Plus-Size Fashion: How to Choose Clothing that Flatter Your Full Figure
Even though the society of today believes that thinner is beautiful, women must shun this negative stereotype, and be happy with their body shapes and sizes. If you are a plus size woman, you can easily find clothing that flatter your full figure, and make you look radiant and beautiful as well. Consider the following tips to help you in your quest:
There are many important factors that you should consider when buying plus-size clothing. First, you must make sure that colors, prints, and colors that you go for visually elongate your body to have a balanced and sexy look. For instance, if you are looking for a plus-size dress, it is advisable that you go for a design that hugs your body well, but not too tightly. For better results, your choice should hide your hips and have a full body lining to enhance comfort. The type of clothing that you should go for depends on whether you want to use it at a formal or non-formal event, or as everyday wear. If you are looking a formal dress, consider buying a design that has lengthy sleeves. This should be the case, particularly if you have an arm bump that you want to hide. This type of sleeves will make your arms look slender, long, and equally beautiful. On the other hand, if you are buying an evening wear, consider buying a deep of V-neck sleeveless design in a royal color such a purple. Complement the look with a dashing necklace and cover your shoulder girdle with an elegant, matching scarf.
If you are planning to attend a non-formal or just love exploring the outdoors, a pairs of wide le or boot cut jeans or pants is a good option. For instance, if you want to look dashing and highlight a slender look while at work; consider wearing a pin stripe pant with a matching top. In addition to looking formal, you will look classy, and get heads turning. Just because you have a larger body does not mean that you should hide it in layers of baggy clothing to look good. You must get out of your comfort zone, add “form-fitting” to your vocabulary, and thus, highlight the beautiful figure that you never knew you had. For instance, a form fitting, boot style jeans will flare around your ankles, and help you to highlight a proportionate and well-balanced figure. If you are into skirts, or blessed with a pair of beautiful legs, anything that is comfortable, knee-length, flowing, and have big, bold prints can enhance your overall look.
The fact that you are plus size does not mean that you should flood your wardrobe with drab and dark colors. Do not be afraid to add color and inject a lease of life in your wardrobe. Primarily, in addition to your black or dark pair of jeans and pants, make sure that you have brighter dresses, tops, and a host of other clothing to improve your overall appearance. For instance, if you pair your dark-colored boot cut jeans with a vibrant top, you will not only look good, but highlight a flattering look as well. Even though solid colors are excellent, you must experiment with bright colors, textures, and prints that suit your skin tone. However, make sure that the patterns are big, and strategically located to highlight only positive areas.
As a plus size woman, you should choose soft and comfortable fabrics that do not cling on your body. Popular fabrics such as cotton, silk, and satin are good options, mainly because they are lightweight, are immensely comfortable, and attainable in an array of colors and prints. Consider silk or satin fabrics if you are looking for a special occasion or formal dress. These materials are beautiful, flow well, and do not cling to your even if you boogie all night long. However, if your dress is very light, laced, or have a see-through effect, it should have a lining that enhances its gleam. For diversity and comfort, consider buying a garment made of cotton. The fabric is also tough and durable, and thus makes good everyday wear clothing.
The foregoing three tips will help you to find good clothes that flatter your overall look. No matter the designs, colors, or fabrics that you go for, make sure that you accessorize well to complement your garments. For instance, you should wear dainty bracelets, pearls, and even glamorous neck-pieces that match your outfit. Accessories such as scarfs, handbags, and even matching large waist belts can improve your look.