Sophisticated Lady: Rafaella Fall Preview

This week I had the pleasure of checking out seasoned plus size line, Rafaella’s Fall 2010 collection. Upon viewing the collection the first thing I thought was sophisticated lady.

I then asked myself: What does the sophisticated 9-5 or 9-9 working woman want in her Fall wardrobe?

Quality fabric, rich color, and impeccable fit.

That’s just what plus size line Rafaella was offering the sophisticated curvy woman. Their work wear inspired collection was designed with the modern working woman in mind. Gone are the days of the boxy matchy matchy suits and shapeless dresses. Today’s career woman wants stylish simplistic pieces that can work double duty for transitioning from day to night.

Rafaella Fall 2010 Preview

Rafaella’s Fall collection is compiled of the usual Fall basics like soft knit sweaters in rich bright hues, tweed trousers, pencil skirts, shift dresses, and chic jackets. What makes this collection interesting is the minor trendy updates to classic pieces. The designer’s use of floral, animal print, and embroidery makes the collection more modern. They even offered some cool outerwear like a houndstooth coat which can be used to jazz up a pair of pllain black pants and a faux leather jacket that is guaranteed to add instant chicness.

Rafaella Fall 2010 Preview

We all know accessories are what can take an outfit from drab to fab, so, to help punch up some of their looks there was an assortment of croc embossed belts, faux fur stoles, knit berets, and brightly colored leather gloves.

Although the pieces are simplistic, the collection is smart in pricing and in quality. Most of the pieces are under $100 and the fabric has a substantial amount of weight and softness to it, yet, it’s easy care by just throwing it in the wash. No dry cleaning hassle.

Understanding what the curvy girl needs, Rafaella trouser pants come in a variety of fits. They use 3 different models that represent the curvy, the hourglass, and the apple shaped woman. Their sizes range from 16-24 for plus sizes and from 2-18 in misses sizes.

To create a fabulous Fall work wardrobe you must start with fabulous basics and that is exactly what Rafaella’s 2010 Fall collection gives you.

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