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Winter shouldn’t consist of over-sized sweaters and long coats… it’s about layering and being creative while doing so! If you’re a little curvier, layering can be a challenge. You don’t want to look frumpy and bulky neither do you want to freeze. Pairing the right pieces or simply finding the right fit can make all the difference. The number one rule is to make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing. Check out our top plus-size tips for styling this winter…
Find the part of your body you love the most – whether it’s your bust, legs, hips or thighs – and draw attention to it. This helps the eye move away from the areas you don’t like to the parts you’re most comfortable with. A printed or bright piece will do the trick.
An open cardigan can work wonders for your shape compared to a poncho that will give your body no shape at all. Hit the nail on the head with a dark coloured cardigan and a top in a lighter shade; this helps contour your body.
Fit and Flare
Nothing shapes your body better than a fit and flare dress, top or coat. Stay away from the boxy structured coats and go for one with a defined waistline or a waist detail. This will immediately create an hourglass shape.
It’s easy to throw on a large sized sweatshirt or knit top – but a different approach can work too. Pair a crop top with the right pair of jeans. Yes that’s right, a crop top. High-waist jeans are perfect for defining your waist but you need the right top. A full length top can work as well – just remember to half tuck it in, this way your waist still gets defined.
As much as we may hate to admit it, the right underwear does matter. The choices are endless… shaping tummy tuckers, shape-wear briefs, full cup bras – you just have to find your perfect fit. Different types of underwear can change how something looks on you entirely. Give it a try.
By Fashion and Digital Assistant, Tiamara Naidoo
A fashion design graduate and the current fashion editor for Woman&Home magazine. She is a creative soul who thinks fashion should be an expression of one’s imagination, also she’s a self-proclaimed fashion guru.