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Full Figure Fashion Tips

Written by: Editorial Staff

May 22, 2013
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full figure MonroeContributed by Info Guru Danielle Merritt

Who says you can’t be full figured and fabulous?

Believe it or not, full figured women have just as many fashionable clothing options as skinny minis; it’s all about knowing what to wear and what to avoid!
Here are the top 10 full figure fashion tips that will keep you looking spectacular at all times:

10. Vertical Stripes

Vertical Stripes

Whoever said that full figured women can’t wear stripes was lying. It’s just that one should wear a certain type of stripe. Horizontal stripes can make even the most petite frame look wide, so this is something that someone with a fuller figure should avoid altogether. No worries, though! No woman, thin or curvy, has to miss out on the trendy nautical look. Instead, one should opt for vertical stripes. They are very slimming and will narrow everything down. Now every woman could go out on a summer day feeling super trendy with sailor stripes!

9. Maxi Dress

maxi dress

The maxi dress should be known as the sweatpant’s pretty, put together cousin – it really is the comfiest dress a woman will ever wear, especially if it is a loose one that is seen at the beach. It’s also great for the figure. It makes the body look so much longer. Pair this dress with a cute pair of gladiator sandals and a wide brimmed hat, and you’ve got yourself another perfect summer look.

8. Yoga Pant Style Bathing Suit

yoga pants

Yoga pants are now a girl’s best friend in the water. The latest innovation with the yoga pant style is in the bathing suit bottom. It’s the same concept as the yoga pant – the bottom will go up to the navel, so you fold it down to where you wear a string bikini bathing suit. A string bikini can sometimes hug the hip area too much, creating an awkward, disproportionate look. The yoga pant style, on the other hand, will smooth everything over and not hug as harshly.

7. High Waist Bathing Suit

High Waist Bathing Suit

The high waist bathing suit looked super charming on Allie in that famous beach seen from The Notebook, and it will look even more delightful on a full figured woman. The high waist bathing suit holds everything in by creating a flat tummy. It’s kind of like what a pencil skirt at the office does. Grab this style in every color while it’s still hot.

6. Belted Look

belted dress suit

A strategically placed belt or belted detail can do wonders for a full figure! Layering a belt over a dress creates or accentuates an hour glass figure, holding everything together in all the right places.
Next time you wear that skirt suit for a night out or special occasion, be sure to complete your look with a belt effect.

5. Skinny Jeans

skinny jeans

Skinny jeans aren’t called “skinny” without a reason. They’re not just for skinny people – they actually make women of all sizes look thinner. White wash is extremely trendy this season, and believe it or not, is very flattering. Whatever color you wear, make sure to not buy a capri style pant. It cuts your frame in half, making you look shorter and wider. Look for a style that ends at the ankle.

4. Avoid Embellished Pockets

Avoid Embellished Pockets

Overly embellished back pant pockets may add inches to where you do not want them. That doesn’t mean that all of your back pockets have to be completely colorless and boring. Just avoid anything too crazy, such as neon colors or sequins.

3. Pencil Skirts

Pencil Skirts

Office wear just became a whole lot more exciting! The sleek pencil skirt is super flattering and perfect for full figures, hugging your curves in the right way. Black is always a winner, but it is also a great idea to spice up your wardrobe with trendy summer colors, such as coral and turquoise.

2. Avoid Peplums


Peplums add curves where you don’t need them rather than accentuate them, so avoid them. If you absolutely must take part in the peplum trend, add a fashion forward vertical striped blazer to complete your outfit. This will make your peplum a bit more flattering.

1. High Heels

High Heels

This is the ultimate wardrobe staple that no woman should live without. On top of adding a chic touch to any outfit, that being said, pick up a pair in every color.


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