If you’re a woman with a build that’s even slightly larger than average, you already know that shopping for clothing that fits well and doesn’t hang like a tent on can you be frustrating. However, more and more clothing designers are realizing that larger women deserve clothes that are fun and flattering and they are responding to this need well! There are plenty of attractive options out there, just waiting for you to find them.
When you look through shopping catalogs, resist the urge to buy clothing that only fits you. Too often, clothing that is made for smaller women are simply made in a larger size for plus sizes. While this will ensure that the clothes fit you, this can actually result in a look that is dumpy and not well-put together. When you go shopping for clothes, make sure that you find the clothes that are cut to suit your build. If you’re particularly busty, find shirts that are cut well for the effect you are trying to achieve; perhaps you’re looking for something that will get you some attention on the dance floor, or you’re looking for something a little more conservative for the office. If something hangs poorly on you, do not buy it!
Many manufacturers are beginning to do so truly wonderful things with the cut of their clothing. Instead of just making clothes that fit one size of woman and then enlarging or shrinking as appropriate, the clothing designers are beginning to take a good look at what looks good on different body types. Are you extremely curvy? Are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? There are many different ways for women to wear clothes and plenty of clothes that look great on you if you only know where to find them. Today’s outfits for the larger woman are attractive, flowing, feminine and fun. Don’t miss out on this fashion renaissance!
While stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid are making a great showing, the real place to look for attractive clothing is online. When you shop online, you can shop in the comfort of your own home and have the clothes delivered right to your door. Make sure, though, that when you shop online, you have a good idea what your measurements are. Have a friend help you take measurements and keep them in mind when you are shopping.
Remember that undergarments are the foundation of a great outfit. Take some time to make sure that your bra is fitted well. If you’ve never been fitted for a bra before, chances are, you are wearing the wrong size! A good bra can improve your posture and give you a cleaner silhouette; as a result, your clothes will hang better and produce a crisper image altogether. Similarly, don’t think that you have to restrict yourself to dull as dirt panties either! Take a look at options in lace or satin to add a fun little secret under your work clothes.