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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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Fabric types explained.

Fabrics are made from various raw materials which are sourced from nature or artificially manufactured. Fabrics can be natural, synthetic or a combination of both.

Experimenting with new techniques with this gift set we made for a customer. The koi print fabric is quilting cotton. Non-stretchy woven fabric works really well with stretch knits when cut on bias. This opens up so many new possibilities because there are so many more beautiful prints and patterns in woven fabrics than it is in knits!


Natural fabrics, such as the ones we use in all our lingerie and apparel collections, are those which are created from the fibers of animals coats, the cocoons of silkworms, and plants seeds, leaves and stems. It is breathable and should never cause rashes and discomfort.

Samples of natural fabrics: cotton, silk, linen, wool, hemp, leather and suede, jute.

Modern synthetic or man-made fabrics are made from fibers which are either completely made from inorganic or organic materials combined with chemicals to alter their structure and properties. Some can be very luxurious and can imitate natural fabrics quite well.

Samples of synthetic fabrics: acetate, polyester, polyester chiffon, acrylic, latex, nylon, viscose, polypropylene.

There are also industrial fabrics such as vinyl, carbon and fiberglass fabrics.

Choosing the right fabric for clothes is the most important step in sewing Econica’s garments. We strive to use as many as possible natural and organic fabrics to ensure the best quality without compromising style and comfort.

Credits: Econica Shop, Textile School

Trends & fashion news

Top 5 Little Black Dress styles, how to pick the right style for you.

Its silhouette has changed over the years, but the LBD remains supremely chic.

It was Coco Chanel of corse, who made The Little  Black Dress ubiquitous. She did not invent the concept, but the little black dress was not formally identified as the shape of the future until 1926, when American Voguepublished a drawing of a Chanel design.… It was an apparently simple yet elegant sheath, in black crêpe de Chine, with long, narrow sleeves, worn with a string of white pearls; and Vogue proved to be correct in the prediction that it would become a uniform.

Today’s modern styles are very different from the fashion of the early 20’s century and come in so many various  styles and options. Like our ever-so-popular popular wrap-style black dress or cozy sweater dress.


Some of the styles of LBD:

Sexy: Deep-plunging neckline and fitted bottom.

Sophisticated: Long body-hugging silhouette and sheer panels.

Unique: Vintage asymmetrical-hemline and unique details.

Romantic: Lace and peplum-embellished classic style.

Modern: Minimal details and structured look.

Credits: Econica Shop, Instyle Magazine.