Clothes also serve as a protective shield for your body and prevent it from coming into direct contact with pollution and bacteria in the atmosphere. Clothes are made from various materials depending on the climate and culture of the particular region. In earlier times clothes were mostly stitched at home and the range in styles and designs was somewhat limited. But now-a-days clothes are worn to make a fashion statement. Fashion industry has grown at a fast pace and people are more fashion conscious these days than they were at any other time in the past.
Every individual wants to wear fashionable and designer clothes and sometimes in an effort to be with the time, you tend to choose a wrong dress that can high light your flaws more than your assets. Large sized women have to be more careful while selecting clothes so that they look slimmer and shapely and they are able to move around with self confidence. If you are a few sizes bigger than the average women then you should follow these useful tips and buy clothes that can make you look slimmer!
You should prefer wearing monochromatic clothes i.e. wear one colour at a time. This will help to make you look taller than your actual height and will hide the thicker areas of your body. Dark colours help to give a slimmer look, especially black. A black dress looks elegant and stylish. If you want to wear combinations, you should wear dark colours on top if you are heavy on the top and wear a light coloured bottom to shift focus on your legs. If you have heavy hips or thighs then reverse the combination.
Large framed people should avoid bold prints as it adds more volume to their body. Wear small and soft prints to maintain a petite look. You should not wear all over prints in a dress but contrast a printed skirt with a plain kurti or top, or you can wear a plain slacks, pants or churidar with a printed shirt. Say no to horizontal stripes. They will make you look broader than you already are, vertical stripes are the best option for you and it will add to your height and will make you look slimmer.
Diagonal stripes also suits large framed women as it enhances the curves and give shape to your body. If you are fond of checks then select carefully and wear very small checks and preferably in darker shades. Broad checks should be avoided.
Designs and Styles
In today’s fashion world you have a vast range to select from according to your style and size. To create a slimmer look you must know how to emphasis your assets and hide your flaws. To look slimmer you should wear clothes that have simple and sleek cuts, and are made without much frills and fancies. Shapeless dresses will make you look wider and bigger and tight fitted garments will emphasize your heavy areas.
Your pants should have narrow and tapered legs to give you height and they will also subtract a few inches from your thighs and hips. You should prefer pants with side or back zippers with flat front. Avoid hip hugging tight jeans that will highlight your trouble spots.
Prefer wearing long and loose tops like kurtis or shirts and avoid tucked in tops to hide your wider points. You can wear a poncho or a tunic top to camouflage your middle spot and to create an illusion of a slimmer waistline. For skirts you should opt for A line simple skirts made to make your thighs look slimmer and show off your calves and ankles. Skirts with too much flair or heavy pleats will make you look wider and bulky.
If you are heavy on the top then simple necklines will be a better option to avoid focus on that area. If you have a broad waistline then you can make your neckline interesting to draw the gaze away from your hips and tummy. If you are wearing saris then choose the ones with smaller prints. Wear saris that have slim borders as they will make you look slimmer and taller. Wear flowing fabrics like georgettes, crepe or chiffons. Avoid stiffly starched cottons as they will add volume to your frame.
Your size should not be a hindrance to your fashion sense. With experience and awareness you will learn to accentuate your assets and hide your flaws.