If you’re a plus-size gal, you’ve probably made some of these mistakes when looking for the right New Year’s Eve outfit. This year, break free and avoid making the same choices. You don’t have to wear a size 2 in order to look great, and in fact by branching out you’re likely to find some new silhouettes and styles that you can add to your wardrobe over the course of the next year.
Often women who wear plus-size clothing are a little timid about wearing sparkles, beads, or anything else that stands out a bit. New Year’s Eve is not the time to be timid or shy. There are more and more options out there for plus-size wardrobes that include bling of some sort. Don’t be afraid to sparkle and shine any day of the year, but especially for New Year’s Eve.
Pick a Power Color
Many plus-size women tend to stick with darker colors, especially black. The prevailing theory behind that being that black or darker colors are slimming. Forget that. Nothing is sexier than a woman who embraces everything about herself, and if you’re hiding behind darker colors, then you’re not embracing anything. Choose a power color and have fun with it. Try on everything from jewel tones to pastels and find the color that makes you look your best. And then don’t be afraid to rock it.
Don’t Steer Away from Comfort
Another misconception is that if you’re dressing up and going out for New Year’s, you’re just going to have to accept the fact that you’re not going to be comfortable. You can look great and be comfortable at the same time, so don’t stop looking until you find the perfect combination for you.
Do Step Away from Shapeless
The final mistake to steer clear of is the tendency to go with shapeless designs, especially in the cocktail dress arena. I promise you that no matter what your size or shape, you have a waist and it deserves to be shown off. If the dress you’re leaning toward doesn’t nip in at the waist or help define your figure, put it back. Try on dresses that show off your figure. You’ll be amazed at how great you look and feel.
New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be a night where you go with the same old look. Branch out and find a new signature style for the rest of the year.