When trying to style or shop for your plus size body, we know it can be quite difficult and head draining. The first thing you need to do before shopping or styling your plus size body is to know your body type. There are both tall and short full figure women, and each and one of them has a different body shape that requires different set of styling and clothing strategies to look their best. For example, you might have wider shoulders compared to your hips, while another lady who is also a plus size has wider hips than shoulders.... So before you continue reading this style tips and advice, i recommend that you check out my previous post on 'Style Yourself According To Your Body Shape' There you'll learn the basics on how to know your body figure and not just size.
With that out of the way, here are few style tips you should consider.
1. If you like it and it fits buy it: Forget about "a big girl can't wear this or that" As i always say, the ultimate rule of style is 'Confidence' and when you like something you are going to be confident rocking it.
2.Do a lot of fittings: Involves trying things on. A lot of plus size ladies don't. This may be because they lack confidence but you never know how something will look unless you try it on. It’s easy to just look at a dress and say it’s not going to work for your body. How can you honestly know that if you haven’t tried it on?
3.There are no rules: When it comes to fashion and shopping for your plus size body, you have to forget the old outdated fashion rules. Yes , plus size women don't have to stick to only black clothes, they can wear bright colors beyond a scarf. Yes, plus size women can wear shorts and skirts. It’s all about finding the right cut and style for your body.
4. Accessory: I have always maintained that accessories are always important components of every outfits. Whether it's a simple or bold statement jewelry or just a simple scarf, accessories compliments your outfit and takes eyes off part of the outfit you'd rather conceal.
5. Dress types: While you should not be restricted to a certain type of dress, V-neck tops, wrap dresses look particularly wonderful on plus sized women. Most plus sized women are blessed with sizable bust so the V-neck tops or dresses accentuates that, while wrap dresses creates waists and add shape. It is always best to show off your best features.
In conclusion, you don’t need to lose weight to look great from a styling perspective. At the end of the day, whether your are happy with your body or trying to lose weight, you owe it to yourself to look and be your best no matter your size. Having great style has nothing to do with your size. It’s all about knowing your body and knowing what works for it. You don’t have to wait to lose those extra pounds to wear a sexy dress.