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Plus Size Chic and Trendy Clothing

Updated on August 17, 2012

On The Hunt For Stylish Clothing

If you're anything like me, it's hard to find plus size clothes that are both stylish and trendy. Most of the time we settle for the not so cute clothing lines that are easy to find at retailers like Walmart and Kmart. Trust me I know, the patterns and designs that we are left to suffer through leave much to be desired. I don't know about you but I am tired of wearing shirts and dresses that look like they belong draped across the dining room table. I hate having to buy the stretchy pants because denim in our size costs a fortune!

I say "Just Say No" to ugly clothing! We deserve to look good too! No more ugly patterns and unflattering horizontal stripes!

Don't Settle For Second Best

While trying to update and improve my wardrobe I got fed up. I became so fed up that I spent the ENTIRE day searching the internet for affordable clothing that won't make me feel like a piñata or the Goodyear Blimp. This lens is filled with my research and I am happy to say that there were tons of results! No more being depressed about our grandma clothes or having to pay $100 for one piece of clothing just to feel good about the way we look. I hope that you have fun browsing these chic and classy clothing lines and super exciting websites. Happy hunting girls!

Now This Is Hip

I got tired of running around looking like MooMoo the Moose so I started changing my wardrobe one item at a time. I started out with a few stylish shirt and blue jean combos and finished off with some stunning shoes that really made me stand out. I felt great! Here are some hot and sassy ideas!

Some of the sexiest women have curves.

Helpful Tip #1

Rethink your usual go-to color. Many of us tend to purchase black clothing because it's more slimming. However, you can get the same effect with dark blues and browns, which are also trendy and classic at the same time. Trying mixing a deep teal top with chocolate pants and see the difference.

Elongate the neck with open necklines such as v-necks, sweetheart necklines and vertical cowl necks.

The Most Common Body Types

While every woman is different our basic shapes have been narrowed down to seven primary body shapes. Take a look to see if you fit any of these body types and notice the included tips. I myself am a very voluptuous hour glass shape with a little extra junk in my trunk. I'm paying REALLY close attention! Lord knows I could use all the tips that I can get. Enough about me though. Here's the list.

Diamond Shape: Diamonds carry the most weight in the middle, and the waist is not clearly defined. Hips are wider and thighs larger, but the shoulders and bust are smaller. Horizontal necklines in your tops help widen the shoulders and draw attention away from the waist, creating a more balanced look.

Oval Shape: Ovals have no clearly defined waist, but they do have a prominent stomach. Ovals tend to have a fuller bust, with proportionately slender arms and legs. Ovals should dress in clothes that emphasize their thighs, hips and legs while de-emphasizing their waist.

Triangle Shape: Triangles have full hips and thighs and a defined waist. Their shoulders and bust are proportionately smaller. Use lighter colors and wide necklines to broaden the appearance of the upper body.

Inverted Triangle Shape: An inverted triangle body type has shoulders and bust that are larger, with the waist, hips and thighs being proportionately smaller. This body type should wear darker colors on the top and lighter colors on the bottom which will help balance the silhouette.

Hourglass Shape: An hourglass body type has a defined waist that is smaller than the hips, shoulders and bust. Open collars, v-necks, and clothing that accentuate the curves are the best clothes for an hourglass.

Figure Eight Shape: The figure eight is a combination of body types. The overall shape is like the hourglass, but with fuller hips and thighs. The waist is defined, but less so, and a prominent tummy may be present. Dress to make the torso look longer and de-emphasize the fuller bottom. Open collars and v-necklines will help draw attention to the upper body.

Rectangle Shape: The rectangle body type has no definition around the waist, and the hips and bust are similar in size. The body, from shoulders to thighs seemed to be lined straight up and down. Rectangles should dress to create the illusion of a more defined waistline and curvier shape.

The Basic Shapes

Make Your Hair Work For You

A flattering hairstyle can make for a much slimmer appearance. However, wearing the wrong hairstyle for your face shape can work against you and make your face seem chubbier. Here are the three great tips to remember when looking for a slimming hairstyle.

1. It should be close to shoulder length. A cut that is around shoulder length or slightly longer creates the illusion of a longer and slimmer face. Short hair cuts aren't a good option because they can add more width to an already full face.

2. Layered haircuts are perfect for plus size shapes because they can help minimize a double chin and give more definition to the shoulder area. If you have fine hair, layers will give your hair more volume. With that being said, don't get layers that are shorter then chin length. Chances are that they will add more width to your face.

3. Try a side part. A side part allows you to sweep bangs diagonally over your face, which breaks up a round face shape. This style can also bring out cheekbones in rounder faces.

Shopping For The Perfect Dress

Your Little Black Dress

Everyone needs that one "little black dress". It doesn't matter if your a size 6 or a size 26. You can look beautiful in your favorite dress too. Have a look at these!

Important Advice To Know

Cheap fabrics may be light on your wallet but they will not do your plus-sized body justice when put on your body. Fabrics like polyester tend to pull and stretch, which calls more attention to your problem areas. Inexpensive fabrics will also cling to trouble areas instead of falling over them and camouflaging them.

In Case Nothing Caught Your Eye

Take a look at these links! I searched the entire internet for some of the best websites around who sell chic and trendy clothing for plus size women. Between all of these different stores you're sure to find something perfect for your new wardrobe.

Plus Size Swimsuits

I stepped outside today, straight into the heat, and the first thing that came to my mind was "beach"! Sadly I do not live near a beach but many of my readers do. Therefore, I have decided to add a few plus size swimsuits to this collection. These classy swimsuits prove that even us big girls can look sexy on the beach!

I Want Your Opinion

Many people believe that plus size women can't be sexy. A lot of people turn their noses up to people considered full size or plus size. What do you think?

Do Women Have To Be A Size 8 Or Smaller To Be Considered Sexy?

Thank You So Much

I would like to say thank you to all of my readers. I write because I have a lot to say and I love to entertain. Hopefully you found the information in this lens helpful and entertaining. Please feel free to leave some feedback. I love to hear what my readers have to say!

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      Ash2013 4 years ago

      Great lens, thank you for creating it. I think it is very important for those who tend to be on the larger side, that they can dress well as it gives them confidence in themselves. Ash

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      sweetstickyrainbo 6 years ago

      some nice looking models

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      SAPearl 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens, lots of great ideas to show that plus size does not have to mean frumpy!

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      The Great Conve 6 years ago

      Thank you Sukkran. You just earned brownie points from me :)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting page with some nice photos. nicely done

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice information and cute outfits. Thanks for the great lens!