Achieving that classic yet effortlessly cool French-girl style can be frustrating for plus-size women. Sure, it’d be nice if more French clothing brands offered a wider range of sizes, but until there’s equality in the fashion industry, we’ll just have to work with what’s available. And hey, just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean it can’t be done. From staples like the straight leg jean to of-the-moment romantic wrap dresses, here’s how you can get the look this spring.
WARP + WEFT
Style these just like you would your favorite pair of jeans. Tuck in a simple tee or relaxed sweater, then add a strappy heel or espadrille for an instantly elongating effect.
A staple in any French girl’s closet, this crisp white tee can be layered under a blazer for a more tailored look or paired with jeans for an effortless weekday classic.
Let’s face it, French women just ooze sophistication. Pair this classic navy blazer with jeans and a heel for an elegant-without-trying-too-hard spring ensemble.
A top that’s romantic and sexy at the same time? Yes, please. Finish the look with a classic jean and heels and you’ll be date night ready in no time.
Pair this simple wrap dress with a straw bag and kitten heel for an effortless yet on-trend look for those warm spring days ahead.
This delicate eyelet top is just one of many gorgeous offerings from this French brand offering plus-size pieces. Oui, oui.
This little yellow number is everything a spring dress should be — light, flirty, and floral. Add a simple sandal and you’re set for an impromptu picnic in the park.
The classic white button down gets a spring makeover with the addition of sweet ruffles. Pair this flattering wrap silhouette with high-waisted trousers for an office-ready look.
The French know that a great pair of jeans never goes out of style.
Combining two spring French-girl trends in one, this ribbed wrap top is the ideal addition to your wardrobe this season.
A French fashion mainstay, and for good reason. This versatile piece can be worn over everything from jeans or trousers to a great skirt.
Start with a classic straight-legged jean or crop pant and add this flirty ruffle wrap top for an uncomplicated, yet completely pulled together brunch-ready outfit.
Is there anything more quintessentially French than the striped shirt? (Fine, maybe the beret.) But there’s a reason this has been a wardrobe regular for so long — it works. Stripes add visual interest without being too complicated, just like a French woman’s approach to style.
The sweet eyelet detail on this white ruffle dress gives this one that certain je ne sais quoi, don’t you think?
When in doubt, opt for a pair of light wash classic jeans and a romantic blouse (tucked in, of course) for your weekend trip to the farmer’s market.
French women know that classics reign supreme, but they’re not afraid to shake things up a bit by adding textural elements. Let the stunning detail on this eyelet top take center stage by balancing the look with a simple straight-leg jean and nude flats.
Springtime florals and French style go hand-in-hand. As an alternative to the wrap dress, try this red midi with a classic white tee.
While it may be a little spot-on, who doesn’t love a little wordplay in their wardrobe? Simply adorable.
Offset this form-fitting faux suede wrap skirt with a drapey feminine blouse for a très jolie ensemble.
Floral dresses have long been a spring and summer style go-to for French women. Dress it down with a white sneaker or add a strappy espadrille for a decidedly feminine ensemble.
What trends are you most excited to try this spring?