If you are a fashionista, you may have already read the sneak peek from Saks Fifth Avenue’s spring/summer collection. This year’s collection featured some of the hottest styles and trends for the fuller figure. Although many have praised the new style inspired by French House-inspired gowns, we have noticed that many women tend to overdo it, especially when it comes to their wardrobes. We think that the secret to dressing better is to take one step at a time and plan your look. Here are five illogical but stylish tips for plus size women:
Get Your Wardrobe Ready: It is understandable that many women wait for the spring/summer collections to come out so they can fully prepare their wardrobes for what’s in stores. But let’s face it, no one knows what is in stores till the opening day. So, get your wardrobe ready before your favorite labels do! Start with shoes and jackets. Get a basic look in colors like black, brown, dark green, white, and gray.
Choose Color Changing your wardrobe color scheme will make you feel good about yourself and make you look better. When picking out a new color, stay away from dark colors like black or navy because these colors give the appearance of mass. Instead, opt for colors that create the illusion of space in your wardrobe. You could go for light pastels such as pale pink, peach, beige, light blue or light purple. These colors will make your figure look slimmer and will look more flattering on your body.
Select The Right Shoes: Avoid wearing high heels, boots or sandals. High heels will make your legs look longer; however, this will make your body look wider. Sandals are too much of a fashion risk for women with bigger feet. And if you are planning to wear flat shoes, make sure they are comfortable or opt for flip-flops instead.
Look Professional: When looking for the right clothing, always dress in business attire. This will not only make you look more professional, but it will also minimize the risk of having an accident in the office. Opt for slacks with pants, skirts and jackets. Choose tops that are not too form fitting.
Accessorize: Jewelry is a must when dressing up for a job interview. Make sure to choose pieces that will make you look polished and smart. Gold and silver are great options to pair with your jacket or shirt. For the belt, opt for a thick leather, preferably in buckle style so that it will not look bulky at the bottom of your waist.
Brighten Up: Bright colored necklaces and bracelets will liven up your outfit. For a more casual look, opt for a wide belt and wide shoes. Ties are another must when attending a formal event. They will add a touch of glam to your look.
It’s All About The Shoes: Choosing the right shoes can be critical when trying to accessorize. Stilettos and pumps are best for work environments. They are comfortable, although you do sacrifice style for comfort. Ballet flats and ankle boots are both stylish choices to keep your legs looking great. Opt for black pumps if you are going on a date.
Match: One way to ensure that everything will match is by planning out your wardrobe. You should have at least two separates pieces for each piece of clothing that you will wear. When choosing your socks, stick with neutral colors and textures like leather or canvas to make each outfit look unique. For footwear, go with sleek suede and nubuck for a smooth look. This will also match your blouse or pants for a polished look that works well for the office or date.
Accessorize With: Jewelry is an obvious must! Choose a few earrings and necklace pieces that will make a statement about who you are and your taste. Glass beads, crystal, silver, and gold are all options to consider. Pendants and bangle bracelets in solid colors will complement any outfit. A chain necklace with a crystal or small gemstone is a chic and subtle option.
These are just a few small tips to get you started on your journey to getting ready for your big day! Be bold and try some new things! Go with colors you would typically think of pairing with your favorite color! You will make your dress look amazing and feel even sexier!