Finding Styles to Last in Plus Size Formal Fashion
Every year, you'll see magazines and websites talking about what's new this year. However, most of us don't revamp our wardrobes entirely every year, and most plus size women are used to hanging on to a flattering outfit if we find one. Since you only wear formal or special occasion dresses a few times a year, it's even more important to find styles that will last, and keep looking great. Here are a few tips to finding long lasting, flattering formal clothes.
Here are some tips on how to build a classic (and classy) wardrobe that will last you a lifetime. One of the first things to consider is how your body naturally curves. Are you long waisted, a natural hourglass figure, leggy, or pear shaped? It is important to choose clothes that will look good on you, not clothes that look good on the models. If it is difficult for you to find "off-the-rack" clothing that suits you, consider hiring a tailor or seamstress to make alterations. Don't buy modern fashions just because they're modern. Consider your choices carefully and look for styles that will flatter your figure long after current trends have faded from memory.
Be comfortable. Foundation garments and high heels can make us look great. However, if they don't feel good while you're wearing them, you won't want to put them back on again. There's no point in owning an outfit that makes you miserable - your mood will show, and you won't be able to have a good time. Clean lines are classic. The details of clothing change frequently. You'll get more mileage out of a simply trimmed outfit than one with a lot of detailing. Consider basic empire cut, structured bodice, or A-line designs that complement your figure. Consider bold solid colors, but avoid loud prints. Solids give you a classy look that will stand the test of time and stay flattering. Make sure that you compare the color against your complexion, though. Some colors could make you look flushed, ill, or sallow.
When choosing clothing styles, consider where and how you carry your weight. A dress that emphasizes the abdomen can look amazing on some people, but be sure you look in the mirror critically before making your decision. Ask for honest outside opinions as well. Maybe you would look better in a style that flatters your bust instead. Choosing clothes that flatter your figure is the difference between looking great and looking as if you're trying too hard.
These are just a few suggestions that will help you develop a trendy, flattering style that can be worn for several seasons. A larger selection makes it increasingly easier to find stylish plus size clothes. Pay attention to details and remember that the fit of a dress is more important than wearing the latest fashions.
Published November 29th, 2007
Filed in Beauty