Dressing Tips For Plus Size Women

13 Dressing Tips For Plus Sized Women plus how to choose your outfit to show a slimmer you including how to look fashionable while wearing plus sized clothing.

Dressing Tips For Plus Size Women

Being Plus Size does not mean you have to dress up in boring garb. Being plus size does not mean you cannot be fashionable or stylish. Being plus size means you can be yourself and yet still be fashionable and stylish. You just have to choose the correct outfits to slim you down. In fact many skinny people choose correct outfits to fill up. In the same manner, we plus sized women can find garments to cover up and make us look great.

Here are some dressing tips and pointers for plus size women. If you follow these tips, you can say goodbye to boring and hello to a new fashionable you.

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13 Dressing Tips For Plus Size Women

13 Things To Remember When You Buy Your Plus Size Clothing

Here are 13 surefire ways to slim down your look. When you are buying clothing for plus size women, look out for the following.

  1. Dark Colors Or Black. Dark colors slim. Light colors make you look fatter. That is the most simple rule of all.
  2. Asymmetrical Hems. Asymmetrical hems are a wonderful way to cover up at just the right places. Asymmetrical hems very sexy and stylish too for plus size women.
  3. Colorblock Garments. If you want bright colors, try a colorblock blouse or a colorblock dress. Colorblock garments are perfect for plus size women because they can instantly make you look slim. At the same time, you can enjoy the wonderful color play instead of the usual dark colors for plus size women.
  4. V-Neck. When it comes to neckline, go for a V-Neck or deep neckline. V-Necks slims more than any other neckline does.
  5. Vertical Stripes. Vertical stripes are much better than horizontal stripes for plus size women. Asymmetrical stripes are great too.
  6. Longer blouses. Get longer blouses and shorter skirts. We’ve got to hide the thighs while showing off the legs.
  7. Jackets. Jackets are great for jazzing up any outfits. A longer asymmetrical cut jacket would be just right for plus size women. Jackets are better than cardigans for plus size women because soft cardigans tend to cling to the body and we don’t want that. Avoid clingy material.
  8. Side Panels. Side panels on dresses and blouses, especially dark color side panels are very slimming for plus size people.
  9. Clean Cuts. Forget the frills. Go for elegant clean cuts. Umpire cuts, A lines and straight cuts without the frills are good for plus size ladies.
  10. Leggings. Leggings slim down the legs but remember to wear a long jacket or cover up with a pretty shawl or wrap.
  11. Length. Not too long and not too short. Medium length up to the knees for dresses are a good length for plus size women’s dresses.
  12. Be Bold With Accessories. Plus sized women have the advantage of being able to carry off bold and beautiful accessories with their outfits.
  13. Wear High Heels. Elongate your legs with high heels. The taller you are the slimmer you look.

Now, let’s look at some examples of plus size clothing for women that fit the descriptions above.

Black Never Fails To Slim You Down And Give You An Attractive Sillhoutte – Little Black Dress For Plus Sized Women


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All plus sized women know that black is a slimming color. Black and all other dark colors like navy blue and deep shades of all other colors. So if you want to wear a little black dress for cocktails, go for the little black dress. Do not choose the little white dress. The little black dress will make you look elegant. The little white dress just makes you look fat and frumpy.

This little black dress is in a dark color, V-neck, medium length and clean cut. It fits 4 of the above descriptions on tips for dressing a plus size women. This LBD is perfect for plus sized women.

Asymmetrical Cuts and Hems Are Excellent For Plus Sized Women

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Asymmetrical hems hide tummy and thighs. This is the biggest problem area for plus sized women. I love how asymmetrical hems have become in fashion. It allows us plus sized ladies to look fashionable while covering up those tummy and thighs at the same time.

This sweater is in a dark color. It has an asymmetrical hem and the material is not too clingy. It fits many of the tips mentioned above for fitting plus size women with the correct outfits. It is just right for plus size women to cover up at just the right places while keeping you warm and stylish at the same time.

Asymmetrical hems work for blouses as well as dresses

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Asymmetrical Is The Magic Word For Plus Size Women. Get Asymmetrical Hems, Asymmetrical Blouses, Tops And Asymmetrical Dresses – Asymmetrical is that magic word

Match Long Blouses, Jackets Or Sweaters With Short Skirts Or Leggings To Elongate Your Body


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Oversized Capes For Plus Size Women should ideally meet the following criteria.

