Winter fashion trends include endless possibilities and combinations of coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, cardigans, jeans, trousers, dresses and trouser suits.
But for plus size persons, finding good combinations is sometimes be difficult. To make life easier, we have provided a number of tips that ensure that winter trends for the curvy body are chic, stylish, modern and above all flattering.
1. Fitting Clothes Clothing which fits the body properly looks better. As tight clothes as well as baggy clothes are unflattering and make you look large, they are best avoided.
2. Cut of the garment For dresses, straight cuts that fit the body properly are preferable. For trousers and jeans, regular straight cuts look going down to the ankle make you look slimmer and taller. Similarly, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, cardigans, and blouses or tops worn as part of trouser suits, should have straight cuts, be fitting and have vertical designs and patterns. Flair-cuts are best avoided as they have a tendency to lessen the height and make you look wider.
3. Vertical Stripes When choosing dresses, blouses, tops, or any garment with stripes, then ones with vertical stripes are always a better option. In addition, slimmer stripes are also more flattering. Both add the illusion of height and make you look slimmer and taller.
4. Prints Types of print selection depend on your height. In general, big bold prints look better on taller persons while smaller intricate prints are more suitable for those of shorter height.
5. Patterns and Designs Vertically aligned patterns and designs look nicer. They add height by lengthening the body. Horizontal designs have the opposite effect as they lessen the height by quite literally ‘cutting it short’. It is the illusion of height, which makes you look narrower and therefore slimmer.
6. Colors While single colours look good, multiple coloured garments selected and worn correctly are equally flattering. Single coloured garments should be fit properly and have a straight cut and an optimal length depending on the type of garment and the occasion for which it is made.
For multiple coloured garments, the different colours should not be in a horizontal pattern or design. For example, a sweater having two shades of blue in a block design with the darker shade at the bottom, has the illusion of significantly lessening the height if is in a horizontal pattern while significantly increasing it if it is in a vertical pattern.