Fashion Tips For Plus Size: Expert Style Guide

Are you someone with a plus size body trying to upgrade your OOTD game? Check out this article for some expert fashion & styling advice!
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Plus size body type

As per PLUS Magazine, "In the fashion industry, plus size is identified as sizes 18 and over, or sizes 1X-6X and extended size as 7X and up." A plus-size body further has variations such as apple-shaped, pear-shaped, curvy, voluptuous, full-figured, and much more.

For ages, women with a plus size have been told that they are ought to go for darker shades and limited options. However, the only perfect body type is the one you already have because curves shouldn't mean compromise. 

To bring out your A-game when it comes to fashion, here are some fashion and styling tips for women with plus-size bodies.

Topwear style guide for plus size women

Topwear guidelines for plus size women

When it comes to guidelines for wearing tops/t-shirts/tees for plus size women, the only guideline that matters is: If you got it, flaunt it! *Wink-wink* Plus size people have the glorious advantage of having curves, so one should own it by wearing clothes that accentuate those beautiful curves.

Bottomwear style guide for plus size women

Jeans and trousers for plus size

Jeans and trousers for plus size

Shorts and skirts for plus size

Shorts and skirts for plus size

Styling Guide to wear a Dress for plus-sized body

Styling Guide to wear a Dress for plus-sized body

Winter wear style guide for plus size

Winter wear guidelines for plus size

When looking for winter wear items for plus size women, make sure to choose that the quality of the cloth is chef's kiss. instead of flimsy materials. Given below are some of the guidelines one should keep in mind while shopping in the plus-size section.

Swimwear style guide for plus size 

Swimwear guidelines for plus size 

Gone are the sad old days when women with plus size bodies were suggested to avoid bikinis or stick to the boring black. Body positivity and size inclusivity is the norm and it's time to look like a catch on the beach as well. Given below are a few tips to ensure that you don't go wrong in your summer swimwear shopping.

Some game-changing tips for plus size fashion

Not all curvy and plus-size women have the same shape. In order to style your clothes in a way that looks fab on you, you first need to figure out your body shape. It may be an apple, pear, diamond, hourglass, or a mix or two. But once you are able to know it, you can shop smarter and look sexier. 

Knowing your shape
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A bit of smoothing, support, and clinching does no harm. So if you want to accentuate your curves and flaunt your assets, body shapers are a great way to do so. You could wear neutral-toned shapewear underneath your dress or wear them as a top instead because who cares? Just make sure to choose a comfortable fit in which you can easily breathe.

Giving shapewear a try
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The perfect look would be incomplete without the perfect accessories! So do not leave your doorstep without throwing some pieces here and there. 

Strategic use of accessories
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Even though the fashion industry has evolved a lot & many size-inclusive brands have emerged like Torrid, or many existing brands have become size-inclusive such as Asos, and Levi's; nothing beats the crispness and refined feel of a custom-made fit. Look like a million bucks, feel classy and add some polish to your look by keeping a couple of custom-made items in your wardrobe for special occasions. 

Going for a custom fit
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Yes, it's that easy! You can nail any outfit you wear with a dose of confidence. Doesn't matter if it's a crop top, a string bikini, or a baggy pair of sweatshirt & sweatpants. If Winnie The Pooh can do it, so can you! So channel your inner Beyonce and just go for it, whatever "it" is. 

Nothing sexier than confidence!
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Things to avoid for plus size clothing

Plus size celebs to take fashion inspiration from!

Ashley Graham, plus size model
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Lizzo, plus size model
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Rebel Wilson, plus size actress and celebrity
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Stella McCarthy, plus size actress/celebrity
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Lauren Nicole, plus size model
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Adele, plus size celebrity
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And finally, our ultimate guideline is an age-old quote: Self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it & own it! So go out pair your outfits with a flashy smile and you're good to go. Don't forget to experiment, mix, match and live a little.

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Knowing your body shape

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Dressing up for an hourglass body shape

Dressing up for an athletic and rectangle body shape

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