Although some black women are fighting to eradicate this term altogether; “plus size” continues to be the most common way to refer sizes 16 and up in the fashion industry. The “plus” refers to “above standard sizing”.
The plus size women are mostly women with bigger boobs, tummy, thighs, arms and butt.
Plus size black woman is considered as the bold and beautiful; but there are major issues the plus size woman face in the fashion world; which is what to wear to boost her confidence.
PLUS size women in the past were the most envied as everyone crave to come out fleshy and thick. In some African cultures, the skinny woman is fattened up before marriage but in this recent times, plus size women are socially frowned upon and openly criticized by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in relationships/ marriages.
In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural practices, carbohydrated tropical foods and other factors lead to it. A lot of black women become plus size after birth.
Plus sized black women have perhaps been the most marginalized group but thanks to online clamor for change and the spread of awareness through mediums like social media, society is becoming more accommodating and recently, a lot of fashion stylists are beginning to go more into plus size clothing.
Fashion Tips For Plus Size Black Women
This article is to encourage the plus size black woman to be confident and find her fittings in the fashion world.
In dressing the plus sized black woman, should consider:
Body Type: The plus sized black woman should consider her body type first before choosing a cloth or style.
When choosing clothes, consider your figure; I mean we have hour glass, triangle, figure eight and oval; whatever your shape is, you always should consider before looking out for clothes.
Look for what suits your body type. Once you’ve,maintain it.
Do not wear clothes because it is trending, rather wear what fits you and boost your confidence.
In recent times, most black women wear clothes that are in trend without minding the body type, shape and figure. A lot of fashion stylist are also not helping the plus size black woman as they tend to deceive them to wear what they want, and term it “confidence”, not minding if it fits or not.
Colour: The plus size woman should consider clothes that reduces the attention from them; Especially white clothes. Darker shades of clothes does more in enhancing the curves than very bright colours.
The plus size lady should be conscious of one-color blouses and shirts.
Pay attention to clothes with vertical stripes. The plus sized woman does not need clothes with very bold prints, it will only end up making her more voluminous.
Highlight a part of your body: Do not be afraid to show off a part of your skin, especially the neck region. Yes! The plus sized woman is permitted to wear short dresses, shorts and bum shorts.
Custom-made Dresses: Consider tailor made dresses with your specifications than an already made wear. The tailoring knows your body type and what fits you more. Get a good tailor who understands the body types and can recreate styles to fit you.
Our style tips are aimed at helping you step out proudly in gorgeous outfits that accentuate your favourite features. Have it at the back of your mind, that there are no rules.
We just want you to feel confident in your skin and your own style.
Styletips by Engee