Women who are plus size or just have wide hips have a hard time finding clothing. Many brands unfortunately only cater to super skinny and thin women, instead of women with different shapes. This is why styling clothes to fit your figure can be tough and frustrating as well. There are luckily ways to help accentuate your hips instead of feeling ashamed of them.
If you are bigger in the waist and hip area and want to learn tricks to style your clothes then keep on reading. Below we give you some advice on different types of clothes to buy that will look amazing on your curves.
Belted Dresses For Wide Hips
One type of garment that you should invest in is dresses that have belts or fitted in the waist. The reason that these are good for women with wide hips is that they help bring out your hips instead of hiding them. No one should feel ashamed of their pear our hourglass figure, and with a belted dress your figure will pop out even more. Also, you can belt a maxi dress or any dress yourself as a tip if you don’t want to go out and buy a belted dress.
Invest in Tunics
Another tip is to check out tunics or longer tops if you want to cover up a bit. Many of us don’t like showing off ur curves especially if it makes us uncomfortable when men stare. This is why investing in long tops or tunics is a great idea because they will go below the waist and help cover up a little. There are plenty of brands that sell tunics and stores and you are sure to look amazing in them!
You can wear these tops to the office as well if you feel uncomfortable at work with people staring at your hips.
Bring The Attention Upwards
Aside from covering or showing off your hips, you can keep the eyes off your hips and more on your top. What we mean by this is wearing tops that help bring out your chest area so the attention is drawn upwards. This is perfect for women who love showing off their chest or shoulders instead of their bottom. Ways to do this are by buying v-neck clothes or off-the-shoulder tops that will highlight that region.
Also, you can wear over-the-top blouses with fun designs and patterns. When wearing an over-the-top blouse or v-neck stick to wearing casual pants, or black pants as they help give a thinner appearance. Everyone knows that whenever you wear something black it helps the area look smaller than it is.
A- Line Dresses For Wide Hips
One kind of dress that is perfect for wide hips is an A-line or straight dress. A-line dresses sit just above your hips and flare out, with a hem much wider than its shoulders. The reason, why you should invest, is because this dress helps cover up the hip area a little since it isn’t too tight on your shape and helps cover up your insecurities in that region.
Wearing A-line dresses are perfect for occasions like weddings and baby showers. Also, they come in different styles and lengths such as maxi, midi, or mini depending on your preference and style.
Wrap Dresses Are Fun Too
The final tip is also investing in some wrap dresses which are perfect for wide hips. A wrap dress is a common dress you have definitely seen, it comes with two sides wrapping around each other and then being tied on the side. This dress is flattering for women who are heavier in the hip area because the style of the dress falls nicely on the hips. Aside from this, it will also help bring attention to your waist since it is tied there, instead of your hips being center stage.
Ways to style a wrap dress are by buying ones with fun prints on them for the summer. Also, you can style a wrap dress for your figure by wearing a nice pair of heels that will highlight your gorgeous legs.
Where To Shop For Wide Hips
Now that we looked at some styling tips we should also look at what stores to shop in. If you are on the heavier side or just have big hips and thighs, it’s best to shop in stores that cater to all sizes and have plus sizes. Some stores that you can find plus-size clothing in are Lane Bryant, ASOS Curve, Eloquii, Wray NYC, and Nordstrom.