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How to choose shapewear for plus size women ?

Women with full figures often find it difficult to purchase fashionable clothes that do not bring unwanted attention to bulges, cellulites, and other unflattering imperfections of the body. A dress that looks absolutely stunning where it hangs on the rack may, in the fitting room, seem like an entirely different piece of clothing altogether. Luckily, there is an easy and comfortable way to overcome the difficulties associated with shopping for plus-size fashion, and it is called shapewear. Perfect for correcting flaws and drawing attention away from unflattering areas of the body, shapewears are the foundation garment that smoothes out targeted areas of the body, so that whatever is worn on top looks at its best.


Many women make the mistake of buying shapewear in a smaller size to shave inches off their waist, but this often leads to the item rolling up or even cutting into the skin. Selecting the perfect shapewear for your figure can be a challenge, but the following guidelines will help you choose the best option for your shape.



 A good starting point is to ask oneself what areas of the body one wants to correct, and then start looking for shapewear that provides an effective solution to achieve this goal. Some pieces of shapewear are designed to have a broad and general effect, in that they cover a large area of the body, much like a classic bodysuit. This broad approach may be useful for individuals who want to achieve an improved overall figure, with no particular body zone being more problematic than any other. Other individuals may find this approach too blunt, however, and think it more useful to use targeted shapewear, i.e., pieces that were designed to alter the shape of specific areas of the body. Usually, this involves correcting smaller flaws around the waist, bust, hip, and torso areas. Some people find it helpful to have a collection of different shapewear items that can be worn in different combinations to achieve their desired body shape.



One of the main advantages of modern shapewear is its unobtrusive character. Where the corset was notoriously harsh on the body, shapewear is surprisingly comfortable. The key to maximising the comfort factor is getting the right measurements. A first-time buyer of shapewear should take care to gather proper measurements of targeted body areas instead of relying on the eye. Not only will this guarantee a comfortable fit, but it also avoids the creation of new lumps or bulges that may arise from poorly fitted shapewear, or from unnatural cramming.



Shapewear is worn underneath regular clothes, usually with the aim of being invisible. For shapewear not to be seen through the actual outfit, particularly when it comes to lighter colours, it is important that it matches the overall colour nuance of the clothes. When wearing a light dress, for instance, it would be unwise to wear black shapewear, as it is likely to be seen through the garment. For this reason, many people find it useful to have a collection of different colours so that they always have a piece of shapewear that matches the colour of the outfit worn.



The bodysuit is popular because it creates a head-to-toe streamlined shape, saving you the trouble of finding separate top and bottom pieces that work. The all-over coverage is a plus for women who want to minimize their bust line, but it has a chest-flattening effect like that of many sports bras. If that doesn’t work for you, cut around the bust and let your bra do the work of supporting your chest. There are also styles which come with Bra Top that has a built-in bra.

As can be seen from this guide, the plus-size individual has many options to choose from when it comes to buying shapewear. While some prefer to use general large-surface shapewear, other individuals want to target particular areas of the body with specific shapewear solutions. Regardless of one’s preferences, shapewear is easily accessible and can be found in most lingerie stores and department stores. The Internet and online retailers such as eBay also make the process easier and offer a huge selection of plus-size shapewear in all shapes and sizes.

Scarfs for Plus size women.

The use of scarfs has become very common these days. They have an ability to provide an instant boldness to your boring attire. Scarves can transform the look of any dress be it a simple white t-shirt or a printed summer attire.

Like always it is quite challenging for plus size women to decide on what kinds of scarfs they should choose and how to wear those. So this summer keep these tips in mind to create your own style statement with scarf.


Think about the size

Giant, thick, oversized scarf is likely to add bulk and volume to the figure of a large-busted woman – or, really, any woman – especially if she also has a shorter neck and/or long and voluminous hair. On the other hand, there’s something to be said for scale: A teeny silk square may look lost on your frame, or make your bust appear even bigger. So depending on your personal figure flattery priorities, you might consider tracking down a medium-sized scarf that feels like it matches the scale of your unique frame.


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Avoid Bulk

Many of the scarves in trendy shops are thick enough to be winter blankets. As I mentioned above, I don’t have a large bust, and even I find these impossible to style and wear. With a larger bust, you probably want to avoid making your head and chest appear as one, which thick, bulky scarves tend to do. So select a scarf that is fairly lightweight and thin. The thinner it is, the larger it can be: A featherweight cashmere pashmina will generally work better than an inch-thick skinny muffler.


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Consider Placement

Most of my large-busted clients prefer to keep jewelry and scarves above the bustline. Not ALWAYS, but most of the time. A long necklace can bounce off the bust as you walk, and a long scarf can drape awkwardly. Think about how your scarf will interact with the other elements of your outfit, and where on your body you’d like it to rest. If you pick a spot above the bustline, be especially mindful of size and bust to avoid merging your head, neck, and bust with an overwhelming scarf. If you wear your scarf long and draped, create a configuration or use a tie that feels natural to you.


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Explore various ties

Speaking of ties, finding creative ways to fold, bend, twist, and otherwise corral your scarves into knots and shapes that suit your figure and taste is the key to making them work with ANY figure. For women with large busts, consider the twisted rope tie (shown above) which shrinks a larger scarf into a dense, manageable size, the French Twist, an ascot or cowboy knot. If you’ve got larger, thinner scarves that you’d like to style, take a peek at this fabulous video that shows 25 scarf ties in less than five minutes. Many may feel too voluminous, but see especially the bunny ear, the hidden knot, and the shell roll.


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Avoid infinity scarfs

Scarves with two ends are easier to tie and manipulate. Infinity scarves can be looped once or twice and that’s it. Since that generally creates a pile of looped cloth on top of and draping over the bust, it won’t work for many large-busted women. (“Many,” not “all” – if these work for you, enjoy! But they’re challenging on many.) Tying two ends of a rectangular scarf to create your own infinity loop can work better because you can control the length and placement of the knot.


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