First of all you need to dress for your size. Many men think that tight clothing is very alluring - but not for large ladies! Tight clothes can be very unattractive if you don’t have the correct body type, and it makes you look even bigger, creating the so-called muffin top, when flabs of fat spill over the waistband. If you wear too big clothes, you look frumpy, if you wear too tight clothes, you can look too slutty.
Some cuts of clothing, on the other hand, work better on the plus sized models, especially ones with large, visible prints - you want your clothes to accentuate your natural build. There should be no creases, no lines between the skin and fabrics. Through the fabric your friends should not see neither your bulges… nor your bones.
Avoid cheap spandex or other cheap materials like jersey, because they can be see-through and too visible. You need to have properly fitted underwear, too. If you’re wearing a tight bra, it creates weird lines in your shirt.
You also need to obtain the basics, a certain group of neutral clothes, and you make it more distinctive with all sorts of accessories. Rely on small accessories to get your personal style rather than expensive things which will soon go out of style. Add colorful scarves, pins, belts or earrings - and if it all fails, add a fancy headwear, but don’t try too hard. Don’t wear a lot of makeup, big hair, fancy shoes and purse at the same time.
Many American tourists in Europe for instance have matching handbags, shoes and belts - it’s a big no-no. Remember to add spice and variety to your clothes. An elegant outfit doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, first of all you need to feel comfortable and match it to your build and appearance.