Dressing your plus-size body

These are some of the Plus size fashion mistakes to avoid.

In Summary

•By understanding your shape, this is the first step in getting to know your body, and knowing how you will dress it.

• Dont be afraid to do bright colours. Dark colours make you look heavier so try mixing your wardrobe with a variety of hues to achieve a polished look.

A plus size woman
A plus size woman
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Plus size and curvy women have a tough time finding clothes that really fit well.

And when you finally find something, you realise it is not fitting well or it doesn’t look right on you.

Here are some of the tips to follow in order to get your perfect fit.

  1. 1. Understand your shape

From apple, hourglass, pear shapes, every body is different and unique.

By understanding your shape, this is the first step in getting to know your body, and knowing how you will dress it.

  1. 2. Wear clothes with less prints

It can be tempting to wear clothes with big patterns because it adds visuals but at the same time can make you look crazy. Go for bold colours instead.

Opt for vertical stripes so that the lines give you an elongated look, rather than horizontal stripes which make you look bigger.

Go for vertical colours for that elongated look
Go for vertical colours for that elongated look
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  1. 3. Less jewellery

Going for that one statement piece like a bold necklace or bangle will draw attention rather than distracting people on your outfits.

Try as much not to overdo.

  1. 4. Go for fitting clothes

Don’t hide that gorgeous body in baggy clothes as they make you look bigger, but also avoid clothes that are too tight as you will look ‘skimpy’’.

A little breathing room will help make you feel more comfortable.

Wear mininal jewellery
Wear mininal jewellery
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  2. 5. Go for brighter colours

Lightening up your outfit with some pastel colours is an easy way to draw attention from parts of your body.

Dark colours make you look heavier, mix your wardrobe with a variety of hues to achieve a polished look.

  1. 6. Don’t buy until you try

It is this overconfidence that costs you your coin.

Try the outfit out, having in mind what will pair well with it and also ensure that it fits properly on your body.