Are you plus sized? Do you feel confused what to wear, especially to work? We help you make the right wardrobe choices that will ensure both comfort and style.
Always Try Out Your Clothes
Always try on clothes before buying them and avoid stuff online. Some clothes look amazing on display but may not be as flattering to your body type.
Look out for well-fitted silhouettes that complement your shape and play up your curves. Anything that draws attention to the not-so-perfect areas, should be left out without a doubt.
Plus sized women will look sleeker if they wear a pant suit or a churidar- kurta suit in monochromatic tones. It is common knowledge that dark colours like black, blue or aubergine colours absorb light and portray a slimmer figure.
If you are going to a meeting, you can try wearing a tweed suit or a mix of two shades of the same colour, like light and dark blue or black with grey. Don’t be shy of wearing reds and brighter colors if they work for you.
Choose The Right Size
It is a myth that if you wear loose clothes, you will be able to hide your bulges. Oversized clothes will make you look frumpy while something a size too small will highlight your bulges.
Pick the right size that confirms to your shape. A-line kurtas with stretchable cotton churidars are a good bet if you wish to conceal a heavy bottom and accentuate your waist.
In western wear, tops and tunics that end below the hips are much more flattering than shorter ones that end at the waist. Team these up with straight trousers made of slightly stretchable fabric.
A few added inches will take attention away from your width and also improve your posture and gait. Invest in a comfortable and stylish pair of sandals or shoes that you can wear throughout the day.
Block heels, platforms and wedges score over stilettos when it comes to comfort and happy feet as these are less likely to strain your muscles. Always stand in an erect posture. Check yourself from time to time as slouching will make you look bulkier than you actually are.
Use large-sized bags to accessorise yourself – it is simple logic that smaller things will make you look bigger.
While wearing western, try layering light fabrics. The best way to do this is to use structured jackets. Light fabric layers look very elegant on apple figures as they add some dimension to the mid section, making you look shapelier.
On the other hand, if you are going to a casual affair, you can always try combining two fabrics like cotton and chiffon. You can create an illusion of an hourglass figure if you wear an A line skirt with a structured jacket.
V-necks emphasise your neckline and emphasize your graceful collarbone and shoulders. If you can dare to bare a little, then a little show of cleavage would look nice. Afterall, not everyone can boast of deadly curves!
Smart And Well Fitting Inner Wear
Invest some time and effort to get yourself good and smart inner wear. A well-fitting bra with an underwire can make all the difference to your silhouette and posture. Also consider buying some body shaping garments, especially when you’re planning to wear a gown or a figure hugging dress.
The last and the easiest tip is to sport a radiant smile so that people are drawn to your cheerful personality. You can play up your best features with vibrant makeup.
Some Fashion Don’ts
• Say no to Lycra as it clings to the skin and highlights all the jiggly bits. The same goes for shiny clothes.
• Never try too many colours at once and steer clear of horizontal stripes that add girth to your frame.
• Frills and shoulder pads add volume – choose clean-cut styles that frame your structure perfectly.
• Chokers and polo necks will make your look bustier and bulkier. Accessorise your neck minimally and accentuate it with beautiful danglers.