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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10 Tips For The Plus-Size Woman-Stylish Layering Techniques For All Occasions
10 Tips For The Plus-Size Woman-Stylish Layering Techniques For All Occasions!
One of the most important things to consider when selecting what to wear, no matter your size, is that the clothes are actually the correct size. A lot of people wear clothes that are the wrong size, both too large and too small. The whole point of clothing is to flatter your body, not hide it or try and shape it into something it isn't.
Many plus sized women wear clothes that are too big for them in an effort to hide their size. By doing this, they are making themselves look even larger. If your clothing doesn't hang well, you turn from a feminine creature into a barrel or box-shaped thing. I am not saying to wear tight clothes, but fitted clothes in the correct size will make the world of difference.
I have been a plus-size woman all of my adult life as well as a chubby child. My parents called me, "Fat". Looking back at old pictures, i just wasn't fat, though after my parents' brainwashing I thought I was! I always tried to hide my size, I still do at times because in my pea-brain I'm more comfortable. One of the main problems was that I had no clue what size I actually wore! I DIDN"T WANT TO KNOW! I still really don't, but I realize it's important if I want to look good no matter what size I may be.
The following are:
My 10 Tips For The Plus-Size Woman:Layering
Lengthen the torso; slim the body! Layering with a jacket fits the bill perfectly! Jackets should be a little longer, ending at the top of the legs. Wearing a longer jacket will lend balance and also support a larger bust. A fitted jacket creates an hourglass shape and accentuates your curves. If you got it, flaunt it!
Don't tuck your shirt into your slacks! By refraining from doing so, you are creating a longer torso, thus slipping your look! A top that is longer than the top of the legs or halfway down your butt puts volume back where you DON'T want it!
Slacks should be a little wider in the leg with a flare at the bottom to balance out your top.
V-Neck tops, whether sweaters, blouses, or boyfriend shirts, help elongate the neck. If you want you can add a camisole if you don't want to accentuate your bust area as much. If you don't want layering around your neck, check out 2-in-1 tops! I get hot so I like the idea of layers where I can shed something if I need to.
Straight lines such as a deep V or a crisp starched collar can give your appearance a sharp, sophisticated look! Softer lines like a scoop neck or turtleneck round youout for a smooth comfortable look!
If you want a more feminine look, an empire top raises the waistline, creating the illusion of length. Its classic shape also accentuates the bust line and is wonderful at concealing a wider mid-section! That's my problem and I discovered empire dresses and tops in college and have worn them ever since...when I can find them!
Do not wear tops with wing sleeves! You will look like that proverbial cow in the sky! Quarter-length sleeves with a colorful vest can do wonders!
I really love to wear one top and use another button-up top as a jacket over it! You can dress this look up or down depending on the occasion. It also gives you much more to work wit if your wardrobe budget is limited like mine is!
My favorite dress-up layering? A cardigan with a sequined tank or cami top! Especially with a scoop or deep-V neck! Yum!
My last tip? Don't forget your accessories! The correct purse, shoes, hat, necklace or belt can make or break an outfit!
There you have it! I adore wearing layers of clothing! I think it looks good and I feel good! I actually live in layers! I don't think I'll ever stop1 It's the style of today!
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