Plus Size Fashion: Cropped Jackets and Denim Vests for Summer

As the hot summer temperatures fade into the cooler fall, the latest plus size fashion trends are great for layering: Cropped jackets and denim vests. With acid-washed denim, metal embellishments and ruffled details, these new jackets and vests are an updated take on many styles from the 90s. A feminine twist on military-inspired lines makes these garments very tomboy-meets-siren.

Wear these with T-shirts and jeans for a casual look, or pair with a slinky, satin blouse and dress pants for a night out on the town. Pair these plus size fashion items with darker colors and well-fitting garments for a slimming effect, especially with the vertical lines and details on several of these recommended jackets and vests.

Plus Size Fashion: Ruffled Military Jacket by Fashion Bug – Black denim with military-style lines, the soft ruffles and curves of this jacket take it from macho to feminine and flirty. Available online for $27.99 (sale) and in sizes XS-4X, this cropped jacket can take you from late summer straight into the fall.

Plus Size Fashion:Ruffle-Front Cropped Jacket by Torrid – This khaki cropped jacket features a ruffle front and ruched sleeves, with a banded knit hem. This jacket is a flirty take on a tomboy look, which works both with casual or evening wear. Zip-front closure and 21" long, this cotton jacket is available online for $48 in sizes 0-4.

Plus Size Fashion:Stretch Denim Vest by Avenue – This sleeveless vest comes in white denim, with a western-inspired look. Button-up closure and slant pockets, this vest is cropped at 20" long. Darted vertical seams make this a flattering look, and it is available in sizes 14/16-30/32 for $16.99 (sale).

Plus Size Fashion:Vintage Stretch Denim Vest by Avenue – This sleeveless, soft denim vest is western-inspired, with a faded wash straight out of the 90s. Cropped at approximately 24" long, this item features button closures and contrast stitching. Available online for $21.99 in sizes 14/16-30/32, in both medium wash and light wash.

Plus Size Fashion:Denim Moto Jacket by Lane Bryant – Featuring darker denim and a cropped jacket length of 24," this jacket is a cotton/Spandex blend with an asymmetrical zipper and silver-tone studs, with two side-slit zipper pockets. Add a tough edge to your favorite ensemble. Available in sizes 14-28 in dark sandblast, this denim jacket is available online for $59.50.