Can plus size women really wear maxi dresses? A lot of women say “No”, but the right answer is actually “Yes”! The truth is youcan wear anything you want, but there are a few rules that are essential to follow to get a gorgeous and sophisticated look. You just need to choose the right kind of long dress to feel comfortable and look great. Maxi dresses minimize large hips and legs, that’s why it’s an ideal match for your frame.There are a few things to take into account when looking for a perfect maxi dress:
Curvy ladies are often afraid of bold colors and prints and try to hide their bodies under black. The “black-only” rule is gone! It may sound surprising, but larger women need to think about wearing a bright maxi dress! It’s truly a great way to hide those body imperfections and, instead celebrate confidence and style. Larger prints flatter your figure much better than tiny ones. Vertical prints will make you look slimmer as well as a belt around the smallest part of your torso. So, don’t hold back on those big prints!
Light, carefree cotton is a perfect choice for plus size women while nylon and spandex are definitely a “no-no”. Remember, hiding your curves in a too loose-fitted maxis will make you look boxy. If it’s too loose, everyone knows instantly you are trying to conceal your plus-size plumpness! Find a dress that flows nicely over your body. You should avoid anything that gathers or clings around your plumper areas.
3. V-neck necklines
V-necks will create a lean vertical line on your shape and add some balance to your dress, making your body look slimmer and elongating your neck. It looks absolutely fantastic on larger ladies.
4. Wide strap or sleeve
Strapless and spaghetti strap maxi dresses are usually not appropriate for plus size women. They make your top half look larger and don’t hide body flaws such as weight around the upper arms. So, opt for wider straps or sleeves. They will perfectly hide your oversized areas.
Curvy women should always wear a bra and keep themselves supported. Drooping breasts never and I mean never look great. That’s why it is necessary to get them hitched up high. The right bra will make you look beautiful and feel confident.
Shapewear really does wonders for curvy bodies. It hides imperfections and underlines advantages of fuller figure ladies. If you want to have a slimmer and gorgeously curved silhouette you definitely should go for shapewear under your maxi.
A pair of fabulous wedges is a must-have for shorter, heavy women. They will add some height and elongate your body. There are plenty of different colors and styles. You just need to find the pair that will suit you best.
First all of your accessories should match your body size and type. This means you should look proportional and the right accessories can go a long way in accentuating the positives in you appearance. For instance, use big rings and earrings. Avoid using black or very dark colored accessories. Dark colors cause you to appear dim, ho-hum and frankly, boring. It’s better to wear white jewelry or a brighter color that coordinates nicely with your basic dress or pant-blouse combination.
Above all be creative and embrace color! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of what you wear and how. Large women try and hide themselves behind dark colors but really need to show that color flair to get noticed. For instance an orange banded Swatch-watch can be the perfect highlight to a caramel colored bag and matching shoes with a caramel/orange scarf. What a great look for you!