Plus size 101
Being plus-size, or another size in the world doesn’t stop you from being beautiful and being proud of your beauty. Your beauty is your confidence, and you must flaunt it to a serious hilt, and the best way to do that is to own your style. Understand it and get creative with it.
Here are some tricks that can really oomph up your everyday style statement if you are a Plus Size Girl:
Dress your Fit
As a curvaceous woman, it is important to dress according to your body shape in order to make your style statement presentable and attractive. Women who have a rectangular shaped body should experiment with different shapes, like pencil skirts or body con dresses.
If you have a pear-shaped physique, go for matching separates, which have a slimming effect just so you know, and pick out structured silhouettes that create a striking balance. And if you’re a curvy goddess with an hourglass figure, you simply have to flaunt your curves to a serious hilt by showing them off in body cons, pencil dresses and above-the-knee numbers.
Even though the popular belief is that white is a bad idea for plus size beauties, the truth is that if you pick out the right staples to compliment your body shape, you can flaunt white as much as you like. You see, structured white pieces add a great deal of elegance to one’s look, but flimsy garments can highlight your weak points, and break your look for the day. You can indulge yourself in white dresses, cinched up numbers and white jeans.
Colours that Complement
Pick out colours that set off delightfully against your complexion, and remember, dark colours are an excellent trick to camouflage your heavier areas. You see, since dark hues like hot red or dark drown recede and give a slimming effect to your look, however, the cut and design of the dress must also complement your shape.
Don’t limit dark colours to clothing staples, indulge in dark-hued heels, accessories, handbags, furs and much more.
Always pick out boldly loud and big prints because a larger woman flaunting a tiny print cannot make a striking statement because the print loses its attractiveness by getting lost. On another hand, bigger prints stand out and highlight the style statement rather than the weight. Watercolour prints and chunky dramatic florals are definitely your best pick.
The Art of Layering
You can pull off anything and everything as long as you layer it stylishly and cleverly. Pick out clothing staples that shapely and stretchable, for instance, rushed dresses, wrap dresses or darts, and layering them with structured outwear choices, like a leather jacket, a dark blazer, coats or cardigans.
You must also layer up some button-downs every now and then because they are great for flaunting one’s curves. And when you layer them upright, they create an elongated effect that just shrinks up your belly and slims up your look.
Highlight your Best Features!
We all have those favourite parts of our body that we consider our best assets, and every time we dress up or pick out a new dress, we look for pieces that can help us emphasize these assets, right? Well, nothing can and should stop you from loving your body and being proud of what you consider your best assets.
It could be your waist, your long shapely legs, or your hourglass-shaped curves. You must indulge yourself in clothing staples that allow you to highlight your best assets and flaunt them to the serious hilt.
Go Heavy on the Accessories
Heavy-set women should steer clear of small accessories because they will only attract attention to their body. You see, plus size women with small bags, clutches, or even chokers, tend to look heavier as compared to heavier women with bigger bags and accessories. Items like big totes, XXL bags and chunky navel grazing pendants add a structured appeal to one’s style statement, and they divert the attention away from one’s weight.
Monochromatic Works Wonders
It truly does, because creating a continuous long outfit gives an elongated effect that slims up your figure and prevents you from looking sloppy. But you must pair up your pieces with cleverness because the wrong combination can break your look instantly.
A nice trick to pairing up different textures or fabrics, for instance, you can pair plaid with chiffon, or leather with lace, and add a huge pop of colour with some chunky accessories. Nude is definitely your best pick for a lovely monochromatic outfit, but make sure it’s darker than your natural skin tone.
Remember, your beauty is in your confidence to flaunt those curves. Be yourself and let the world see your style!