Wondering how best to dress your curves? It may not be a party session like we’re used to, but we still like to take any chance to get dressed up! After all, getting your glam on is all about feeling great for you, not for everyone else. So how do you dress to feel at your most confident? We have a few key tips for plus size dressing which will not only make you look great, but you’ll feel great too!
All About Shape
The first thing to remember is that plus size is NOT a body shape! You can be plus size and hour glass, rectangle, triangle, apple or pear. So choose your outfits based on your shape first and foremost. Pay particular attention to necklines here, as these have a huge bearing on how an outfit will complement your shape.
For great fitting plus size outfits, a secure foundation is key. Depending on the occasion and clothing, it’s great to be able to choose from a wide selection of shapewear. So make sure that you keep a range that offers you scope. A bodysuit, control briefs and shaping shorts are all fundamental items. You may want to buy a range of colours so that you’ve always got the appropriate foundation for the colour you’re wearing.
A confident woman will always look amazing! This is the most important benefit that good shapewear brings. Well fitting and secure shapewear keeps you feeling comfortable and attractive all day or night long. Choose high quality items that are sized accurately and anchored securely, and you’ll feel spectacular in so many more of your outfits!
The Bra Factor
All women should keep half an eye on their bra size! It’s recommended that you measure your chest every six months or so, as our breast size fluctuates. If your breasts are well supported, your outfits will hang in a more natural way. You’ll also benefit from better support to your back and shoulders.
When you find THAT dress, you’ll know it. For most of us, though, stumbling across a garment that sits like a second skin is a myth! So the real secret is to get those classic pieces in your wardrobe tailored to fit your body perfectly. You can team classic items with a huge range of accessories and additions to give you a kaleidoscope of looks.
Follow your line
A fitted dress should sit comfortably snug. Layer over a shaping bodysuit or control briefs to smooth your silhouette. If the dress is too tight, you will be able to see underwear lines and you’ll feel uncomfortable.
Balance your Fit
When you dress in separates, think of them like an old style weighing scale. They should balance equally. If you’re sporting skinny jeans or hugging leather trousers, counteract this with a baggier floaty top. Similarly, team wide leg trousers, joggers or maxi skirts with a shorter, fitted top. This principle gives you an effortless, timeless style.
Shoes to Notice
Never overlook the importance of a great pair of shoes! Generally, it’s best to avoid ankle straps which tend to decrease the length of your leg. Neutral colours and pump styles are reliably flattering with most types of outfit. However, don’t be afraid to be bold. Go for colour, statement heels, and blingy features.
Experiment with Colour
Too often, we assume that monochrome is the only way to dress plus size. This is not so! You don’t have to be garish in block colours. Seek out bright prints or patterns and pair them with neutrals to balance the look. Wearing colour is not only on trend, but it will also give you a vibrant and positive energy which will shine out from your look.
Fabulous plus size dressing happens in layers. Start with a shapewear foundation that keeps your line smooth and natural, and layer it up with tailored fits and bold aesthetics. This all brings out your individual beauty and confidence, which is the most important way to look great!