We tell you about the most common mistakes that many plus-sized women make every day (and in vain).
Working with any image begins with an honest assessment of your initial data. And the biggest image successes are made by women who do not rebel against them: against their age, constitution or even nationality.
For example, women who accept their age are well aware that they are not 20, this is not news to them, they know about their gray hair and fine wrinkles. They know and accept it, they live with it calmly, they compensate for something, but they understand that along with small wrinkles they have experience, consciousness and, in the end, property.
Most of the mistakes in the plus size wardrobe are connected precisely with the rejection of your constitution and an attempt to hide it. Let’s look at the most common of them.
Things don’t fit
This is what a competent stylist will get rid of first of all when analyzing the wardrobe: if a thing does not fit you in size, it should not be in the wardrobe, because it does not work in it. And it doesn’t matter whether it was bought N years ago in a different weight or recently with an internal promise to certainly lose weight under it. Extra folds, strained buttons and general stiffness of movements did not add beauty to any image yet. In the end, consider it a practice of loving your body: it should be comfortable in the clothes you choose. In any weight.
The abundance of black in the wardrobe
The stereotype that black slims does not work in particular cases. Slims not the color, but the cut. For example, properly selected black straight trousers are really able to visually stretch the silhouette, but if we are talking about a black dress combination, then you can be sure: insidious shiny satin will emphasize all the imperfections in the abdomen and thighs, if there are any.
Inability to work with volumes
Volume contrast is a technique on which spectacular images are often built. But not everyone knows about it: either everything in the outfit is too tight (to emphasize the shapes), or baggy (to hide them).
Neither one nor the other works for a beautiful image, of course. It looks better (and more interesting) when only one thing fits the body, and the second leaves “air”. For example, a figure-hugging dress and an oversize jacket look much more fashionable than the same dress + a small figure-hugging jacket on top.
This is not only a plus-size wardrobe problem, it just takes on a new sound in it. It seems that if you put something with an interesting cut /print /details on top, they will take attention to themselves. The problem is that a complex cut (for example, a large shuttlecock) can only add volume and heaviness to the entire bow.
Not to mention the fact that “interesting blouses” and their abundance is almost always a low completeness of the wardrobe. They do not get along well with other things, as a result, bows are more difficult than “gins + blouse” simply do not work out. Therefore, a competent stylist will first gather a strong base, and only then add the right accents to it.
Fear of large accessories
There is an opinion that they will again create unnecessary volume, but most likely not: it looks much more organic in the bow, for example, when voluminous shoes are complemented not by a playful little purse in the upper half of the body, but balanced at least with a tote. Then there is no feeling that somewhere in the vertical of the image there is a clear advantage.
This also applies to jewelry: large accessories are much better suited to large facial features and expressive forms, rather than small, barely noticeable chains that will get lost in the image and will not bring anything into it.