Tags: costume, Halloween, plus size, Style Syllabus

Halloween is upon us, but as a plus size woman, it can sometimes be challenging to find the perfect plus size halloween costume for your festivities.  That said, what better inspiration is there than the fashion of the past?  Chic, timeless, fashionable, it can’t get better than that!

Below, allow our stylists to take you on a sartorial tour of decades past, while they show you how they can be translated into today’s trends for a fun “costume” take on the era. That way you can be chic in whatever time you are channeling.

1920’s Flapper

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Shop the Look: Marina Rinaldi Dress | Jessica Simpson Sandal | Crystal Headband | Faux Pearl Necklace | Fluffy Clutch

The 1920’s always exudes glamour, and nothing says glamour better than a sparkly flapper dress. This sequin and feather shift is a jaw dropping piece that will be hard to miss.  Keep the feather look going into the pink clutch.  And remember, no flapper outfit is complete without a stunning headpiece and string of pearls.

1950’s Pin-Up

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Shop the Look: Wire Headband | Modcloth Dress | Lana Sunglasses | Aldo Heels | Smashbox Cherry Lipstick

A pin up style is a great, go to flattering look, which will show off your curves.  Stay true to the time with bright cherry red and polka dots.  Accessories like sky high heels, polka dot headband and cat eye specs finish it off perfectly.

1970’s Flower Child

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Shop the Look: Round Sunglasses | Peace Earrings | Paisley Dress | Top Shop Floppy Hat | Chunky Ankle Boot

If comfort’s your game, a loose flowing paisley dress might be the perfect look for you.  And bonus, this pretty dress can be worn after the holiday since the 70’s are on trend again.  Pump up the nostalgia with a floppy hat, round sunnies, chunky boots, and of course peace sign earrings.

1990’s Goth

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Shop the Look: Shift Chain Dress | Jessica Simpson Knee High Boots | Chain Link Choker | MAC Liquid Eyeliner | Bat Purse

Here we’ve taken some notes from The Craft and the traditional 90’s goth look in this costume.  It’s really vamped up with some knee high boots to show off your legs.  But not to be taken too seriously we add on a cute bat purse.

What are you planning on wearing this Halloween? 


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