Although being “plus size” or what is consider plus, is now the norm in the US, dressing can still be a little bit of a challenge. Size 12/14 is a very common size to find in almost any department store these days. Used to, that was considered plus size and you could only find these items at specialty stores. So now, we have many more options to choose from and although you may be a different size, you can still keep up with the latest trends and styles. For those who still find it to be a challenge, here are few old rules that now have new rules from one of our favorite blogs by Real Simple!
- Old: The myth of white
White does not make you look larger if you find the right pieces, just as black will not make you look smaller if it doesn’t fit properly. When shopping for white clothing, avoid flimsy fabrics, which will highlight any bumps. Instead, pick materials with substance and structure; not only will they provide support, but that extra thickness will ensure your undies won’t play peekaboo whenever you’re in the sun.
- Old: Button down shirt are unflattering
New: Button-down shirts complement curves, look for one that has stretch and design details that create shape, like darts, ruching, and wrapping. For an even more slenderizing silhouette, layer the shirt under a blazer, jacket, or cardigan—it will shrink the appearance of your midsection and elongate you.
- Old: Bright Colors and Prints Will Call Unnecessary Attention to Your Shape and Make You Look Bigger
New: There are no rules when it comes to color—just make sure it complements your complexion. Even bright red can be slimming when the cut and fit flatter your shape. As for prints, make sure they’re in proportion to the scale of the body.
- Old: Stripes Are the Enemy
New: Don’t indiscriminately draw the line at stripes. They’ve gotten a bad rap, and—truth be told—with some justification: Chunky, straight-across horizontal bands won’t do anybody any favors. But there’s a whole world of stripes that are using their powers of optical illusion for good. Many designers are now making stripes that are asymmetrical, making you appear smaller. Look for stripes that angle inward to help slim your waistline.
So there you go! Just a few tips to help you out in moment. As we are celebrating Breast cancer awareness this month, here are a few of my favorite pink plus size outfits!