Thursday, May 31, 2012

Plus Size Floral Dresses and how to wear them

Plus Size Floral Dresses

Floral Dress from La Redoute - France
Are you wondering how to go from those dark winter shades worn all winter to lighter spring/summer shades in style? For a soft transition from the gloomy winter to sunnier days, floral dresses and accessories are the best things to keep your wardrobe stylish and up to date.
One of the spring/summer must-have items for this year is the floral dress. We have seen them on the catwalks and we are starting to see them worn by celebrities almost everywhere. Just have a glimpse at any celebrity magazine and you will spot the fashion icons wearing their floral dresses teamed up with dark tights –to keep the cold away and add a glam look- and chunky heels for a romantic twist.

Plus size Floral Dresses

If you wear plus size clothes and you usually go for solid and dark colours, wearing a floral dress would be a big change. Do not be afraid of adding colour to your wardrobe as plus size women can also wear floral dresses and look stunning if they know how to choose the right floral print to suit their shapes, the right material to skim over their bumps and the right cuts to enhance their curves. Don’t wait any longer to banish those black layers and unleash your inner spring/summer style, go fancy in florals!

How to wear Floral Dresses

Floral dresses are very versatile. A floral dress looks great as a beach cover, a working dress, a day out dress and even as a night out dress. It all depends of the materials, cuts and accessories you wear.
Even if you invest in only one floral dress for this season you will be surprised at how many times and in how many different ways you can wear the same dress.
  • The simplest way to wear a floral dress is on its own with summery sandals. This looks great at the beach.

  • To wear a floral dress for work, team it up with chunky high heels -to elongate your figure- and a soft single colour cardigan to achieve a romantic look.

  • For a night out, you can wear your floral dress with stilettos and a shawl. Accessorize with a nice little clutch handbag.

Tips for wearing a plus size floral dress

The most important thing when wearing a plus size floral dress is to keep your silhouette balanced. Here are a few tips to achieve that:
  • Try to wear floral prints in one shade rather than multiple colours. Look at the example bellow. Pierce Brosnan’s wife manages to look stunning wearing a green floral dress and coat.  
Pierce Brosnan’s wife: the Same Dress yet different outfits
  • Wear solid colour accessories with your floral dress. Team up your floral dress with a simple cardigan to cover up when it gets cool or just to cover up small bumps or an irregular body shape and have a sleeker look like Mischa Barton and her figure hugging floral dress. 
Floral dress and long black cardigan

More Tips for wearing a plus size floral dress

  • Lightweight flowing materials that skip over your curves are much flattering than heavy materials. For example, a silk floral dress which just skims over your hips will give you that fresh summer/spring look that you are hoping to achieve.
  • Wear flattering cuts for your shape. For example, if you have a small torso, an empire dress will emphasize your slimmest part and gracefully skim over heavier areas. Another favourite is the wrap dress in a lightweight material. If you have a heavy bottom, a dress with a loose skirt will minimize your rear and thighs.
  • If you are not sure about going for a total floral look, try wearing floral patterns on the top or bottom depending on where your slimmest area is. For example if you have a heavy top, go for a solid colour on top and a floral pattern on bottom. If you are heavier on the bottom and have a slim torso, go for a dress with floral patterns on top and a solid colour for the skirt. 
  • If you are short, avoid big prints unless they have just one or two flowers like the dress on the right. 
  • Wear small flower prints. Small prints look good in plus size women. Very small flowers will balance your figure.
  • If you prefer to slowly introduce floral prints into your wardrobe without abandoning the security of your solid colour dresses, try livening up a single colour dress with a floral print cardigan. You could also add the floral feel to your look accessorizing your dresses with floral print shoes –so 50s and fashionable- floral handbags or a straw hat with a flower and a ribbon.

Where to Buy a plus size floral dress

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