If you are curvy, it does not mean that you must spend a lifetime in oversized, plain clothing. There are, however, a lot of ‘fashion rules’ that are imposed on plus-size women. Here are all the rules you should be breaking!
Don’t Wear Fitted Clothing
Loose clothing can make you look larger. If you choose something with the right fit, it can make you look slimmer and will accentuate the features that you like. If you have a larger torso and a small waist, button-down blouses with princess seaming that cut in at the waist look great. You can pair a blouse with anything from jeans to a skirt. When buying dresses for plus-size women, you should look for ones that have ruching on the sides. This makes it hard to tell what fabric folds are and what the little flaws are. This creates structure and the illusion of a smaller waist.
Stay Away from Prints
There’s no fun in staying away from patterns, especially if you love wearing bold clothing. However, you do need to pick the correct size print for your frame. Avoid getting a print that is so tiny that it looks like it takes a million of them to cover you. You also need to watch out for prints that are too large or busy, especially if you’re short, as this can make you look even smaller. It can be difficult to find a middle ground, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. It will take some trial and error to find what works for you, but when you do, it will be worth it! Try Masai ladies’ clothing for some inspiration.
Plus-size Women Should Wear Black
Black is slimming, but it doesn’t mean that you must wear it all the time as it can be depressing. Instead, you could try color blocking. You could choose a turquoise shift dress, with a red cardigan and an orange belt. This will add a flourish of color to your wardrobe and will be especially good for summer. No one wants to be wearing black in the height of summer.
No Stripes for Plus-size Women
This is a lie! Of course, you can wear stripes. Go for a striped tee and dark wash jeans. When buying jeans, trouser styles are the most flattering. When choosing a striped tee, go for thin stripes instead of wider ones. You can pair this outfit with bright or patterned wedge heel espadrilles and some brightly colored bangles for a laid back, glamorous look.
Don’t Wear Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are a staple for any summer wardrobe, and you should not be denied the right to rock a maxi dress. Look for a V-neck halter top and an empire waist as this will hit the smallest part of you and look extremely flattering.
No Skinny Jeans for Plus-size Women
Rocking skinny jeans is all about getting the proportion right. A dark wash pair of jeans paired with a flowing shirt and a loose long casual vest is a very flattering look. You could wear a long necklace and a pair of high heels sandals.