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When buying plus size clothing, many experts recommend choosing dark colors, since they are more flattering. Additionally, the right style and material in plus size dresses can also make the garments flattering. Many experts also recommend that women with large frames highlight their positive attributes. It is also usually necessary to try on several dresses before you make a final purchase.
Generally, dark plus size dresses are considered to be more flattering than bright-colored dresses. Black, dark gray, brown, and navy blue are considered to be the best. If you are looking to add some color to your outfit, try choosing deep, rich colors, like burgundy or emerald green.
Plus size women are also advised to keep the length of a dress in mind before choosing. Plus size dresses that are too short are generally not very flattering. On the other hand, if you are slightly overweight, a long dress can make you appear even larger. Many experts typically recommend plus size dresses that show roughly half of the legs. For many women, this means knee-length dresses.
Along with the color and style of a plus size dress, you may also want to consider what type of material, or fabric, from which it is made. Typically, heavy fabrics, like cotton or wool, are considered to be more forgiving. Clinging or thin fabrics, on the other hand, can bring attention to certain problem areas. They may also be more transparent than heavier fabrics.
No matter what size a woman is, chances are she has some great physical features that she would like to show off. This is usually encouraged. Finding plus size dresses that will accentuate these features is a good piece of advice.
If you have excellent legs, for instance, finding a short dress may be your answer. On the other hand, if you have an attractive bust line or neck, experts recommend showing off this area with a low neckline. A v-neck plus size dress would be appropriate in this case. If you are lucky enough to have an hourglass figure with a small waistline, a dress with a wide belt can help show off this area.
Finally, these rules are not set in stone. If you feel comfortable in a certain plus size dress and it flatters your shape, by all means choose that one, even if it goes against these rules. Keep in mind that you should try on each dress before you make your decision, to ensure that it's flattering as well as comfortable.
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