Have you ever felt like clothes just don’t look good on you because of your weight? You’re not alone. Many overweight women struggle with finding clothing that looks good on them and dresses they can wear for work or a night out. This blog post is going to give some tips on how to find the right fit, style, and fabrics so that no matter what your size, you’ll be able to dress well.
- Find clothes that are flattering and fit your body: It is better to get clothes that fit than clothes that are too big. You should try to find clothes with a tailored fit, which means they will be snug around your waist and hips while also feeling comfortable on your upper body. This way, you won’t have any excess fabric bunching up and hiding parts of yourself, so it is all in one place.
- Avoid wearing too many patterns at once: You may feel that you can wear any pattern, but this is not true. When wearing patterns, it needs to be limited and paired with a neutral color like black or white. Try to stick with just one outfit that has multiple colors to avoid looking too busy.
- Try different styles: You don’t need clothes that fit your body because there are so many other ways for them to look flattering on bigger women. One way is by using a wrap dress that will cling tightly around your waist while giving a full skirt below the waist area so as not to emphasize excess weight in an unflattering way. A-line skirts and little details such as ruffles also work well along these lines of creating curves without adding bulk or emphasizing the problem areas.
- Styles to avoid: You’ll want to stay away from clothes that are too tight, clingy, or form-fitting because they can make you look heavier than you really are. For example, a pencil skirt will work better on someone who is shorter and has broader hips rather than an overweight woman with narrow hips. Avoid anything which appears like it could be wind resistant, such as corduroys and wool pants, since these fabrics tend to add weight, sometimes making the wearer seem even bigger when in fact, she may not be any larger than someone else wearing denim, for example.
- Jewelry: Definitely wear jewelry! It doesn’t matter what your size; most women love accessorizing their outfits with interesting pieces of jewelry, including chunky necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Again, don’t wear anything that is too heavy since you may want to appear as if you are wearing less weight than what actually exists on your frame.
Jewelry should be lightweight with a simple design – think delicate necklaces in thin chains or pearls and dainty diamond studs rather than large hoops or long, dangling pieces of jewelry which can make the wearer seem heavier.
- Buy shapewear: Shapewear is a great way to smooth out your silhouette. It’s also important that you buy shapewear in the right size for your body type and shape, not just because it makes clothes fit better but also because it will make sure you are comfortable throughout the day without any pinchy feelings or discomfort. You will find a lot of shapewear for different parts of the body, such as the tummy, hips, and thighs. You can also consider buying a boobhold tape if you want to wear deep-neck dresses at a party.
- Try layering: Layering is a great way to enhance your figure and make clothes appear more slimming. Adding one or two layers in front of the body can help give off an illusion that you are slimmer than you actually are. For instance, if you are wearing a blazer on top of your dress, the blazer will create an artificial line that makes it seem as if there is a slimmer waist. This technique works best when pairing light clothes with dark colors or vice versa and also helps to make the body appear more elongated.
- Avoid clingy fabrics: Clingy clothing might not be for everyone, but it will show every bump, lump, rumple, and wrinkle on your body, so if this style doesn’t work for you, then avoid these types of textures, which will only highlight unflattering parts instead of making them look better. Try wearing cotton-blend knits such as sweater sets with tights underneath where the fabric won’t have any stretch to it.
- Don’t forget about shoes: How we wear our clothes begins at the bottom with the shoes that we wear. When wearing dresses, skirts, or shorts, it’s important to remember your footfall and where you’ll be going in order not to make an unflattering first impression on people who are looking at you from the top down.
- Don’t forget about accessories: How do clothes look without any of the extras? They just hang there like a limp rag! Accessories help lift outfits out of boredom by providing texture, shape, and even color variation, so don’t skimp on them if you want to dress well. Choose belts for more structure, necklaces for sparkle, or earrings for some glitz.
- Pairing dark bottoms with lighter tops or vice versa: Such a combination creates a slimming effect because it visually cuts your outlook in two. Plus, it breaks up the visual monotony of your overall silhouette. So, whenever you feel like you’re drowning in your clothes, go for a light top and dark bottom.
- Dresses should have an empire waistline if possible: this means they’ll drape nicely over your stomach area and look more flattering than those that sit at your natural waistline. Besides, your waist is the smallest part of your body, and dresses that drape around it just make you look proportionately smaller.
- Material matters: avoid heavy fabrics like wool and velvet. These are going to make your clothes look bulky, which defeats the purpose of looking more feminine in a dress that was supposed to enhance your curves instead of making you appear larger than life. So try to buy clothes made of fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk.
We hope these tips will help you find the perfect clothes for your body type. Remember, no matter what size you are, there’s a dress out there that is going to fit and flatter your shape without making you look flawless every time!