Who says great things don’t come in big packages?
In fact, if you are plus-sized and love fashion, you can wear figure-flattering dresses that will hug your curves, or tailored suits and pants that look good on men sized 48 and up.
You no longer have to hide behind baggy clothing any more: plus size men and women–who want to be fashionable–can look taut, trim and trendy in sportswear and evening wear in an instant!
Plus Size Fashion Tip #1 : Focus on Fit. Wear clothes that skim the body.
Because big clothes make plus sized bodies appear larger, avoid baggy clothing, athletic wear and oversized sweaters.
Instead, choose dresses and jackets that feature vertical pinstripes and darts, wide-legged pants and flared skirts that hug your curves–and fit snugly without clinging.
When shopping for plus-sized men however, exact measurements for suits and jackets are necessary.
To find your jacket size, wrap a thin measuring tape around the broadest part of your upper chest. Use this exact measurement to help find the perfect jacket for your frame. For example: If you measure is 48 inches across, choose a size 48 or 50 suit or jacket.
Plus Size Fashion Tip #2 : Choose colors that flatten instead of fatten!
Dark colors may hide your figure flaws, but you don’t have to avoid bright colors either.
When wearing skirts and pants, plus size women look best in dark-colored items on the bottom and a light-colored sweater or blouse on top.
For men and women, monochromatic dressing—or wearing one color from top to bottom– gives a large frame the appearance of a sleek and slim frame.
Don’t skip the flower power!
Curvy women look beautiful in floral designs. Add beautiful floral prints to your wardrobe with colorful empire tops and sexy wrap dresses.
Plus Size Fashion Tip #3 : Experiment to see what looks works best with your plus-sized body type
If you are tall and curvy, you can wear thicker layers in the winter, such as heavy wool skirts, wide-legged pants and knits.
But if you are a very petite plus-sized diva, you should wear smooth, thin layers that feature, but don’t overpower your best assets, such as a thin waist, legs and arms.
Above all, no matter your size and shape, you must try on different looks when shopping to see what suits your figure best.
A few final plus-size fashion tips for men and women:
- Plus size women look amazing in boot-cut jeans that’ll minimize their shapely and curvy thighs. Buy bell sleeved-blouses that skim your upper arms without adding any weight to the body.
- Have a flabby stomach? Hide it with an empire dress. To minimize a heavy bottom, draw the eye up with jeweled-collared tops and bright-colored scarves.
- The best fitting suit for plus size men drapes smoothly over your, legs, waist, chest and shoulder blades. If you cannot cross your legs or raise your hands or arms comfortably, step away from the garment. This suit is too tight.
- Plus size men who prefer casual clothing—chinos, jerseys, jeans and sweats—may be afraid to venture into the dapper world of suits for men..