5 Plus Size Fashion Tips for Looking Your Best

5 Plus Size Fashion Tips for Looking Your Best

Plus size fashion can help you look your best no matter what your size or body type. Follow these fashion tips to make yourself look instantly slimmer and sexier.

1) Dress for Your Body Type

If you're a plus sized woman, you're probably pear or apple shaped. Apple shaped women have thicker midsections and slim, appealing arms and legs. Pear shaped women have slim upper bodies but thicker hips and thighs. 

If you're an apple shaped woman, draw attention to your bustline by choosing garments that use frills, shrilling, lace or other decorative touches around the bust. Layer a thin top beneath a jacket or cardigan to draw attention upward, and choose monocolored outfits or build your outfits out of garments that use different shades of the same color. Choose A-line skirts and dresses that end above the knee to showcase your shapely legs. Wear pretty shoes and ankle bracelets to show off your delicate feet.

If you're a pear shaped woman, choose boldly patterned tops that draw attention away from your hips and thighs. Choose longer jackets and tops that hide the hips and thighs. Accessorize with hats, handbags, earrings and chunky bracelets, but avoid belts or other accessories below the waist. V-neck tops will make your neck look longer, and strapless or one-strap tops call attention to your shoulders.

2) Choose Dark Colors

Dark colors have a slimming effect, so they're considered a staple of plus size fashion. You don't have to wear only black; choose deep, rich dark colors like burgundy, royal purple, royal blue or dark green. If you like bright colors, use them to draw attention to the most attractive parts of your body, such as your face, shoulders and neck. 

3) Choose Small Patterns

When choosing patterned garments, avoid large prints. Instead, go for prints that use small flowers, polka dots or other shapes. Large prints encourage others to look harder at your body.

4) Avoid Vertical Stripes

Avoid wearing vertical stripes on any part of your body that you'd like to hide. If you have larger hips and thighs, avoid pinstripe slacks and trousers. If you're an apple shaped woman, avoid dresses and tops with vertical stripes.

5) Accessorize Wisely

Accessories are a plus size fashion necessity, since they can call attention to those parts of your body that you like the most. If you have shapely arms and legs or delicate hands, choose your accessories to call attention to those areas. Hats and scarves are a great way to call attention to your face; wear a short handled handbag on one shoulder to call attention to your neck, face and shoulders.

Long earrings are a good way to make your neck look longer, and they can also make a minimal amount of make up go further. Long necklaces also make your neck look longer and they draw attention upward along the length of your body, rather than from side to side. If you have thick wrists or chunky fingers, choose heavier bracelets and large rings that downplay your size. 

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