When you plan to go out, a big question comes to your mind, “What to wear?” Choosing clothes for a particular occasion is a very confusing task, which becomes more difficult if you are of plus size. But now, this worry seems to be a thing of the past.
Earlier, plus-sized women used to find it challenging to get an ideal dress for any season. They had limited choices accessible in the market. But things have improved now. They have lots of available choices, and there seem to be no restrictions for plus size clothes.
Here are some tips to make sure that you pick the right dress for you.
Determine the type of your body
Before choosing any dress, you must know your body type. This is the most basic and essential thing for you. If you don’t know your body type, it won’t be easy to select the right dress. Body shape silhouettes are categorized into four classes, ‘hourglass,’ ‘triangle,’ ‘inverted triangle,’ and ‘rectangle.’
If you have a triangle-shaped figure with big hips and thick thighs, avoid wearing fitted jeans or tapered pants. They will make you look heavier. You can try out streamlined pants or trousers with a glare that will attract attention away from your big hips. Layered clothes can also help to cover a broad waistline.
Select the right color and texture
Color plays a vital part while picking plus-size styles. Black color will give you a slenderer appearance, although you can also try some bold hues like red, royal blue, violet, etc. Please do not run away from prints. Just make sure that you don’t choose a dress with bold prints all over. Avoid clingy materials that will highlight your problem areas. Materials like Lycra will cling to a large stomach. Select fabrics like cotton, linen, and denim. These fabrics have some weight to them. Look for clothing with some structure that will look shapely, or you can try a dress with a matching coat.
Look for proper fitting.
The fitting can make or break an outfit. Plus size women tend to choose shapeless clothes, which can hide their whole body. Loose-fitting dresses might be comfortable and easy to wear but look very dull and boring. Suppose you go by Stacy and Clint’s advice from ‘What Not To Wear,’ you should purchase clothing to fit the largest part of your body and then have it tailored to fit everything else. For example, if you have thick thighs but a small waist, don’t try a pair of slacks that fit your waist comfortably but squeezes your thighs. Instead, you can buy some comfortable pants on your legs and have the core taken in.
The same applies when you buy dresses and tops. If you have a large bust, then first make sure your dress fits your chest comfortably, then get the shoulders and waist cut down to your size. Try some well-fitted clothes and see the transformation. You will be amazed to see the change.
Select a dress that highlights your best assets and gives you a stylish look. For better results, select the correct undergarments. Follow the basic rules mentioned above and keep experimenting in front of the mirror and see what looks good and what doesn’t.