In order to make certain your plus sized clothing is the perfect fit you need to take your body measurements and use these figures to select the garments that will compliment your shape.
Do not pull the measuring tape too tightly around your bust, waist and hips-just bring the tape together snugly. You should measure the largest part of your bust and hips, but place the measuring tape around the smallest portion of your waist.
If you have a larger hip measurement than your bust size you may have a pear shaped figure. You should try to choose non-tapering clothing styles but avoid those pleated pants and side pockets.
Those women who have a more rectangular shaped body can select plus size clothing that drapes elegantly on their figure. Try to find tops that have a looser fit, or you may want to wear tops and dresses that have width in the shoulders and waistlines that can be cinched or belted.
If your largest measurements are your waist and bust then perhaps you have an apple shaped body. If this is the case then you should not choose wrap-style clothing. Looser fitting styles and body skimming garments selected from plus size clothing will be more flattering. Show off your legs while subtly camouflaging your waist and upper body. Women with a smaller waist, and roughly equal bust and hip measurements can choose many different styles of clothing to wear.