The material is thick and not too clingy. It’s a nice dark color. The cut is simple. It has a nice length for plus size women. It looks great worn with leggings. If it meets many of this criteria then go for it.

Asymmetrical Hemlines Work Both For Pullover Sweaters As Well As Open Front Cardigans

A Colorblock Dress In Asymmetrical Stripe for Plus Size Women.

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Refer to the checklist above again. Dark color. Check. Asymmetrical. Check. Colorblock. Check. Clean Cut. Check. Good medium length. Check.

This colorblock assymetrical stripe dress is recommended for plus size women as it meets many of the guidelines for dressing for a plus size woman.

Choose Color block Dresses With Dark Panels At The Side

Colorblock Blouses, Tops Or Colorblock Dresses Are Perfect Because They Are Asymmetrical And Some Have Slimming Side Panels. Colorblock Dresses are the greatest fashion creation for plus sized women.

If the color blocking is done correctly, it really has a slimming effect. Choose side panels in a darker color. Do not be afraid to go for bold and bright colors. Who says dressing for plus sized women have to be boring. Choose color blocking that goes diagonally, across the body or in other creative ways that help break up the body shape that creates the slimming look we want.

Plus Size Two Piece Jackets Or Three Piece Outfits Are Great For The Office And Slims Down Your Silhouette


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Two or three piece outfits creates a long and smooth bodyline that makes you look slimmer.

Two piece jacket dresses for plus size women or three piece skirt or pants suit are suitable for plus size ladies because the matching jackets creates an elongated body line which has an overall slimming effect on the outfits.

Jacket dresses can be worn anytime depending on the type of jacket dresses.Pick jacket dresses with softer material and a softer look for casual or party and jacket dresses with sheath and jacket for more formal office wear.

The matching jackets that come with the dress jackets are great for concealing while at the same time make the dress appealing if embellished with beads and other embellishments.

What Type Of Stripe Dress Should A Plus Size Woman Pick? – Vertical Or Diagonal Stripes Make A Person Look Slimmer


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Vertigal or diagonal stripes is preferred over horizontal stripes for plus size women dresses.

This stripe dress for plus sized women can be paired with bright color accessories or worn on its own. Either way it passes all the criteria set out above for plus size women clothing. The color is minimal. The medium length is just right. The stripes are a mixed vertical and horizontal. A stylish and very pretty dress indeed for plus sized ladies. Avoid a fully horizontal one as it is not flattering for the plus sized woman.

Jackets And Coats For Plus Size Women Should Have Interesting Hemlines

You Can Pick Longer Jackets With Asymmetrical Hemlines To Enhance Shapely Legs And Calves While Concealing Hips And Thighs

Choose interesting shapes for jackets and coats for plus sized women. Keep the length long rather than short and remember that darker colors have a better slimming effect.

Shawls And Wraps Can Hide Or Reveal And Be A Fashion Statement At The Same Time


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Wraps Are Beautiful And Can Be Used Not Only To Slim But To Add Your Own Style To A Dull Outfit

Plus size cardigans, sweaters, ponchos, shawls and wraps are a good way to create your own style while making you look slim at the same time.

Shawls and wraps are very versatile. You can wrap them around your shoulders or wear them like a poncho.

Get two tone shawls, color block wraps, crochet wraps and more to keep you warm. At the same time these plus size women shawls can jazz up your outfit.

Who Says Plus Sized Has To Be Dull And Boring? No Way! Here Are More Fun And Beautiful Outfits For The Fashionable Plus Sized Woman


5 Popular Ways To Wear A Sarong Pareo Wrap Scarf

A Sarong Pareo Is A Versatile Scarf You Can Use To Wear In Many Ways. This Post Shows You The 5 Most Popular Ways To Wear A Sarong Pareo Wrap Scarf.

5 Popular Ways To Wear A Sarong Pareo Wrap Scarf

Summer is a good time to head for the beaches. What is the best way to cover up at the beach
? You could use a sarong pareo wrap scarf or shawl. A pareo is a Tahitian word for a wrap around skirt.

It is a rectangle piece of cloth usually in bright, vibrant colors and beautiful design. You can wear a pareo or sarong not only as a wrap around skirt but in many ways. This lens features the 5 most popular ways to wear a sarong pareo.

A pareo sarong is extremely versatile and very sexy. You can wear it as a skirt, a full dress or simply throw it over your shoulders as a shawl or wrap.

