Saturday, July 17, 2010

9 Myth’s that Plus-Size Women Should Know

Working with some of the most Fabulous plus-size women there came to my attention things that they were not totally aware of.  I decided to post a few myth's that my curve girls needed to know so here they are:

1. Myth: Getting dressed up is no fun when you're overweight.

Reality: "Plus-size women want what every woman wants -- to look and feel good in her clothes. The size 18 wants to wear the same trends that the size 8 does, and why not?

Every woman needs a killer cocktail dress, no matter her size or shape.

Tip: For dressy styles that flatter the figure, look for empire waistlines, wrap styles and a-line shapes with eye-catching details like sweetheart or scalloped necklines, ruching or asymmetrical hemlines.

2. Myth: The more covered up, the better.

Reality: Curvy girls can absolutely wear tanks and tubes that show off their arms, if you feel self-conscious, she says, top off tanks with a cute cropped jacket or cardigan.

Tip: Layering is a trend right now, so take advantage of it.

3. Myth: Anything that clings is evil.

Reality: "Jersey Knit is wonderful on plus-size women for the same reason some women shy away from it -- it follows your curves,” That’s because, jersey is sexy and fluid, and has enough stretch to hold its shape.

Tip: Try wearing a shape wear tank underneath for flawless, smooth lines.

4. Myth: Plus-sized girls should avoid fitted jackets.

Reality: "Curves crave apparel with shape to it," Look for fitted jackets in fabrics that stretch and move with you. You don’t want to look stiff.

Tip: Pair a fitted jacket with trousers and long necklaces for a polished and trendy look.