Does This Make Me Look Fat? Fashion Tips for Plus Size Women
Women want to look good. They want fashion that flatters their figure and is stylish at the same time.
Perhaps because there has been a great increase in the number of plus size women in the world, there are more and more fashion choices for them. While plus size women had to wear drab tent dresses and stretchy, polyester pants in the years past, they now have a greater range of potential outfits.
This can be seen as both a blessing, and a curse.
Of course, plus size women should be able to wear trendy outfits, or styles of clothing that are classically beautiful. They should be able to express their individual tastes in fashionable ways other than “red” or “blue.”
But there seems to be a problem with the plus size women’s fashion industry. They seemed to have plowed straight through the appropriate fashion sense and into the absurd.
Women want to look good. They want fashion that flatters their figure and is stylish at the same time. Plus size women also want clothing items that are slimming. Here is where the confusion sets in.
Take, for example, the fashion staple of denim jeans. Every person should be able to find jeans that fit them and flatter their figure. However, plus size women should understand that they cannot wear the same type of jeans as skinny women. Low-rise jeans are not plus size friendly.
The next fashion item that is not appropriate for plus size women is the halter-top. Ever spring and summer, the clothing stores are filled with lightweight halter tops in fresh colors and patterns. Thin women tie them around their necks and let their backs be exposed to the warm breezes. Plus size women should stay away from open-backed tops. While you may look delightful from the front, out of sight, out of mind cannot apply to fashion choices.
The third item on the no-no list for plus size women is cropped or cut-off tops, or even those that just reach the waist. First of all, people come in all different sizes and shapes, not just width, but length as well. A shirt that reaches one woman’s hips will not cover the waist of the other. Plus size women are especially prone to this, as their bosoms take up some of the length of the shirt. No matter how stylish your t-shirt is, you still do not look good with rolls of fat hanging out over the waistband of your pants.
Plus size women have made great progress in the fashion industry. There are now more choices than ever when it comes to plus size clothing. Care should be exercised, however, to not let this newfound freedom go to their heads. Some fashions are just not meant to be worn by a plus size woman.