On Being a Plus-Size Woman and Fabulous as Can Be
Posted: Aug 04 2016 by Lookbook Store
“I look too fat in these.”
“This makes my tummy look too big.”
“These jeans make my thighs bigger than they should.”
“This top is too revealing.”
“I don’t have the guts to pull off this outfit.”
“I can’t wear something like this. What will people think?”
Are these lines too familiar to you? Do you tell yourself these words every single day when you’re choosing an outfit? We know it can be frustrating deciding what to wear every time you go out of the house. We completely understand.
Being plus-size shouldn’t stop you from looking as amazing as can be. All you need is the right clothes that will actually flatter your figure so you can have the confidence to go out and live life to the fullest.
Now, looking fabulous can be easy if you know which clothing pieces will look great on you. These include bottoms that make your legs look longer, tops that highlight your assets and undies that actually make you look and feel more comfortable and confident.
To help you look and feel fabulous everyday of your life, here are some crucial points to ponder.
1. Get to know your body.
This first tip is the most important. The key to being able to choose the right clothes that make you look incredible is to know your body shape. You can have an hourglass figure if your waist is smaller than your bust and waist. You have a pear-shaped body if your lower torso is wider than your shoulders. By determining your exact body type, you’ll know which pieces will work for you and which ones do not. If you have fuller bust and hips, for example, your small waist can be highlighted by wearing fit-and-flare dresses and peplum tops, like this grey mélange long-sleeve peplum top.
2. Highlight your assets.
What are your assets? Do you have long, slim legs? How about a tiny waist or voluptuous hips? When picking your outfit, it’s important that the pieces you wear show off the body parts that you are proud of. This puts more emphasis on those areas instead of those you want to hide. If you’re someone with a bigger bust line, V-neck clothes are your best friend. They are the perfect staples that will surely highlight your assets, regardless of how low you dip. Similarly, if you have killer pins, you’ll want something that’s short enough to put them on display, but long enough to conceal the areas you are not so happy about, like this plus size black lace crop-sleeves skater dress.
3. Play with colors.
Colors can make a lot of difference in your outfit and your overall look. A light-colored belt can create the illusion of a slimmer waistline. A bright statement necklace can also emphasize your neckline.
4. Wear the right underwear.
A sexy top or a dress with a plunging neckline, like this plus size black asymmetric wrap bodycon dress, won’t serve its purpose well if you don’t put on the right undergarment. By choosing the right bra and underwear, everything will sit better, making you feel more comfortable and thus, look much better. For clothes with open necklines, you’ll need a strapless or convertible bra that offers support without showing off the straps.
5. Do away with baggy and unflattering clothes.
We know it’s so tempting to wear sweats all the time so we can hide those unsightly body parts away. But loose-fitting clothes are not only unflattering, they can also make you lose your sex appeal. So, instead of looking gorgeous for a special event or for the office, you’ll only look frumpy if you opt for oversized clothing. These plus-size items will definitely make you look the powerful and confident woman you are:
6. Be smart when choosing accessories.
Accessories can update and glam up your outfit in an instant. A printed scarf over a plain dress can add interest to your look. Wearing a layered necklace can emphasize your neck and make your outfit look more current. A belt can make your waistline appear smaller. As for shoes, nude pumps give the illusion that you have longer legs, making you look taller.
Gold Four-Row Layered Necklace
7. Don’t shy away from clothes that make you stand out.
Just because you have fuller hips, bigger bust or wider waistline, doesn’t mean you can’t wear form-flattering dresses, like bodycons. A lot of plus-size fashion bloggers you see online don’t really follow any rules. They will wear anything as long as it makes them happy. So, if you’re feeling foxy tonight and want to put on something that will make you look and feel beautiful, whether it’s a plunging top or a body-hugging bodycon dress, go ahead and bust out your sexiest outfit or these lovely dresses from Lookbook Store.
Aside from figure-hugging clothes, you should also try on bold or funky-printed clothes, as well as those pieces with bright colors. A fuchsia pink skirt paired with a grey top will certainly make you stand out. A top with a huge but interesting print should also be a great way to catch people’s attention.
All in all, to look unbelievably stunning, regardless of the clothes you wear and no matter the size, all you need is to have the confidence to don any outfit. That way, you’ll always look beautiful wherever, whenever. In short, don’t let your size stop you from being your fabulous self. You can refer to these tips to help you start your journey towards rediscovering your awesome self.