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Plus Size Style Guidelines fo Women

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Submitted by Kissprom on Wed, 05/22/2024 - 02:37

Sometimes, it feels like an impossible task to find the perfect style as a curvy. But the key point to find the perfect style is all about knowing how to dress your body type, and finding th right pieces that make you feel good.
This complete guideline will help you to find the secrets. It covers everything about plus-size fashion, together with some style tips, outfits ideas and more.

Let's start with what size plus size is.
In the United States, plus-size is usually considered to be Sizes 14 and up. However, some brands/retailers may have different size charts, so check the sizing guides before ordering.

There are 5 general and basic curvy style tips:
Proportion: No matter what your size is, harmony is the ultimate goal of style. So how to balance when dressing for your curvy body type is very important.
Balancing proportions will enhance your overall look and help create a harmonious appearance.
So, if you have an “hourglass” shaped curvy body, and if you’re wearing a flowy, voluminous top, you should balance it with slimmer, well-tailored bottoms. Or, if you wear a flared skirt or wide-leg pants, then pair them with a more fitted top to create an hourglass silhouette.

Colors and Prints Options:
Darker colors can be incredibly flattering because they create a slimming effect, because these hues draw attention away from areas you may not want to emphasize, like navy, deep plum, and charcoal.
But it doesn’t mean you should completely exclude bright colors from your wardrobe. Actually, plus-size also could fit bright colors like Coral, Lilac, Yellow.

Good tailoring
Good tailoring provides a polished, put-together look. It ensures that your clothing fits you perfectly, and enhances your silhouette by accentuating your natural curves
So investing in well-fitted prom dresses is a worthy thing.

High-quality fabrics
High-quality fabrics with a bit of stretch contribute to good shape retention. Such as cotton blends with elastane or ponte knits, these fabrics gently hug your curves so you will not feel limited.

Accessories can be your secret weapons
For instance, belt will cinch you waist; earrings can draw the eye upward and highlight your face; necklaces add visual interest to your outfits. So, try to use accessories for drawing attention to your favorite features.

Specific Style Tips For Plus-size Ladies
Understanding your body shape can help you choose styles that flatter your figure and accentuates your best features.
Here are our suggestions of how to make yourself look more harmonious and flattering by rightoutfitting.

  • Strawberry-shaped curvy ladies
  • Who usually have broad shoulders, full busts, and slender legs.
    Draping/ruching around the waistline could enhance your curves. Looking for clothing that fits your waist, which can balance your silhouette for your shape.
    Belts or statement necklaces cinch in at the waist will enhance your curves.
    Preferring dark tones such as black, navy, and deep jewel could be particularly flattering. Or considering incorporating pops of bright colors or bold prints in areas you want to highlight(the upper body or legs) But you must avoid overly light/pastel colors on your upper body, cause they may make your shoulders wider.
    vertical or diagonal stripes will create the illusion of a longer and leaner body shape, but horizontal stripes would make you appear wider. Large patterns overwhelms your frame and make you look larger, so choose smaller or medium-sized patterns.

    Your Style Items:
    Fit-and-Flare Dress
    Wrap Top
    Chain Belt

  • Spoon-shaped curvy ladies
  • Who have smaller upper bodies and fuller lower sides.
    Choosing clothing with a looser fit around the waist, skims over your hips and thighs, this will help you more flattering and harmonious.
    Avoiding anything too tight or clingy in lower side, and busy or overly large patterns is not ok, as they can overwhelm your frame and make you look larger.
    Using darker colors on the lower parts. Experiment with brighter colors or lighter tones on the upper body to draw attention upwards and balance out your broader hips and thighs.
    Accessories, such as earrings, a necklace, or a scarf draw attention upwards. Those items can balance out the broader hips and thighs and add visual interests to your looks.

    Your Style Items:
    A-Line Skirt
    Peplum Top

  • Pear-shaped curvy girls
  • Who have fuller lower bodies, so you could balance the volume by emphasizing the upper side.
    Different from spoon-shaped, do not emphasizing your waist, but you slender calf is worth showing.
    Avoiding too tight or clingy in the waist and hips. Avoiding patterns that are too busy or overly large on your hips and thighs, as they can make those areas appear larger.
    Option for the outfits fit well in the waist and hips and skims over the thighs.
    Choosing darker colors on the lower body (black, navy, or dark denim) to create a slimming effect and draw attention away from the hips and thighs. Using brighter colors or lighter tones on the upper body to draw attention upwards and balance out the broader hips and thighs.

    Your Style Items:
    Fit and Flare Dress
    Wrap Dress

  • Hourglass-shaped bodies
  • Who has a well-defined waist and full bust and hips. It’s considered a charming and feminine body type, so showing your curves in all the right places.
    Clothing with darts or seams can create a tailored and polished look, highlight your natural waist. And you could consider belts, sashes, or accessories in a contrasting color to highlight your waist.
    Emphasizing your waist with a statement belt or sash, which will further highlight your hourglass figure.
    Avoiding baggy wearings, which will hide your curves and make you appear boxy, and dense patterns for it will distract from your curves.
    About colors, choosing suit your skin and personal style.
    Choosing patterns complement your curves or follow the contours of your body, such as medium-sized prints.

    Your Style Items:
    Wrap Dress
    Pencil Skirt

  • Mango shaped girls
  • Who have round bellies, so you could try to visually weaken the “prominent” part.
    Structured items with lossen waist and bust design will balance your proportional outfits. Consider clothing with darts or seams that accentuate your curves to create a tailored and polished appearance.
    Darker colors for areas you want to minimize (like belly) and brighter colors for highlight(like bust and shoulders).
    You need accessories to make attentions on your upper body, so necklaces, earrings, or scarves are best.

    Your Style Items:
    V-Neckline Dress
    Pleated Skirt

    Conclusion, if curvy friends find the right style, they are chic and shining! So, know yourself and believe confidence is the most fashionable thing!

    Plus-size People Wearing Ideas for occasion party:
    There are many choices that can make you glam on the special occasion party. Here are my suggestions:

    Flowy maxi dress with a flattering neckline

    Fit-and-flare dress with a belted waist and feminine illusion halter neckline