Dressing for Your Shape

Dressing for Your Shape

Posted 2014-05-12 by amberfollow
I've seen the latest Facebook memes which state that dressing for your size and shape shouldn't be an issue; you should just wear what you like.

I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't. At size 14, what I would like to wear is a pair of skinny jeans and a snug T-shirt. I've tried that, and the result aint pretty. Let's just say there was a whole muffin going on, never mind the top!

After some careful research and a bit of trial and error, I've found shapes and styles that suit me, and ones that don't. Let's start with denim.

Don't fall into the salesperson's trap of getting you to buy high wiasted jeans to accentuate your figure – they will just cut you off in the middle and make your bum look huge. Some stores carry particular styles for Apple-shaped women, like me, which sit on your hips and are a slim and straight cut – worn in a dark wash they look fantastic.

Next, tops. If you've got a great set of big boobs, show them off! I'm not talking Pam Anderson style, but V-neck. V-neck tops do a great job of showing off your best assets and elongating your neckline.

For dresses I often go for a wrap dress, as the ruching and side-cut style narrows out your hips. Skirts can be on-the-knee, just above, or just below. Don't go for empire-waist dresses – you'll have more people asking if you're pregnant than you'd care to have (speaking from experience here!).

Jackets are great in blazers and leather, but don't go for cropped looks – again, just cutting yourself off and emphasising things you don't want to. Coats in a slim long line that skim the thighs or knees look fantastic.

Try long necklaces which detract from the midsection, and now that it's winter make best friends with scarves – they are a big girl's saviour.

Shopping can be a nightmare at the best of times, but when you're not a size 10 it can be very disheartening. I hope this guide helps!

And don't forget – you can look and feel fantastic just how you are!



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