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Plus Size Dress Top Ten Fashion Tips for Full Figured Women

1. Buy the plus dress
size that fits your body type

Nobody knows what the size label says and wearing the plus size that fits your fuller figure will make you look slimmer than struggling into something which is too small. A size too small will accentuate your lumps and bumps rather than skim your figure & flatter. This doesn’t mean go large – a baggy outfit that is too big will look just as unflattering.

2. Find a sexy dress fashions that accentuates your full figured assets

If you have a great bust - go for a lower neckline, v-neck or halter dress. A halter dress can also be great on smaller bust or make wide shoulder look less bulky by drawing more attention to your face. If you have good legs then wear something just below the knee (sometimes called tea length when talking about formal wear) rather than floor length. A wrap dress can accentuate or create a waist and camouflage parts of your tummy you may feel uncomfortable with. If you've got great shoulders, neck and collar bones try a sexy off the shoulder dress. Don’t go overboard though – a low neckline and short mini skirt together will be too much.

3. A wise fashion word for plus size petite dresses

For petite, plus size women make sure dress lengths come at or just above the near. With a shorter body frame, your height is easily overcome by long dresses and skirts. By showing a little leg and wearing a moderate height heel you will look much taller and better proportioned.

4. A-line plus size dress styles are flatter to most figures

Most women, plus size or not, have larger hips and thighs than the top half of tier body. An a-line dress fits in the waist and top part of the hip, but then elegantly floats away from the body in the "A" shape. This will hide any imperfections in the butt, hips and thigh area. If you are larger on top than an a-line dress will help create more volume below your waist, giving your womanly, curvy figure a more balanced look.

5. Have at least one casual plus size dress you can throw on in an instant

A great fitting casual dress that is made of a comfortable fabric like cotton, jean, denim, linen or a cotton knit blend (basically something breathable) is great for a weekend, a summer or spring day or to throw on after work. Just make sure what ever plus size dress you pick has a little bit of shape to flatter your curves and avoid the boxy cut garments.

6. Have at least one classic black dress that fits you like a dream.

Every woman, no matter what her size, should have a classic (and sexy) little black dress. Make it dressy for evening with accessories and fancy shoes or dress it down with simple make-up and an understated cardigan. When ever a special occasion comes up suddenly, you will be prepared with the proper full figured dress that can be accessorized for any last minute party event. With many new women's designers doing plus size collections there are literally hundreds of dress styles to choose from. Show off those plus size curves.

7. Plus size dresses with a matching jacket can be a great outfit for work

Career wear and office appropriate separates are a great clothing item to have in your wardrobe. A sleek sheath dress with a fitted blazer that matches can be a easy professional look. A fitted coat or jacket will also refine your body shape and give you a fashionable look. This is a common style found on several online clothes catalog websites.

8. Shoes (even sexy wide widths) can take your dress to the next level of style

Heels are very important when buying a dress as they can have a miracle, sexy effect on women's legs by slimming and often improving your stance. Avoid dainty shoes which can have the opposite effect & ankle ties which cut off the leg and make them look shorter.

9. Accessorize a plain plus size dress to give it flair

A stylish purse or bag and necklace can make an outfit. Just be aware to keep your accessories in proportion with the size of your body. A tiny clutch bag can have the effect of making everything around it look larger. Go bigger for a single accessory to make a statement with your clothes style.

10. Create apparel options with additional clothing separates

If you fall in love with a short sleeve dress but feel conscious of your larger upper arms then find a matching shrug, cardigan or shawl, which gives you the option to show some flesh but keep within your comfort zone.

About these plus size fashion tips:
Co-written with Curvety, which specializes in flattering plus size clothing, dresses, outerwear and extended plus sizes 28-36 for women in the UK.”

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