Big girl, you are beautiful!
Today, because of media-induced fashion hypnotism, we are almost always made to believe that any body size or shape which is bigger than skinny is imperfect. Plus-sized women are not just marginalized in terms of fashion dictates, but also in the retail stores in terms of the kind of clothes available. This leads to the severe lack of confidence in ample-bodied women, and it leads them to suffer from body issues, which invariably makes them dress badly in order to “cover up” their supposedly imperfect figures. However, plus-sized women can look just as good, if they follow a few smart tips:
1.The first trick to looking good is to feel good about oneself. Instead of letting the clothes rule your mind and your body, let your body decide what kind of clothes will look good on it. The acceptance of your own body will help you understand it much better, and will thereby, help you recognize the best features of your own self. Learn how to develop confidence in yourself and your body, and it is half the battle won, because you will not be wearing a tent in order to hide it.
2.Choosing the right kind of underwear is imperative in order to wear the right kind of clothes. Do not skimp out on the best quality of underwear, and learn to understand what kind of underwear you need for the different kinds of clothes. Also, never try to fit into clothes which are of a smaller size. The size it but a number, and you should never let it rule your mind. Let your body breathe and wear the right size. This will immediately make you look much better.
3.You should always opt for darker colours in order to create a more slimming effect. Wearing one colour throughout is also a great way to slim down your look. Black is a classic, but you must not make it boring. Opt for colours such as dark green, maroon and navy blue as well. They’re elegant, and they will make you look thinner. But play up your best features with bright colours. Neon is in, so play up your waist with a neon pink belt, draw attention to your neckline by incorporating a bright border, or opt for a top with bright sleeves if you’re proud of your arms.
4.Always opt for A-line skirts and dresses. They immediately make the body look shapely and they also have a very slimming effect. Just because you are plus-sized does not mean you need to wear a sack for a dress. A-line skirts and dresses also enhance the hourglass feminine figure. Wear straight cut jeans and trousers as opposed to skinny-legged ones. They are also very slimming. Make sure you invest some time and money in getting the right kind of pants, which will provide the best fitting and comfort.
5.Always stay away from huge patterns and prints. These will only make you look bigger. Opt for smaller prints, but do not restrict yourself. Go for floral ones, with a darker base, go for geometric prints or Aztec prints. They will glam up your look effortlessly. Stay away from horizontal stripes as well as short/ cropped jackets and tops. They will make you look bigger than you are, and they will not help flatter your shape.
6.The benefit of being plus-sized is that you can carry big, chunky pieces of jewellery without making it look crowded or overdone. Wear statement pieces which are bold and which stand out. Wear the right kind of make-up with your different clothes. Never opt for big hair, because it will make you look bigger. Always keep your make-up and hair fresh and chic.
With these simple steps, there is no end to the kind of innovations you can do with your clothes. So go ahead and bestow the love which your body truly deserves.