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Finding the perfect fitting dress is not always easy. If you are over a size 14, the task can be rather frustrating. Going into shops where all the nice dresses are in small sizes and all that is left for bigger sizes is “muumuu” style dresses can be enervating if not frustrating.
Clothes should enhance and not inhibit. Your clothes should make you look and feel good, and your personal style should not be compromised by your size. Pick your best asset, maybe shapely legs or a curvy bust and flaunt it!
If you are Busty:
If you are a busty woman, you already know that sometimes it is not enough finding plus size garments to obtain a perfect fit. This is especially true if you have a large bust and a slim bottom half. There can be a great difference in sizes between your upper and bottom half. But do not panic. It doesn’t mean that you cannot wear a dress and you should limit yourself to two piece garments. The trick to flattering your shape is to pick the right cut and material.
Be bold and sexy because you can!
Low necklines and u-shaped necklines look well on busty ladies.
Halter dresses will lift the bust and provide excellent support.
To highlight your bust line tastefully, you can choose dresses with lace on the neckline. Like the one worn here by Queen Latifah. It is revealing and sensual without being tarty.
It is also to your advantage to wear fitted dresses around the bust. This will define nicely your upper area and draw the eye to your best assets.
Wear dresses with wide straps as they will minimize your upper body and also they can help you hide your bra straps from view.
Wrap dresses are indispensable for a busty woman. They are absolutely great. Make sure you get the right size with slightly loose sleeves.
If you are on a budget, a few wrap dresses in solid colours can form your wardrobe basics. You can wear them alone for summer and with a little cardigan or shawl for mid season. For winter you can wear them with a thick cardigan, or with a tight fitting polo neck t-shirt inside.
Simple jersey dresses look smashing on a curvy frame. They skimp over “problem areas”. They’ll make you look slimmer if worn correctly.
Queen Latifah wearing a knee length leopard print dress, and black peep toe pumps.
- Keep them small. The smaller they are the more likely they will blend in and appear like a solid colour.
- Keep the cut simple. If you are going to wear prints, keep the rest understated, for example, solid coloured shoes and handbag and do not clutter with jewellery or any other accessories.
Fall 2011 Plus Size Clothing Collection
This is indispensable if you are on a budget. A simple black dress worn on its own with a pair of ballerina shoes for a walk in the town will look different if worn with a grey polo neck underneath and a pair of gray boots. And if you want to glam-up your dress, you only need to pair it up with a pair of sexy red tartan high heels and a delicate tartan silk scarf around your neck. The bright tartan will add a splash of colour and modernity -as tartan is all the rage this season- when it’s dark and gloomy outside. Remember to add height where possible with heels as this will give the impression of longer slimmer legs.
A great selection of plus size dresses from Size Appeal: Be bold and sexy because you can!
Black halter A-line dress with Empire waist.
According to clothes shop Sizeappeal, when men decide to create a revolution, they take up arms and speak in loud voices. All curvy women have to do is find that sexy little dress and voila, their world has changed. Unfortunately this is not as simple as it sounds as it is estimated that for about 62% of American women, finding that perfect fitting, fashionable and nicely priced little item warrants nothing short of war tactics. Why? Because they are size 14 and up.
For shopping Nirvana on plus sizes you can visit: SizeAppeal an original curvy fashion website that stores up trendy, perfectly fitting clothing at comparatively moderate prices. There you can find sizes from 12 to 24 (1X to 5X). And I love their premise: Be bold, be sexy , because you can!
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Oprah wearing the same Gucci dress that Riyo Mori Miss Universe
A Problem Tummy area:
If you are big around the tummy area, you should look for dresses with a high waistline, like Empire style dresses. This style will not only make your bust look higher, but it can disguise a problem tummy.
Look at the photo on the right, the same Gucci dress looks superb on both celebrities because of the flattering cut. There is not need to be slim to look great!
For shapely legs
If you have shapely legs, it is sure that you will look your best in a dress. You can wear short dresses to show off your legs. You can even try wearing patterned tights to liven up a solid colour dress. Pencil skirt type of dresses also look good on women with shapely legs.
For big hips and bottoms:
If your lower body is heavier than your upper body, you can take advantage and wear spaghetti strap dresses to show off your slim upper part.
A-line dresses are the most flattering for your shape. The A-line cut will skimp over your hips and bottom smoothing this areas.
Use corrective underwear
Use corrective underwear, the kind that supports your tummy securely. You can find plenty of lovely, almost invisible underwear that smoothes the silhouette so your dress looks sleeker.
You will be amazed at the difference between wearing a dress with no brassiere and a string and wearing it with a slimming corset slip. Instantly your hips will look smoother and your bust perkier. You will love the effect, and so will anyone you wish to entice.