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Wearing the right bra gives all of us an extra boost and the good news is that it’s easier than you think to find plus size bras to make you feel fabulous. As we’ve seen a variety of styles of plus size bras available in the shops this winter from t-shirt bras to underwired bras and padded bras, there’s no excuse for wearing old, ill-fitting underwear. Whether you want a comfortable and supportive bra for the day or a little something to boost your bust for night, it’s all out there if you look through the plus size bras section of your local store or online. Here’s how to start: (1) Measure yourself Two thirds of women are wearing the wrong size bra – don’t be one of them! Look for an online sizing guide, which will explain where to measure you and how these measurements match up to plus size bra sizes. Alternatively, ask to get measured in a store. The result will be worth it as buying the right size bra will transform your figure by lifting you up in all the right places. (2) Think about your clothing Most of us want a bra to improve our figure in a subtle way – we want people to notice us looking fabulous without seeing how we’re doing it. If you’re wearing dark colours then stick to a dark coloured bra, just in case. The same applies to light coloured clothing so go for a white, cream or pastel coloured bra if wearing pale tops or dresses. If you’re wearing a t-shirt then you may want to consider a t-shirt bra which is seam free so it won’t get spotted under your outfit. (3) Think about the occasion For day, a good underwired plus size bra should give you enough support as long as you’re wearing the correct size. An underwired bra will lift your bust so that everything fits you better – from t-shirts and blouses to jumpers and cardigans. However, if you’re planning a night out then you may want to think about a padded bra. The newest styles are subtle, providing a hint of padding but also supporting what you have that nobody would guess you were
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A Guide To Different Styles Of Plus Size Evening Wear Good news ladies, the range of plus size evening wear is now more exciting than ever. It’s evolved from a few maxi dresses to a collection of prom dresses, chiffon dresses, mid length dresses and more. This means we have a chance to express our personality with the plus size evening wear we choose, rather than just making do. There’s no need to compromise this Christmas party season when there are plus size evening wear options in a range of colours, prints, fabrics and lengths. Here’s a guide to some of the brilliant bits we’ve found so far: Mid Length Dresses If you need a plus size evening dress for drinks with your colleagues after work then a mid length dress is the ideal day to night dress. You can dress it up for a formal evening occasion by adding appropriate jewellery and a gorgeous pair of high heel shoes, especially if the dress has something unique like a pretty print or sequins. We’ve seen floral prints, sequins round the neckline and lovely chiffon and pleated mid length dresses. Maxi Dress A maxi dress is so versatile that it suits multiple occasions. You can wear a dramatic monochrome maxi dress to a smart formal dinner or a black jersey maxi dress to more of a low-key night out. V-neck styles and styles that are cinched in at the waist are great pieces of plus size evening wear as they help to create a lovely hourglass silhouette. Prom Dress If you’re thinking of hitting the dancefloor then you need a plus size evening dress that flatters your curves so you can really show off. A prom dress is classy in a retro 1950s way but it also looks great as you move. Chiffon Dress If you have lots of invites and are going to several venues in one night then you need plus size evening wear you can move in. Chiffon plussize evening dresses are the way forward as they are floaty so you feel free and ready to mingle. Wear with classic jewellery like pearls or gold and try kitten heels so you can walk – or skip- from party to party.