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[10 New tips & looks in 2022]How to dress if you're over 40 & overweight? - Lady Refines

[10 New tips & looks in 2022]How to dress if you’re over 40 & overweight?

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If you are overweight and struggling to look your best over 40, ladies, let me assure you, you are definitely not alone! As the sayings go “Women is like red wine, they get better with age.” I can’t agree with that more. In our 40s, we are not trying hard about youthful beauty anymore, instead, timeless elegance is the value sophisticated ladies should nurture. Dressing classy and decent is totally possible regardless of your size and age! So here are some little tricks and tips to dress better even you are over 40 and overweight! enjoy!

1. UTILISE V SHAPE TOPS TO CREATE ELONGATING SLIMMING EFFECT

How to dress if you're over 40 and overweight?

Ladies, throw away your round neck T-shirt and make use of the magic V shape! As a lady with chubby cheeks myself, I rarely wear a round neck T-shirt. Despite the fact that the V neck top is more sophisticated and makes me look more put together, it works wonders to lengthen our neckline visually. Also, this makes our face looks less chubby as V shape lining can balance out the round curves of our face.

While some of you may know about the V shape clothing already, what about the shoes? Instead of the round-toe shoes, always pick the V shape pointed shoes. I know many of the mid-aged ladies are getting tired of wearing heels anymore, well, a pair of pointed flats can visually make your legs appear longer without putting any pressure on it!

The same rules go with accessories. Instead of wearing the chunky necklace that cut your neckline, always looking for the Y-shape necklace to elongate our neckline and the upper body figure overall. This is extremely elegant and you can match it with both formal and casual clothing! My favorite weekend look is wearing a plain V neck shirt with a rose gold Y-necklace on top, look chic and classy!

2. INCORPORATE BOAT NECKLINE FOR A CLASSY LOOK

Boat neckline top is a timeless piece that every women should have!

If you are a young curvy girl, an off-shoulder dress is the best choice to appear slimmer almost instantly. By showing the neckline, the thinnest part of the body draws people’s attention to your neck and chest rather than your figure overall. However, for the ladies that prefer more of a modest classy style, a boat neckline top is a great choice. It’s not as revealing as off shoulder top but still create a slimmer illusion effortlessly.

I am truly addicted to any kinds of boat neckline top, it’s just a timeless piece even after a decade.

3. TRY OTHER DARK COLORS DESPITE BLACK FOR SLIMMING EFFECYT

When you are overweight and you want some outfit styling suggestion, for most of the time you will get the same answer ” Wear black! “

Well, thank you? I didn’t know that before.

It’s true that wearing black can makes us look slimmer, no doubt about that. However, ladies, are we gonna limit our choice to just black? No! The 40s are the golden phrase of a woman – you are definitely aren’t old enough to wear granny’s outfit! Despite black, other dark and earth tone colors can make you look slimmer and elegant as well, try them out!

Other classic colors:

  • Red Velvet
  • Camel
  • Caramel
  • Grey
  • Emerald green

Emerald green is such a classy dark color, ladies, try this out!

4. SAY NO TO BIG PRINTINGS AND PLEATED DRESS TO AVOID THICK FIGURE

How to dress if you're over 40 and overweight

I know floral prints are feminine but beware of the big printings! With complicated and big prints, they are enlarge your body and make you appear bigger than your original size. What’s more, without proper styling, big printings can easily go cheesy. Instead, patterns like straight stripe or top with lowkey shadow lace is a great choice!

Added to this, try your best to avoid pleated dress. This can makes you waist looks thicker easily.

5. PLAY WITH TEXTURE THAT LEVEL UP YOUR WHOLE LOOK

Instead of playing with the printings of the clothes, it’s time to level up and pay attention to the texture and materials of the clothes.

1. COTTON

Cotton is definitely a great choice as it’s comfy. However, the problem about cotton is: We wear this too often so it’s time to explore other materials! Plus, when it comes to cotton, always choose the high quality thick cotton, otherwise, some of the shirt maybe a bit see-through and that’s not elegant at all.

2. CHIFFON

Chiffon is a flattering material but if you are plus-size ladies, this may not be the best choice. A chiffon top will naturally make your upper body appear more voluminous and we should avoid that.

3. TWEED

Tweed is a perfect choice for the ladies in 40s! It’s a classy, thick fabric that makes your outfit look more polished and elegant. The best thing about tweed is the fabric is thick enough to hide your lower belly! Every time when I wear the waisted tweed pencil dress, I feel like I have shed a good few pounds!

4. CASHMERE

During winter, you don’t want to wear bulky coat to make body figure looks bigger so cashmere is a great fabric to try. Not only its warm enough for wintertime, it creates a softer and feminine look effortlessly!

5. SILK & SATIN

If you are in your 20s, texture like silk and satin may not fit you that well. But if you are in your 40s, these texture are so flattering! Silk and satin are really smooth and it hugs our body curves naturally without looking suffocated by the outfits. Silk are so versatile, from formal silk straight shirt to feminine lace V neck long dress, you can always find a way to incorporate silk clothes in your wardrobe!

6. SHOW YOUR SILHOUETTE WITH STYLING TRICKS

I used to think hiding my body with a long-sleeve loose dress will make me look slimmer. Well, it’s not really doing me any favours but make me looks even bulkier! Instead, showing our silhouette can helps us create a hourglass figure (even we don’t have! ) and makes us look slimmer. Here are some of the tricks:

  • Always wear high waists clothes to show the waist and hide our lower belly seamlessly ( High waist jumpsuit and jeans)
  • Belt the long dress to create an illusion for a higher waist
  • Always tuck your shirts to high waist skirt and trousers ( Not only this looks slimmer but also taller)
  • Wear trousers that show ankles, this can elongate your legs

Reminder:

While you should always use your belt, always look for the thin belt instead of the thick one. Otherwise, it looks like you are being cut into two parts, which is not flattering at all!

7. ALWAYS WEAR FITTED CLOTHES TO LOOK PUT TOGETHER

I know ladies, this tip can’t be more obvious. However, I feel the urge to mention this point again as many women (including me) are still tempted to buy clothes in the wrong size. If you are in size L, ladies, pick the size L instead of size M! Don’t give the excuses like “It’s alright, I can shed a few pounds around my belly in one week or two” and buy the wrong sizes anymore. With countless painful experience, I realise with the wrong size dress, my back fat, rolls become even more obvious and create an opposite effect.

So my genuine advice is, always wear fitted clothes, you will look more confident and flattering with the right size!

CONCLUSION:

how to dress if you're over 40 and overweight

So ladies, here are the 7 tips to dress if you are over 40 and overweight! Let’s have a quick checklist:

  • Utilize V shape clothing to create elongating slimming effect
  • Incorporate a boat neckline top in your wardrobe to look classy
  • Try other dark colors despite black for a slimming effect
  • Say no to big printings and pleated dress to avoid thick figure
  • Play with a texture that levels up your whole look
  • Show your silhouette with styling tricks
  • Always wear fitted clothes to look put together

Who said mature women have to dress in black and wearing something “Modest/ Boring”? 40 years old is one of the best stage women can go through, you are sophisticated and classy enough to carry the style that not every women can carry! How exciting is that?

Ladies, you dress for yourselves so there are basically no rules! As the quote said “You don’t have to pretty like her. You can be pretty like YOU! ” May I wish all of you ladies blossom in your 40s and looking classy and drop-dead gorgeous!

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