One Piece Of Cloth, So Many Styles!

Ways You Can Tie Your Sarong Pareo Scarf – You can tie your pareo or sarong in up to 20 ways or styles!

You will be amazed to see just how many ways you can tie your sarong in this video.

One piece of cloth can be transformed into so many styles. The sarong is an extremely versatile piece of cloth. Don’t forget to pack it for your beach holidays.

Pareo And Sarong Tying For Women Video

You Can Wear Your Sarong Or Pareo In A Variety Of Ways – This Post Highlights 5 Most Popular Ways You Can Wear Your Pareo Scarf
  1. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As A Halter Neck Dress
  2. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As A Wrap Around or Tie Around Skirt
  3. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As a Strapless Dress
  4. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As A One Shoulder Toga Style Dress Or Top
  5. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As A Shawl To Keep You Warm Or As A Accessory To Your

1. Wear Your Pareo Sarong Scarf As A Halter Neck Dress – Here is one popular and easy way you can wear your pareo

Just wrap the scarf around your body, then gather the two ends together and immediately tie it behind your neck.

The pareo scarf is easy to bring along for summer beach holidays as it is lightweight and it is very versatile. One sarong can turn into many outfits as you will see later.

Wearing The Scarf As A Halter Neck Dress – Here is a variation of how you can wear your scarf as a halter neck dress

First, wrap the sarong or scarf around your body as you did in the first style, but this time twist the front ends together and continue twisting the ends before tying it behind your neck.

This also creates a halter neck dress but as you can see, it looks a little bit more interesting than the first halter neck style.

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2. Wear Your Pareo Sarong Scarf As A Wrap Around Skirt – This style is perfect for wearing over bathing suits or with bikinis

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There are several variations for tying your sarong into a wrap around skirt. The easiest method would be to wrap the sarong around your waist or slightly lower than waist level, then tie a knot at the side.

You could also wrap and fold the sarong in first on one side before completing the wrap and folding the sarong into the other end as the video below shows.

3. Wear Your Sarong Pareo Scarf As A Traditional Strapless Dress – You can wear your sarong as a strapless dress for the beach

How To Tie Your Sarong Into A Strapless Dress

Tie your sarong into a traditional and exotic looking strapless dress by bringing the sarong from back to front just underneath your arms.

Then tie the sarong into place once before making a knot by tying it the second time.

Finally, position the ends so that they all fall nicely.

4. Wear You Sarong As a Toga Style One Shoulder Dress – The Toga Style or One Shoulder Dress Style Is Another Popular Way To Tie A Sarong

You will need some practice with to wear your sarong like a one shoulder dress or you could get a friend to help you tie the sarong at the back.

An interesting variation to this is folding your pareo into two and turning it into a one shoulder top instead.

How Amazing It Is To Be Able To Wear Your Shawl As A Dress

That is exactly what you can do with a pareo sarong

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5. Wear Your Pareo As A Shawl Or Scarf Around Your Shoulders – Warm summer days on the beach quickly turn into cool summer nights

The Pareo Can Be Worn As A Shawl In A Number Of Creative Ways It always comes as a surprise that these shawls can turn into a dress or a top with a twist, a fold or a wrap

You can keep warm during cool summer nights by wrapping or throwing your pareo over your shoulders and wearing it as a shawl instead.

One cloth, many variations. Even when wearing your pareo as a shawl, you can create many styles and looks by the way you throw it over your shoulders, either full draped, front draped, tie it like a regular scarf, fully cover, half cover, front to back, back to front. It’s up to you to create your own style.

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Did You Know That A Coconut Buckle Can Make Tying Your Sarong Very Easy And Almost Effortless

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Tying A Sarong With A Coconut Buckle – The coconut buckle makes it easy to tie your sarongs

Here are more sarong pareo wraps for you to practice your creativity with this square piece of cloth.



Watch the video on 20 ways to tie a sarong pareo wrap for more ideas.

How To Create Your Own DIY European Charm Bracelet

This post shows you how to craft your own DIY European Charm Bracelet and the beads, charms and bracelet chains you will need.
How To Create Different Styles For Your DIY European Charm Bracelet

Recently I have been on a buying spree on eBay for charms and beads. I have collected quite a few charms and beads and I am going to share with you how I create different looks in minutes with the use of my beads. It is really fun playing with them. My daughter has her own box full of beads to make friendship bracelets with while I have my own collection of beads and charms to play with too.

