Cupid's Pulse Article: Fashion Advice: 6 Plus-Size Fashion Trends to Look Your BestCupid's Pulse Article: Fashion Advice: 6 Plus-Size Fashion Trends to Look Your Best

By Diana Iscenko

Dressing for your body type can be daunting. With so many fashion trends coming in and out of style, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This fear may be worse if you have a curvy figure, with fashion often displayed on bodies that don’t look like your own. Cupid has some fashion advice to help you find out what outfits will flatter your body.

Here are six fashion tips for plus-size women to help you look (and feel!) your best:

1. Try Different Sizes

Not everything will fit the same way. Sizing varies from brand to brand, so it’s important to try on a range of sizes. Even within the same brand, sizing may vary based on the style or the material. It can be discouraging to try clothes that don’t fit but don’t be afraid to venture out of your “normal” sizes when trying on clothes. After all, how the clothes fit your body is more important than the number on the tag.

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2. Dress For Your Body Shape

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to flatter every curvy body type. Women who are hourglass-shaped and women who are pear-shaped will have different things that flatter them. Regardless of your shape, avoid wearing baggy clothes to hide your figure and embrace your curves.

3. Tailor Your Clothes

Tailoring is an overlooked asset for women of all sizes! A good tailor can be your secret weapon, transforming a frumpy, ill-fitting outfit into a wardrobe staple. Department stores and boutiques often offer in-store tailoring services, too.

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5. Invest in Basics

While buying a cheap white shirt or leggings may be tempting, you should invest in these wardrobe basics. They’re the building blocks to your wardrobe and you’ll likely be wearing them a lot. The same goes for undergarments. You don’t want the wrong pair of underwear to ruin the cute outfit you had planned.

6. Find the Right Accessories

Accessorizing can bring your look to the next level. Add a wide belt to draw attention to your waist and extenuate your curves. Wear shoes that make your legs look longer and avoid ones with ankle straps. You can also experiment with colors and prints!

What’s your go-to outfit to help you feel your best? Start a conversation in the comments below.