Plussize Sewing Patterns
Sewing Pattern Silvia Coatigan
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Sewing Pattern “Trine” – a wonderful and easy-to-sew Cocoon Dress pattern
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PLUS-SIZE STYLING TIPS - HOW TO SHOW OFF YOUR LOOK
We don't like strict rules or bans when it comes to fashion. Fashion should be fun and bring joy to your life! Of course, there are ways to achieve a certain look or style, such as wanting to appear taller, shorter, younger, or older. Plus-size women should be aware that their silhouette is more susceptible to compressing or shortening effects and that they can work against this by combining different pieces of clothing. We've put together some tips for our customers that will add that extra touch of style to your plus-size wardrobe.
IMPROVE THE FIT OF YOUR CLOTHES WITH SHAPING UNDERWEAR
Consider trying out so-called "shapewear." It may cost a little more than regular underwear, but many fuller-figured women find that it helps their clothes fit better and is more comfortable. Shapewear can also help to conceal panty lines under tight-fitting clothes like pencil skirts.
EMPHASIZE YOUR WAIST AND HIPS
Many women desire an "hourglass" silhouette. You can accentuate it with wide waist belts or high-waisted skirts that you tuck your shirt or blouse into. Culottes or high-waisted trousers can also be great options, as they accentuate the feminine shape of your hips and make your waist appear slimmer in comparison. These types of pants can also help to avoid the "muffin top" effect, where excess flesh protrudes over the waistband.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR DECOLLETAGE
You can draw attention to your bust with boat neck, waterfall, or V-necklines. Adding ruffles, fringes, or other trim can also create more volume and interest. If you prefer to minimize your bust, choose simple tops in neutral colours like white, grey, nude, black, or dark blue. Avoid embellishments like ruffles or embroidery near the chest area or wearing necklaces that draw attention to the bust.
LETTING YOUR LEGS APPEAR LONG
High-heeled shoes fit your figure well, especially the block and wedge variety (perfect: match the colour of the shoes to the colour of the pants!). Kitten heels or stilettos are not as recommended - they are so thin that your ankles and calves may appear wider than they are.
Need more inspiration? You can also find great XXL sewing patterns for women, as well as more inspiration on the subject, statements, and interviews from plus-size bloggers in our book "Sahneschnittchen", which you can order here.