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✨How to dress up jeans as a plus size? (+ what should avoid!)

✨How to dress up jeans as a plus size? (+ what should avoid!)

Karl Lagerfeld once said, “You can be the chicest thing in a T-shirt and jeans – IT’S UP TO YOU”.

It’s not that hard to look classy with a formal dress, but if you can dress up a pair of denim jeans, I have to admit that’s quite impressive of you!

Jeans are one of the most versatile things I can ever think of and it looks great on every occasion.

Dressing up a pair of jeans is so many things and the outfit combination can be endless.

For all the curvy ladies out there, you may wonder how to dress up jeans in a way that flatters our amazing curves.


Here are the 7 tips on how to dress up jeans as a plus-size lady! I tried to incorporate some new ideas so I hope you girls enjoy it!

1. Go Monochrome to make the outfit looks more put together

If you want to look effortlessly classy and elegant, wearing a monochrome outfit is always the best choice!

When it comes to monochrome, you are wearing the same or similar tones of colors.

If you are wearing dark blue jeans, you can dress up your jeans with a baby blue lace top and a pair of navy blue or black heels.

With different shades of the same color, it celebrates the art of simplicity and it just makes the whole outfit looks high-fashion instantly.

Plus, monochrome goes really well with curvy ladies.

Since it’s not overloaded with extra prints and big patterns that can potentially enlarge our bodies, we just look naturally slimmer and taller!

With the simple lining and same tone of color, it draws people’s attention to the outfit as a whole instead of focus one part of our body.

So ladies, if you want a long lean silhouette, time to try monochrome!


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You want to learn these outfit hacks ONLY if you feel like it but are not pressured by others. Remember, we never have the need to “fix” our bodies!

You don’t have to be pretty like HER, you can be pretty like YOU.

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So ladies, before reading the tips, please help pin the pin below & support plus-size ladies ♥!

2. Wear white jeans for a more dressed-up look

I know what you are thinking, “Seriously? I thought white jeans don’t look good on most people? “.

While it’s true that white jeans can be a little bit tricky to wear, with the right fabrics and shape, you can look incredibly polished in white jeans! I personally adore white jeans so much because they are just naturally classy and feminine.

With the same black tank down, I am confident to say there’s a totally different vibe when you wear white jeans instead of normal denim jeans.

It’s such a pity to give up wearing white jeans just because we don’t have lean legs.

Well, I’ve come across women of different sizes and they look so high class in their white jeans.

So ladies, please give it a try. Well, if you are still hesitating about that, you will be pleasantly surprised about these styling tips below!

So I guess now you don’t have an excuse to not try out white jeans!

3. Utilise flared jeans to contour your silhouette

This tip is so underrated and ladies, please take this tip seriously – wear flared jeans to dress up your outfit!

We are too used to wearing tight jeans that we almost forget how classy and fabulous flare jeans can flatter our legs.

I am really glad that flared jeans are back in style in 2020 as it truly deserves more attention.

With the unique design, it contours our thigh area and makes our legs look longer visually.

Seriously, you literally look at least 5 inches taller with a pair of heels.

4. Avoid heavily distressed jeans to make your legs look slimmer

If you want to dress up for a date night and want to look posh, avoid heavily distressed jeans by all means.

A few patches are still acceptable but if that’s heavily distressed, it’s a big No-No. Distressed jeans are too casual and not really classy in nature so it will be hard to dress up.

Plus, those horizontal patches will exaggerate our legs and make them look thicker.

Tight jeans, wide-cut jeans, flared jeans…there are so many better options to replace distressed jeans.

5. Add a belt to polish your look

Adding a belt is always the easy trick that makes our outfit looks smarter.

The belt is more than an accessory, it also reflects that you are paying attention to details and styling your outfit with a belt.

I usually avoid belts with a big designer logo as it looks like trying too hard.

For me, a dark thin leather belt is a perfect choice to dress up my jeans and help define my waist. I will always avoid a woven belt as this material is a bit too casual.

4. Opt for Peplum Top to upgrade your outfit

Can we spend some time appreciating the beauty of the peplum top? They are the hidden gem that I wish I knew earlier.

With its unique design, a peplum top can hide my muffin top perfectly and help me achieve a more sleek look.

Plus, it just gives a sense of formalness and elegance to the outfit which I really love.

Another great alternatives are belt top, it looks even more professional and goes well, especially with tight jeans!

Despite the tops I’ve mentioned above, we should always avoid a round-neck top.

As a girl with chubby cheeks, a round neck top always makes my face looks rounder and my neckline looks short, just not flattering…at all.

Instead, always choose the V-neck shirt to create a slimmer effect on your face and upper body!

5. Wear blazers or a longline cardigan to create a leaner frame

How to dress up jeans as a plus-size

Finally, it’s blazer and cardigan time! This is such a no-brainer way to dress up our jeans, especially for plus-size ladies!

Wearing fitted blazers and cardigans hides our hips and thighs area perfectly and creates an illusion of a longer slimmer silhouette.

When it comes to the length of the blazer, always look for a short blazer (approximately to the above hip area) so we can appear to have long legs.

On the opposite, a long blazer will make our body ratio looks a bit weird and this will appear to drag our upper body down.

Is that just me every time when I style my jeans with a blazer I can totally feel the girl boss vibes! Anyone?

6. Wear pointed flats and heels to elongate your legs

Time to change our sneakers to elegant flats and heels for a glamorous dress-up transformation!

Needless to say, heels look great on us as it makes us look slimmer and taller instantly. If you want to level up the game, feel free to wear a similar color with your jeans and make your outfit looks more united!

But please always avoid heels with thick stripes as this will cut out our ankle and makes our calf look thicker.

If you are not a heel person, no worries, pointed flats can be amazing too! With the V shape lining, it can expand our legs and create a slimming effect.

Again, avoid the round shape flats, they make our legs look shorter and thicker.

Last but not least, a loafer is a brilliant choice to dress up your jeans, just a timeless classic piece for women!

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

7. Complete your look with classy accessories

If you want to look feminine and polished, of course, we have to complete our look with accessories!

Instead of wearing 5 bracelets for both arms, I do think simple, delicate accessories are more of an elegant choice.

A long-line earring is always my favorite as it helps draw people’s attention from my round face lining to the vertical earring lining and that can create a slimming effect.

For the necklace, again, V-line necklaces are just simply the best. I especially adore the Y-necklace as it kind of brings out lowkey elegance vibes.

As a reminder, again, please don’t wear chunky accessories on your neck.

I once wore a thick choker and I can guarantee you I look suffocated the whole time, just an epic fail!

Final thoughts:

So ladies, here are the 7 tips on how to dress up jeans as a plus-size lady! Let’s have a quick recap first:

  • Go Monochrome to make the outfit looks more put together
  • Wear white jeans for a more dressed-up look
  • Utilize flared jeans to contour your silhouette
  • Avoid heavily distressed jeans to make your legs look slimmer
  • Wear blazers or a longline cardigan to create a leaner frame
  • Wear pointed flats and heels to elongate your legs
  • Complete your look with classy accessories

I usually feel so exhausted after writing 1500 words, but this time, I actually feel so refreshed!

I am truly fed up with the stereotypes that plus-size ladies have certain restrictions when it comes to outfitting.

Well, this is absolutely not the case! All we need is some little tricks and tweaks to make things work for us. I truly hope these tips are practical to you and you can for sure dress up with jeans in many fabulous ways!

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