Figure Flattering Ways to Wear a Bodycon Dress on a Plus Size Body
Body hugging dresses are normally worn by the women with perfect figure. But that does not mean that a plus size should not wear them. This is the time when society should stop judging others from their appearances. No one has the right to tell someone what to wear and what not to wear. A girl should wear what she wants, irrespective of her size. There is no rule in fashion world that says that only a slim and smart girl can wear a bodycon dress. A plus size woman can also rock this sizzling trend. All you need is a body positive attitude.
Bodycon Dresses for Plus Size Body
Bodycon (body conscious) dresses are all about highlighting your curves. It’s a dress clinging to your figure and revealing your shape. That is the reason why most of the plus size women shy away from such body hugging dresses. [Find here: Plus Size Styling Tips from Adele.]
Tips for Plus Size Women for Wearing Bodycon Dresses
- Once you have made your mind about wearing it, stick to that. Believe that you can pull it off Just like Ali Levine says, “…body conscious dress, shouldn’t leave you feeling self-conscious about your body,”
- Pick the right undergarment (shapewear) to flatten any uneven plump of your body.
- Always pick a plus size bodycon dress (of your own size). Buying a size smaller than yours would worsen the things.
- For a perfect look, a seamless panty and bra must not be forgotten.
Best Ways to Wear Bodycon Dresses
Here we have compiled the most suitable ways of wearing bodycon dresses for a plus size women.
1. Printed Bodycon dresses
When you are overweighed, the best thing to do is to camouflage those curves. And a printed fabric would be a great help in that. With a plus size body, don’t opt for prints that are too large. Large prints tend to make you look heavier.
2. Camouflage the Abdominal Area
If you are not comfortable about your belly area (a round belly) to be the center point, there are ways to cover it up. A wide belt around your waistline not only offers a slimming effect, it makes the belt, the focal point, instead of the belly. A peplum style on waistline is yet another great idea for masking this heavy area.
3. Try a Layered Top
Those of you who don’t want to reveal your mid-section of body, cover it up under some layers. It would give you a more balanced and proportionate look. This could be anything like a well-cut blazer, a cardigan, or an oversized blouse. Even a denim jacket pairs great with a printed (geometrically) dress.
4. Pick the Best Fabric
Keeping in view your weight, opt for the fabrics that are firm enough to hold on the plump areas on your body without forming any extra bulges. Opting for sheer clothing would make each and every detail of your body more visible, including the private areas especially, your panty line.
5. A Black Bodycon Dress
An all-black bodycon dress is the best option for a plus size woman to get a chic look. Enrobed in a black outfit, you will get an elongated and vertical look with an illusion of a slimming body. Carry the clutch in some complementing shade or pair it with some vibrantly hued footwear.
6. Bodycon with a Crop Top
Those who don’t feel like having that much confidence of wearing a full-on bodycon dress, why not wear it in another classy way. A crop top with a little skin show and a knee length pencil skirt, all would create the same bodycon effect in a classier way.
7. Paneled Bodycon Dress
Side panels are always trendy especially for plus size women. For a stylish yet slimming look, try a bodycon dress with side panels irrespective of colors. The panels on both sides add an illusion of a slim-fit waistline.
8. A Minimal Look
With a body hugging outfit like bodycon, you don’t need to over accessorize your look with heavy jewelry and other fashion accessories. To get the best look, simply opt for a minimal look.
9. Find your Right Style
Each woman has her own body shape and she should focus on that shape while picking her outfit. For example, if you have heavy bottom, wear a bodycon dress with an embellished top. It will divert the focus towards the top area. And for heavy looking bosom, you can get it covered with some stylish layers (like we have already discussed).
10. Geometrical Stripes
Geometrical lines including horizontal and vertical stripes, can be incorporated in your bodycon dresses.
11. Your Neckline
Even your necklines can play a significant role in forming a balanced look. For example, if you have rounder tummies, no worries, simply opt for a deep neckline to divert the attention from abdominal area. Similarly, a plunging V neckline would give the illusion of height.
12. High Heels
A plus size woman seems to be heavy and short. Overcome that problem, opt for high heels with it. [Find here: A Recap of 2016’s Best Dressed Plus Sized Celebrities.]
Conclusion: Being a plus size lady, if wearing bodycon dresses have been your biggest fear, it shouldn’t be, anymore. You have this body. Be thankful for it. As long as you are feeling beautiful, believe that, more than anything. You have so much to do and experiment with. Feel confident and stop feeling shy. We are hoping the inspirations and styles given here would be helpful for you in getting a stunning look in your bodycon dress.