The most important thing to remember when purchasing plus size clothing is your body type. Some women are heavy-chested, pear-shaped, apple shaped, or a mixture that can be frustrating when shopping for plus size clothing. You need to find styles of clothing that works well on your body type so you can take great photographs of yourself!
You need to become comfortable and familiar with your body and shape. Stand in front of a full length mirror and study your accents and flaws. Be proud of your shape and flaunt your figure. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find a decent fit. You need to know what fits your style and what looks right on your body. Its not the number of pounds on the scale, it’s how you look and feel in your clothes.
When you feel comfortable in your own skin and have on a fabulous outfit, confidence radiates from within. This alone is worth the effort to maximize your figure.
A great way to eliminate size issues is to get accurate measurements of your body. You can do this in a couple of ways. You can search the Internet for information on how to take your own measurements. More helpful would be to go to an experienced tailor to ensure accurate measurements.
Your undergarments can make or break your outfit. As a plus size woman your bra is extremely important for a nice sleek look. When going shopping for new lingerie, ask the sales person what styles would look great on you. Also be sure to ask to be properly fitted for a bra. How your breasts fill out your clothes can add or subtract pounds.
Waist accentuation is so important. Some women are blessed with an hourglass figure, some are not. You should never be ashamed of the size of your hips. Your job is to accentuate your waist and show off your curves. Never be ashamed of your womanly figure. Plus size or not, you will feel more sexy and feminine if you accentuate your waist. Everyone needs a little tuck somewhere. Corsets, high-waisted support panties, and waist cinchers are your best friend.
What about the backside? Support garments cannot be mentioned enough. Always feel confident about your rear end. If you don’t like the way you look from the back, work on it. But accept and be proud of what you have now. There are butt shapers, bodysuits, girdles, and a host of shape-wear to suit any figure. Don’t forget to wear your shape-wear when you go to buy clothing.
For pants a great tailor is invaluable. Women who are plus size and also tall can have a particularly hard time finding pants. A fabulous tailor can alter any garment to suit your figure perfectly. You can get a custom made outfit you may see but they don’t make in your size.
Also, if something fits you great don’t be ashamed to buy the same item in a different color or fabric. If it works it works.
Size is important when it comes to selecting colors. Experimenting is the best way to find out what works with your body and skin tone. Plus size does not mean you have to avoid bright colors. Something that cannot be overlooked is the type of fabric. Certain fabrics especially satin can cling to and show off cellulite. Trust me caution is needed here. Only by trying on new things will you discover the best colors and fabrics for your plus size figure.
Never be afraid to buy clothes that might be a size or two smaller if losing weight is your goal. It’s the ultimate motivation.
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Get to know your body, seek a professionals opinion, always experiment and try new things on, and never underestimate the power of undergarments and a confident attitude.