Shopping for or as a woman can be stressful, more so a plus-sized woman. As a fashionable plus sized woman, it can feel almost impossible to find the right outfits. However, don’t fret, because with a little bit of patience and planning, you can leave the house looking absolutely chic every single time. Here, we have five very helpful styling tips for the fashionista plus-sized woman that will have you not only dressing better, but also feeling better.
1. Have a go-to outfit
Some days, you wake up and just want to throw something on without thinking too much about it. Days like this are the reason why you should already have a go-to outfit. Your go-to outfit can be worn on any typical day and should be comfortable enough for you to wear throughout the day. For instance, a good day to day outfit you might want to consider comprising plus size women’s graphic t shirts (if that’s more your style) along with a relaxed, yet chic pair of mom jeans and a pair of comfy slides to bring the ‘laid back yet cool’ look together.
2. Dress for your body type
It’s very easy when shopping as a plus-sized woman to assume that just any plus-sized outfit would do. However, that’s quite far from the truth. It is still important to shop for your body type, as certain outfits are designed to flatter some body types, but not others. For example, if you have a pear-shaped body, an A-line dress will look amazing. For an oval-shaped body, a belted top with wide-leg jeans would have to look absolutely gorgeous. The whole point is to dress in the most flattering way for your body. If you are unsure of your body type, you can always check online for a guide.
3. Have your clothes tailored to your body
Sometimes, the difference between a drab outfit and a fab outfit is good tailoring. Tailoring is important when it comes to dressing as a plus-sized woman because it ensures that your getup fits and hangs in all the right ways. Also, sometimes, you might find an outfit that you love but just it doesn’t come in a size that fits you properly. Taking it to a tailor can be the simple solution to that issue since they can adjust the outfit in a way that makes it look attractive to you. If you are worried about where to find a tailor, the good news is that a lot of department stores come with tailoring services for an added cost.
4. Invest in a good shapewear
Plus-sized or not, every woman needs to invest in some good shapewear. Shapewear provides you with just the right amount of support, lifting, tucking and cinching underneath your outfit so when you do finally put on your garment, you look effortlessly more refined and put together. Besides, a good undergarment ensures that your clothes sit a lot more comfortably on your body. Finding some good Shapewear can be quite the task, but it is recommended that you shop in-store rather than online so that you can find the perfect fit.
5. The right shoes complete every outfit
You could have put together the perfect outfit, but if you neglect your shoes, then your outfit will be lacking. Investing in good shoes is the ultimate styling tip for any woman, period. Nevertheless, as a plus-sized woman, a good tip when shopping for shoes is to avoid any shoes that make your legs look shorter. Rather, opt for shoes that elongate your legs and give the appearance of clean lines. A good pair of classic pumps always gets the job done to pull your look together.