Tips & Tricks

How to Dress Elegantly As A Plus Sized Woman

Plus sized women are often stressed and confused when planning what to wear for an event. Finding a set of clothes that fit you well and are comfortable is a hassle most women go through and finding something that suits your style and body shape can be a bit of a gamble, much like the games on sites such as NetBet. However, finding elegant, comfortable clothing is not as complicated as people think. We explore how to dress elegantly for a plus one using the tips below.

Use Fitted Underpants

Most people ignore the importance of taking time to choose their underpants and end up getting embarrassed. As a plus-sized woman, you look for fitting bras and underpants that will make you comfortable during your day’s endeavors. If you don’t know the exact size, you can go to a store and ask them to fit you.

Know Your Body Shape

Knowing your body size is vital when choosing what to wear. There are different shapes even if you’re a plus-size lady, such as the hourglass shape. Understanding the shape of your body enlightens you and introduces you to various new designs that you can wear. Some plus-size clothes will fit one person with an apple shape, but look far less flattering on a plus size lady with a pear shaped body. If you don’t know about your shape, you can look for a tailor to take your measurement or try different shapes and look for the one that fits you perfectly.

Invest in Quality Basics

To save on your money by increasing the longevity of your outfit, try investing in quality clothes. Most people think that cheap clothes save them a lot of money, however, in the long run, cheap clothing works out to be more expensive. When shopping, look for high-quality materials for your basic clothes, such as dresses, t shirts, leggings etc. By choosing quality clothing, you can save money as well as wear something that is comfortable and flattering. Another consideration is to ensure that they are easy for laundry and can fit your daily life and occupation. 

Don’t Shop with By Size

Yep, I said it! It sounds ironic, but this really is the case. When shopping, don’t just look for plus one size; look for clothing that will fit you. Try new designs and models without concentrating on the size. Some of the clothes meant for plus one do not guarantee that they will match your body. Also, avoid thinking that oversize and baggy clothes are the only outfit you can wear comfortably. Try looking for fitting clothes and revealing that gorgeous body.

Try High Rise Bottoms

Another way to dress as a plus sized woman is to wear high waisted clothing, such as high waisted trousers and high waisted skirts. Highwasiested bottoms pull up over you tummy and help to smooth out your figure, giving you a more slender silhouette. Make sure when choosing high rise bottoms that you can still move around easily and that the garments are comfortable to wear.


These tips and tricks will help you to dress and feel more elegant as a plus sized woman. The trick is to embrace and accept your body shape, and wear the clothes that you love with confidence. Note that, due to everyone having different body shapes, the tricks above might not work for everyone. Try picking and choosing between a few of the tips to find some helpful hints to make you feel more confident and elegant. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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