My personal favorite are colorful bead and dangling charms. I love bling and dangling charms with a theme. However it is not cheap to have a collection of different charm bracelets with different themes. So I personalize my bracelets using colors and a few basic dangling colorful charms.

I’m going to show you pictures of some of my creations and what are the basic items I used to create them so read on.

Note: Photos Of Different Colored Bracelets Are From My Personal Creations And Taken Using My iPad.

European Charm Bracelet Beads – Get A Variety To Create Different Looks

These Are The Basic Beads And Items You Need To Create Several Different Bracelets To Match Your Different Colored Outfits – You Can Reuse These Beads, Charms And Connectors To Create Different Bracelets


Basic Charms And Beads For European Bracelet

You Will Need:

1. A Basic Chain Or Bangle – I am using the snake charm bracelet chain because I like how fluid and feminine it feels.

2. A Basic Dangle Charm – You can use any charm you like. I am using a heart or love charm because it matches with almost anything.

3. Colorful Dangling Charms – You can use other dangle charms in your favorite theme. I am using colorful dangling charms in my creations.

4. Gold Or Silver Beads – You can use gold, silver, metal or grey beads as your basic charm bracelet builder. I am using Tibetan Silver and 925 silver beads. I especially like the Tibetan Silver ones because they are affordable and adds character and depth to my bracelet.

5. One Safety Chain – You will need one safety chain. This item is optional. I used it because I like lots of dangles and hanging stuff on my bracelet.

6. Colorful Crystal Or Glass Beads – This is a must to create the different looks. You can get up to 4 or 6 of each color that you like to build your bracelet.

7. Murano Glass Beads – You can also collect colorful Murano Glass beads in different colors and patterns to make your bracelet one of a kind.

Basic Charms And Beads For European Bracelet

Here Are Some Of The European Charm Bracelets I Created Using The Basic Charms And Beads I Mentioned Earlier – With Clever Use Of Colorful Beads, You Can Create


Orange Charm Bracelet


Red Charm Bracelet


Blue Charm Bracelet


Yellow Charm Bracelet


Pink Charm Bracelet


Matching Orange Charm Dangle Earrings


Blue Charm Dangling Earrings

By Color Or By Theme?

For the purpose of this post, I have created bracelets based on one color themes because they are the easiest to create. However you can do two or three color themes for your bracelets. For example purple and pink, blue and green, yellow and orange. When using dual colors try to put warm colors together with warm ones. Or you can add a dash of black or white to add contrast or go colorful.

Alternatively you can collect themed charms and use those as a base for your bracelet. For example, hair styling theme, animal theme, love theme, mothers theme and a lot more depending on your likes and interests. Collect slowly and be creative and have fun creating your bracelets.

Dangling Charms Add Character And Theme To Your Bracelet – I Love Girly Girly Stuff Like Lipsticks, Handbags, High Heel Shoes Charms

One Optional Item You May Like To Have Is A Charm Bracelet Earring Chain Or A Snake Chain Necklace – You Can Make Matching Earrings And Necklaces For Your Bracelet Like The Ones I Created Above

Here’s everything you need to make the European Bracelets like mine. Snake bracelet chains, stoppers, Murano glass beads, dangling charms, Tibetan silver connectors, trinkets, Rhinestones and more. You can really get creative with these in hand.


How To Wear A Bib Necklace With Style

How To Wear A Bib Necklace With Style

A Bib Necklace is a grand statement accessory for women. It is bold, colorful and can easily turn your outfit from night to day, from casual to party instantly and effortlessly. It is versatile and exciting. If you have not tried one before, you should.

A Bib Necklace looks tribal, authentic, romantic all at the same time. It can become the highlight of your dress. You won’t need any other accessory with it. Perhaps just a clutch back or a statement cocktail ring to go is enough to make you the talk of the party.

This lens will show you How To Wear A Bib Necklace as well as give you tips on How Not To Wear One. I have drawn an illustration to give you a quick idea but you can read it in more detail in the modules that follow. I hope you enjoy this lens as much as I enjoyed writing it.

What Is A Bib Necklace?

A Bib Necklace is rather like a child’s bib (as the name implies). It is broad based at the chest, sometimes encrusted with jewels, or pearls and beads and precious stones and thin at the back, sometimes tied at the back with a string or cord or made of chain. Prices vary depending on the materials used. Continue reading

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