Plus size power on a summer catwalk

Plus size power on a summer catwalk: you can do this too

Most leading designers have received the memo: models could use a bit more diversity. In the last runway seasons we saw how brands started participating one by one – and how crazy that looked. Axent lists the most beautiful plus size looks (and models) from the spring 2023 shows for you and reveals the fashion lessons for larger ladies.

Bright satin
Who says you have to cover shapes with black? Can look very nice, but if you have amazing curves you can also show them off. This was also the opinion of Fendi. They chose top model Precious Lee as their muse, with her beautiful full lips and unprecedented curves. She certainly was precious as she strode down the catwalk in bright yellow satin and matching headpiece. The split adds extras by placing a subtle focus on the legs. Asymmetry and avant-garde pleating techniques make the look absolutely couture-worthy.

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satin dress in oversized cut with beautiful print
Purple blouse with satin sheen

Black on black
The opposite is also true: black is beautiful, always. This also applies to plus size women. The Dutch Jill Kortleve, aka Jilla Tequila, showed this at Max Mara. She appeared in a co-ord, all in black. A halter top is always a good idea with a full bust: it fits comfortably and looks confident. Sets tend to look neat, but by opting for a crop top you can just see a bit of your belly. That makes the look sporty and sexy at the same time. Pencil skirts are a beautiful optical extension of the legs and the look is completed with exciting accessories: an asymmetrical bag and platform soles with leather elements.

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Faux leather skirt in black
Midi skirt in black/bronze & blouse in black/bronze (set)

Sensual ensemble
It is immediately clear that inclusive label Fe Noel was founded by a Caribbean fashionista. Year after year, the designer brand sends models onto the catwalk in colors and shapes with a clear element of passion. Label motto? Eat well, travel a lot and dress to inspire. That resonates well with Axent. This look is daring, with the special low sleeve and corset elements. By combining that sensual top with a covered bottom, the ensemble is in balance. Color beautifully matched to the model and voilà: ready for the red carpet.

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Elegant brown dress in airy voile

Like a tiger
Wild and free has often been the message of the iconic duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The last spring show took it quite literally: there were a lot of animal prints. An amazing dress was worn by a beautiful red-haired appearance. To keep the look from being too flashy, the designers opted for a black scarf – an unconventional way of using accessories, but oh so handy. Tiger print and gold go hand in hand, and by matching both jewelry and shoes with the whole, the look remains straightforward. Add to that that tiger and snake print will be back again next summer - you can stock up on this entire outfit in no time.

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midi dress with panther motif

When you see these super looks lined up, it's a wonder that only 1% of spring/summer 2023 looks in NYC, London, Paris and Milan were worn by a plus-size model. In the Netherlands and Belgium, women have an average size 42. A missed opportunity for the fashion industry, but not for us and certainly not for you. At Axent, we are excited by the potential of fashion for curvaceous women and invite you to join the movement today.

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