No matter what size you’re, you can always flaunt your curves and rock every trending look if you wish to. Many plus size women are afraid of trying different trends because they believe it will look unflattering on them. But, with proper styling you can accentuate the best of your assets, and help yourself avoid the types of outfits and looks that particularly make you look bulky. Styling tips for plus sizes are not very different from the ones that everyone should take care of, but, there are some little tips and tricks that can make you look fabulous without having to shed those few extra pounds. Remember, you don’t have to cover everything to look your best, you simply have got to make sure to pick the right style for your figure. Here are some quick and easy to follow style tips that you can follow to create a contour that makes you look gorgeous, just the way you are.
10. Right inner wear
This is one of the most basic style tips that anyone can give you. Again, no matter what size you are, or what dress you put on, if you don’t have the right foundation underneath, it can make you look bulgy at the wrong places. Do not buy something that’s too tight or too lose. Get your measurements right before buying anything to avoid ending up with a poorly fitted bra or panties, which is not only unflattering but can be extremely uncomfortable as well. If you’re concerned about the fat on your lower parts, consider buying high waist plus size underwear that will help you cover the problematic areas like your thighs. It’s also important to choose the right type of bra, one that neither squishes you very tightly, nor is too lose.
Tip: A bustier chest can make your stomach look flatter and torso thinner. So, if you’re a smaller size on the upper part, consider buying padded or underwired bras.
9. Get yourself some shape wears
Shape wears can be your best friends when you’re trying to tame down the bulges here and there. Know that one shape wear wouldn’t work for every body type, determine the areas you want to manage, and buy shape wears accordingly. If you’re new to this, don’t worry. Here are the basics-
- Determine the type of control you want- Light, medium, firm or, strong. Light control shape wears are good for hiding the panty-lines and smoothing everything out. Whereas, medium-firm will provide more compression and clinch to the problematic areas and even out the surfaces to make it look a little more toned. Strong control includes corsets and paneled wears which can be worn for parties to contour your body.
- Know your size- Every brand has a different sizing. Be patient enough to go through their sizing charts and determine your size, otherwise you will end up with something which doesn’t really work in your favor and if not, just does the opposite.
Note: Do not buy smaller sizes in a hope that they will make you look even smaller, they just roll down or fall apart after a few wears.
8. Dress to compliment your body shape
Well, this applies to everybody. If you have an hourglass figure, which means, if you have a bigger bust and hips, you might want to show off your curves by wearing a fit-and-flare dress and add subtle accent at the waist for definition. Or, go for a sexy, body-hugging option.
On the other hand, if you have a rectangular shape, then you should choose clothes that can create curves for you. For example, you can wear shift dresses, or dresses that are color blocked near the waist. They can help you create a subtle definition of the waistline. The boyfriend jean. On most figures, these bottoms would hide curve definition but on rectangular shape it can help in creating an illusion of a curvier body.
For an apple shaped figure, the tunic top is an easy choice for someone who wants something that won’t cling to her middle. Short sheath dresses work amazingly for a figure like this one. Go with slim pants to minimize your looks.
The pear shape is a classic plus-size shape, you have the option to balance your derrière with the rest of your body. Try pants that sit higher on the waist and are more generous around the hips and thighs. You can opt for boxy tops as they will help your upper body to look proportionate with the lower half. A-line skirts are a great option too.
7. Play with colors
Just like interior designers make use of colors to make a room look more spacious, or achieve certain effects, you can use colors to work for your body too. Bright colors have the ability to draw attention to certain areas of your body. If you want to highlight your waist, you can go for a colorful belt or a waistband. If you want your bust to look bigger then, you can consider brighter tops since they reflect back a lot of light. Try to avoid wearing bright colors around the areas where you don’t want the attention to be. Try creating contrasts that compliment your skin tone and height.
Also, dark colors tend to absorb light, which means they will reflect lesser light and create an illusion of a smaller looking body. Colors such as Navy, Dark Brown, Dark Grey can play a good slimming effect to your outfit too. They are also neutral which means you can match them with other colors easily.
6. Accessories that suit your style
To stay stylish yet trendy, go for the latest necklaces, bags, earrings, sunglasses or watches. An accessory can really help you in taking a simple look and making it something classic to call your own. A pair of oversized sunglasses or handbag can always help in making your face and body look smaller. Statement neck pieces with high neck or plain dresses are very trendy and in. You don’t want to go overboard and become Lady Gaga but also, don’t be afraid of trying new things, you never know what works for you until you try it.
5. Know your makeup
Make up is merely a means to accentuate your features. If you have a double chin which you want to hide, makeup can be your rescuer. Who has not heard about contouring! It has been storming the internet for quite a while now. However, if you still are unaware of what that is, it is simply a method of applying concealer 2-3 shades darker to your skin tone in order to create shadows that make your face look smaller and, features sharper. It is quite easy to do and you can use highlighters to draw light to parts of your face that you like the most. A good eye makeup can also be very appealing, as it draws the attention straight to your beautiful eyes and provides depth.
4. Wear perfect fit
Many women are afraid of trying body hugging clothes because they think it will make them look too broad, but sometimes, a fitted dress can help you emphasize your curves and bring out the best of your assets. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t find a perfect fit in a store, sizing in most brands is fairly generic and might not fit everyone. You can get it tailored to adjust according to your style and comfort.
Tip: Avoid baggy clothes, although it might feel like they can cover your flaws but all they do is swamp your shape.
3. Experiment with necklines
The type of neckline that you wear can also greatly flatter your face and figure. V- necklines are probably the best to opt for, since they give you a longer, leaner and taller look and also elongate the body, especially if you have a short torso or broader shoulders. Asymmetrical necklines also make your shoulders look less broad. Boat neck is also a good choice for women with a larger tummy or bust because it draws the eye up to the neck. And, similar to boat neck, off-shoulder necklines are also very flattering on almost all body types and can help you show off your collar area and shoulders.
2. Smaller patterns and vertical lines
Big bold patterns are really trending. Truth is, you can wear any pattern that you like as long as you feel confident in it. Yet, it’s just a simple observation, that small patterns make you look smaller whereas bolder repeats can look stretched in all the wrong places. Commit this to memory: horizontal stripes widen. Instead of the side-to-side stripe, pick up-and-down patterns, vertical lines in an outfit can create an illusion of height and can make you look leaner.
1. A woman’s right to shoes
You can definitely match your outfit with a pair of bold, statement shoes. Not only heels help you look taller but they just give you that suave. It could be a plain platform heel to an all-shimmery-glittery stiletto. A pair of heels is a great way to add that oomph to your outfit and they certainly help you look elegant when you walk into a party or a restaurant.
Tip: Buy heels of the height in which you can comfortably walk, don’t go all head over heels for a pair of shoes that are pretty looking but hurt your feet.
These were just a few simple tricks that can help you make the right choices for your wardrobe. Although, you should only go for things that make you feel comfortable, after all, confidence is the key, but it is nice to experiment, try new things and trends, and see if they work for you. Buy clothes that you love and fit well so you can wear them right now! Fashion doesn’t have to be dictated by sizes, and style comes in all forms. And remember, at the end of the day, your size is awesome and you’re beautiful. So, just rock everything with confidence.