It has taken a surge of body positivity for ‘wear baggy clothes and hide the flab’ to be replaced with ‘own your body’, ‘sexy is not a size’ and ‘Love your body because you only have one’. It is time we busted the age old myths with refreshing insights for all those women with the almost perfect body. With several tricks up our sleeve, today we are decoding a handful of flattering looks for women on the heavier side.
Contrary to popular belief, a body-hugging piece of garment very well accentuates your curves in the right manner. Ruffles dresses pull off the trick fabulously. The ruffles or ruches on these dresses form a side gather which serves as an excellent camouflage for tummy fat. A ruched dress in a monochrome shade or a solid color makes one look even slimmer. Pick up a stylish ruched dress to rock the bodycon and look incredibly sexy and confident in your skin.
Layering a loose button down shirt with a fitted pencil skirt makes the midsection look much more slender. While this is great for formal attire, for a more casual look, you can team these up with a cropped jacket or a long and flowing shrug. Accessorize the outfit with a bohemian scarf and sky-high heels and you most certainly will look and feel like a million dollars.
Let’s be honest. We all have a soft spot for denims that are well fitting. The volume on your abdomen, hips, or thighs is beautifully accentuated with the correct pair of denims. Ones that are slightly flared at the bottom can do wonders for a flattering plus size look. A professional fashion stylist will recommend flared jeans to balance out the heavier portion of your body. When it comes to styling, when the jeans are rightly fitted, almost anything you wear on top is bound to look flattering.
If there is one garment that women of all sizes prefer for the comfort quotient- it is the currently trending shirt dress. Your personal stylist might recommend a summery shirt dress that checks all the boxes for chic, casual and classy. For those with a heavy structure, a shirt dress is perfect for hiding all the unwanted bumps on the abdominal area. It does the job of shapewear without you having to bear the utter discomfort. To top it off, vertical stripes are great for creating that ‘illusion’ of a slimmer waistline.
Layering with a long vest
Layering works like absolute magic for camouflaging that extra bit of fat you’d rather get rid of. Long vests are a natural choice when it comes to styling for plus size women. They can be teamed with short dresses or crop tops and high-waisted pants – pieces that might look odd minus the layers for heavyset body types. A single piece of moderately longish vest, one that covers the problem areas, seamlessly solves this problem, quite literally!
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