Wearing trendy dresses at any size may take a little work but not at all impossible. There are literally hundreds of trends, colors, silhouettes and brands available but the first thing that you should consider is how it will flatter your full figure. It's about knowing what people are wearing and which trends suit you and you are comfortable with. Clothing should be something fun, comfortable and accentuates your best parts. Covering up in something your grandma would wear is definitely not going to do you any favors, unless of course your grandma is Elizabeth Taylor.
Lost in fashion avenue? Here are two things to think about when you want:
Color – Black always has that slimming effect, but the fact is the world has a lot of different colors and you want them. You can go for color, do not be afraid to wear blues, reds, pinks, greens and even prints, there is no reason why you can not wear them. Try something like Donna Rico Lime Green Pleated Bodice Dress that you can wear at the office, dress it up a little with some chunky bracelets to complete the look.
Flatter your Curves – Show of your sexy side with Empire cut trendy dresses and blouses that accentuate the waist. Halter tops and dresses reveal your sexy cleavage, tapers the waist and takes attention away from wider shoulders. If you want sleeves, you can up the ante from boring box sleeves to Dolman sleeves that are comfortable and chic. A-line dresses are perhaps the most flattering of all as it flows perfectly in the body and flares at the bottom with just the right amount of flirtatiousness.
There are many places to take inspiration from, read up on fashion magazines that celebrate women of different sizes. If you are a digital citizen, try hitting MadChic Online Boutique, magazines and fashion blogs. Some of our favorites include Plus Model Magazine and its sister publication Daily Venus Diva where you can find trendy dresses and the latest fashion talk-of-the-town. Get the inside scoop from real fashionable plus size women at Fatgirlslikeniceclothestoo and Fatshionchic. You can also go to online fashion communities for women, like BellaOnline where you can get advice from other women and even discover fashion finds that you can only get from insider info.