It’s OK not to wear black when you’re plus size

For years we’ve been told that black clothing is the best choice when you want to look slimmer.

And although it’s nice to choose on occasions, wearing it all the time can impact your mood.

According to ‘Vogue’ during an interview with Constance Hart – (the colour therapy expert), it was said that “black can feel like a security blanket” but it also has a “depressive quality”. For this reason, she tries to encourage everybody to add a little more colour to their lives (and wardrobe).

Start Small

If black has been your ‘go to’ option for years, then it can feel daunting to jump out of your comfort zone at first. If that’s the case we’d suggest starting small.

Wear your regular black outfit, but try jazzing it up with a colourful blazer. Specifically, one that focuses on bright colours such as red, royal blue or lime green which can give you a real POP.

Once you start to include colour more in your daily fashion choices, we’re confident that the mood boost it gives will make you want to do more.

Switch up the base

Another easy way to transition into a new colour palette is to go for something that’s in the same league as black.

Try switching your regular black leggings to something with a similar undertone.

Charcoal, Chocolate, or navy are all great choices to jump over to if you’re not quite sure what colour to trial out first.

By keeping your colour palette dark at first, you’ll still get the ‘slimming’ effect – but you’ll be venturing into new beginnings. Once you’ve become confident that other colours DO work, start to add more to your range.


As the old saying goes, “You don’t know until you try” and the same is true about fashion.

Make the whole process of trialing new colours an adventure. There are no set rules here.

What works for one woman may not work for another.

Try pastels, Try brights – match them together and try them alone. See what works with your skin tone and ultimately which you feel best in.

If you’re not sure what colours will go well together, then why not book one of our personal shopping experiences? We can talk you through what should match so you can feel confident you’re on the right path.

Get the right fit

Ultimately, it’s not the colour of the clothes but the fit that matters.

Wearing leggings that are too tight, or a top that feels too short on the belly is no good.

You’ll instantly find faults in your reflection and no doubt believe that you look awful.

If that’s the case, it’s not that there’s anything wrong with your curvy body. It’s just that you’re wearing clothes that don’t fit you.

Choose trousers and dresses that offer elastication, or tops with tie belts – all of these can help to pull in your unique shape and look more flattering.

Our free-size clothing makes it easier to find items that will fit you.

Simply choose the size bracket that you think you’re in and go for that.

If you need any help, you can get in touch with us!

Once you’ve found clothes that actually fit you, you’ll feel more confident and ready to add some colour!

We want you to feel good, vibrant, and happy with your plus size outfit choices.

Hopefully, this article will help as a starting point – but if you need any help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for some expert advice.

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