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Monday, May 2, 2011


Know your shape!
Identifying your shape is one of the most important things you can do to improve your ability to select clothing that compliments you. Designers use their knowledge of body shapes to construct your clothes so shouldn't you know it when selecting your clothing? The most fashion forward plus size women know their body shape and use it to their advantage. The body shapes include: Hourglass, Rectangle, Oval, Triangle, Inverted Triangle and Diamond. . A few minutes here can save you a lifetime fashion mistakes not to mention a ton of money spent in misguided purchases.

Trick the Eye!
The idea of fashion for Plus Size is to trick the eyes. There are a few common tricks that draw eyes up and down instead of side to side.
· One such technique is to dress monochromatically using tops skirts trousers and shoes that are the same color or hues. The idea is to create a clean, unbroken line from top to bottom to produce a dynamically slimming effect.
· Another trick is to use brighter colors to enhance smaller areas while using darker colors to downplay larger areas. Be careful in your selection of color to make sure you emphasize the right places. Also be careful not to create a boxy look that decreases the vertical appearance you desire.
· Choose shoes that have at least a one inch heel. Increasing you height increases your vertical appearance.
· Look for clothes that have a great fit and structure. Saggy Baggy clothing looks a mess and tight clothes will wrinkle and hike up when you move.
· Keep styling simple, yet edgy, and forget the frills for now. The fussier your outfit gets, the fuller you look.
· Facial distraction pays off. If you meet people with a beaming smile, that is the first thing that they will notice about you. It immediately takes the eyes to an up-down way of looking at you, rather than a side to side.