If you are a woman who is a little on the heavy side, you will sometimes find your fashion options rather limited if you take the conventional route and try to dress like everyone else. By heavy, we mean you’re not a stick figure but a healthy woman with curves. Unfortunately, marketers often don’t take into account that women may be dissatisfied with the fact that every clothing item is created to be worn by size zero models.

Well, we are here to help you refine you clothing choices a bit so that you don’t have to feel like your size is a hindrance to your fashion craze.

The first piece of advice we have is to dispense with the skintight wardrobe. Not every piece of clothing needs to hug your skin in order to be attractive. There is more to fashion that exposing your body; no matter how attractive it is. Focus more on the elegance and the grace your attire may exude when you combine classy with a dash of sexy in just the right amounts.

Maxi Dress

Maxi dress is one of the most versatile dressing options you will come across. You can use a shirt type for your office dealings or formal events then upgrade to a full evening dress for a dinner party or a wedding ceremony. You can select your color palette according to the occasion and accentuate it with other items: jackets, high heels, trainers, jerseys, handbags, hats, shades. Whatever takes your fancy.

Pin striped skirts are trendy nowadays and will look stunning on you if you can find the right fit.

Capri Pants

A hefty frame lodged in shorts might make you stick out like a sore thumb, in which case Capri pants are an excellent alternative. Longer and more voluminous than shorts yet shorter than trousers, they will provide you with freedom to roam as well as a chic outlook.

Cigarette trousers are another variation of Capri pants; slightly longer in length, ending just above the ankle and therefore a much more sophisticated option for a lot of ladies.

Know Your Figure

People come in varying shapes and sizes. Fat distribution is different for everybody. Some have more on their lower body while others on their upper body in various places.

Buy clothing that accentuates certain areas you wish to stick out more and drapes the areas that are too prominent. Darker colors will generally tone down your appearance and make you look slimmer.

Try to avoid horizontal stripes as they make a person look bulkier. Opt for vertical stripes instead which will elongate your figure.

V-neck tops are an attractive option to add to your wardrobe if you’re a heavy woman.


Try on longer shoes that terminate somewhere on your calf or above. This will make you look taller and a lot more visually appealing.

Plus, High heels are obviously an item you can never ignore.

Is Baggier Better?

You may think that wearing oversized clothing will hide your fat deposits but that’s not always true. In a lot of cases it makes your weight more pronounced and noticeable.

Try to find a balance. Go for something fit, but not necessarily figure-hugging.