For plus-size women, dressing may seem like a daunting task. But, if you know the tricks on how to showcase your assets, you can always look stylish, regardless of your size. To help you choose the right clothing for your curvaceous body, here are some pointers:
Buying a top that is several sizes too big for you will make you look slimmer is a common misconception bigger women have. The truth is that buying a top that suits your shape will give you back your waist, as well as your bust area and will make you look more slender. If you get a shapeless top, you will look downright and bigger than you really are.
When buying plus-size tops, your choice of fabrics is also very important. If you choose one that is too clingy, it will show up all your bumps. So, go for those that will emphasize your assets, but hide your flaws.
In choosing a jersey or a grosgrain style of blouse, it is best to go for the more weighty fabric as this will hold your figure in.
Also remember that when it comes to necklines, anything that is too tight or too high, like a polo neck or a high neck top, will look unflattering. V-necks or scoop necks that point downwards are the best choices for you.
When it comes to tops, you can also go for prints. However, large prints can sometimes look quite overwhelming if you are short. So, the prints on your tops should be commensurate to your height. The taller you are, the bigger the prints you need.
Vertical elements may also add height to your frame. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear stripes. You can try something more feminine, such as laces or shirts with embroidery.
Finding the best pants or jeans for curvy or full-figured women can be sometimes frustrating. It requires the right knowledge about the styles that suit your shape.
Light-colored jeans will only draw attention to your legs. So, it is best to stick with darker colors, such as navy blue, brown, or black.
Jeans that covers your heels and will not ride up when you sit down is just right for you. However, if you plan to wear boots or high-heels, long pants that cover the majority of the heel looks best.
For plus-size women, low-cut, bell-bottom, and skinny jeans are not flattering as they make the lower body look larger than it is. You can try on other styles such as bootcut jeans, straight leg jeans, and slightly flared jeans.
Do not choose pants that have patterns. It will only draw unwanted attention and make your legs look bigger.
In buying skirts, it is best to shop at retailer shops that specializes in plus-size clothing. Doing so will offer you a great selection of larger sizes.
For full-figured women, dark-colored skirts are the most flattering. These will make you look slender.
Not all skirts are suitable for all heights though. If you are short, your skirt should be shorter. Otherwise, you might want to find another one with extra length.
You might also want to buy skirts with a straight line. These will also make you look slimmer.
Your skirt should not be heavily plated or too flared. Too much pleats will make a woman look heavier than she is. A-line and pencil skirts are best for curvy women.
Now that you know some pointers on how to choose the kind of plus-size clothing that will allow you to flaunt your assets in a more pleasing way, it is time to hit the shops and give yourself a bit of lovin’ through shoppin’.