Plus Size Clothing Styles for Women with Large Hips and Thighs

You need a new wardrobe but are not quite sure what will flatter your shape and what will hinder it. This can be hard to figure out for anyone with any shape or size but seems to be close to impossible when trying to figure out the dos and don’ts for a woman that has larger hips and thighs.

Here are a few tips on enhancing your figure and making it look better proportioned:
  1. First you must be sure that you have a pear shape. Women who are pear shaped usually have narrow or sloping shoulders, a bottom heavy shape, a thin and slender neck and more generous lower hips and thighs. Pear shaped women definitely have a curvy bottom half with rounded hips and thighs.
  1. Choose a shirt that will bring attention to the shoulders. Wide necklines (like boat neck or scoop neck style) can give the appearance of wider shoulders and will balance your lower half. Plus size women should avoid baggy shirts. Hiding your shape with loose tees will just make you look bigger all over.
  2. Top off your shirt with a blazer. Look for one with puffed sleeves to help balance out your shoulders in proportion for your hips. Do not, however, use blazers that hit the widest point of your hips. Look for one that is just at or a little above waist level.
  3. Find the skirt or pants that are just right for you. Avoid tight skirts and trousers. This will bring attention to the fact that you have large hips and thighs. Try to find skirts and pants that hit just below the natural waist line. You can make your waist look smaller and your torso look longer by not having extra layers close to the smallest part of your waist.
  4. Get the perfect shoe. You can lengthen and slim your legs with a pair of heeled shoes. Look for heavier style shoes that are not stilettos to balance out your calves. Avoid shoes with ankle or t-straps. These can make your legs look larger and bulkier.
  5. Definitely try pin-striped pants. This will help to make your legs look longer and slimmer and will take the focus away from your hips and thighs.
  6. Wear A-line skirts. These work wonders at hiding your hips and thighs not to mention the fact that you will look better proportioned.
  7. Wear darker colored bottoms and lighter colored tops. This will give your body more balance.
  8. Avoid plaid and large patterns in your skirts and pants. These will make you look larger than you really are to begin with.
  9. Last, but definitely not least, choose undergarments that give you the slimming effect. Bra straps that are too tight will cause bulges or rolls. So will panties that bind and don’t move with you. Hosiery can also help to slim your body appearance. Foundation garments (or body slimmer undergarments) will make a great difference in how you actually look once you are wearing your clothes.

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