Simple Treasures…Kenya's consignment clothing boutique

How to work with plus sized curves:

• Don’t cover your curves! Big clothes on big bodies only make you look bigger.
• If one has wide feet, you need to counterbalance with wide heels. A thinner heel only draws attention to your wider foot.
• Dress from the inside out. A well-fitting bra and shapewear will camouflage all lumps and bumps.
• Clothes should skim your body, not cling to it! Think high-waist, wide trousers, and A-line or flared skirts.
• Skirts should end just before or under the kneecap. Your legs will look longer.
• Shorter, fitted jackets will also flatter your legs-and waist.
• Avoid elastic waistbands. They might be comfortable, but they add bulk to your midsection.
• Keep necklines open. A deep V- or scoop neck lengthens your neck.
• A dress with a belt will cinch you in, focusing attention on your smaller waist.
• Dress for the size you are-not what you want to be or once were! Work with what you have! Own it.
DO try skirts that are designed to hit right at knee length, like the plus size pencil skirts. I love the secretary dresses made especially for plus size women. The built-in belt does wonders for creating the hourglass shape by accentuating the waistline!