I have a friend who is plus size and a great fashionista. She always remains comfortable with her body. Her style and looks inspire me a lot. Though I’m not plus size, I always admire the women who remain positive with their bodies. Beauty doesn’t mean a skinny body. A plus size women can also look stunning if she dresses accordingly and chooses her clothes wisely.
When it comes to choosing a dress, often plus size women shy away from dresses as they think they will not suit their bodies. But the truth is that a dress is the best cloth for curvy women.
I am always amazed to see Adele’s dressing style!
There was a time when plus size was not considered odd even considered as beautiful. I remember the praising remarks my grandmother used to give curvy women.
I mean that with smart styling, plus size women can look as gorgeous as skinny women.
A few things should be remembered whenever selecting a dress for yourself.
Choose Your Dress Styles Carefully
Whenever you go to choose a dress for yourself, always keep some specific styles in your mind that suit your body. The first style for a curvy body is A-line dress shape. It is a beautiful shape that looks beautiful at the waist and becomes thinner down. This shape of dress suits all kinds of bodies.
The other choices are flowing dresses which will look flirty and beautiful. Wrap dresses, maxi dresses also suit such kind of body. Apart from these styles, you can always experiment on yourself. Make sure whatever style you choose should suit your body.
The Fitting Matters Most
The most important part of your dress is its fitting which is the key part of any kind of body but most essential for a plus size body. You should make sure to avoid the style and shape that has no fit. You dress neither too tight that shows all the curves nor too loose to make you shapeless. Don’t go for too skinny or shapeless dresses. Just go for flattering fitting which makes you classy and stand out.
Bigger sizes in non-clinging fabrics make a better choice as they do not make the flab stand out. Lightweight, breezy fabrics which drape the body with natural ease should be preferred for such dresses, as they ensure comfort as well as effortless grace. Soft cotton, rayon, silk, chiffon and georgette will be perfect for heavier body.
The hem length is very essential for dresses not only for curvy women but every woman. But if you want to go for knee-length, maxi or mini, all is up to you to decide which one works the best for your body shape.
Accessories Play an Important Role
Accessories are really essential, while you dress up. A belt and scarf are must-have accessories for a heavier woman. If you have a heavy bust, you can cover them by tying your scarf in a beautiful shape. Show your waist if you are gifted with a natural waistline but if you are not, you can create a faux waist by cinching in the smallest part of your silhouette. You can do it through the cut of the dress. The garment cut makes a big difference about how well it fits and drapes the wearer’s body. While choosing a perfect dress, you must consider that it is cut to fit you to perfection. Off shoulder dresses or cold shoulder dresses are in vogue these days and they look perfect on plus-sized beauties.
These are some tips which I learned from Adele, my friend and sister in law (yes, she also is a plus size beauty). I wanted to write about this topic for a long time. I hope my tips will be helpful to those who shy away from dresses and think these are not for them.
Coming to my outfit:
In my today’s post, I wore this lovely and stylish dress which is perfect for summer. I saw this piece at Afamado and it was a love at first sight. The design, the pattern, the cut and the fabric everything was perfect for summer. I love the soft colours and design of this dress.
I paired this beautiful summer dress with blush pink sandals and bag for ladylike attire. Also wore a pair of light blue sunnies to go with the blue hues of this dress. I got this dress from Afamado which is basically a great fashion store for plus size women.
This fashion store started with the belief that every woman should own her truth and feel beautiful and graceful in what she wears.”Afamado” means celebrity in Spanish. Every woman should feel special, like a celebrity, It shouldn’t matter if you are a size S or a size 6X, clothing should make you feel sexy, confident, fun, flirty, and any other bevy of exciting emotions that bring out the simple joys of life. It’s the best place for heavier women. They have a vast collection of dresses.
So if you are looking for something to flaunt your curves to perfection, I will highly recommend you to check Afamado and sass that body!
Dress – Afamado
Sandals – Catwalk
Bag – Caprese
Sunglasses – Zaful
Bracelet – YouBella