As a plus size woman I know that not all accessories look good on me. This can be depressing, but knowing which accessories look good helps dampen the blow. The truth is some accessories work for plus size women and some don't. It's important to find the best accessories so that you look the best you can. Here are just five accessory tips for plus size women.
Avoid Dainty Accessories
One of the biggest mistakes plus size women make is to choose small accessories, such as thin chain necklaces or small handbags. These accessories can make you look much bigger than you actually are. However, you also don't want to go too large. This means you need to try on different styles until you find something that looks good on you.
Choose Accessories That Accentuate Your Best Features
Just like clothing, you want your accessories to accentuate your best features. For example, if you want to accentuate your chest, choose a long necklace to wear with a low-cut blouse. If you have an hourglass figure, add a belt that has enough show to bring the eye to your narrow waist.
Opt for Chunky Beaded or Long Necklaces
If you have a thick neck, you want to choose long necklaces or chunky beaded necklaces. You want something that catches the eye, but the last thing you want is a necklace that emphasizes the size of your neck. For example, plus size women should avoid choker-style necklaces.
Find a Big Handbag
While small handbags can be cute, plus size women should opt for a large handbag. Just like other accessories, purchasing too small of a handbag can make you look larger than you are. I love to carry tote-style bags that are large, but still look cute.
Select Chunky-Style Shoes
Last, but not least, chunky style shoes are your best bet. Because the shoes will match the size of your foot and ankle, people don't notice that you're plus sized. However, if you select small, thin strapped shoes, it will look like your feet are way too big for the shoe. With chunky styles, you can focus on creating a sexy look.
Just because you're plus sized doesn't mean you have to give up on accessories. The truth is accessories can actually make you look thinner and can be used to accentuate your best features.