There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that your closet is full of clothing that is guaranteed to make you look good, no matter which piece you select. The key to looking good and feeling confident is to dress in clothing that fits well, and which is of a design that flatters your specific build. But how to determine what that is? Let’s take a closer look!
What shape are you actually?
Figuring out what your body shape is, is the first step in dressing for that shape. Although there are several guides available on the internet to help you determine what your type is, you can also ask shop assistants to help you, or even engage the services of a personal stylist, depending on how in-depth you would like to go! Although it is perfectly possible for you to buy clothing items that are not for your body type, they will just not have the same effect as wearing ones that are. Apple, pear, hourglass, and diamond are the body types that apply to most people (although there are others too) – the sooner you find out what yours is, the sooner you can dress for it!
Take a tape and take action
Although it may seem like hard work, taking the time to properly measure yourself, or even to have your measurements taken by someone else, is worth the investment of time and effort.
Because there is no globally consistent sizing system, sizing charts can vary between different countries and even different stores. One of the greatest benefits of properly measuring yourself and knowing your exact measurements, is that it will go a long way in helping you deal with different sizing systems. Online shopping often comes with a sizing chart on the store site to help you match you measurements to the sizing system used by the store.
What are some must-have pieces I should have?
For many plus-sized women, plus size clothing means that they cannot wear jeans. If you take anything out of this article, let it be this: that is a fallacy! Jeans that fit well and flatter the figure have a magical way of bringing a look together. Dark washed have a slimming effect, although if a lighter wash is your preference, go for it! If you feel good in it, you look great wearing it!
Blazers and biker jackets are the next item in the slimming arsenal. Pick a cut that sit slightly above the hip for maximum flattering effect. Coats with belts can help you create a visual waistline and help to balance out your figure.
Although shopping for plus-sized clothing can seem like a bit of a hassle, don’t let it overwhelm you. The next time you embark on a shopping trip, head for these tips to help you make the best of your experience, and ensure you hit the mark with every single item! It’s a simple matter of matching up clothes that appeal to you, to the rules of what makes them work for you.