ACCENTUATE YOUR WAIST
Your waist is the center point of your body so it is what creates balance. Even if you carry your weight in your midsection, it is still important to take heed to this tip for that very reason. The easiest way to do this by adding a belt to loose-fitting items. It helps to draw the eye inward and break up your top and bottom half. You can also utilize tops that have some sort of detail or elastic band that lies right in the middle to give this same effect.
FIND CLOTHES ACCORDING TO YOUR SPECIFIC SHAPE
Curvy women aren’t all the same and it’s important that you dress specifically for your body shape. For example, if you’re an apple shape, you want to flatter your assets and create the illusion of a waist. If you’re comfortable with it; highlight cleavage, show off legs and arms. Wearing vertical lines can also help to create a long and lean silhouette.
OPT FOR CURVED HEM
For anyone that does not like tucking in your tops, this tip is for you! A lot of the basic shirts that are out there have a square hem. I always thought that it made me look boxy so my solution, at the time, was to tie them in a knot. However, I did not realize how much of a difference a curved hem versus a square hem can make. It’s literally night and day! The curved hem rises on the sides and doesn’t swallow your shape while still allowing you to conceal your tummy. Game changer!
EMBRACE PATTERN PLAY
Plus size women have traditionally been told to steer away from bold prints. However, I have found that embracing them really has served my body well. Prints trick the eye and have a way of making your body weight look evenly distributed. Plus, they add so much personality and flair to your look. Experimenting with different combinations can create a unique and chic outfit.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF COLOURS
Wearing black is the obvious choice for a bigger girl, because let’s face it, we all grew up being told that black makes you look slimmer. But wearing colour makes you feel good, and gives you a better, more positive energy about you. It can enhance the tones in your skin, and even if you still want to wear black, you can really boost a black outfit with a few splashes of colour.
There are so many beautiful clothes and dresses out there designed specifically for the plus size woman, that it would almost be a shame not to experiment! If you’re not used to wearing colour but want to give it a try, start small with a colour top under a black cardigan, or a colour scarf over a black top, and progress from there as you feel more comfortable.