Picking the right style of clothes when you’re a plus sized woman can be difficult, but today there is a lot of choice in the plus size ranges of clothing so you don’t have to worry about looking frumpy or unfashionable; you can work flaunt those curves with confidence!
Plus size women have more to consider in the fashion stakes, but realistically it’s just about wearing flattering shapes and balancing out your figure. Instead of trying to squeeze into the latest trends (after all when did wet look leggings look good on anyone anyway?) it’s sometimes best to find the trends that work for you and invest in them instead.
Prints and patterns can be a godsend for larger ladies; they can help disguise problem areas in a flattering way. Try on a few prints to see what works for you and don’t be afraid to try something new!
The key to dressing for your shape is to learn how to balance your body. If you’re top heavy, wearing darker colours on your top half can help minimize your bust, while brighter colour or pattern on your bottom half can help balance out your figure. The opposite applies for those with larger hips or a bigger bottom. Clever designs like an empire line or ruching can also help o disguise problem areas like a larger belly or wide hips. If you have broad shoulders you can balance these out with a full skirt or a one shouldered top or dress.
You can disguise lumps and bumps with the help of control underwear – it’s not for everyday of course but for special occasions it’s certainly worth the investment to help create a smooth silhouette underneath your clothes.
There are a range of retailers such as K & Co who now have specific ranges catering for plus sized women, so at least you don’t have to worry about choice!