I'm 5'2 and 220lbs... I love my body, I really do :D Being a fluffy magical fluff is pretty awesome..
Except the fact that since summer is here, I am having one hell of time finding dresses and skirts that look good and fit me.
skirts that I love end up too short, too tight, or just don't look good at all. I'm pretty clueless about what type of dresses or skirts would look good and where to find that style in the patterns and such I like!
I'm top heavy, and have a abnormally round butt for a white girl o. o So everything's just out of whack when I go to look for clothing.
Any advice? :D
Picture of me in an outfit that probably definitely sucks. XD But, just for all those people who are probably thinking of me as a whale. >< https://z-1-scontent-a. xx. fbcdn. net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10155039_652091538190486_4040249925426336113_n. jpg
stupid link! here it is! https://z-1-scontent-a. xx. fbcdn. net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10155039_652091538190486_4040249925426336113_n. jpg
I think what you are wearing in the picture looks good! It can be frustrating, but there are definitely places to find clothing if you are bigger. Additionelle, Lane Bryant, even Forever 21 has plus size options.
I know your pain! I am bigger too and it's so hard to find stuff that looks nice and works. in my opinion stretchy fabrics are best because they can move and conform to your curves.
Maxi dresses and skirts, even shorter skirts can look nice too. Wear it with confidence. Accessories can help as well. You may have to shop around to find stores that have decent sizing. I know some clothes are just made really small and aren't true to size, so that makes it hard.
I hate to say it, but you seriously need to get in shape... you're 5'2" and 220 pounds? Have you done one of those BMI checks? (I'm assuming you're not very muscular, so it would be fairly accurate.) Medically, you qualify as morbidly obese.
You are not going to like my answer, but I am going to be honest with you. You need to lose the extra weight not for aesthetic reasons but because it's unhealthy to be 220 pounds in your height. You may encounter health problems in the future and I don't really think it's a good thing to encourage an unhealthy lifestyle. I am not trying to be rude and it's not my intention to make you feel bad, I am just sharing my point of view. It's good that you're comfortable with yourself, but I think you also need to put some effort in losing the extra weight. I think you can do it. As for style advice: -If you're looking to buy skirts, you should look for the ones with an A-line cut. Avoid pencil skirts at all costs. -Remember: Dark colors can hide your flaws, while light colors highlight. If your strong feature is your breast area, then try wearing a lighter top and if your-not-so-strong feature are your legs, wear a dark skirt or dark pants. -Avoid horizontal stripes on the dresses. Instead, choose dresses with diagonal or vertical stripes. They can make you appear thinner. -Don't wear things that are too tight/small on you.
I also know what helps look better in clothing is wearing a girdle underneath your outfits to smooth your appearance down (in the front) or pull you in to make your stomach appear smaller or more firm.
I also recommend maxi skirts or maxi dresses, they look great.
Keep being confident. You'll find clothing that works for you.
I can't see the picture, I used to be heavier, but I'm also 5'10" and I've always liked maxi skirts. I'm not sure how they look on someone who is 5'2" though. I would suggest going to Torrid or another plus size store and seeing which style suits you, if Torrid is too pricey... go find the same style somewhere more affordable. Old Navy has a plus line online I think, hope this helps.
Rock on! I find that things that don't have much structure look the best. Or something that has an elastic back. Frock type dresses look the best! Or like she said maxis are beautiful on anyone! Go strong honey! And don't let anyone tear you down
Maxi dresses might look nice on you
I think there is a difference between curvy and big...