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5 tips on how to dress and style for plus-size figure.

Finding the right clothes can be challenging and more so  for full figure.

It is all about accentuating the features you want to show off and downplaying those you don’t. Here are 5 crucial steps to choosing clothes with the right cut, color and fit that will help you flatter your body while staying comfortable.

1.The cut

A-line dresses.

Every single body type looks good in an A-line dress because it emphasizes a woman’s natural waistline and drapes nicely over any curves on her lower body.

Empire waist.

Tops and dresses with empire waist are perfect for ladies with pear- or triangle-shaped bodies who are smaller above the waist than they are below the waist.

Straight-cut dresses.

Straight-cut dresses look great on women who have broader shoulders and chests and smaller hips.

Sweater knit dress organic cotton fleece


2. The color

The rule of thumb to is that light colors emphasize while dark colors downplay, which is why black is universally flattering. If you’re choosing a light-colored dress, be sure to make up for the color by choosing a structured silhouette that will flatter your body. Horizontal stripes and large, bold patterns can appear to add volume in places you don’t want it.

Cropped jacket, organic cotton fleece


3. The fit

A garment that is too tight or too loose can ruin your day and look unflattering even on the most perfect body. This is why Econica offers made-to-measure clothing where each and every garment is made to compliment women’s body.

Fitted wrap dress


4. Accessories

Choosing a perfect scarf or shoes can make you look taller, thinner, more confident. Go for small elegant heel and big flowy scarves.

Large linen scarf – sage green

5. Hairstyle

The right hairstyle will your self-confidence and not only mask some facial imperfections in regards to its shape but also change an impression of your image in whole.

  1. Avoid heavy straight bangs, because they create a horizontal line that widens your face visually.
  2. If you are a plus-size woman, it’s better to shy away from compact and sleek hairstyles, they can totally spoil your look.
  3. Whatever hairstyle you choose, try to leave elongated locks by the sides of your face. They are going to make your face slimmer.
  4. Consider elongated side bangs. Any diagonal line that crosses your face makes it longer visually.
  5. Additional volume on top also elongates and slims your face.

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Credits: Econica Shop, Monroe and Main, The right hairstyles
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Accessorize with linen

Linen fabric has unique texture and is a popular choice among leading fashion designers.

Linen has some very attractive properties such as durability, versatility and sustainability.

We custom make these elegant obi belts from organic Japanese linen.

Obi is a type  sash for traditional Japanese dress and part of kimono outfits.

There are many different types of women’s obi, and the usage of them is regulated by many unwritten rules not unlike those that concern the kimono itself. Certain types of obi are used with certain types of kimono; the obi of married and unmarried women are tied in different ways. Often the obi adjusts the formality and fanciness of the whole kimono outfit: the same kimono can be worn in very different situations depending on what kind of obi is worn with it.

Econica’s obi are a modern version redesigned to fit our busy lifestyle and simplified clothing choices.


Credits: Econica Shop, Wikipedia
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5 Outfit Transformations.

How to go from Day to Night  with these easy 5 outfit transformation ideas.

Rely more on delicate separates.

By layering sheer tops beneath an office blazer they become instantaneously workplace appropriate. And once you are free of daytime commitments it’s time to add a splash of bright lipstick and let the transparent fabric reign!

Silk organic cotton T shirt

Silk tee by Econica. 

Add accessories & switch shoes.

Add a statement necklace or a scarf and clutch. Small things like these  can add just the perfect amount of sparkle for festive mood.

Dark Blue linen shawl wrap scarf

Large Linen Wrap by Econica.

Wrap dresses.

One of our favourite ‘day to night’ piece is the ever-versatile wrap dress. Wrap dresses look good on everyone and are perfect for work during the day or a night out with friends. The key is to change up accessories!

Fitted wrap dress

True wrap dress by Econica.

Holiday hairdo transformations.

One of the easiest and quickest fixes to change your look from work to evening is a new hair style. Bring a hair wand with you and spend a few minutes curling your locks before you leave. Apply shimmer lip gloss and add statement earrings to complete the look.

Back to basics.

When going from day to evening just remember the purses get smaller, the shoes get higher, and make up gets darker. Start with a great basic black skirt and tights, and then simply swap out the shoes, the purse and enhance your makeup.

Ruffled short skirt

Classic black skirt by Econica.

These small changes only take a few minutes and after you’ll be party ready. Hope all of you have a Happy Holiday.

Credits: Econica Shop, Fashion Magazine, Styles By Steph.