1. Dress for the size you are
Not what you want to be, or once were! Work with what you have! Own IT!
(Amen to that!!!)
2. Dress from the inside out
A well-fitting bra and shapewear will camouflage all lumps and bumps!
(People do not be afraid of the undergarments...no one wants to walk behind you watching stuff jiggling...)
3. Clothes should skim your body
not cling to it like sausage casing! Think high-waist, wide trousers, and A-line or flared skirts
(Can I get a Hallelujah!!!)
4. Don't cover your curves!
Big clothes on big bodies only make you look bigger.
5. Skirts should end
Just before or under the kneecap. Your legs will look longer
(Don't be afraid of a little leg action!)
6. Shorter, fitted jackets
will also flatter your legs and waist.
(C'mon testify somebody!)
7. Avoid elasticized waistbands.
They might be comfortable, but they add bulk to your midsection.
(To this I respectfully disagree...and that's why I sew!)
8. Keep necklines open.
A deep v- or scoop neck lengthens your neck.
(And shows 'em what you got! There are women out there paying good money for what God gave us naturally! *LOL*)
9. A dress with a belt
will cinch you in, focusing attention on your smaller waist.
(Okay I didn't use to believe this one but a picture is worth a thousand words!)
10. Wide feet need to be counterbalanced
with wide heels. A thinner heel only draws attention to your wider foot
(Again I respectfully disagree...definitely make sure that you are using a wider size...don't squeeze into the mediums...but you can wear a thin heel and a pointy toe...they go a long way towards making you feel sexy and womanly...I'm just saying!)
I think this is a really great list and I can guarantee that if you embrace some of the suggestions on this list, my plus size sisters, you will be amazed at how great you look!!!! BTW, this list is on Page 136 of the October 2008 issue of O Magazine!
And finally, please no comments about Oprah and the Alaska Woman...not only are we both sistahs but we are sistahs that support Obama and I believe she can do whatever she wants on her show, that's why its called "The O-P-R-A-H Show!!!!"