Fashion Advice for All Body Shapes
Voluminous pieces can be a fat-day godsend—provided you know which silhouettes work for you and how to wear them. “The formula is oversize with fitted,” says Allison Berlin, the founder of stylemadesimple.net. If you enlist a loose tunic to cover your tummy, wear it with cigarette pants. Hiding lower-body issues with a full skirt? Team it with a fitted top or a tucked-in shirt. Never go big all over or you’ll end up in muumuu territory, says Berlin. It’s also important to even out your frame: If you’re wider at the top, try going wider below. Offset a large bust with bootcuts, or broad shoulders with an A-line.
For more tips, see what to wear to create the most flattering silhouette, plus learn the difference between petite, tall and plus sizes.