Fashion isn’t just about style and what we wear, it’s about how we feel in what we wear, and how it allows ourselves to step out into the world with our best foot forward. If there’s anything that can be crushing to your confidence, it’s an outfit that doesn’t fit you well.
It happens a lot, a piece of clothing that’s your size and looks great on a mannequin doesn’t look the same. It might not look as put together as it does on the dressform, or the way you expected it to look in your head just doesn’t translate to what you see in the mirror.
This is a common issue, and luckily, one that can be remedied very quickly if you know how to enhance your clothing so that it’s more aligned to enhancing your features, allows you to look amazing, while still giving you the benefit of comfort.
If you feel like your clothes aren’t fitting so well, here are a few ways you can make that a problem of your past so your clothes can give you the confidence to be the best version of yourself.
Lay the Right Foundation
A great fitting and great looking outfit starts with your undergarments. They are the base of whatever you’re going to wear and how you’re going to feel in it. This is especially true for tights and bras.
Did you know that how good an outfit looks can be changed when you wear the right type of bra for your body, and get it in the right size? Did you also know that millions of women are actually wearing the wrong bra size, which in turn makes them feel less confident in their outfits?
The solution is to invest in good undergarments and you’ll have invested in a better wardrobe. Spend time researching the cuts and fits that suit you and your outfits. A wide range of lingerie can be really hard to find in big box stores, which can be frustrating, but there are so many brands that now offer a quality selection of womens lingerie for any occasion or outfit. You’ll be surprised how the right bra can make your clothes fit better.
Get Your Clothes Altered
Just because a piece of clothing is made in your size doesn’t mean things can’t be done to make it fit you better. Alterations can turn the most plain looking and ill-fitting piece of clothing into a chic garment that looks custom-made.
Every woman’s body is different, and because clothes are made in general sizes and cuts, the same thing can look wildly different from one woman to the next. This is where a gifted tailor comes in. They can help make the clothes mold to the body better and really fit.
You don’t even have to get permanent alterations. Make use of tools like safety pins, rubber bands, double-sided tape, and snap buttons to help perfect an outfit. Whether that’s to add an extra button closure to your shirt so that it doesn’t pucker, using a shoelace to make a pair of sweatpants fit just right, or using double-sided tape to hold your top in place. These are all small tweaks that will elevate whatever you wear and make your clothes fit better.
Be Careful With Oversized Looks
The oversized look is all the rage right now, but it can be tricky to strike a balance between something that looks effortless and cool, and just swimming in too much fabric and making yourself look a lot heavier than you are.
Even if you’re choosing to wear an oversized shirt or jacket, make sure it doesn’t end up looking like a tent on you. For some body shapes, you might want to skip the oversized look altogether because it can actually make your outfit look scruffy and untidy instead of effortless and casual.
Make sure you’re using sizing guides when you buy oversized so that it’s still a size that’s congruent with your body’s proportion. This is especially important if you’re shopping online. It can be hard to know exactly how something will fit if you’re just looking on a static webpage. Before you buy, do your homework, look at review pictures, measure yourself to get a more accurate read of what you can expect from a piece of fashion. These are extra steps in your shopping process, but it’s well worth it to make sure your clothes fit better.
Don’t Wear Things That Are Too Tight
There’s nothing wrong with wearing something fitted, but there is a big difference between fitted to your body and just too tight.
Clothing that’s really tight can often look extremely tacky, and depending on the fabric, it can actually be very unforgiving and draw attention away from all the good things about your figure and illuminate all your flaws.
When people wear clothes that are too tight, they often end up constantly adjusting them which makes their discomfort more noticeable. And no one wants to get noticed for wearing clothes that are too small for their body. Eeek!
Small things can add up to an outfit that doesn’t look all that good, the good news is, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Using these tips and hacks, you can make any outfit look good and your clothes fit better.