8 Plus-Size Trends We're Obsessing Over This Spring

For many, spring suggests rebirth and rejuvenation; flowers blooming, birds chirping, and maybe even the desire to clean your whole house. But to us, nothing screams "changing seasons" like digging out your favorite pair of sandals from the pile in the back of your closet; it may have been nearly six months since you last slid your feet into them, but they still look (and feel) just as good.
Staying in the theme of renewal, we're all for the moment we can lose the layers for good (see you later, bulky outfits!). So, let’s pack away our puffers, swap our chunky sweaters for breezy dresses, and let our sun-starved skin once again see the light of day. Because the ruffles, flared sleeves, and eight other trends ahead are exactly what we've been anxiously waiting to wear once again. Click through to see all the spring styles we're coveting for sizes 14+.
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It Was All Yellow
Call it the “Lemonade Effect” — the album, not the drink, of course. That iconic scene of Beyoncé looking like a golden goddess has cemented itself in the zeitgeist, as evidenced by all the bright-yellow garments popping up all over the runway. The Independent even called it "spring 2017's optimistic fashion trend," so consider us sold.

Eloquii Studio Flounce Tiered Dress, $134.90, available at Eloquii.
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Violeta by Mango Embroidered Jacket, $149.99, available at Mango.
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Universal Standard Mae Sweater - Mustard, $130, available at Universal Standard.
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ASOS Curve Satin Ruffle Cami Cold Shoulder Midi Dress, $49.00, available at ASOS.
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Tie One On
Lace-up necklines were everywhere last year (thank you, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, etc. etc.), so it's no surprise they're still decorating leggings, skirts, coats, dresses, and more.

Torrid Lace Up Side Pencil Skirt, $48.90, available at Torrid.
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Rebdolls “Not Yet Rated” Tied Up Leggings, $35, available at Rebdolls.
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Lane Bryant Lace-up Pencil Skirt by Prabal Gurung, $98, available at Lane Bryant.
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Carmakoma Pico Dress, $125, available at Carmakoma.
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Shirt 2.0
They say no wardrobe is complete without a classic button-up, but we’re all about breaking the rules. Timeless Oxfords have their place, but the latest version is what we’re stocking our closets with. Look for designs that are influenced by other popular trends, like off-the-shoulder, classic stripes, or unique sleeves.

ASOS Curve Cold Shoulder Top in Stripe with Ties, $52, available at ASOS.
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E-shakti Bow-tie Pleat Cuff Pinstripe Oxford Cotton Shirt, $39.95 $35.95, available at E-shakti.
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River Island White Tie Sleeve Bardot Shirt, $52, available at River Island.
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Forever 21 Pinstripe Top, $19.90, available at Forever 21.
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All About Sleeve
This fall carryover is bigger than ever, both in volume and popularity. Although you can find almost any iteration at this point, our favorite has got a bit more flare: Whether a bell, flounce, or trumpet sleeve, this little detail can give any look some added interest.

Lane Bryant Off-The-Shoulder Bell-sleeve Top, $54.95, available at Lane Bryant.
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E-shakti Ruched Cuff Bell Sleeve Cotton Poplin Dress, $52.95 $47.95, available at E-shakti.
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Torrid Lace Bell Sleeve Top, $42.90, available at Torrid.
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Shegul Stella Bell Sleeve Mini Dress, $395, available at Shegul.
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Bold Shoulder
Dust off your shoulders this season with our favorite comeback kid. Chances are you may already have a similar style hanging in your closet, but spring’s iteration has absorbed many of our other top trends, like standout sleeves and ruffle details.

Missguided Plus Size Nude Satin Fold Bardot Blouse, $45 $23, available at Missguided.
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Simply Be Off The Shoulder Dress, $57.50, available at Simply Be.
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Society Plus Eva Off-The-Shoulder Top, $39.99, available at Society Plus.
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ASOS Curve Extreme Ruffle Sleeve Jacquard Mini Dress, $166, available at ASOS.
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Rachel Roy Lace Off The Shoulder Top, $99, available at Rachel Roy.
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'80s Revival
We’ve recently revisited the '70s and '90s, so it’s not totally shocking that the '80s its getting its turn in the spotlight. Lamé is leading the fabric pack, in designs both vintage and new. Not into the shiny stuff? Try power shoulders or a grunge-y band tee, instead.

ASOS Curve Pleated Skirt in Metallic with Sports Waistband, $46, available at ASOS.
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Beth Ditto Crystal Ball Dress, $225 $79, available at Beth Ditto.
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Boohoo Marissa Printed Band Belt 2 in 1 T-shirt Dress, $25, available at Boohoo.
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Lovesick Leopard Print Lace Trim Pleated Dress, $27.93, available at Lovesick.
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Sports
Athleisure has evolved: No longer are we relegated to basic black and stretchy spandex. The latest turn at the sporty style has more of an irreverent edge. Go for a hint of athletic inspiration with contrast-striped pants and dresses, or anorak frocks, and sheer-striped sweaters.

Nadia Aboulhosn Hooded Coach Jacket, $100, available at Nadia Aboulhosn.
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Simply Be Curved Hem Tipped Trouser, $36.49, available at Simply Be.
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ASOS Curve Sweater with Sheer Stripes, $46, available at ASOS.
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Elvi Premium Contrast Culottes, $66.30, available at Elvi.
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Ruffles
We love them on jackets, pants, dresses, and tops. (Basically, they look good on anything). Want to amp up the volume? Look for unconventional options, like a high-neck our poufy sleeves, for added flare.

Elvi Premium Embroidered Lace Box Top, $70.37, available at Elvi.
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Eloquii Ruffles and Pintucks Fit and Flare Dress, $129.90, available at Eloquii.
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Simply Be High Neck Ruffle Blouse, $40.99, available at Simply Be.
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Helene Berman Plus Ruffle Jacket In Denim, $322.11 $214.74, available at ASOS.

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