In the not-too-distant past, plus sized women were expected to wear whatever clothes fit them and that was it. Today, that has changed and plus-sized clothes are some of the most fashionable clothing on the market.
Unfortunately, some women are still stuck in a fashion rut. They do not know what to wear for their body type. Some women believe that one size fits all in the extra-curvy world, but that is not true.
Women with extra curves have as much variation in their body types as women with other body types. Thus dressing for their shape is of utmost importance. But, the fabulous thing is, today's woman, regardless of her size can wear any look she wants to wear.
One of the biggest trends around right now is skinny jeans and yes, larger women can wear them. Skinny jeans can be unforgiving, but it only takes a bit of a tweak to make the look work for the curvy set.
Selecting a mid-rise jean and ensuring that they are wearing the correct size will go a long way in helping the plus-size set. So many women are stuck on a number instead of the actual fit, that many do not wear the proper size for their shape.
Another style which works well on any size is prints. Plus sized women were told for years to stay far away from the look when they should have embroidered them. It may seem unbelievable, but prints work for every body type.
The key to successfully wearing prints is knowing what assets to highlight and which ones to hide. A quick rule is that prints worn on the bottom will enhance a pert posterior whereas prints on top can easily reduce a large chest. However, prints in an hourglass shape work for every body type and gives the illusion of full and beautiful curves.
Prints are too much for some women, but another big trend that is fun is color. Neon has been a major look in the past year. However, the rules for wearing prints are to wear them on the body part you want to highlight. Then ground them with a neutral color for the best results.
Bright colors are nothing new, but the next style has been holding steady in the fashion world for some time now and it is not going away. Peplums became in style again with the 40s trend, but the interesting thing is the 40s are no longer in, but the peplum is still holding strong.
Curvy women can wear this fashion, but they must pay attention to their waist. Peplums highlight a tiny waist, so women with a great hip to waist ratio should rock this look with aplomb. The look is sexy and ladylike at once and makes men drool.
Jumpsuits (aka rompers) can take a woman from day to night with one small tweak so it is no wonder that this style has taken off. Yet, it is very tricky for certain curvy women to pull off, therefore they need to try the jumpsuit on before they drop a few pounds on the fashion.
A bad jumpsuit will make the wearer appear stumpy whereas a properly-fitting romper will highlight all the right pieces. Much like a peplum, a properly fitting romper and belt combo can draw attention to a tiny little waist.
These fashions are fabulous, but women should not forget to finish the outfit with accessories. Accessories are the quickest way to update a basic outfit and well-dressed women know their importance.
Every woman has the right to take advantage of trends. They just need to know what to wear for their body type. Plus-sized women can wear whatever they want as long as they know their proportions and what styles work for them.