Selecting clothes to fit plus size ladies is not any different from choosing styles for any other woman. On the other hand flattering your body can make a significant difference. Learn about the body types, decide what is your current shape, and study style guidelines bellow to help you look your best. There are tops and pants suggestions for every body type.
Body type can be easily determined by assessing the proportion of your top half, the torso, compared to your bottom half.
|1.Hourglass Figure. Hourglass body type is the easiest to dress because it is the most perfect of all. You have a hourglass figure if you have balanced hip and bust lines combined with well defined waist.
You are lucky if you have hourglass figure, because all you have to do is to emphasize your curves, especially waist, without adding inches to the hips or bust.
|2.Inverted Triangle Figure Type or Apple Body Type. With the inverted triangle shape the body is top heavy. You have broad shoulders or/and large bust and small hips and slim legs.
The main target here is to balance your upper body compared to the lower one by drawing the attention away from your bust and shoulders.
Apple body shape is similar to Inverted Triangle but is more challenging to balance out. If you are an Apple body type, you have slim legs and arms, and usually gain weight in midriff area.
|3. Triangle Body Type. This body type is often referred as pear body shape. This is a very common body type. Typically, triangle shape is identified with slim shoulders, small or medium bust, and defined waist, and full hips. Bust-line is proportionally narrower than hip-line. Usually the thighs are full and bottom is rounded.
If this is your case, draw attention to your slim shoulders, face, and well- defined waist.
|4. Rectangular Body Type, Athletic Body Type: If your hip-line and bust- line are of similar width and your waist is only slightly defined, you have rectangular body type. Your legs and arms are proportional and you have small to medium bust. No matter whether you are slim or athletic (muscular), your body needs additional curves by defining your arms and waist.