After all the glitz and glamour of the festive season and the months spent looking for perfect plus size evening dresses, it’s time to go back to fashion basics with staple wardrobe pieces. Here are four must have items for your clothes collection:
Everyone has heard that black is the most slimming colour, which is why every woman should have at least one Little Black Dress in her wardrobe. Darker shades help to create the illusion of clean lines and flawless shape which is enhanced by the simple elegance of a LBD. This versatile number can be dressed down with ballet pumps for a day at the office or glammed up with kitten heels and accessories for a night on the town.
Black may be the more slimming colour, but it would be a crime against fashion to spend our days in nothing but dark shades. For something altogether more casual but no less flattering, make sure you have a steady supply of plain white t-shirts at the ready. Whilst black tones help to conceal the visible shape of your body white accentuates it, so get ready to flaunt those curves in a figure-hugging white t-shirt, or bare a little more flesh in a seductive scoop neck vest top.
The Bootcut Jeans
An absolute must for any wardrobe is a pair of jeans that make you feel instantly great from the moment you step into them. For many women, it’s the classic bootcut jeans. Not too tight and not too wide, these ultra flattering trousers are perfect for drawing attention away from problem areas whilst showing off all your best bits. If you’re bigger around the middle, the slight flare at the foot creates balance and the high waist band of 70s inspired bootcuts helps to avoid a muffin top. These are also a great style for hourglass figures as they don’t draw all attention to the hips, instead your largest area is offset by the wide leg.
Save those teeny tiny clutches for evening wear and instead opt for a chic oversized handbag to carry all your everyday essentials. These statement bags scream high fashion whilst remaining practical and wearable for both the office and daytime casual. To work this essential item into your wardrobe, think large and leather and opt for a colour that will match both your winter coat and summer jacket.