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Plus Size Style

Updated on August 21, 2012

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Style Dos for Plus Size Fashion

For all our beautiful ladies that fit into this category we'd like to give you some additional tools to make you more fabulicious!

Keys to a Slimming Look:

  • Choose a tonal palette. This means that your top, skirt or trousers are the same color or hue. Idea: Off white is great for the fall and winter.
  • A leaner look. Keep a vertical, slimming line by wearing a long, unbuttoned blazer or cardigan.
  • Scarves have it! Use an oblong scarve as an accessory. Create a long, vertical line by tying it loosely around your neck. Idea: Choose a contrasting scarf to your monochromatic look or play up an accent color in your outfit.
  • Keep it Simple! Match your stocking color/tone to your skirt, pant and shoe color to create a slender silhouette.
  • Make it Long! Avoid chokers, fabulous long chains, beads, or pearls create an elegant vertical line.
  • Pumps Styling a Taller Heel! A higher heel will lengthen the look of your legs!
  • Don’t Close Up! Elongate the neck with open necklines such as v-necks, sweetheart necklines and vertical cowl necks.

EVANGELINE SATIN GOWN

This bejeweled satin gown is a sure stunner. The draped neckline, framed by a sturdy v-neck, ruches into a glamorous rhinestone buckle at the center of the bust.  Price:  Sale $150.00
This bejeweled satin gown is a sure stunner. The draped neckline, framed by a sturdy v-neck, ruches into a glamorous rhinestone buckle at the center of the bust. Price: Sale $150.00 | Source

Sexy In Pink

If you love our Smitten Lace Top then you will just adore our Luna Lace Dress! With the same amazing lace and mesh backing to hide nude bra straps; this dress ups the ante in feminine style.  Also comes in Onyx and Raspberry.  Price:  $158
If you love our Smitten Lace Top then you will just adore our Luna Lace Dress! With the same amazing lace and mesh backing to hide nude bra straps; this dress ups the ante in feminine style. Also comes in Onyx and Raspberry. Price: $158 | Source

Options for Plus Sizes

Decades ago, the choices, especially for evening wear were no short of cutting holes in a potato sack. However, companies like Kiyonna Clothing has busted this door wide open with absolutely door busting options for the plus size diva!

There motto is: " When it Comes to Styling, Think Outside of the Box!" They cater to women size 10 and up, otherwise as they coin "women with Real Curves!" Their prices range from $50 to $200. Another plus (no pun intended) is that this is a USA company.

The site also has a blog written by plus size women who talk and write about the everyday issues that are special to them.


VALENTINA ILLUSION DRESS

Get ready to alter the senses in our stunning Valentina Illusion Dress. No matter your shape, the contrasting side lace panels will give you a knockout hourglass silhouette.
Get ready to alter the senses in our stunning Valentina Illusion Dress. No matter your shape, the contrasting side lace panels will give you a knockout hourglass silhouette. | Source

Topping it Off!

Plus size women look best in A-line and empire or baby doll styles. Baby doll tops are similar to the A shaped dresses that have a waistline under the breast. They hide the stomach and bulges, give one a slimmer overall look. They hide all of your bulges and highlight your good curves. Halters are also good for hiding the stomach and waistline. These shirts should be worn by small-breasted women only. Camisoles and tank tops can be worn by themselves or worn under jackets. You must be careful to wear the right type of bra when wearing these tops. When you wear on shirt that has a V opening at the neck, it brings more attention to your face, neck and cleavage.

Black for tank tops is not the color that gives the most slimming effect on plus size women. A nice get up depends primarily on proportion and overall look. You could try monotone or colored outfits to divert attention to your face instead of drawing attention to your figure. You could also try to layer light fabrics to add some height to your midsection. These will give you a shapelier figure and will conceal your bulges. Use fabrics like jersey, organic rayon and cotton that will fall nicely over the curves of your waist and not make any problem areas stand out.

Camisoles are thin and usually come with pretty trimmings, such as beads, scallops, lace, or some appliqués. These beadworks and other designs along the top give a very pleasing effect when topped with a jacket, bolero or coat.

Plus size women can also look good with the proper choice of tank tops and other clothes. They just have to know what to wear and how to carry themselves, choose well and dress up with clothes that will accentuate their assets in order to feel good inside and out.

Remember ladies to keep the neckline open and slimming. Play with your scarves and layers of long chains and pearls to see what best fits your body size but most of all your personal style!

A woman who cares about her style and body type can look great at whatever size they are. It's all in knowing how and what to put it on and then how to accessorize!

This concludes this session on Fabulously Curvey!

Make a statement with fun and upbeat prints! Our Peri Print top not only boasts an amazing silhouette, but it keeps your look young and fresh with bright pops of color.  Price:  $62.00
Make a statement with fun and upbeat prints! Our Peri Print top not only boasts an amazing silhouette, but it keeps your look young and fresh with bright pops of color. Price: $62.00 | Source

Tops to You!

This is a bright and colorful top that can be paired with slacks, jeans, and skirts. The neckline is slimming and adds a younger vibe to your face.

Placing color on top, allows you to wear a more slimming solid color on your bottom. This creates that hour-glass figure that we strive for.

Tops, like these, will give you years of wear and can easily be updated with jewelry whether simple and elegant or ethnic and bohemian.

Of course, if you've chosen a printed bottom (skirt or slacks) the top should be solid or not as busy as the print on the bottom half.

If you are unsure of the match up, my favorite rule is "keep it simple!" Remove the item in question and replace with a solid.

There You Have It!

Thanks to fellow Hubber "Thatgrrrl," I updated this article with new and modern choices that are now available to women Size 10 and up!

Whether your style is casual, chic, or everyday Diva, there is a fashion choice available to you!

Don't forget that online stores like Kiyonna and Lane Bryant are excellent choices in updating and reviving that plus size closet!

Until my next update! Happy Shopping!

Roselyn Ruched Tank

You are amazing and this top can't help but want to be close to you! The Roselyn has a snug fit around the bodice and tummy and ultimately just wants to hug your gorgeous curves.   Price $52.00
You are amazing and this top can't help but want to be close to you! The Roselyn has a snug fit around the bodice and tummy and ultimately just wants to hug your gorgeous curves. Price $52.00 | Source

Roselyn Ruched Tank Top

Have I Changed Your Mind?

Has your outlook on the plus-size revolution changed your outlook on what's available to over Size 10 bodies? Leave me a comment. Share your favorite plus-size style and outlook on fashion! Please remember to rate up! Thanks!

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    • Lady Summerset profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Summerset 

      6 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Thanks That Grrl for stopping by my place! ;) The industry for plus sizes have made some changes but more changes need to be made. Have you tried Lane Bryant? They cater to plus size women with an up-to-date flair.

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I don't find much that I like in clothes for larger sizes. Most of it is drab colours. It's unusual to find something in the right size and a bright, cheerful colour.

    • Lady Summerset profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Summerset 

      9 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      That's an extreme honor coming from you! Boy, you are just so talented! God Bless You!

    • Beadinggem profile image

      Beadinggem 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Really great tips!!

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