They often say; looking good is a serious business, as it will make you stand out wherever you go. But the case might be different to some people especially the overweight and obese ones with the fear that they might be body shamed. For this reason they don’t dress to impress, because they feel that they might not look good in whatever they wear. But that is totally wrong, and in fact these days the chubby ones are on top of their games. Learning to dress for your body type is an important skill to develop. Even if you are overweight, this is possible to do. Learn how to accentuate your positive features and feel more confident with what you are wearing.
Below are some fashion tips to have in mind
Know what designs work best. Avoid horizontal stripes and excessive patterns. These will draw unwanted attention to your body that you may be trying to avoid. Solid colours are a safer choice if you want to appear slimmer.
The tried and true rule is that black is generally very slimming and flattering. Sticking with darker colours are a safe bet because brighter/lighter colours draw attention to your body and are less effective at camouflaging certain trouble areas.
If you do choose a pattern, think vertical. Any vertical stripes or patterns that flow vertically will follow the length of your body and elongate it rather than cutting it off like horizontal patterns would.
Invest in some shape wear. Wearing shape wear garments under your clothing will help slim your figure, smooth out lines, and give you better posture. All of these are good things that will help your clothes look more flattering.
Choose the right accessories. A wide belt (not a skinny belt) will help hide your tummy if that is a problem area for you. Sparkly earrings or exciting headbands can draw attention away from your body and direct people to look elsewhere.
Above all, never be afraid of trying out new designs you know you will feel good in. Be bold, be fab and slay like never before.
By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal