Dressing to Flatter a Fuller Figure

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imagesIf you’re blessed with a fuller figure, finding clothes that don’t look like a tent can be a challenge. The fashion world has always predominantly focused upon skinnier models, often leaving larger women out in the cold. However, over the past decade that has started to change.

These days there is fashionable clothing out there for plus size women that will help you to make the most of what you’ve got. Whether that’s large hips and a large bust or a large bottom and a round tummy; it’s all about understanding, which type of clothing will hide your problem areas. Think the Monokini is just for skinny girls? Think again! Here you’ll find some of the best tips for dressing to suit your figure.

Hiding large hips and a full bust

As stated on Fox News, the key to hiding and enhancing a full bust and large hips is to invest in a full skirt and a fitted bodice. The bodice highlights your small waist and draws attention away from your hip area. It also highlights the bust which is one of your best assets. If you have a flat stomach then one of the best looks you can invest in is a well fitted pencil dress. These are really in fashion at the moment and they help to create a stylish, powerful and sexy design. They are also very versatile, and can transform your look in an instant. Pencil dresses are great for both casual and smart wear, so you can’t go wrong.

Focusing on swimwear

One of the biggest challenges you have when you sport a fuller figure is choosing the best swimwear. It can be really daunting choosing swimwear as it often leaves very little to the imagination. One thing you may not have considered as a plus size girl is a Monokini. With its cut out sides and ultra-sexy design, you’d think they were only designed for slim women. However, they can look incredibly sexy on a fuller figure providing you choose the right one.

Fringed Monokinis are particularly great for larger busts and they also help to draw attention away from your tummy. Don’t avoid this stylish one piece swimsuit just because you’re considered to be plus size. Chose the right design for you, and feel happy and comfortable in what you’re wearing.

Black isn’t always the best colour

This is perhaps the biggest plus size fashion myth that’s still doing the rounds today. While black can have a slimming effect, there are other colours that have the same effect. Women’s Health recently pointed out that emerald green and amethyst have the best slimming effects. They also won’t make you look washed out like black can. Adding a bit of colour to your wardrobe can make you feel happier and more confident. Your wardrobe should reflect who you are and match your personality. Don’t hide behind safe colours as they aren’t always the best option.

There’s an excellent collection of shape wear available. These can be your best friend. However, you need to be sure that you choose the correct size. One problem that can occur that you aren’t often told about when buying shape wear is the fat can be redistributed. So you end up with a flatter tummy, but the fat overhangs out of the top of the garment, creating an unflattering look. No matter what clothing you are buying, always ensure you’re getting the right fit.

Matt Rawlings is an experienced freelance writer with a vast amount of experience in the health and lifestyle section. You can get in touch with him on Twitter @mattrawlings46.


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