How to be a Plus Size Woman and Look Great

A-line skirt for plus size woman

Many women struggle when they're plus size, as they find it difficult to put together outfits that can complement their figures and look stylish and trendy.

While not all designers get it, most are now offering a number of fashion options to plus size women, who now make up about 50 percent of the overall female population.

So here's some fashion tips for plus size women to look great!

The first thing plus size women must avoid is the tent look. You know what I mean. While it's understandable why some women wear plus size clothing like this, it's probably the worst choice of all clothing choices for larger women.

What you're looking for is a good fit and clothing structure.

Avoid fabric that clings to you.

Plus size apparel shouldn't include the type of fabric that clings to you in a way that shows all the places that stick out. We've all seen that on women, and we notice it right away and cringe.

The problem with this is the body shapes the fabric rather than the fabric shape the body. Plus size women need to use fabric which shapes the body, not the other way around.

The foundation of plus size fahion which looks great is the stuctured jacket.

This will help shape a more hourglass look that the plus size left alone to itself takes away. Just try on a few jackets and you'll recognize what you're looking for as soon as you see it.

Once you get you jacket, the next step is to create the illusion of a longer neck, which is a challenge for plus size women.

The simple solution is a V-neck top, which elongates your look.

For you bottom half, there are two options available to work with and enhance the more hourglass look.

Whether you prefer a skirt or pair of trousers, you can shape your look with a couple of simple clothing types.

For a skirt, just get an A-line skirt. It flares out away from the hem and works with your structured jacket very well.

For the trousers, get the type with wide legs that fit you great on your larger part and then travels straight down the leg.

Don't be overly concerned about colors and patterns; it's the fit and way you shape your figure that counts, not the other.

As a matter of fact, if your bottom half is much larger than you top, you can use the dreaded horizontal stripes to make you top look more in proportion to your bottom.

Even thinner stripes work if it looks close to solid from a distance. In most instances, larger horizontal stripes are still a no no.


When it comes to accessories, in plus size women big is best. Take some tiny little purse, jewelry or bag, and it'll make you look much larger.

Accessories always need to be bigger with plus size women.

Finally, don't be afraid to set aside a little for you best clothing to be tailored. For some reason many women assume clothing should fit right off the rack, and in many cases that's an unrealistic expectation.

Just include a little more in your budget for your more important clothes.