I say this a lot. Not everyone is built the same, not everyone has the same body or the same fashion needs. This being said, in order to become more politically correct, America feels the need to offer everything that is offered to the skinny women to the average women and the plus sized women and vice versa. There is nothing wrong with being skinny, average or plus sized, but there is something wrong with trading the clothing through the size ranges.
Now, it is true that the fashion world does cater to the skinny women. There are more outfits designed for the skinny people than there are for the average or plus sized women. This is because the models who are showing off the clothing are skinny and the world’s current idea of sexy is skinny. This is changing though, and there are more shows featuring average sized women and more designers are beginning to cater to women with curves.
There is clothing out there, there are things that are designed for the average or above average women. This clothing takes into the account a woman’s curves and features. These pieces work to hide the trouble areas and excentuate the beautiful areas of a woman. Unfortunately, this clothing is not properly displayed and often is intermingled with the outfits that are designed for the skinny women. This can cause confusion and conflict.
As a rule of thumb, if it is skin tight, avoid it. This is because the skin tight clothes will cling to every bump and crevasse, making the person look heavier, rather than thinner. If the clothing has no shape, avoid it. The skinny models may be able to pull of a shapeless piece because they have no curves, but on the average woman, it looks like a mu-mu. Look for belts and accents that hit the smallest part of the body, such as right under the bust. This way the eye is drawn to that area. Avoid tapered, skinny, and legging pants as they can give you a larger appearance.