15 Plus Size Fashion Tips to Know So You Can Have Fun

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I love this place and space we are
in as it pertains to plus size
fashion. There are so many more
designers, retailers, boutiques, and
places to stalk for inspiration and
shopping! Navigating it all can be
a bit overwhelming or a challenge,
but as you are here (welcome)
there are tons of resources and
articles to help you along the way.
But what I have realized is that
there is so much, that figuring out
how to start, what to do, or how to
do it can be a bit overwhelming-
so what I have done is hooked you
up with a fun slideshow of 15 plus
size fashion tips to live by (or ones
that I do anyways!) to reference as
you go about your fashionable day!
I love that we no longer see sooo
many of those “Rules” articles in
plus size fashion… I tore apart the
last article I saw about plus size
fashion tips… pshaw- not on my
watch! Now it is a time of learning,
finding, and experimenting! YES
honey, yes! Where do we begin?
What and how will it help you out?
No worries! Take a read below the
images to help you out!! Are you
ready?
15 PLUS SIZE
FASHION TIPS TO
KNOW SO YOU CAN
HAVE FUN

15. Forget the notion of
what plus size fashion WAS
and embrace what it is
today
This one here can be a challenge.
We have been accustomed to only specific styles, and
certain options. We now have new
designers, on trend silhouettes,
retailers who cater to our style and
desires, and the platforms to speak
out and up on what we want, like,
and need!

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14. KNOW your
measurements
While most of our shopping options
are online, it is imperative that we
know our measurements NOT just
in clothing, but bras and our calf
sizes! Get fitted at least once a
year,
and break out the measuring tape
whenever you are not sure about
the fits!

13. Toss out the “rules”
that have been drilled into
our heads
I mean. Don’t show your belly. No
horizontals. No patterns. Black is
slimming. Don’t wear items that
are body conscious… PSHAW. With
all of these rules, how can one
enjoy the progression of plus size
fashion today? Find a rule and
break it I say! Go far out with it
too! You never know what you will
find!

12. Play with Color
Color is proven to affect, change,
and alter ones mood. I mean you
cannot NOT be happy in Yellow.
Blue is calming and relaxing. Red
is a spicy and sassy color that
makes you feeeeeel. Find a hue
that you are drawn to and play in
baby steps, then in focal items, OR
do a head to toe monochromatic
look!

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11. Find an accessory style
that works for you
I have a thing for rings. The
bigger, the gaudier, the edgier- the
better. LOVE belts. LOVE boots.
Earrings as big and long as I can
take them. Accessorize to Maximize
I say! We all have a signature,
whether we notice or care, it is
there. Find it- that finishing touch
that defines you and work it. If you
have a penchant for stilettos- then
walk, walk, fashion baby!

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10. Have a tailor on deck
Not necessarily on deck, but one
that you know you can reply on to
do those finite fixes and tweaks to
your garments. Many times, off the
rack will not fit you perfectly and
this is NORMAL. Taking your pieces
to a tailor,you will have a garment
that looks and feels like a million
bucks for less than ksh200 in toi market

9. Get the girls fitted
Having a perfectly fitted bra is like
heaven. Your back thanks you, your
clothes love you, and life just feels
better when the girls are in their
place (or free- I think this is the
best feeling). I was instructed that
any time you lose or gain, twice a
year, and after nursing are times
when you should get fitted.
Hrmph. I do not get fitted
religiously, but often enough. I
must add, getting fitted for
European bras is a must. Sizing is
different and so are the cuts!

8. Prints are playful and
fun- Focus on scale or the
size of the print
A bold print can be a mood
changer. I am here for a great
print too! Depending on what
areas of your body that you love,
place the print on the area you do
not mind the attention, as the eye
will gravitate there. Also, if you
want to make that area look
smaller, a smaller print, don’t care
or want to make bigger? A bolder
and bigger scaled print will do!

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7. Forget the size of the
garment- focus on fit
The only person who will see the
size of your garment is you. While
we can have a gamut of sizes in
our closets, fit is the most
important. Some brands prefer a
more tailored look, some brands
are more conservative, others have
different fit methods- you are not
alone here. A great fit looks
best over whatever size it is on the
inside.

6. Experiment with
silhouettes and shapes
I am guilty of this. Being scared of
a new shape or trend that has hit.
But I DID IT! I have faced my fear
of a skater skirt. I played in bold
patterns and prints, embracing
more separates. I have been on a
personal evolution and I am here
for this exploration! You never
know what you really like or love
without playing around with new
shapes. You may realize that you
love your legs in midi skirts, your
arms in cap sleeves, or your legs in
shorts! You never know!

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5.Nail it.
I do love a great nail. I love nail
stickers even more. I must admit,
some days where you feel a little
blah, having the nails done
automatically makes me feel
dressed up or feeling a little bit
more fancy. I do love a great clean
manicure, but sometimes you want
to jazz it up a bit! Whatever it is,
find something that does it for you
and have fun with it!

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4. Play with new
fabrications
Modal Cotton feels like second
skin. Silks feel amazing and drape
quite nicely. Double faced wool is
both chic and warm. Cashmere
blends are like butter. Supple
leather hugs the curves just right.
Before, we only had the option of
cheaper poly blends and jerseys.
With technology and designers
bringing the quality and luxury, we
have a few new fabrications to play
in! I dare you to try it! Your skin
and curves will thank you!

3. Challenge yourself to try
a new trend
SKATER skirts ? Jumpsuits? Two
Piece Bikinis? Say WHATTT? Ohhh
yes. SKORTS? Culottes? Do you
dare? I say try them! They may be
the best thing since sliced bread
and you didn’t EVEN know! What
will it hurt to test it out, try it on,
and give it a go? I face my fear,
have welcomed palazzo pants,
donned more than my fair share of
crop tops and have been having
fun with my fears!

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2. Make a statement
For me, most of the times I have
realized, it is my hair that makes
the statement and I am okay with
this. Hehehe. But other times, I
want my ring to take center stage,
the shoes, or the dress. Whatever
it is, I allow it to do the talking for
me when I want it to.

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1. Have FUN!
At the end of the day, there
should be a bit of fun and self-
expression that should come from
shopping, dressing up and finding
new items to dress your curves in!
It should be fun! Not shrouded in
rules, boxes, and hindrances. Be
open, step outside your box, and
explore!
These are a JUST few plus size
fashion tips to play in and with to
help you along your way.

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I KNOW ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I POSTED,MY APOLOGIES…I WILL MAKE UP FOR THAT
Have a great evening lovlies 🙂

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