If you’re having trouble putting together a flattering outfit from your closet, perhaps it’s time to go shopping. Dressing for your body type can sometimes be …
If you’re having trouble putting together a flattering outfit from your closet, perhaps it’s time to go shopping. Dressing for your body type can sometimes be difficult if you don’t look anything like the stick figures on runways and store fronts, but with a little confidence and some style savvy, you too can achieve the look you want. By believing in yourself and dressing to flatter your figure, you’ll look amazing no matter what. Just check out the amazing diversity we covered in last year’s Savage x Fenty fashion show for some proof. But if you’re still lacking inspiration, here are some style tips from plus size fashion stars that can elevate your entire wardrobe.
1: Have an Easy, Go-to Outfit
Whenever you’re having a bad or stressful day, it helps to put on an outfit that you feel confident in. WhoWhatWear recommends this pair of Levi’s 711 Skinny Jeans in a dark or light wash, contrasted with a brightly colored pair of ballet flats. Classic fire-truck red always makes a statement, but feel free to go with an optimistic yellow or a vivid blue. Also, you can never go wrong with a moto leather jacket to tie your look together. Just look at how Sarah embraces this look perfectly below.
Via Sarah Anne (@tonsablush)
2: Don’t Limit Yourself
Don’t be afraid to try new pieces that pair with your wardrobe staples. This gorgeous white cape blazer from ASOS can go on top of a basic jumpsuit (or any outfit really!), helping you reach peak boss levels. It’s more interesting than a classic blazer, but provides a similar put-together vibe that instantly makes an effortless outfit look flawless. Alternatively, check out Marie’s stellar velvet cape for some magical inspiration.
Via Marie Southard Ospina (@mariesouthardospina)
3: Go for Vintage Patterns
Vintage patterns are a wardrobe essential regardless of the season. The wide array of dresses on Woman Within reflects how plus size women can easily wear a flowy ensemble while maintaining that spectacular, regal look all year-round. Plus, going for a nice pattern will help you look totally unique and stand out from the crowd. Finish off your outfit with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and red lips to truly embrace the vintage vibe. If you’re not sure where to start, florals are always a good place to begin, like Marlena’s beautiful dress below.
Via Marlena Matute (@bigcity_curvygirl_thinwallet)
4: Don’t Be Afraid of Designer Dresses
Sure, splurging every weekend on a new designer dress is a blow to your savings account, but treating yourself to something classic once in a while can help you feel and look good for many years to come. Designer dresses tend to be better made and more durable than those from chain stores, so why not give them a try? A wrap dress is a good option to flatter your curves, and Popsugar suggests this adorable red number from Reformation that may put a little dent in your wallet, but is definitely worth it. To emphasize your hourglass waist, add a skinny belt, just like Bethany does.
Via Bethany Rutter (@bethany_rutter)
Now that you’ve got multiple ways to spice up your wardrobe, it’s time to start integrating some of these tips into your daily looks. Which one are you most excited about?