No matter what your size, any woman can look beautiful if she knows a few tricks to help her look her best. Plus sized women are no exception. Stars like Delta Burke have shown us that a woman’s weight has nothing to do with her beauty. Knowing how to choose the right clothes, the right jewelry, the right makeup, and the right hairstyle can transform any woman into a fashion diva!
When choosing a wardrobe, don’t follow the myth that all women over a size six should be covered in dark colors. If you look great in dark colors, fine! But don’t sentence yourself to wearing them all the time! However, choosing the same color in jackets and pants, no matter it’s hue or shade, can make a woman look slimmer. If you like khaki pants, and can choose a sweater or jacket in the same color khaki, the solid line of color all the way down the body creates a line that makes any body appear slimmer. You can wear a blouse in a contrasting color to add that needed bit of drama. Choose those colors that make you shine!
Remember, in choosing clothes think vertical, not horizontal! Bold buttons down the front of a jacket, a long necklace, and vertical stripes are all ways of “thinking vertical”. These tricks draw the eye up and down, not side to side. Don’t let fashion myths keep you from wearing the colors that make you feel good. When you feel good, you’ll look good!
The one area I see many women making a huge mistake in dressing is size. If you wear a twenty, don’t try to squeeze into an eighteen. Just because they zip, doesn’t mean they fit!
Pants should drape, not wrinkle tightly across the back of the leg. Skirts should hang without tugging or hugging the underside of the bottom. Blouses should not gape open at the buttons. No matter what your size, choose clothes that fit. If you have any doubts, ask the opinion of the sales girl as to the fit. Wearing clothes that are too tight makes you look larger, not smaller.
Hair dressers can be a great source of ideas in choosing a hairstyle. Don’t think just because you have a round face, you have to go short. Long hair can look fabulous on any size woman and any age woman if it’s taken care of and styled to suit her face. Bangs, especially brushed to the side, create an angle that slims a round face. Light feathering of hair around the face can soften the lines, too. But you see a hairstyle you love, don’t hesitate to try something new!
Jewelry on a plus-sized woman should be larger and bolder. Don’t think tiny chains and dainty bracelets. Bangle bracelets and chunky pendants help to balance out the total look. You are lucky to be able to wear bolder jewelry! It just doesn’t look good on a skinny model! But on us plus sized womenÃ¢Â?Â¦fabulous!
No matter what your size, you can look fantastic. The most important rule of all is to choose what makes you feel good. When you feel good, you will look great!