Finding Flattering Plus-Size Dresses to Get the Best Fit

by Avid Thinker December 07, 2012

Gone are the days when plus-size women have to rely on tailors to alter their dresses. These days, there are now plenty of ready-to-wear apparels that are specially designed for their size, without sacrificing on style and quality. However, the usual problem that most plus-size women have to face is on selecting the most flattering kind of dress. So if you are one of them, and you need an outfit that you are planning to wear on a special event or just for everyday work at the office, here are some guides to help make your shopping easier and funnier.

1. Pick dark colours such as brown, black, grey and navy since they are more forgiving than pastel shades such as yellow, light green and light blue as well as pink and white. But if you prefer to have variety in your wardrobe, you can go for highly saturated jewel tones such as ruby, garnet, jade, emerald and sapphire.

2. Show at least half of your legs to make you look taller by wearing tea-length dresses. Maxis are a no-no as they provide a look of a full figure instead of appearing thin. Pair knee-length dresses with nude-colour shoes to add an extra illusion of length.

3. Instead of flowing or flimsy fabrics, go for those with a cotton blend. Flimsy fabrics, just like in velcra cloth drape too much and cling in the wrong places. But fabrics with weight will do the work for you in making you look fantastic.

4. The cut of the dress should be your top priority as it helps in altering most of the undesirable areas of your body. If your budget permits, go for plus size designer clothing as these garments are properly cut to give you the most flattering shape. For Elliot Claire’s custom sizes, you can check it out here.

5. Take note if a piece of clothing has some structure and shape. Or, you can also get the matching coat option. You can wear a wide belt, and match it with an unbuttoned jacket. It will give a peek of your waist but without revealing too much of everything.

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