How to Pick out the Best Plus-Size Clothing

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Picking out clothes can be a particularly frustrating experience, especially if your body is not what is considered a standard size. Too tall, too wide, whatever, it can be a real pain in the butt to shop for clothes that fit you, especially when sizes can seem arbitrary at times!

To help you figure out the best way to shop for plus-size clothing without having to break the bank, we have created this helpful guide. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you should have the tools to buy a complete wardrobe of clothes that fit you like a glove.

Figure out your body shape

While it would be nice to be able to make any and every outfit work for your body shape, there are some clothes that will simply work better for others. The best thing you can do is figure out your body shape, and find the ideal outfit to complement your best qualities. There are multiple types of body shapes out there, including pear, apple, diamond, and hourglass. You can find a size charge that will help you figure out which best describes your figure, and help you find some good plus-size clothing.

Take your comfort into account

While looking great is a common reason why people pick out clothes, the most important thing you should consider is whether you feel comfortable in them – both physically and mentally. So, even if an outfit looks great on you, don’t forget that you have to feel good wearing it.

Take measurements – and keep them updated

Measurements are super important, especially with certain figures. For example, if a person has a very large chest, they may require an XL-sized shirt, despite not having much of a belly. Thus, make sure that you measure your chest, waist, and hips before picking out any clothes.

Now, to be clear, we’re not saying you should measure yourself every other day. That can be pretty unhealthy! No, our suggestion is that you make sure you have some idea of how your body is changing. A good way to keep track is to retake your measurements about every four weeks. Doing it too often can even be somewhat detrimental, as, like your weight, your measurements can not only fluctuate from day to day, but even throughout the day.

Start with a solid wardrobe foundation

 

Once you’re ready to get a new, well-fitting wardrobe, make sure that you do not rush into it willy nilly. Make sure that you start with a solid foundation for your wardrobe by buying the basics first. Get a nice pair of pants, a dress that speaks to you, a skirt that goes with everything, and a nice white button-up top. You can also get a stylish tunic to go with that set. Now that you have these basics that can serve as the basic foundation, you can build upon that foundation to enhance your wardrobe even further.

Don’t try to hide yourself in your clothes

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are shopping for clothes to handle their tall or wide frame is that they try to use baggy clothing. Now, this is not their fault – rather, it is the fault of everyone who said that people who need plus-sized clothing, especially women, should hide their bodies. There’s nothing wrong with wearing baggy clothes sometimes though, especially if you just need something to feel comfortable in, but don’t feel like you need to conceal yourself. If you want to wear clothes that are a little looser, make sure that you have something to complement them.

Play with accessories

Accessories can do a world of good to enhance certain aspects of your body, or even to pull a person’s eyes towards certain parts of you. For example, a person can wear a dress and then wear a belt around their waste over it. This helps not only break up the flow of the dress, but also pulls the dress in more, emphasizing your hips better.

Try out different textures and colors

Make sure that you don’t fall into the trap of sticking with only one kind of texture, or sticking with only simple kinds of textures. Try to have fun with it! This not only has to do with sticking with certain textures for a shirt, but also making sure that you do not use one texture over your entire outfit. This can come off as a little dull, especially if you use an all-plain, or all-monochromatic outfit.

Additionally, color diversity is important, so be mindful that you do not limit yourself too much. Sure, feel free to have favorite colors that you incorporate into your outfit, maybe even have them in all your outfits, but don’t over-rely on them. A good way to incorporate your favorite colors into your outfit is to have outfits that have more or less of those colors than others. Even something as small as a pink accessory can help your favorite color pop.

 

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