Looking for the perfect plus size dresses for special occasions doesn’t always have to be a chore. Understandably so, many of us full-figured women have always seen it that way. We have all experienced the frustration and humility of going through rack after rack in the department store only to find they don’t have the clothes that actually fit us. If we do find dresses in our size, usually they don’t accent the right body parts, or just don’t look fashionable period. How many times have you seen the perfect dress, only to find that it isn’t in your size? Do they ever have the fashionable alternative?
To start finding the perfect plus size dresses for special occasions that actually complement you, first take a look at yourself. What is your current body type? Not what do you want it to be or what was it, but what is it now? I see too many girls that buy clothes that are too tight or too small because they want to fit into smaller clothes. However, this isn’t always the most complimenting way to dress yourself. Once you know your body shape, you can dress to create the illusion of that perfect hour-glass figure. Once you learn this skill, right away you will feel the difference. People will compliment you, you will feel more confident, and you will look 10 pounds thinner!
To know your body shape you will first have to understand the four different types of female bodies. These are commonly known as pear, apple, hourglass, and rectangle. It’s important to realize your body shape because even though your weight will fluctuate throughout life, your body shape will most likely never change. Now let’s look at each one and analyze. The pear body shape is the most common female shape. You can call yourself a pear if your upper body is smaller than your lower body. If you were to gain 5 pounds, 4 would go to your hips and thighs. Sound familiar? If you’re a pear, you will want to accent your top to make it look bigger. If you’re an apple, you will have the opposite body type. Your upper half is larger than your lower half. If this is the case, think short plus size dresses all the way! Accent those legs, it will make you look taller and more in proportion.
The rectangle body shape is when your body is relatively straight up and down without a lot of curves. This is mostly common in taller women. The best type of dress for you would be the coat dress, as this will compliment your straight body. For all you blessed full-figured women that have the hourglass body shape, you’re a stone’s throw away from accenting those beautiful curves. An hourglass body shape will have even proportions and a clearly defined waist line. To embellish those curves to the best of your ability, bring some attention to your smaller waist. A belt or sash will compliment a dress and help you accent those curves below and above the waist.
As you can see, no matter what body type you have, with a little thought and planning you can dress to impress! Hopefully we have helped you decide your body shape, and have given you some ideas of what to look for. Shopping for the perfect plus size dresses for special occasions will be a lot less painful and a lot more fun!