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#FashionTips: The dos and don’ts of plus size fashion

 Fashion is all about experimenting with different pieces (Photo courtesy)

There is nothing as beautiful as seeing a woman confident in her curves. Sometimes ladies spend so much time working on their dream bodies without realizing that fashion is about dressing your body shape and not the size.

It is important we embrace our bodies whether it is slender, medium of plus size, we shouldn’t wait to rock our favourite dresses or outfits after losing weight or gaining some. And even though we are free to put on whatever we want, there is still a thin line between classy and tacky.

Want to look more stylish in your curves? Here are some of the dos and don’ts of plus size fashion you should consider:

The dos:

 A little colour never hurts (Image: Pinterest)

Love colour: As much as most people run away from bright colours, these should be your number one go to. Brighter colours make your skin look more vibrant and your outfits more appetizing. Mix up basic pieces and colourful ones for amazing outfits.

 The bolder the accessory the better the statement (Image: Pinterest)

Do accessories: Accessories any day, anytime, should be your motto. Accessories will elevate any outfit and prevent it from looking frumpy. The bolder they are the better for you, besides those big accessories are meant for you anyway.

Keep up with trends: Not all trends must be followed but who said all of them don’t suit you? Constantly update your wardrobe with trending pieces so it is easy to keep your style up to date. Don’t let your style go out of date in fear of experimenting new styles.

 Kimonos match with all the other fashion pieces (Image: Pinterest)

Love your kimonos: Kimonos are everything and there is just a way they will define your body without even trying.  The more colourful they are the better you will look in them. The best thing is that most come in free sizes meaning no major size struggles.

 Tailor made clothes are more interesting and will get your size right (Image: Pinterest)

Tailor your own clothes: You have to admit, tailor made clothes always look better and will reduce any chances of people comparing your outfit to others. Unlike pieces that are ready made, with tailored pieces you can experiment and adjust it to whatever you like.

 Suits have never looked better in a body so curvy (Image: Pinterest)

The don’ts:

Never dress down: Go big or go home. Don’t pay attention to what people think about you, how you feel and what you want to put on is all that matters. If you want to put on that short skirt and it flatters your body, why not?

 Go big or go home, its all about slaying (Image: Pinterest)

Avoid small fits: Putting on clothes that are one or two sizes smaller will only make you look bigger than what you really are. Always go for clothes that are your exact size and if they don’t come in your size, don’t stop there, make your own and slay the day.

Steer clear of baggy outfits: You may be feeling a little sensitive about your body but remember baggy clothes only make you look heavier than you actually are. It is never about dressing your size but rather your shape.

 Prints will definitely define your body better than any other fashion piece (Image: Pinterest) 

Don’t ignore prints and patterns: These should be part of your closet like the air you breathe. Prints and patterns will help keep attention away from the areas you feel sensitive about. Instead of people focusing on your size, they will be glued to how you paired your pieces.

 Take a chance and put on that outfit you are so scared of (Image: Pinterest)

Don’t fear experiments: Everything is always a risk with fashion, stay safe and your style will always be boring, jump out of your comfort zone and experience adventure. Try everything and anything until you settle on a style that really works for your body.

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