Style Tips

How to Accessorise a Full Figure

Accessories are the finishing touch on any beautiful outfit. Sometimes all it takes is a pair of sparkly earrings or a statement necklace to take an outfit to the next level.

Accessorising is a bit different for each type of figure. Here we’ll give you a few great tips for making the most of your accessories and really enhancing beautiful curves. This article comes just in time for Christmas, when many of us will be looking to create a great look for a series of parties.

First off, you’ll want to take a look at your unique shape and proportions and see which areas you may want to highlight, or which ones you’d rather draw the attention away from.

As a general rule, smaller bags do not flatter fuller figures. Go for a bag that won’t get lost in many layers of clothing either- which is easy to do when you’re greeted with freezing temperatures outside. A larger bag also helps you carry your gloves, scarf and even comfy flat shoes to change into if necessary.

Use your jewellery to call attention to areas you’d like to highlight. An eye-catching necklace, for example, can be used to accent a beautiful décolleté. If you love your pretty wrists, show them off with a bracelet or bracelets.

If you have a larger bust it can be best to choose a necklace with a drop pendant that hangs below your décolleté instead of being shelved above it.

When it comes to choosing a belt, keep the element of scale in mind and choose one that will accent your figure instead of battling with it. If your shape naturally draws in at the waist, a thicker belt will further enhance your silhouette. If you tend to carry weight around your waist you may be better off wearing a belt around your hips.

Choose shoes that achieve their desired effect with your legs. Many of us fuller figured women have larger legs, and this means staying away from shoes with ankle straps. Instead, choose an open court shoe or a pair of boots. Heels will lift everything up, but do keep your body scale in mind. A slender or stiletto heel won’t balance out your figure; a wedge heel will be much more flattering (and comfortable!)

Use these tips to look your best this season and every season!

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