For years, plus-size women were not a priority to most designers. Fortunately, this started changing when it was discovered that the average woman was not a size 8. A recent publication in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education revealed the average size is 16 to 18. A plus-size woman today has greater freedom when it comes to the choice of plus size dresses.
There is a difference between fitting and too tight.
When buying a Christmas dress, you need to pick one that fits you right. A woman with a small frame may get away with wearing a tight dress, but you can’t. This doesn’t mean you pick a dress that is a size too big. Select an outfit that nicely shows your curves. If the lines of your undergarments are showing, then the dress is tight.
Black never goes out of fashion
Plus size women struggle when choosing a color that flatters them. If you are concerned about picking a color that will draw unnecessary attention to your bust or hips, you could always go for a black dress. It is easy to accessorize a black dress. If going all black is too boring, you can wear bright-colored shoes, a saturated handbag, or use your jewelry to give you a nice pop.
Consider the neckline
When selecting a dress, the neckline will tell you how great the dress will look on you. For example, a well-cut V-neck will make you appear slimmer. If you have a big bust, a V-neck will draw attention to your neck, instead of your breasts. If you have small breasts and wide hips, you should consider a dress with a round neck. It will make your bust larger than it is.
Your underpinnings affect how you look in a dress
The dress you choose is critical, but so is your underwear. Unfortunately, many plus-size women forget that their underwear affects how they look in a dress. For example, wearing an ill-fitting bra will not give your breasts the lift they need to look good in a dress. You, therefore, miss out on the slender figure effect you are looking for because of how your breasts appear. If your tummy is the problem, wearing underwear that holds it in place is vital.
Choose a style that defines your waist
The waist area is critical, especially for the plus-size woman. When looking for a Christmas dress, pick a style that helps to emphasize a cinched-in midsection. For example, choose a dress with beading at the waist. You should also consider a wrap dress that nips in at the waist. You can also select a dress that allows you to use a slim belt.
As you go shopping for a Christmas dress, you are looking for an outfit that will make it possible for you to flaunt what you have, in good taste. Every plus size woman can look great with the right attire. Remember, plus size women have different shapes. Find a style that is designed for your body type.