Who said that big can’t be beautiful? Out are the days where plus sized women hide themselves under drab, bland and bulky clothes and in with clothing that will keep you looking sexy and stylish, no matter what your size. Self-confidence is also something you should be wearing whilst flaunting your curves, don’t let fear take over! One main mistake that plus size women tend to make is wearing clothes that are either too tight or too baggy, resulting in both making you look bigger than you actually are. Here we can have a look at some top tips and do’s and don’ts when it comes to perfecting plus size fashion
Colors and Patterns
Colours and patterns are an important aspect to consider for plus size women shopping for new clothing. Depending on what colours and patterns you choose will have a big impact on the way you look. Darker colours are a main factor for plus size women as they are often more slimming, but going all black is a no no! Add some colourful accessories to your outfit it order to brighten it up a bit. Accessories are also a great way to draw attention away from your problem areas such as the upper arms. Wearing bright coloured earrings will help draw the attention from the upper arms whilst also adding a stylish and playful look. Accessories can be bought cheaply from high street shops or free classified websites. It is advisable to stay away from horizontal stripes as these can give the effect of a wider body, which is something that plus size women should avoid. Instead, vertical lines are a great way to add a slimming illusion and can also be very flattering for the wearer. Patterns in themselves, weather you are of plus size or smaller, will always add more volume to your body, so an advisable tip would be to break it up a bit with block colours and waist belts, that will also give the illusion of a smaller waist. Long cardigans and jackets are also a great look, making you appear taller and slimmer.
Do's and Don'ts
Do make sure that you know your body type and buy the right size of clothing for you. Many women tend to make the mistake of buying clothing that are too small for them or the extreme opposite of too big. Clothing that is too small will cling to your body and make it stand out, whilst larger clothing tends to drown the wearer, making them look frumpy and bigger than you actually are.
Do buy an item that you really like in a size that you would like to be and put it on display in your bedroom. Having something to focus on if you are a plus size looking to lose weight is a great form of motivation.
Do make sure that you have underwear foundations that fit you properly. Bras are a really important factor when it comes to slimming techniques, and with bra that fits you properly, will easily take a size off your waist.
Don't feel like you are the only person in the world that struggles with clothing and fashion, every woman is beautiful no matter what size they are.
Don't cover yourself up in clothing that is too big for you, this will only make you look bigger.
Don't be afraid to make alterations to your clothing. You may find that some clothing fits great in one place but not so get in the other. If this is the case, make some alterations and get your piece to fit you perfectly.
Shoplioness.com was launched in November 2012 by Jacque Amadi. SHOPLIONESS focuses mainly on the 90's and is currently expanding. Jacque want her new items to reflect not only the 90's trends but also her African (Nigerian) roots. Jacque started this shop not knowing all of the support she would get, but shoplioness is growing faster than Jacque can keep up because she run it all alone and everything is coming out of her pockect which is hard because she is in college.
Jacque started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds so she can have more stock and make more money for school while making her business grow.
Please help Jacque realize her dream by supporting her Indiegogo campaign in raising more funds for her to expand the online store shopliness.com and in supporting her in college.
Jacque's goal for LIONESS is also to inspire girls and young women to embrace what makes them different.
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