The Burda Plus Fall/Winter 2019 issue has been announced and you can check it out here! It looks like a great issue – definitely one to consider if you don’t regularly subscribe to Burda or Burda Plus but do enjoy styles in the Burda Plus size range. Let’s take a look:
You can see a quick overview with Burda’s hand YouTube flip through:
So for nearly all of these styles I feel like I’m have Burda-deja-vu; I have looked back to see if I can find any of these as reprints from the main magazines or the printed pattern collections, but I haven’t found any direct correlations. I have found a lot of styles with similar features, but no exact matches, so I will treat these as new patterns until someone can point out if/where I’ve missed the originals. Let’s take a look at what’s included:
Love this coat! It looks chic and snuggly. The welted in-seam pockets are a great touch, and I love the proportion of the shawl collar. It looks fabulous.
I’m also obsessed with these jackets! The waist emphasis is a nice detail, as is the really classic collar. I also like that it comes in two length variations – I think Burda has done a marvelous job of styling here as well.
Gorgeous! I’m not going to pretend like we haven’t seen a lot of dresses like this from Burda before (we have), but they always look great. I really love the styling here as well.
Love the collar detail on this wrap dress. It adds just enough to make an otherwise basic wrap dress feel special.
I wasn’t too impressed with the line drawing of this dress, but I do think it looks great on the model. The gathers at the collar add some interest, though it all does get lost a bit in the busy print.
Another simple dress that I think looks really chic. This is one of those dresses that I think could be really versatile – I could see it paired with sneakers and an oversized cardigan just as easily as I could see it with heels and some restrained jewelry. I think this is a great addition to this issue.
These hi-low hem tunics have been pretty popular this year; I really like this one because the neck binding makes a really clean and unfussy shape, but I also really like the subtle darts that add just a hint of shaping. I think the model image really sells the garment too.
This top looks really similar to other recent offerings from Burda; it’s cute, but nothing too original. I’d also worry that the neckline might be a bit low/open, and we don’t get a good view on the model to really see how it sits.
Pretty basic top. Not bad, but not terribly exciting either.
I do like this sweatshirt! I really like the lined hood as a feature – I think the model looks super cute.
These are some great super classic trousers. I really like the belt loop detail and the nice streamlined (but not too tight) fit.
I always marvel at Burda’s ability to convince me that sweatpants can, in fact, work as office wear. I don’t know if I’m bold enough to try to pull it off (read: I don’t know if sweatpants are a good trade-off for pumps), but I do like this pattern. I’m firmly in the camp that all sweatpants need pockets.
This is a pretty simple skirt, but I think it looks great on the model! I love the drape of the bias cut material.
And that’s it! Personally, I think this is a phenomenal issue for the Burda Plus publication. I’m pretty sure these patterns are new (or, at least, new for this size range and/or haven’t been published in the magazines previously), so that’s pretty enticing. I also think this is a great nearly self-contained capsule collection for fall. The long coat, short blazer, and LBD could get you through holiday work parties or other fancy events, the longer jacket could serve as a more casual, but still dressy piece for the transitional fall weather, the trousers, skirt, and tops paired with some of the dresses could easily get you through a work week, especially when paired with the blazer, and the sweatpants and sweatshirt would be great for post-holidays couch-lounging. I feel like I’ve been pretty unimpressed with the Burda Plus options in recent memory, but I think this issue is fabulous. What do you all think? Are you looking at any of these Burda Plus patterns as inspiration for fall? Is anyone going to hunt down this issue? Or does this seem like a rehash of so much Burda you already own that you can give it a pass? Feel free to discuss it all in the comments!