Summer Dresses For Plus Size Women

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					Summer Dresses For Plus Size Women
With Summer once again approaching, thoughts turn to sorting out that Summer
wardrobe and replacing thick knits and jeans with lighter, airier colors, fabrics and
For plus size women, the fun of shopping has increased dramatically in recent years
with a wide range of retailers now recognizing that nearly 50% of the population is at
least a size 18, and finally catering for plus sizes with ranges of fun and fashionable
The trick with picking plus size clothing is to avoid hiding your shape. Attempting to
hide away under baggy or shapeless items will merely make you look larger, and
probably feel less confident. Instead, focus on working those curves! Fashion is
increasingly about celebrating voluptuous lines and recognizing that curvy women are
beautiful - just look at the recent fashion campaigns by Marks and Spencer,
Debenhams and Etam all featuring beautiful plus size models.
Pick your favorite body part and dress to accentuate it. For example you may have a
wonderful cleavage - in which case don't be afraid to display it with plunging v-lines
and detailed necklines. If you have great calves - and many larger women do - then
again, show them off with crop trousers or skirts and dresses. Trim arms and ankles
can be shown off with short sleeves and shorter Summer lengths again - and
remember to nip in that waist with a belt or tie to create a stunning hourglass shape.
Clothes should skim your figure - not drown it, and remember that foundation
underwear is one of the main things to get right - a well fitting bra and some
controlling knickers will make all of your outfits look fantastic!
Summer dresses are a wonderful option for the warmer months. For plus size women,
pick empire necklines if you are a pear shape - to show off that neat top half and
create a nipped in waist. If you are more of an apple shape, choose a flattering bias cut
which will show off those neat hips and great lengths. Pick a skirt length which ends
at a slim part of your leg - for example, just below the knee is very flattering. Avoid
dresses that end either above the knee or at the widest part of your calves, as they can
be unflattering to all!
Look at bright colors this year - pinks, peaches and teal greens are all very fashionable,
and embellishing is still a great look - pick an embellished dress which accentuates
the areas you like best. Again, block colors are very trendy and also very slimming -
pick the darker block on the biggest part of your body to balance it out.
In terms of stores to try for your Summer dresses, Dorothy Perkins goes right up to
size 20 and has an excellent range of flattering Summer brights and dresses at great
prices. Etam is another favorite for fashionable plus sizes, and has some great Aztec
and folk prints for this Summer's dresses. Next also has a great fashionable plus size
range. Or Try online boutiques such as shinecai, which goes right up to size 32 and
has some fantastic sexy Summer dresses for work, casual and evening wear/weddings.
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