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by Theresa Borsman

You've probably heard that plus size style is achieved by wearing clothing that maximizes your best features and minimizes any perceived flaws. While that's a good rule of thumb, it's even more important to find plus size fashion tips that are geared toward bringing your natural body shape into balance.

The most naturally balanced body shape mimics an hourglass: generous shoulders and hips roughly the same size with a well-defined waistline. You don't have to have this body shape to achieve plus size style, however. You just need to know how to dress to create the illusion of it!

High style plus size clothes sport fabrics, fit, and colour that all work together to achieve this goal. There are four basic plus-sized body shapes and each has a different objective. Let's take a look at each:

hourglass shape1) The Plus Size Hourglass Body Shape
The plus sized hourglass boasts hips and shoulders roughly the same size, with an enviously defined waistline.

Hourglass Plus Size Style Objective:
  —Maintain naturally balanced proportions, emphasize a small waistline, and avoid bulk everywhere.

Hourglass Plus Size Fashion Tips:
  —The best plus size styles:
  • Cinch at the waist
  • Maintain hip-to-shoulder proportions
  • Elongate and slim overall

pear shape2) The Plus Size Triangle Body Shape
Also known as the pear shape, the plus sized triangle is characterized by hips that are significantly wider than the shoulders or bust.

Triangle Plus Size Style Objective:
  —To visually widen your shoulders, emphasize your already small waistline, and de-emphasize your hips.

Triangle Plus Size Fashion Tips:
  —The best plus size styles:
  • Visually widen shoulders while minimizing hips
  • Emphasize a small waistline
  • Elongate and slim overall

apple shape3) The Plus Size Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Also known as the apple shape, the plus size inverted triangle is characterized by shoulders and bust significantly wider than hips and an undefined waistline.

Inverted Triangle Plus Size Style Objective:
  —To visually widen hips to create balance with your shoulders while creating a defined waistline.

Inverted Triangle Plus Size Fashion Tips:
  —The best plus size styles:
  • Create volume at the hips
  • Minimize shoulders
  • Create definition at the waistline

rectangle shape4) The Plus Size Rectangle Body Shape
The plus size rectangle, or straight, body shape features shoulders, bust, waist, and hips ALL roughly the same size.

Rectangle Plus Size Style Objective:
  —To visually widen both hips and shoulders to create a proportionally smaller waistline.

Rectangle Plus Size Fashion Tips:
  —The best plus size styles:
  • Simultaneously widen shoulders and hips, making your waist look smaller in comparison
  • Create the illusion of a defined waistline
  • Elongate and slim your look overall
Once you get your customized plus size fashion tips based on your body shape, achieving plus size style is a breeze. So embrace your shape by looking for high style plus size clothes that bring your body into visual balance.


Plus Style 101 is a plus size style resource site dedicated to helping women look and feel their best. Find YOUR body shape and get your customized plus size fashion tips now.

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