Finding the right outfit can be hard when you’re a plus-sized woman, but it’s not impossible. Knowing where to shop, what to look for, and the most flattering shapes and sizes for your body type can greatly improve your chances. This being said, here is an in-depth look at how to find great plus-size clothes that fit your unique style and personality.
Learn to Love Your Body
The first step to finding quality plus-sized clothes starts on the inside because no matter how voluptuous you are, you have to feel comfortable with yourself. And how comfortable you are with your body will show when selecting clothes. In the end, the more you love your body, the more likely you’ll be to buy clothes that accentuate your body.
Find The Right Bra
A full-figured woman should never go without a bra; but if you’re not wearing the proper bra size, then you may as well not be wearing one at all! In fact, 75% of women wear the wrong sized bra, so here’s something to ask yourself: do you have cup spillage, what seems to be saggy breasts, or strap marks when you take your bra off? If you answered yes to any of these, then you have the wrong bra size. Go to a specialty bra shop or department store to get properly sized, and then check out these websites to get your new bra size: JustMySize.com, HipsandCurves.com, and BareNecessities.com.
Don’t go for a shapeless top that just hangs off of your shoulders because over-sized clothes make women look bigger than they are and hide all of their sexy features. Instead, indulge in v-neck t-shirts, skinny jeans, and leggings. Experiment with different items, and find clothes that show off your favorite full-figured body part(s). Avoid tapered leg pants and jeans, and stick to a streamline shape like straight leg jeans that carry the eye from the hip down to the floor. Your legs will look longer and sexier with a pair of straight or bootcut jeans, and to finish off the look, add a pair of pointed toe shoes. If you’re not totally in love with your behind, wear jeans that flare out at the bottom to help proportion your body. Also, avoid buying shirts and jackets that go further than your hip because it shortens your legs, and having longer-looking legs makes you appear thinner.
Don’t Be Excessive With Accessories
Be careful not to go overboard when you’re using accessories. Having one eye-catching accessory per outfit is ideal, and won’t take over your entire look. The best thing about accessories is that you can buy them in almost any clothing or department store, so there’s no need to make a special trip to a plus-sized store!