10 Plus Size Fashion Tips
Believe it or not, it is possible to be on the large side and look good and you can find out how with these 10 plus size fashion tips. In this society where being thin or underweight is revered, it can be hard figuring out how to dress attractively when your waist is in the stout range. However, that does not mean it’s not possible to be husky and look great at the same time. Check out the list below for a few suggestions on plus size fashion.
- Make sure it fits. While you may feel wonderfully thin cramming your behind into jeans that are several sizes too small, you will in no way look thin. In fact, doing this can make a person look a lot larger than he/she really is. The best advice we can give is to wear clothing that actually fits you. A good way to determine this is if your clothes give you a muffin top when you’re standing up, get a bigger size. Conversely, don’t wear something four sizes too big to cover up your spare tire, as this will make you look larger as well.
- Underneath. One piece of tight-fitting clothing that would be ideal for the plus size guy is an undershirt or wife beater. Don’t wear the undershirt all by itself; just wear it under your regular clothing, as it will help to make any creases and folds in the belly and chest less noticeable.
- Darker. You’ve heard the whole “black is slimming” thing, surely. It’s true–the darker your clothing is, the more slimming your body will be. You won’t look like you’ve dropped a hundred pounds by picking a black shirt rather than a red one, but it can facilitate both average-size and plus size fashion alike.
- Pants. If possible, try and get pants that are labeled boot-cut. This is another unisex plus size fashion tip: Pants with a little flare at the bottom will have a slimming effect on whomever is wearing said pants. This will help even out the size difference between the ankles and the hips. Plus size guys obviously aren’t as curvy as plus size women around the lower waist, but the flare-legged concept still helps.
- Pants II. Don’t wear pants with stretchy waists (at least not in public). An elastic waistband will dig into your belly and make folds of flesh a lot more conspicuous.
- Pull down. Going along with tip number four, don’t pull your pants up to your neck like an old man; this will make you look especially huge.
- No tucking. Try to avoid tucking your shirt in if you can, whether it’s a dress shirt or a polo shirt. This can not only show off a large waistline, but emphasize it in a bad way. If you need to dress up for something, try wearing tops that do not require tucking.
- Coats. A nice blazer that fits you well and can be buttoned comfortably is a great article of clothing for the plus size guy to own. It’s versatile and can be worn for both formal and casual events. Get something that’s blue or black in color, which won’t be hard to find since these are basically the only colors men’s blazers are available in (unless you’re looking for a pimp suit).
- Not across. Sometimes getting horizontal is not a good thing. If you utterly adore stripes on your clothing, look for vertical patterns. Horizontal stripes will not flatter your figure if you’re on the husky side. Stripes in general tend to be a no-no for the stout man’s wardrobe.
- Ties. We’re not sure how this one works, but you’ll just have to trust us. A necktie can help supplement a plus size man’s appearance in a positive way. It works by breaking up the initial visual experience of the color mass that is the shirt. Look for a necktie in a solid color or a modest design.