coat by Verpass or Elvi. Combine with a pair of stylish leather trousers by Nör, or for maximum comfort chose fabulous faux leather leggings by Samoon, Junarose or Zhenzi. Warm shearling boots or lace-up ski boots (lined with thermal socks) complement this look perfectly.
If a practical puffer jacket or parka is more your thing, go for a sleek style by Lower Eastside or Samoon. Pair with skinny jeans or tapered trousers by L’Artusi or Robell and complete the look with a toasty roll neck jumper or multi coloured cashmere jumper by amber&VANILLA. Fans of layered looks could add a luxurious silk blouse for contrasting texture.
After a long day on the slopes opt for rich hues like wine red, indigo, dark grey, or classic black, to stand out. Mix classic fair isle patterns and glossy textures with glittering sequins or shiny lurex materials. A layered look is also a great choice if you are planning on going from day to night - a sophisticated roll neck over ski trousers with minimal jewellery would still look great on a night out.
Curvy tan lines: Your summer packing guide
Every body is a beach body - but our selection of figure-hugging plus size swimsuits, maxi dresses, beach kaftans can make you look and feel amazing when lounging by the seafront.
Explore the stone-paved island roads in a gorgeous wrap dress with chic prints like polka dot, vibrant floral patterns, playful ruffle detailing or classic breton stripes. In our edit, you will find beautiful designs that celebrate your figure by Only Carmakoma, Violeta by Mango, Junarose or Lost Ink. Turn heads by adding a pair of hoop earrings and sleek leather mules.
Enjoy an evening stroll at the promenade in a flowing maxi dress, or a stylish jumpsuit, like those by Simply Be, Yoek or Inca. For maximum comfort on a hot summer day, go for a pair of anti-chafing shorts under your dress. They are seamless, similar in length to cycling shorts and can function as shapewear too. Here at navabi, you can find a great selection of anti-chafing shorts and shapewear by Gozzip or Cette.
The old saying that curvy women should avoid white, the colour of the summer, is now a thing of the past. These days, plus size fashionistas can dazzle in chic all-white outfits, or use a single white item like a pair of skinny jeans or a maxi skirt, to add a refreshing touch to any outfit. So when it comes to your next seaside trip, do include white in your packing list and let the compliments begin.