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Dos and don’ts for plus-size dressing

Hubert de Givenchy once said, “The dress must follow the body of the woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.”

That is to say the secret to striking style and an impeccable fit lies in understanding how to work your body shape, not blindly conforming to it. For the plus-size women, a guide for such purpose is more an exception than a rule, and the search for a handy one can be frustrating.

So here’s one from us on getting acquainted with the rise and fall of your curves, as well as understanding how best to accentuate it. But before we get started, here’s an image charting the five primary plus-size body shapes–each with their own characteristics—that will help you identify yours:

Click on your body shape to reveal the fashion dos and don’ts!

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