Today’s average woman is not supermodel slender and five-foot-ten. Most women have curvier bodies today and there are a number of fashion designers who are offering larger sizes.
Just because you have a few extra curves is no reason that you have to dress a bit frumpy. There are many models today who are considered plus size and a wide range of choices when it comes to fashionable clothing for larger women.
Combining different clothing pieces is a great idea if you want a flattering look. Wearing a fitted top with looser bottoms or vice-versa will help to create a shape. If you have a top that is meant to be fitted to your body, wear it with a loose skirt or wear a tighter skirt with a flowing top.
This shows off those curves without looking frumpy and is a very attractive look for any sized frame. If you have one outfit that is meant to be tight and one that is a bit lose, mix and match those pieces and put together two completely different outfits that are meant to flatter you and make you look your best.
When buying skirts, you have to remember that not all skirts are exactly the same. It is important that you take the time to try on any clothing that you purchase just to ensure that it is flattering before you buy it.
You want to choose a skirt that will hide your major problem areas which are typically the thighs and hips. A-line skirts are popular but may simply accentuate these areas. Flowing skirts are often best because they tend to minimize the bulk and give you a smoother look.
If you do prefer an A-line skirt, choose a fabric that is not stiff but has a bit of weight to it. Try to avoid pleats and gathers as these will instantly add bulk. You want the fabric to drop from your hips and not gather on them. Flowing fabrics are best because they tend to look slimming and remember that darker colors are always a good choice when you want to look slimmer.
The same is true for tops and jackets. Choose fabrics that flow well but are not too loose. Clothing that is too big is only going to make you look bulkier. You want your clothing to fit perfectly so again, trying on clothing is a good idea. If you are ordering your clothing online, it is essential that you take your measurements and ensure that you are getting the right size.
Do this for each piece that you order. You should understand that sizes run differently depending on the manufacturer. It is essential that you know exactly what size to order in every piece that you buy so that you know it will fit right when you receive it.
Looking fashionable is not difficult no matter what your size but it does take a bit of trial and error sometimes. You may simply have to try a few outfits before you find the one that is best for your individual shape and size.