All girls love to look stylish and fashionable but achieving these looks can be quite hard if you are a curvy and plus sized girl. The key to dressing your plus sized silhouette is to know your most flattering features. This could be your tiny waist, legs or curves. While shopping online for plus-sized outfits, have this in mind.
Most stylists will advise you to stay away from tight-fitting outfits. Naturally, as a plus sized, you may already be drawn to oversized clothes as a way to cover up. This will only make you look bigger than you are already. Styling your outfits as a plus size lady should be more about embracing your curves rather than shying away from them.
Some of the best places to shop for fashion-forward plus size outfits is online. Most people consider online shopping to be quite a gamble. The clothes may not look exactly as they appeared on the images or they may be ill-fitting. As a plus size lady, the later should be your main concern. It is advisable that you take time to measure your dimensions; waist, height, bust size and so on. This will be your guide when navigating those online streets. You should also know your size that is, are you are size 12, or 14 and so on or are you an L or an XL? Most online sellers will provide the sizes of the outfits but the secret is always to go a size higher. For instance, if your measurements place you at a size 12 then shop for size 14 except for outfits that have stretch. Here is a blog on how to easily take your measurements https://tateonnas.com/how-to-take-your-measurements-for-the-right-fit/
The second tip is to do your research. Always scroll down to the reviews section and get to know what other shoppers thought of the outfits. This will give you an idea of the quality of the outfit and whether the sizes are accurate. Some comment sections will also allow you to ask a question, ask if you need to. Another pointer to look out for is the ratings; some shoppers may not have left comments but will rate the outfit.
If there are no comments or ratings, then go online and look for blogger reviews. Most bloggers and Vloggers usually share their shopping and try-on experiences in detail. In your case, bookmark a plus sized blogger and see what they had to say about the outfits.
Social media is another place to get a general idea of what shopping on the particular site you have chosen will be. Most people will be brutally honest on social media sites and this will help you know whether to go ahead and shop.
Familiarize yourself with designers; there are designers who specialize in creating designs for plus sized women. If there are any designers you love then you can search them by name.
Do not splurge if it is your first time; you might find very good deals when shopping online. They say if it’s too good to be true, then it isn’t. For online shopping, this may not necessarily be the case. If you doubt the quality then check for reviews before going forward. Generally, it is advisable not to splurge the first time you are shopping from a site. It is important to get a test run before you go all in.
When it comes to the outfits, work with prints, details, and shapes that will make the eye go vertically up and down rather than horizontally. This will elongate you and make you look slimmer.
As a plus size, you can never go wrong with monochrome pieces. Find pieces that color block beautifully and look for details such as ruching around the waist, belts or any details than synch your waist and make it look smaller.
You should also have in mind your body shape. Not all plus-sized women have the same body shape; you might have a bigger bust, a small waist, and smaller hips or you might have a small bust and big hips. Either way, know your contours. Bust fitting is always very important for a plus size person. You may not have to splurge on your dresses but never compromise your bras. Make sure your twins sit well on your chest and the rest will be quite easy to figure out. A line outfits will be quite flattering if you have a bigger bust and a smaller lower body. If you have the number 8 curve i.e sizeable bust, small waist, and wide hips then walk those curves in a fitting outfit. It is advisable to always find outfits with a bit of stretch.
If you have long beautiful legs, then dress them! Long legs will elongate you making you look slimmer. Find knee-length outfits. Midi dresses and skirts will make you look stumpy and bigger. You should also show more skin, either go for a V-neck or show your legs. These are some of the tricks you give you a longer silhouette even if you are a short person. Do not forget to finish off your look with heels for even more height.
The last tip when picking outfits is to visualize how you will wear them. You may be overtaken by excitant and end up buying what you don’t need. Do not just buy an outfit because it appealed to you, you might end up hoarding so many clothes that you will never wear. Visualize what you will pair with a skirt for instance, where you will wear it and whether it will be appropriate. You should also shop with the approaching season in mind.
Lastly, check for shipping and return policies. Beware because some shipping fees are jaw-dropping. There are instances where you may have to pay more than the cost of the items you bought. If there are no good deals on shipping or better still, free shipping then you might want to rethink your online trip. Luckily though, most online shops offer shipping discounts or ship totally free like Amazon. Using Amazon Prime can really help save extra money check it out at https://www.amazon.com/
As you may already know, being a plus-sized is not an excuse to look twice your age. Dress and style your curves and you will enjoy your body. It will also boost your confidence and self-esteem.