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BBW – Dress To Impress!

If you happen to be a size 12 or larger, then check out these plussize fashion tips and styling tricks that will help you look thinner and leaner. These are just a few recommended cuts, prints, necklines and styles suited for the plus-size body type.

Curves are attractive, but you need to make sure you show them off properly in how you dress. Your goal is to look fashionable without looking frumpy. This means avoiding anything that makes you look bulky or lumpy. Try to focus on smoothing out your lumps and bumps. You don’t have to hide them, but if you want to look your best, you need to make sure your proportions are balanced and that you’ve shown off your curves in all the right places the proper way.

You can also share fashion ideas with other plus-size women if you’ve joined an online bbw dating service. Although you’re looking for a relationship with a service like that, you’ll often begin chatting with other women, as well. This is a great way to meet and chat with new female friends who can relate to your size and fashion problems.

Your main focus when buying womens plussize clothing should be to create a trimmer silhouette that makes the eye go up and down, instead of from side to side. For this, you need to pay attention to the details that you accent your body with and how you combine the colors and prints of your completed outfit.

Compared to petite women, you have more space to work with and, therefore, you can work with larger details. However, it’s extremely important that you select those details that are scaled to your body size. For example, putting on a dainty necklace will emphasize your larger proportions. But on the other hand, you can strategically put on a couple of extra necklace layers to create a fuller look that will complement your body size.

Again, chatting with other plus-size women via online bbw dating services, as strange as that may sound when focusing on fashion, can not only be fun but informative, as well. After all, getting fashion right for your body type gives you more confidence in yourself when dating. Who doesn’t want to look their best when meeting and finding a potential long-term relationship?

Basically, here are 3 recommended plus size fashion golden strategies:

  • Ensure a proper fit. It will be tempting to hide your body in layers and oversized clothes, but that will only make you look larger. A great fit will make sure that nothing looks “lumpy”.
  • Your bra is especially important. It has to fit properly to keep your bust up and eliminate unevenness in your silhouette that will only distract the eye.
  • Get your body type right. Scaling prints and accessories with your size makes sure you won’t look larger in comparison.
  • Work strategically with prints, shapes and details. This will help make the eye go up and down. Vertical patterns and prints are your best friends!


Here are some additional tips on the basics of how to dress your plus-size body type:

Take a close look at the contours and proportions of your particular body type. Plus-size isn’t a category by itself. There are both tall and short full figure women and each one of them has a different body shape that

require a different set of style and clothing strategies to look their best. For example, you might have wider

shoulders compared to your hips while your girlfriend, who is also a plus-size, has wider hips than shoulders. This is where chatting with other plus-size women via bbw dating might come in handy!

Well-Balanced Proportions Can Make You Look Trimmer…

By knowing your body type, you’ll be able to decide where and how to correctly place clothes and accessories on your body to create curves in the right places so that you’ll make any prominent body part less obvious, but still keep your waist defined, to help you look trim. Well-balanced proportions equal a proportional hourglass body shape.

Basically, downplaying any prominent areas of your body to achieve well-balanced body proportions can help make you look leaner and taller. A balanced outfit minimizes and conceals any prominent body part you may have.

Another key factor to dressing your plus-size figure is your body frame’s vertical line”. This refers to the length of your upper half as compared to your bottom half (torso vs. hips and legs). You might have longer or shorter legs than your upper body, and vice versa, which will require a couple of outfit adjustments.

Finally, here are 3 more tips on how to look trimmer with the right clothing and accessories:

Wear heels. If you’re not a high-heel fan, then an inch or two is enough to slim your legs and body figure

Go for knee-length (or shorter) skirts and shorts. If you have muscular legs, avoid clothes that extend right on the thickest part of your legs (your calves). It brings attention to this area and can visually make you look stubby.

Show more skin. Deep necklines and short (knee-length or shorter) skirts and dresses instantly slim down your full-figure stature. They might come off to some as “tacky” for conservative tastes, but as long as you keep the other parts of your body modestly clothed, then you’re safe.

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