Before you start reading this article, here’s an important thing you need to remember: anyone can wear a dress, irrespective of their body type. A lot of people will tell you that as a plus-sized woman, you can’t wear a fat girl dresses. That's a myth, and the sooner you get rid of that inhibition, the happier you will be. The only thing you need to remember is that you need to pick dresses that not just flatter your body, but also your personality. In addition to that, follow the tips given below too.
1. Not too tight, not too loose
Most plus-size women try to hide themselves under oversized clothing, all thanks to years of being body-shamed. If you’re doing that, it’s time to break free of it. The idea is to pick a dress that fits you well and makes you feel comfortable. If you can see the lines of your underwear, then it’s probably a bit too tight for you. So first and foremost, pick the right size and material so you feel good in your skin.
2. Opt for structured dresses
As much as you love an A-line or shirt dress, opting for a fit and flare one will accentuate your curves. The trick is to highlight your best assets and create a sense of proportion. This rule applies to any woman who’s trying to project a certain body structure, and not just plus-sized women. If you have a shirt dress, however, use a belt to cinch your waist. This brings us to our next point.
3. Make a belt your best friend
You want to highlight your waistline? You use a belt. It’s as simple as that. If you’re wearing a dress with many layers, opt for a slim belt so that it doesn’t interfere with the structure. Instead of placing it at your actual waistline, place it below your bra to create a nice hourglass figure. Avoid using XXL belts as they tend to draw attention to the area rather than divert it, which defeats the purpose.
4. Choose a V-neck over a round one
A V-neck makes your neck appear elongated. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even opt for a deeper neckline because a little show of your cleavage will flatter your upper body. So wrap dresses will work well as they form a natural V when worn.
5. Pick the right shoes.
They make a world of a difference. If you’re wearing the wrong shoes, you’ll end up ruining the whole outfit. If you’re wearing a short dress, opt for heeled pumps for a more streamlined silhouette. However, if you’re not comfortable with heels, you can even opt for ankle-length boots or high-top sneakers.
These are simple ways you can style a dress. If you have any more tips, let us know in the comments.
Great reading and extremely comprehensive post – pretty much covers everything…