At Leina & Fleur, we’re tired of the notion that some bodies aren’t “normal.” We believe that “plus size” was a term created to make you feel like your body is somehow unusual – but it’s not. Your size is your size whether you are a size 8 or 22. There is no shortage of “rules” for dressing a larger body – and no shortage of ways to break them. Check out these outdated guidelines for dressing a full figure, and then ignore them.
Bright colours and prints are unflattering
Wrong. You can wear any colours or prints you like – provided they work well with your complexion for the best look. Even something as bold as bright red can make you look slimmer if the fit and cut are suitable for your shape. If you aren’t sure about diving in headfirst with a bold print, start smaller: try vibrant details such as jewellery, shoes, or bags first. When you do choose prints, look for those that are in proportion to your body – a tiny print can get lost on a generously proportioned figure.
Monochrome dressing is slimming
Dressing all in one colour can be flattering, but don’t overdo it. Merely throwing together random pieces just because they’re the same shade can give you a sloppy – rather than polished – look. Avoid this trap by playing with different fabrics and adding a pop of colour so that you aren’t wearing the same thing from head to toe. If you do wear monochrome, avoid nudes that are the same shade as your skin, as these tend to wash out any body type.
Stick to baggy clothes
The only thing you’ll accomplish by wrapping your body in swaths of billowy fabric is making yourself appear extra-large. Bulk doesn’t work well on any body type. Instead, show off your shape in clothes that skim your curves without being too clingy. A jersey wrap dress, for example, provides the perfect amount of stretch to create a smooth, sexy look without being too tight.
Where to buy full figure dresses in Australia
If you’ve been looking for a plus size wrap dress, shop at Leina & Fleur where we offer every piece of our collection in a wide range of sizes from 8-22. We believe that plus size dresses in Australia are just dresses – your size is your size, not “plus size.” All our pieces are proudly Australian made of the softest stretch jersey for an incredible fit and feel. Flatter your curves and make yourself look and feel stunning – shop Leina & Fleur today.