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Plus size fashion ideas & tips on choosing the right dress

Plus size fashion ideas & tips on choosing the right dress

You have plans this weekend for a special occasion; you are clueless about what to wear. Your wardrobe seems to be staring at you, but you can't pick a single outfit. For the ladies with flattering curves, the dressing game is a tad bit easier. For our plus-sized gals, choosing the right plus size dresses to flatter their figure and elevate their confidence level is a little trickier.

A great wardrobe for our plus-size beauties must be stocked with quality clothes that fit. When you wear long-lasting fabrics that are tailor-made to suit your body shape, they look great without a doubt. Looking fab means to dress according to your body shape and highlight those areas that you love the most about yourself.

The fashion industry has now wholeheartedly accommodated the plus-size clothing option, which means that more full-figured women will have tons of options to choose from. Celebrate your gorgeous figure by finding the right outfits from our plus-size boutique.

Here is a list of plus-size fashion ideas: 

If you want to master any language, you have to follow the grammar rules. The same goes for the fashion rule book. A few basic rules can provide great guidance to put you on the right track. These rules come in handy in situations when you are lost and don't know what to do.  Although rules can sometimes be broken, following these simple tips can manage to keep you looking great!

Show off your assets:

Never shy away from flaunting your best features! If you are proud of something, don't be afraid to show these attributes to the world. Think about it...what do you want to emphasize? How about your toned legs? To highlight your toned legs, choose a dress that hits right above the knee.  Is it your face and collarbone? The v-neck, the sweetheart neckline, and the scoop neckline are best suited for plus-sized ladies to highlight your collarbone and bust line. We love the V necklines the best.

Understand your body type:

Sometimes women may not have the same shape as the four common body types (apple, pear, rectangle, or round shape); some women have body shapes that are a blend of more than one type.  If a plus-sized woman understands and dresses according to her body type, looking pretty and styling right can be a piece of cake. Women in all shapes and sizes are beautiful, but you must understand your body shape to choose the perfect outfit for your body type. Certain outfits look stunning on pear-shaped bodies, while others look perfect on oval-shaped bodies. 

Wear the right undergarments:

Without the right foundation, even the most fabulous dress can look sloppy and bizarre. Make sure to always choose the right set of undergarments - bra, panties, or bodysuits; it will make your dress look better. The reason is simple; the best undergarments help position your breast and hips so that the clothes fall comfortably on your body. Oversized lingerie will cluster under your outfit, while undersized ones pinch into your body.

 Choose a dress that fits:

If you fall in love with a dress that is not your size (it is slightly big in some areas), don't hesitate to grab it! Rush to your tailor to get it adjusted to make it fit completely around your body. Dresses that are too big can make you appear bulkier. Don't be scared to wear figure-hugging or fitted garments as they can accentuate your curves in all the right places. 

Comfort is all that matters: 

Don't compromise on comfort, just to follow the latest fashion trends. Choose something that goes well with your style and body shape. Buy outfits that fit you well and make you comfortable to magnify your persona. Get one thing clear...every trend may not be made for you! Just keep it fun and simple! Choose a dress that compliments your curves and highlights the positives.

Spice it up with accessories:

Splurge on must-have accessories for a put-together look. Adding statement jewelry, scarves, handbags, shoes, and layering can change the appeal of your outfit from drab to fab. Try to add at least one of these fashion pieces to create numerous styles for your outfit. You can experiment with retro, polished, feminine, or casual looks by throwing on the right accessories. Just remember to strike the right balance!

Go crazy with prints and colors:

We know that black will help camouflage those unwanted curves, but you don't have to stick to boring neutral shades. Add a dash of color to your outfit by wearing striking floral or printed dresses. These prints will make you look cheerful and let you stand out in the crowd. Plus size prints 101: avoid horizontal stripes as they make you look wider.

Confidence is the key: 

Fashion gurus will give you a list of dos and don'ts, but when it comes to style, self-confidence is all that matters. Besides being confident, you need to unconditionally love yourself. If dressing with rules makes you feel good, go for it. Or else to hell with the rules! Don't let fashion oppress you, enjoy every bit of your fashion journey.

Style tips for plus-size ladies can range from wearing the right undergarments to picking the right silhouette to spice it up with accessories. For plus-size women to look pretty, a dress can be their best friend!

Tips on choosing the right dress


Although this style works well for women of all body shapes, plus size women must opt for these dresses made from sturdy fabrics like cotton, denim rayon, or polyester. These fabrics retain the shape of the dress, rather than soft, flowy fabrics like silk and satin that clings to the body.


These dresses tend to draw attention to the upper body rather than the lower body. They gather at the bust line rather than the natural waistline. They come in a variety of lengths and are suitable for the oval, rectangle, or triangle body types.


The basic structure of this dress is just like the bodycon, with a ruffle at the waist. These dresses are suitable for rectangle or oval-shapes as it makes the waist look smaller compared to the shoulders and hips. 


For a casual-cool style look, this silhouette is effortless and comfy to the core. It falls straight from the shoulder, lacking any waistline. Rectangular and apple-shaped women will look great in these dresses where their shoulders are of the same width or wider than the waist.


Wearing an off-shoulder dress adds weight to your upper half, balancing the shoulders that are narrower than the hips. Wearing an off-shoulder dress with an A-line cut is perfect for the rectangle body shape.

Wrapping up:

Finding the perfect dress to suit our plus-sized ladies isn't as intimidating as it may seem. Paisley Grace boutique has some amazing options for you to choose from. For casual occasions, you may want to wear plus size women’s graphic tees with some trendy bottoms rather than wearing dresses from our plus size boutique. If you want to know more about how to grab attention this beautiful spring season, we have some outfit ideas for all occasions. 

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