How to dress for plus size body?

So, many of you have been wondering how to dress for plus size body. We grew up in a surrounding where physical appearance is greatly valued, and women are under constant pressure to look perfect.

How to dress for plus size body?

No news here, except that you can still have a sense of style which doesn’t depend on your body type.


It’s not true that ‘everything looks better on slim figures’. It is rather about how you wear something and how you feel like in it. Don’t you all think that when you see a woman dressed up from head to toe, but feeling rather unpleasant in an outfit she wears, tensely holding her arms next to her body, no shape seems pretty?

I believe that being confident and happy about your look will make people perceive you in the same way. However, if you are constantly paying attention to your flaws, people will see your insecurities. And I’m not saying that being insecure is something wrong, as we all feel that way from time to time. I’m just more focused on how to make people think about themselves as valuable regardless of their size and shape.

Here are some tips that you could make use of when it comes to dressing:

Tip #1 DON’T choose by color

We all heard that plus size women ‘shouldn’t wear white’, as it makes them look bigger. Therefore, they should ALWAYS choose black instead.

Well, let me tell you that this is simply WRONG! Why? If you find the right pieces for you, like jeans or a white dress, but not made from flimsy fabric, then it WOULD NOT make you look larger. Also, black wouldn’t make you look smaller if it doesn’t fit properly.

Tip #2 Bright colors and prints are NOT forbidden 

One of the things we also heard about dressing for plus size is that you should avoid wearing bright colors and prints. Says who? Even some very bright colors like red can make you look slimmer if you choose the right fit and cut that flatter your shape.

When it comes to prints, it’s important for them to be in the proposition to the scale of your body. If you wear a tiny print, and you have a larger shape, it could look a bit messy.

Tip #3 Monochrome dressing is NOT the only option 

The monochrome dressing is creating a continuous line, which looks great visually. However, try to avoid wearing the same fabric. Instead, you could play little by adding an item with texture and/or accessorize.

Tip #4 Stripes are OK

Stripes shouldn’t be seen as the enemy, as many designers make them asymmetrical now, which definitely make you appear smaller. And let’s face it: chunky horizontal stripes won’t do anybody a favor.

Tip #5 The Bigger the better! Not in this case! 

Why do you need to follow some rules on wearing baggy clothes, in order to look smaller? Well, adding volume to your body doesn’t make you look better.

If you want to do it, then volume on either the top or bottom. There are many fabrics these days with the amount of stretch, which makes your body look sexy and smooth, and clothing that follows your curves.

And remember, don’t afraid to try! You can never know how good something looks on you if you don’t give it a try.


2 Thoughts to “How to dress for plus size body?”

  1. I love this! The way you’ve contradicted the beliefs of society. I was reading this and agreeing with everything you’ve said, a lady shouldn’t feel embarrassed by what she wears. She should let herself shine no matter what! Life’s just too short to care about what a “designer” thinks.
    Keep it up MIINA7 this is such a great read


    1. Thank you, Elias! I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s really good to hear from a guy agreeing on the topic. 🙂 And I couldn’t agree more with everything you’ve said. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 


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