Fashion is not just for petite girls. If you think that you can’t stay trendy because your physique doesn’t allow you to, then think again. It’s high time we ladies learn to admire ourselves and feel comfortable in our own skin, regardless of the outfit size that fits us. But while you should wear what makes you feel beautiful, following harmless style tips will only do you good. That said, here are a few plus-size styling tips that can work to make you look a lot snazzier.
Know your body shape
Many women make the mistake of paying no heed to which body shape they own. Whether you are slim or curvy, it is always a better idea to be aware of your body type. This way, you can make sure that you choose outfits that make your prettier features standout. What happens is that when women don’t take this factor into consideration, they end up spending their bucks on an outfit which doesn’t suit them at the end of the day. Such a waste.
Know your measurements
With the concepts of inclusivity and body positivity getting more and more popular, there is not just one loose dress dedicated to the plus-size ladies. Various sizes are available. Know your measurements to be able to find your best fit. Also, be aware of the size of undergarments that work best for you. Ill-fitted clothing is an evil that you must avoid. Invest in a tailor if you are unable to find the right fit.
Play with colors
A lot of people believe that only dark colors look good on curvy women as they can hide their flabby parts and have a slimming effect. That is not necessary, however. There is not a single mantra that applies to all. A color that works for you, might not work for another and vice versa. The myth that white is not for plus-size women is a myth. There is no truth to it. Amy Spivok-Richman, a vice president for Macy’s group says, “There are no rules when it comes to color – just make sure it complements your complexion.”
Play with styles
Another rule that has been proven wrong is that prints are not for those women who weigh more than what people like. Smaller patterns work to accentuate your style. A pop of color, the right mash of texture, a slight play with prints – these things always work in your favor. Just like they work for any other woman. The right prints and cuts can work wonders to improve your overall look. Just learn to identify what will and will not work for you and that’s it.
Don’t just be inspired by plus-size models
Don’t limit yourself. You can fetch style ideas from anyone you want and shouldn’t be made to believe that just because you are inspired by a stick-thin influencer, her style wouldn’t look good on you. “I always stalk Rihanna’s Instagram but if I could dress like Marlene Dietrich every day of my life I would,” says Tess Holiday, a plus-size influencer and model.
Shed the opinions of the society. Learn to love yourself the way you are. You’re not required to prove anything to anyone. Once you are confident about yourself, not many will be able to break your confidence. Kylie Jenner’s BFF, model Jordyn Woods who is also a curvy lady, says, “We’re all given this vessel, this body, and we all have a purpose. For me, if there’s something I don’t like about myself, I’ll accept it—the sooner you can accept it, then you can work on making it better.”