The cues are far from subtle. Be it magazines, store windows, or, ahem
, certain frequently visited women’s lifestyle sites, we’ve all gotten the memo that fall’s the season when your lewk
warrants an update. Yes, it’s partially due to the introduction of jackets and layers to replace swimsuits and summer silhouettes that hardly touch your body. But we see it as more of an opportunity. Fall is a chance to reflect and dial up your daring attitude; to fully embrace and refine a style that’s more exciting because it’s more you.
And no body
With that in mind, we’re breaking down some of this season's coolest silhouettes that we believe any woman can welcome into her closet. And in partnership with Lane Bryant's #plusisequal
campaign, which breaks down the divide between plus- and straight-size fashion, we're not limiting style by dress sizes or curves. Instead we've matched each model with designs that go against the old dressing-for-your-body-type tropes
— ones that only equate "flattering" with looking thinner — and put them in pieces that embrace the body they have.
Deliberately eschewing traditional tips and committing to a Yes, you can wear that
attitude, the photos ahead offer a totally liberating take on the what the annual fashion refresh is all about.
Photographed by David Schulze; Styled by Michaela Dosamantes; Hair by Charlie Taylor; Makeup by Cyndle Komarovski/Honey Artists; Nails by Fleury Rose at Bryan Bantry Agency; Set design by Hans Maharawal; Modeled by Eva Kay/Jag Models; Modeled by Paula Magyar/Wilhelmina; Modeled by Barbara Ferreira/Wilhelmina; Modeled by Hayley Hasselhoff/ Wilhelmina; Modeled by Kelly Mayhugh/Wilhelmina; Modeled by Kaliah Ng/Major; Modeled by Georgie Badiel/Major; Modeled by Olya Anikina/Major; Modeled by May Hong/ Major