Get Stylish With Plus-size Fashions
Dressing up can be fun for all women, no matter what size they are. Large women who wear plus size clothes are no exception. They can dress up for a variety of occasions, including business, casual or formal ones. An excellent way to do this is to to accent a slacks, skirt or dress outfit with a color-coordinated jacket, cut to enhance a person's individual figure.
At first, please try to cut off the jacket. Plus-sized women must try to avoid jackets with boxy, short cuts. They should instead choose long ones which skim the hip. Little padding in the jacket's shoulders can help to improve plus-size figure, and to add dimension to a jacket.
Suits with straight lines are best for plus size women who have a straight "up and down" shape. Look for longer jackets with sharp lapels and are not too cinched at the waist if possible. Plus size women with curvy shapes look best in shorter jackets with curved lapels and rounded lines along with a fitted waist. Finding a cinched jacket will accentuate the waist and minimize the stomach area.
Jackets need to fit ones body properly to be flattering to the wearer. A person with a large bust should avoid jackets that have pockets on the bust line. Instead, a jacket with a simple cut and a tapered waist is the best option for the plus sized woman with a large bust.
Plus sized women with a larger figure will find longer jackets that elongate the hips to be the most flattering for their size. Jackets that are cut too short will draw attention to trouble areas and should be avoided.
It's important for plus size women to achieve a look of proportion. While a long jacket can make a 5'6" woman look taller, it can overpower a 4'11" woman and make her look even shorter. The following tips can help you find the right length plus size jacket for you.
When choosing the length of a jacket hem be aware that the hem should not be at the widest part of your body. As an alternative, go for longer or shorter. When you choose a longer jacket, be sure to choose a more narrow pant or skirt. Your jacket or skirt should be about two thirds of the length of your overall look. Long jackets over knee length skirts and shorther jackets over longer shirts have the most flattering effect.
Scarves add a welcome touch of color to plus size jackets, and can help you appear to elongate your figure. They pull the eyes of observers toward your face. They add flair and individuality to any outfit you wear.
Published October 19th, 2007
Filed in Beauty