These can be a tendency for larger women to think they need to wear a lot of big accessories at the same time. The end result can be something like a Christmas tree with every element competing for the eye only to make the tree look larger and brighter. If this is a look that you want, then go for it.
10 Tips for #PlusSize Accessorizing
Jewelry and accessories are like clothing. They are part of your over-all look. Everything you wear is part of what you look like. Everything that you put on your body is an element of your style.
Tip #1. Go for the over-all look
When you put your clothing and accessories on, check the mirror to see how it all looks together. The key word is ‘proportions’. Do your accessories overload your body? Do they get lost in the picture?
Or, is your accessory look just right.
Tip #2. Avoid the tiny jewelry items in general.
Small necklaces, teeny tiny studs, and small bracelets can make a person look larger because of the contrast in size.
Tip #3 Claim your style
Having a cohesive look rather than an eclectic look works best.
Be sure to have everything match and work together.
Tip #4. Opt for long necklaces
The long necklace draws the eye up and down rather than side to side.
This kind of necklace can also serve as a focal point, distracting from body parts that you may want less attention drawn to.
Tip #5. Avoid the chunky jewelry overload
Wearing too much bulk in too many places can only add to the bulk as a whole.
If you want to appear over-all bulky- wear a lot of bulky jewelry. If you don;t want that over-all bulky look, wear one bulky item at a time.
Tip #6. Be aware of your wrists.
Wearing tight items on your wrist, such as watches and bracelets, can draw the eye to a muffin look on your wrist.
Instead, opt for cuff bracelets to wear a bit higher on the wrist and a looser watch strap.
Tip #7 It’s okay to wear one focal point item.
Just make sure that it is in proportion to everything else. A scarf is a good way to go.
Tip #8 Don’t rule out the belt.
A belt can accentuate a waist and if your waist is the body part that you want to show off, wear a belt. The belt should match your outfit and the darker it is the better. Try on a wide belt and then try on a thinner belt to see which accentuates your waist the best.
Tip #9 The handbag.
A small handbag has a tendency to make a person look larger when they carry it.
A handbag that sits on the hip can make the hip and butt look larger.
A cross-body bag on a busty person can make the bust less attractive if the strap is too small or too tight.
A shorter strapped bag that makes the wearer hold their upper arm close to the body can make the upper arm look larger. What should you opt for? A handbag that is medium to large in size with a medium shoulder strap and doesn’t rest on your hip. A good choice is a tote bag, satchel or a hobo.
Tip #10 Your shoes
Elongating the legs to create a ‘sexy’ look is a great way to go especially if you are wearing a dress or skirt.
Opt for dark or neutral colored shoes. Avoid the rounded or curved toe as these will widen any leg. Tall dark boots work great on all sizes.