I want pants that fit but don't call attention to my stomach, aren't saggy in the bottom, and that are classic or on trend.
When it comes to really great pants in plus size that look classic and polished, I have to recommend the Kady pant from ELOQUII.
If ELOQUII doesn't fit your body well (we're all shaped differently, the problem isn't you but the clothes), check out Universal Standard.
If you're looking for jeans, I highly recommend Talbots.
Steer clear from trapeze or a-line tops as well as anything with an empire waistline. You want something fitted, or that is gathered to create the effect of a waist at or below your natural waistline.
Surplice or faux wrap style tops and wrap dresses are great Don't be afraid of tops that have a gently elasticized waist or a self-belt at the waist. Instead of adding bulk, it will help create the effect of an hourglass shape.
Sleeveless, semi-sleeveless with a ruffle covering the top of the shoulder, or even a cap sleeve will likely flatter and look polished
Having a top with interest – gathers, a ruffle or drape, a tie neckline, a print – will camouflage your midsection without effort. Prints are our friend as they create an optical illusion.
The most important accessory to wear is confidence. When you feel good, you look good. You stand taller, you have better posture, you rock your outfit, and people notice the whole package, the amazing woman, not one specific body part.