Africa is blessed with beautiful women with different shapes and sizes. While every figure and body type is a blessing from God and should not be looked down on, the society in general seems to view women on the plus size range in a different light. Plus size women do not have to assume that because of their body structure, they can not be fashionable.
Here are a few fashion tips for plus size women.
7. Practice good posture. The way you carry your body can make all the difference in how your clothes look. Keep your chin up high, your shoulders back, your spine straight, and your hips centered over your feet. When you walk, don’t shuffle and barely lift your feet off the ground – instead, practice the sort of “gliding” walk that beauty queens learn, that doesn’t cause your body to bounce up and down very much. You can practice this with the old balance-a-book-on-your-head trick.
8. Know your measurements. Putting a measuring tape around yourself might seem like your worst nightmare, but you have to know your size if you’re going to dress well. Try to remove yourself from the situation as much as possible, and recognize that these are just arbitrary numbers – they’re not measurements of who you are as a person.
Write down your measurements. Keep this information handy whenever you’re shopping, so that you’ll know exactly what you need.
9. Get a good seamstress or tailor. Sometimes your size just isn’t fitted well “off the rack”. You may have an ample bosom but a skinny waist, for instance, and so most clothing that fits your bosom swallows your waist. Instead of walking around in clothes that don’t flatter, bring them to a professional to alter to your size. Ask your dry cleaner for a recommendation.
10. Look at your potential purchases from different angles. Sit down in front of the dressing-room mirror. Many overweight women do not realize that what looks good standing up is disastrous sitting down. Does your skirt ride up and show a lumpy thigh? Can you wave to a friend across the room without straining at your sleeve? If there is the least chance that you will feel uncomfortable, find an alternative: there’s nothing worse than the suspicion that any sudden movements will split your seams.