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How To Complete A Fashionable Look For Women

By Andrea Dilea

It used to be that clothing for the plus size lady was made more like a tent. All that has changed now, and you have a lot of choices. If you are looking for a plus size evening gown, colors can make a big difference in the look you desire. One shade, or one shade and small variations of the same shade, will streamline and make the body look taller. It is also a very slenderizing look. Using one color scheme will draw attention to the sensuality of your figure, helping you feel like the “Belle Of The Ball.”

One option that plus size women often overlook is a halter dress. A black or red floor-length halter dress can be extremely flattering and fashionable. Such a dress may seem a little risky, but everyone will be looking at your face, your hair, your neck, shoulder and breasts. It will show off all of your best features. And if you are a bit self-conscious about your tummy and hips, no one is looking there! You can even further accentuate your upper body with dangling earrings and an upsweep do. It is often best, though, to avoid necklaces and other jewelry that might conflict with the lines of the halter. Simple accents will draw the eye exactly where you want it to be.

One of designer Donna Karan’s favorite styles is the off-the shoulder gown. It is flattering to women of all body types. Even plus sized women tend to have very nice shoulders and can easily pull off this look. Off-the shoulder gowns come in many styles. They can have plunging necklines, different dress lengths, different sleeve lengths, and different colors. This allows plenty of room for personal preference and comfort.

The trendy design of the “Off the Shoulder” dress is exceptional for balancing a plus size woman’s body by adding width to the top half of her body. This dress is a dream gown designed specifically to add style to the wardrobe of a plus sized woman. For added style, one would consider wearing a necklace and a pair of drop earrings. If you are a lady who likes brooches, then you will love this dress because a brooch placed in the correct position can really add to the fashion statement of the dress. For the cold nights though don’t forget your wrap or shawl.

Remember that since accessories are imperative, you want them to complement your look. First consider the part of your body you want the most attention. If you decide it’s your face, neck, and shoulders, then dangling earrings or a necklace will look fine. Also consider a colorful scarf, which makes you look even better!

Andrea writes about Plus Size Clothes and shopping tips. Visit us for plus size deals on Plus Size Evening Gown at

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      Marlene McCray wrote Nov 22, 2010
    • Hi, thanks for this piece. My good friend is a plus size mom and she is astonishingly proud of her curves. She states she rather be a plus than a minus anyday!! Thanks for posting.

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