While visiting one of my fave cyber hang outs I came across someone feeling in her words "fat and frumpy".
The fashion industry has come a long way since the polyester moo,moos ,so cheer up ,big can be fabulous now more than ever .
here is a copy of my repply plus some awesome looks to inpire my plus sized readership!!
Hi , I hope I can be of help....I have 15 years experience dressing women including my gorgeous very plus size cousin :D
(some women are fine with their size and weight loss is not something they are interested in , plus they need clothes NOW not 20 pds less later)
A well-fitting bra and shapewear will camouflage all lumps and bumps. I love the feel of a well supporting bra as it allows you to zoom in to your narrowest part. Good undergarments become the foundation pieces from where you build your look.
A good Fit is a must ! clothes should skim your body, not cling to it like sausage casing! Think flattering A-line or flared for skirts. pencils emphasize the tush and thighs ....If you are selfconcious here ,skip them.
But don't cover your curves with oversize clothing ! Big clothes on big bodies only make you look bigger.wear print in proportion with your body , eg :tiny florals need to replaced by a larger print. Balance and proprtion is key. Shaitel needs to be at least shoulder lenght ...a too short one creates the shrunken head big shoulder look. also a poofy bob ,is not a great look if what you are after is a more youthfull look.
:twisted: Tznius police might arrest me since is not 4 inches LOL.... but Skirts should end just an inch under the kneecap ,you are covered AND. Your legs will look longer. Shorter can show dimpling and is not classy even if you are a size 4.
Shorter, fitted jackets will also flatter your legs—and waist. Try these on with that awesome bra I recomended. A cute sleeveless belted blouse worn over a shell can be a super cute summer look if belted at the narrowest point light weight fabrics keep things breezy.
Those loose drapey cardigans can be slimming if you make good use of optical illusion and use color blocking to your advantage. for an unexpected twist try a black shell under a white drapey cardy ,the dark narrow space becomes the focal point . Steer clear off a ALL black wardrobe is kinda drab and limited.
Please avoid elasticized waistbands..... They might be comfortable, but they add bulk to your midsection and many women find them depressing ,and the fit is poor.
Work with interesting necklines . A deep V- or scoop neck lengthens your neck ...button up all the way styles tend to create a short neck wide shoulders look . Accesories rock ,but keep them proportioned and ideally used to finish a look , If you have an ample bust make sure necklaces don't get trapped between the "gap" in your chest so keep the lenght at sternum level.
A must have dress is a shirt dress or wrap style with a belt that will cinch you in, focusing attention on your smaller waist.
Its very Important to note that Wide feet need to be counterbalanced with wider heels. A thinner heel only draws attention to your wider foot ,a low wedge rather that flats for weekdays and a more supporting heel create a more balanced look..plus saves your foot health long term
Good luck !
I found this site curvalicious.com and I love their stuff!
forever 21 has a plus size line.
here are some inspiring looks from curvalicious