Choosing the right dress that flatters our body type has always been tricky. More often than not we may fall in love with a dress at the mall but when we try it on, it looks rather shabby and somehow does not match up to our expectations. This issue might be strangely more frequent for curvy women who are on a dress shopping spree.
Many brands actually even overlook the plus-size dressing scenario which makes the situation worse than it already is. The regressive body-shaming mentality of this society often tend to stop curvy women from flaunting their gorgeous styles. But it is now time to break free from such delusions!
So, how do plus-size women manage to get their hands on the right dress for their body type? We found some gorgeous Instagram influencers acing the plus-size dressing trend and here are 7 ways you can totally master the style too!
A Delicate Belt As Your Saviour of the Day
The belt has always been the first choice for women who cannot get enough of flaunting their curves. For plus-size women, using the right belt with their dress can help accentuate their waistline and create the impression of an hourglass figure. This trick works best with midi-dresses.
Make sure the belt is not too thick as it would kill the purpose for which you want to buy it. Opt for silk, satin belt and maybe make it prettier by tying it at the side? The trick is to wear the belt a lot above your waistline to not interfere with the structure of the dress.
Level Up a Few Degrees and Get a Belt-Bag Instead
Call them belt-bags or fanny packs, these cute (also super-useful) accessories have been rocking the fashion game since the ’80s. Get yourself a cute fanny pack that will not only act as a belt but also adds an edge to the entire ensemble.
To make the look work for effectively, layer a long trench coat over the dress and wear the belt-bag above it all. Make sure to add classic pumps and a pair of gorgeous sunglasses to the ensemble to uplift the look even more.
Fit and Flare All the Way For Plus-Size Dressing
When it comes to plus-size dressing, there are certain styles of dresses that flatter and accents the body type more than others. Be it mini dresses or midi ones, the idea is to choose fabrics and patterns that help accentuate the curves. While you can always go for floral prints and structured patterns, why not try some sequins too?
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Invest in dresses that come in layers below the waist as it helps to divert attention and help emphasize the curves. Even if you want to wear a maxi dress, be sure to pick the ones that have the layered structure. Again, let the waist be slightly cinched with a gorgeous belt.
Slip Dresses Are Your Legit Best Friend
Slip dresses are the embodiment of dressing sexy for curvy women. This structure looks great on everyone, by the way, but when it comes to plus-size dressing, this dress structure seems to add the right edge at the right places. Take it from Ashley Graham who is absolutely slaying with a killer pose in a shiny, glam silver slip dress.
The plunging necklines and thin spaghetti straps with the overall feminine flow and structure of the dress make this the perfect outfit for a date night for a Friday-night party with your girlfriends. Get yourself the right one in a neutral and subtle-tone. Be sure to pair it with the perfect matching metallic heels.
Plus-Size Dressing Rules Make V-Necklines a Must
V-necks work greatly towards making the body shop look more elongated. This is why plunging necklines and V-necks are the best fit for curvy women. In this regard, wrap dresses work well too but when the final shape forms a V-neck.
Round neck dresses make the shoulder and neck region look plump, defeating the purpose. Go for long or midi length dresses and pick the ones that come with gorgeous patterns and prints.
Cropped Two Pieces Can Make Fashion Easier for You
Crop tops with midi pencil skirts are the holy grail of plus-size dressing. This outfit looks great on everyone and for women who want to flaunt their curves, this one is the peak outfit. One of the biggest fashion myths is that curvy women cannot wear crop tops, well, let us bust this myth today.
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If you are not feeling lucky with any of the dresses, this is the best way to substitute them and flaunt a two-piece instead. Dressing up for a party? Go for a black bralette and a matching pencil skirt and layer the ensemble with a lighter long shrug.
Ace Plus-Size Dressing With Monochrome Madness
One single color from head to toe has always resolved the greatest of the fashion puzzles. When it comes to plus-size dressing too, monochrome outfits give the ensemble a classy edge. This can even be considered one of the best tips for power dressing.
Make monochrome dresses work for you by going for trendy balloon sleeves and wear maxi dresses that cinch the waist. Carry a trendy small handbag and you are good to go. You can pick subtle colors for a breezy brunch look or go for powerful colors like bright red for a festive look.
There is nothing more freeing than wearing a breezy, comfortable dress. The plus-size dressing trends are slowly picking up speed, thanks to the gorgeous Instagram influencers who have made looking for style inspiration easier for us with more relatable content than ever before. When it comes to doing it right, just follow these amazing tips and wear the perfect dress in the perfect way!
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