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This new plus size collection from the November 2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is just what you need to get your winter wardrobe started. Chic coats, wool pencil skirts and a flowy long sleeve dress are all staples we want in our closet this season.

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These culottes are cuffed and creased down the middle of each pant leg. Very fashionable and fun to wear with heels.


This lovely button up blouse is a classic staple piece that can be made in a variety of colors and worn so many different ways. It features front patch pockets and cuffed sleeves.


This dress is both feminine and nostalgic. The stand-up collar passes into binding straps, the shoulder yokes are rounded and the dress is button down the front. A belt of the same fabric emphasizes the waist.


This tie tunic is perfectly pair with a pair of slim fit pants. It has button all the way down the front, gathers at the waist and shoulders and has front darts for a perfect fit.


This elegant long sleeve dress features a v-neck and cinched waist to accentuate your figure. It also has refined, cascading ruffles falling along the skirt and a slit in the back gives freedom of movement.


This narrow pencil skirt features a side ruffle, which brings flare and movement to a otherwise simple piece. Make sure to choose a fabric that will look good on both sides. The back of the skirt has a slit and zipper closure.


This pencil skirt is hits just below the knee, it has a front side seam with slit and zips up in the back.


This slightly flared coat has wide lapels and a faux fur collar, which can be removed. The shoulders are extended and there is a box pleat in the back. A classic coat with a fun twist.


This slightly flared jacket is made with a thick belt at the waist and patch pockets that are attached to the belt. It also has a wide lapel and cinched sleeves at the wrists.


This long wool coat promises to become a favorite this winter. The casually cut coat with lapels and snaps has a tie belt to cinch the waist. You can style it from elegant to sporty with ease.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 15, 2016, 05.25 AMby shela

    Designers please, stop with the culottes and adding bulk to the hip area with ruffles. I as a plus size woman have enough without adding bulk in that area. I have nightmares of culottes being eaten by thighs as women walk down the sidewalk, its not pretty.

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    Oct 30, 2015, 09.06 PMby purplefan

    It’s great to see floral prints used in a couple of the pieces. The rich red tones also are visually interesting. That peacock blue shirt fabric looks wonderful!

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    Oct 29, 2015, 01.43 PMby emmiesix

    It is confusing why they are so often so bad. I mean some of the choices made are just obviously, obviously not going to work on most plus-size women (culottes, I would argue, look good only on the extremely tall and thin, i.e., not even most “regular” folk). The whole point of having a plus-sized figure should be to SHOWCASE that figure, not to smother it with folds of cloth. I really think the attitude of the designers must be wrong. They really aren’t convinced that you can dress well as a plus-size. These designs look like couch covers. As someone else said, the screen siren was far and away the best plus-sized effort they put out, back when Burda designs in general were much better.

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    Oct 23, 2015, 07.39 AMby Kizzandra Shadowlight

    The culottes or the button down dress/shirt are awful, but the rest is lovely. Easy to wear to the office.

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    Oct 23, 2015, 07.22 AMby nrobson

    Very attractive garments :-)

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    Oct 22, 2015, 11.26 PMby burda-user-247586

    I recently subscribed to Burda Style magazine, and feel compelled to express disappointment at the so called “plus fashions”. The garments on the plus models in the November issue are poorly fitted, with too long sleeves, and shoulder seams falling down the arms. ( see the unattractive tunic and dresses ) I can’t imagine why a style magazine could think a plus sized woman would want to wear such sloppy clothing. The reason women sew is to have well fitted clothing, not have something that mimics RTW garments. Is BurdaStyle truly interested in the plus sized sewer? I will certainly be cancelling my subscription.

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      Oct 23, 2015, 04.29 PMby andrayak

      I completely agree! I feel the only Plus size collection that really got it right was the Screen Siren collection. I’m tired of seeing shapeless, frumpy plus size options. I’ve had to move on to grading up pretty much everything. It’d be nice if the non-plus patterns would go up a couple more sizes. So disappointed.

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      Oct 25, 2015, 04.56 AMby jenss-1

      Considering what else is out there, I think Burda is doing fairly well and providing some interesting choices. That said, the fitting on this model was not good.

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