Stylish Shoes for Curvy Women
Finding plus size shoes that fit can be a hassle since they are rarely advertised as such, but with a little patience and determination, you can score cute shoes in plenty of pretty designs and options. The key is to narrow down your search to styles that have a wider fit to make sure you're shopping for the right shoe. Check out this gallery of plus size women's shoes to get inspired and start adding new shoes to your wardrobe.
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Red Pointy-Toe Pumps
Not all pumps have to be black or brown! These leather heels in flashy red are work appropriate, but also perfect for evening events. Available from Zappos in sizes 4 through 12, these shoes come in an extra wide width with a stacked heel. The criss cross straps and sculpted heel are features that make them stand out in the style department, and the cushioned footbed adds comfort.
Pair them with a printed dress and blazer for the office. For evening events, accessorize with tassel earrings and switch your regular handbag for an embellished clutch. Priced at less than $105 per pair, these stylish pumps also come in black, bronze, and leopard print. Zappos has many styles in wide and even extra wide widths making it a good retail option for plus size shoes.
Mules are incredibly versatile and the perfect shoe for your warm-weather wardrobe. You can wear mules with skinny jeans and a tee for a casual outfit, or style them with a maxi dress for date night.
These slip-on shoes from Avenue have a wide width but are also lightweight and comfortable. They have a faux suede exterior, stacked cone heel, and perforated design. The stylish cut-outs and heel make these a cute alternative to plain flat mules. Sizes range from 8 to 13, and they are available in the camel color shown, or grey for under $25. Avenue caters to plus size ladies' sizes, and offers plenty of shoe styles with extra width and support.
Canvas sneakers are a must-have shoe style. They are a wardrobe staple because they're timeless. You can wear them in the summer with shorts and dresses, and in the winter with jeans and leggings. Team up a shift dress in a floral print with white or colored canvas sneakers for weekend errands or a casual outing.
Priced just under $30 from Amazon, this pair of sneakers comes in sizes 5 to 13 in nine colors, including red, gray, cream, and navy. Amazon's range of styles, sizes, and widths, along wth free returns on most shoe styles, make it a good shopping choice.
It's always a good idea to keep a classic heel with a modern twist in your closet. These sleek pumps fit the bill. They feature a wide width, ankle strap with an adjustable buckle closure, cute caged design, and a pointy toe. Pair these shoes with a pencil skirt, thin leather belt, and tank top for a first date or add a fitted blazer to the look for work.
The textured fabric on these heels elevates the style even further. They are available from Ashley Stewart for under $45 and come in sizes 8W to 12W. Besides the rose color shown, they are sold in black and silver. Ashley Stewart is another retailer catering specifically to fashionable plus size women, so you know their shoes will have you covered in terms of fit and style.
Adorable Slip-On Sneakers
If you enjoy dressing more polished or even preppy, slip-on sneakers are the way to go. They're very versatile and work for both casual and dressy occasions. These shoes are also great for going from summer to fall weather. Style slip-on sneakers with jeans and a button-down shirt layered under an oversized sweater.
These leather slip-on sneakers from Macy's come in sizes ranging from 6WW to 12WW and are priced at less than $80 per pair. The metallic pink leather on this shoe gives it an extra stylish look, and it comes in eight other shades as well, including a shimmery two-toned zinc pewter and textured cream fabric. Macy's carries a number of top shoe brands that offer comfort and support, so you can feel good about shoe shopping here.
Over-the-knee boots are not only versatile, but also functional, and perfect for almost any outing. Pair these with a little black dress for your next date night. For the office, wear them with a pencil skirt that hits either just above the knee or right below, a fitted blouse, and minimal accessories for a simple, yet sophisticated outfit.
Priced just under $20 from JCPenney, these over-the-knee boots come in sizes 5 to 12 in Koala as well as the black shown. Because of their single color and long length, these boots are very slimming. The shape and block heel also make these stylish and elegant. According to reviews, the boots are fitted at the calf area. JCPenney has a number of quality name brands so plus size women can find stylish shoes that will last.
Cute Glitter Ballet Flat
You don't have to wear sneakers to be comfortable; a pair of ballet flats with a modern twist - in this case glitter - allows you wear fashionable shoes and be comfortable at the same time. Style with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt and a blouse for work, or jeans and a striped top for an off-duty look.
The flats feature a slip-on design, almond toe, and padded insole. Sizes range from 5 to 13, and they are available in gold glitter as well as the silver seen here for under $20 from Payless. The flat design is also great for curvy ladies who want a dressy shoe but don't find heels comfortable. Payless carries extended sizes and many styles in wide widths.
Pretty Printed Pumps
Pumps in a fun print add a focal point to an otherwise dull outfit. The adorable buckles and elegant pearl and silver accents add even more style. The flat bottom of the thin heel is also a good option for curvy ladies as it gives more stability than a traditional stiletto heel.
These plaid heels from TBDress can be paired with a black suit or with black jeans with a shirt for a smart-casual look that takes just a few seconds to put together. Priced for less than $40, these printed heels come in sizes 5 to 10 in black plaid as well as the red plaid shown here.
For a rainy day, keep a pair of rain boots in your closet that look chic no matter where you're headed. The dotted print adds a fashion-forward touch that makes them stand out. For a sophisticated look, wear these black rain boots with a water-resistant trench coat, or with jeans and a long-sleeved hoodie for an effortless style.
These mid-calf boots are made out of rubber and have a slimming design. Sizes range from 6 to 11 and they retail for under $40 from Target. Target offers many everyday comfort styles perfect for plus size women and carries wide widths in some shoes.
For warmer months, sandals will be your go-to for almost all your outfits, so get a pair with a fun design or a floral accent to add interest. Pair them with shorts in a pretty print and a tank to get all your weekend tasks done in style. These open-toe sandals from LifeStride are faux leather and have built-in support for extra comfort. They are priced around $40, come in sizes 6 to 11, and besides the gold seen here, are available in black, blush, blue, pink, and white. Lifestride is known for their comfort and support, making it a good shoe retailer to consider.
No matter what type of plus size shoes you're looking for, there are plenty of styles available. If you find a pair that fits perfectly, treat yourself to more than one pair so that you'll have shoes in your closet that you absolutely love.