THE EPITOME COLLECTION FROM QFD – PERFECT FOR SPRING SUMMER 2013
Take a look at the Epitome collection from Qristyl Frazier Designs. Some excellent pieces to wear this Spring Summer 2013.
Plus-sized women have a general advantage to their figure- they have full control of the full curves that they are well-endowed with. This doesn’t mean to say, though, that any piece of clothing will look good on you. Just like all other body types, there is an art to putting on an hourglass silhouette.
One thing you can do to emphasize your curves is to go for full coverage and allow room for elegant draping along the arms, the neck, and the waist. This creates a subtle vertical line that adds height and makes your figure look slender. The photo below is a good example of elegant draping on a fully covered bottom and interesting top.
The striking red color draws attention from the skin to the fabric. In fact, this piece already speaks for itself- the elegant draping subtly slims down the figure while the interesting neckline and cut-out shoulder gives a peek of skin.
Another way to create a slimmer and taller figure is for you to wear dark colors in full coverage while keeping the patterns and designs to in a similarly dark hue, just like the image below. The leopard print top is well worth the coverage because its dark hue goes well with that of the cardigan and the skirt. The leopard piping on the cardigan ties the outfit together nicely.
Perhaps the best way for you to compensate for arm exposure is by choosing high and interesting necklines- cowl necks, off-shoulders, boat necks, and slash necks draw the eyes up to your face instead of making it focus impolitely at the cleavage or chest area. The animal print on these dresses are appropriate for the plus-sized woman.
This slightly pale tiger print dress has a round neckline that shows off both collar bones and gives enough room for you to show off an elegant neck. Paired with long necklaces, this piece puts focus on your face while creating an hourglass silhouette.
The grayscale cheetah print below is structured with kimono sleeves to balance out the body-hugging top, cinched waist, and the pencil skirt. In fact, this can be worn in nights spent around town since the fabric of the top exudes a slightly metallic feel.
This elegant one-piece dress in purple has delicate draping along the sleeves and the cowl neck. These hard vertical lines contrast well against the curves the dress creates along the waist and chest area, thereby balancing the width and length of the body.
One interesting trend for plus-sized women to elegantly show off skin is through geometric cuts. Fascinating pieces of clothing include Venus-cut dresses. One thing you have to keep in mind is that the dress has to be body-hugging so that even if the sleeves are loose and draping, you won’t loose the curves you have.
This adorable fuchsia and gray one-shoulder number is perfect for extravagant cocktail parties. The bell sleeve flows fluidly along the arm, making the look effortless.
This sparkly electric blue one-shoulder number is made with vertical stripes so that it elongates and trims down the body. The loose sleeve adds to the length and slimming properties of the dress.
This aqua colored, sleeveless, Venus-cut dress is meant for the daring diva. The body is made with sequins that enhance the already ample curves that you have. The diagonal hemline is made to show off more skin on one side of the body.
This sparkly number is the best alternative to the conservative little black dress that every woman should have. The one-shoulder dress is cut above the knee to show just the slightest amount of leg as a teaser.
If you look closely, you will observe that these pieces of clothing have one thing in common. They are all tailor-made for the plus-size figure. The contour of the body, the hemlines, the necklines, and the drapery all work together to enhance the shape and show off the curves of a full-figured woman. This is the best thing you can do to your wardrobe. Get clothes that are made specifically for your body type and you will see the transformation into a voluptuous siren.