Curvy girls are nailing their outfits and you can too
Plus-size clothes can be terrible. The fashion industry has decided that shapeless dresses and floral tops are the only clothes larger women can wear.
But don’t worry, fashion bloggers are fighting back. They’re deciding for themselves what they want to wear. Rightly so. Gathering a ton of followers on social media, they are showing off their stylish outfits. Making it crystal clear that you can be FAT and look FABULOUS at the same time.
That said, it’s still hard to find amazing outfits and fashionable clothes as plus-sized women. So here’s some handy tips for looking and feeling fabulous when shopping for plus-sized clothes:
Embrace your belly
Curvy girls are always told to wear clothes that hide their stomach. Don’t listen. Flaunt your curves. Wear that tight dress. Your belly is beautiful.
Try on multiple sizes
This is a must. You will probably be a different size from one brand to another. Even within one brand, you may need different sizes for various garments. Don’t feel bad about the size numbers. As long as you feel great, who cares.
Avoid the High Street
It’s frustrating when most High Street clothes for plus-sized women only sell high neck or long sleeved tops that hide your body. No-one wants that. There are a few diamonds in the rough though, with some pretty decent plus-sized lines – Forever 21, M&S, and Nike being some of them.
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Ah I agonised over whether to get this dress for so so long! It looked gorgeous on everyone else I saw wearing it, but I wasn’t quite sure if it would work *for me*. Well it turns out I absolutely ADORE the print, and whilst it’s definitely a keeper I’d prefer it if the material was a little thicker for the colder days 🌻🍂 – [FIT NOTES: I got my regular size, which is a smidge tight across the bust and short on the arms. I wish I’d sized up once.] – Tagging @c_isfashion & @_holly_brails_ who I promised I’d show what it looks like on 👀💖 – • • • • • #iamme #ootdplussize #size18style #plussizefashion #psbloggers #30plusblogs #30plusstyle #midsizestyle #scottishbloggers #scotstreetstyle #effyourbeautystandards #allbodiesaregoodbodies #celebratemysize #fashionover30 #losehatenotweight #mystylishcurves #alternativecurves #honormycurves #fatshion #over30style #fatbabe #plussizeootd #abmlifeiscolorful #whowhatwear #fullfiguredfashion #fullfigured #plussizestyle #tcfstyle
Know your measurements
This makes online shopping so much easier as they often have guides with cm or inches. This means you have a better idea if the garment will fit.
Follow plus-size bloggers
There are so many gorgeous plus-size bloggers and models out there who ALWAYS nail their outfits. They’re not afraid to show some skin and they look fabulous. Follow Sarah Moffat, Zoe Godfrey-Meers, and Kitty Underhill for some uplifting body confidence.
Wear whatever you want
Don’t listen to people who say you should wear black or baggy clothes to hide your curves. You can wear bold prints, tight dresses, and bright colours and look incredible. There are no ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’, so feel great in what you’re wearing.
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I’ve been in such a disconnected place recently. I’ve been doing some really good (but difficult!) work with my counsellor about my body image, my eating and my mental health stuff, but it’s been a lot. In rehashing some body image stuff, I feel like I’ve taken some steps back in my body acceptance journey because I’m thinking about my body a lot more. My brain has been in survival mode, just trying to get through the day, because thinking about my body has become a difficult thing again. I’m reflecting on my mental health journey too, and because I’m in a bad spot, I find myself feeling sad about the time and experiences I lost to bad mental health. I think about it a lot, but it hurts a lot more this time round. I worry that I lost my way, that I’m behind, or that I haven’t ‘done’ enough. If you’re in a similar spot, or ever have been, please know that you’re not alone. When you’re ready, and you feel able to, please forgive yourself for time ‘lost’. You needed to feel. If you tried to pretend everything was ok, it would come up in other ways. You got through what you needed to to become the wonderful person you are today. And if you ask me, that isn’t time lost. That’s strength building. And even if you don’t feel strong, you so are. I see you, I’m with you, and I hear you. We think that mental health and body image journeys have a definite end point, but they will keep going, they will keep having peaks and troughs. And it’s ok to be in a trough. It’s ok to feel like things aren’t going to get better for a little bit. Our relationships with our bodies and minds are ever changing; it’s part of the process. We are all doing such great work just by getting through the day, by working on ourselves, or by doing whatever needs to be done to look after ourselves. Allow yourself to be a work in progress. Perfection is a ridiculous standard to work toward – you are enough as you are. #bodyacceptance #bodypeace #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #plussizemodel #curvemodel #lingerie #glow #boldncurvy #recovery #curvywoman #plussize #rolls #cellulite #selflove #selfcare #curvesarebeautiful #beyou #lindasplussize #curiousforreality