I'm 5'5 and 184 lbs and most of my weight is in my hips and belly. Almost nowhere else is there fat but my hips and belly which makes it hard to look for clothes that I look good in. My boyfriend and friends are no help because they lie to me and say that I can wear anything and look good. Spring is coming up and I want to look cute but I always end up covering up and wearing sweatpants and an oversized sweater. Any advice for what a fat girl can wear for spring and look cute? I'll put a pic below of how my body looks and you can give me suggestions for what I should wear for my body type.
I have no answers to your questions. I just want to say I love the candor in your question. The acceptance and the matter-of-fact fashion its written. There's no self deprecation, no sadness in it. Love love love it.
One bit of advice: whatever your new outfits make sure you feel beautiful. As you so clearly are.
Avoid big patterns, as they make you look larger. Go for small patterns, such as a dress / top with little polka dots. Dresses dresses dresses. You said your biggest parts were your waist and belly? Look for dresses that are a little tighter just under your chest and more flowy underneath , like this g03.s.alicdn.com/.../HT1fVUbFLJbXXagOFbXL.jpg Same with skirts, I think your should look for high waisted flowy skirts i9.dainikbhaskar.com/.../huma_1442315351.jpg I hope you find what you're looking for girl :)
wear smaller printed patterns, wear vertical stripes. a black long sleeve v neck button up and some blue jeans looks great on any body shape. www.google.ca/search or wear something revealing with a summer cardigan. www.google.ca/search
wearing things that are oversized will make you look bigger. Don't wear really short shorts. I suggest shorts that are just above the knee. A-line skirts are good for hot weather also make those just above the knee. There are tons of A-line summer dresses that look great too. Also pair any of the pants or skirts with a blouse (loose but not baggy)
You need to start dressing to your strengths instead of looking like you've taken your bed sheets out in public.
Like with this outfit you need to unroll your waistline and wear your leggings properly, wear an actual shirt over that tank top, and make sure that the shirt covers your entire bra. Then take the animal print throw thing down to the Good Will and never buy anything like it again.
Dressing well is all about proportions and where things hit you. That's how you create a silhouette. You can use your silhouette to create illusions of being thinner, taller, shorter, bustier, etc...
You said you don't have fat anywhere else but I see it in your face and arms. Fat usually does distribute everywhere. You should check this youtuber out, LoeyLane, who is a plus-sized model. Her fashion sense is great and she wears outfits that flatter her shape. In the mean time though you should consider incorporating some exercise into your routine. It's good for you.
I'd say: whatever you wear, always wear your size. And maybe like cute dresses. Lay the attention, if that's way you want, on other parts of your body. You could wear v-necks for instance to show of a little cleavage. I think tailored jackets also always work well.