Uptowngaleria is changing the world of plus size fashion in India

Tired of hunting for clothes in your size? Don’t fear, you’re not alone in your battle for the perfect fit. India has historically been known for women with curves, but when you go into stores, the fashion industry still seems to be catering exclusively to skinny western woman. Rarely do you see stylish and elegant clothes designed for what has come to be known as the -plus size- segment. All curvaceous women seem to get are box cut kurtas, in the wrong fabrics, cuts and styles that don’t do much for their shape or show off their assets to the best advantage. And ironically the choice becomes even more limited if you prefer to shop online.

Women in India are now waking up to the potential of high fashion in all sizes. We’re seeing a growing demand for latest trends and styles in the size range of XL-XXXL in both western and ethnic wear. The kurti is fast emerging as the preferred choice of dress for larger sizes. Meanwhile the top fabrics of choice in this segment are chiffon and georgette because they give the wearer a long flowing look.

We asked our young and vibrant team of designers for their fashion tips for the plus sized. Here are their top five recommendations:

— Choose clothes (especially underclothes) that fit well to look your best

— Wear kurtis and long tops to elongate your torso and make you look leaner. They’re great to hid the love handles too!

— Experiment with V-necks and round-necked outfits to get that longer slimmer look. Avoid high necks as they’ll make you look chubbier

— In fabrics, opt for one with flow like georgette and chiffon for that long look

— Don’t forget to add some inches (lengthwise) with a pair of trendy heels

Our top pick to get those heads turning, an A-line or anarkarli kurta. We here at UPTOWNGALERIA do extensive research and design our chic and cool summer collection in all possible sizes from S to XXL. Our design team puts special attention on designing designs cutting edge patterns that suit plus sized women. We offer a whole range of trendy tops , kurtis, kurtas, skirts, gowns and shorts that have been especially designed keeping the needs of this segment in mind. Browse through our collection to shop the latest trend of anarkarli kurta , & women clothing available in sizes S-XXL. Get the latest summer collection at www.uptowngaleria.com

Accessories Make Or Break An Plus Size Outfit

The accessories you chose are extremely important and should compliment, not over power, your outfit. The correct accessories can turn a boring ensemble into a smashing success. However, the wrong accessories can turn any outfit into a complete disaster. When accessorizing, be careful choose purses, jewelry and shoes that are stylish, up to the minute and in step with the latest trends. This will ensure your outfit is fashionable and will be envied wherever you go.

While some accessory designers have finally caught on that plus size girls a) make up a pretty large part of the female population b) will no longer stand for dressing in tent-like ensembles that make them disappear and c) that plus size girls want to (and do!) look GOOD! While there are very few accessory lines that are specifically geared toward the plus size woman, many designers are adding pieces to their collections that are appropriate for the woman of size.

Purses have a way of either setting your look into motion – or setting it off. A tiny purse and a plus size girl are not a very good combination. Dinky little purses have a way of making their carrier appear larger. Not a good look. You don’t need a beach bag that you could fit a body in either, though. Just find a nice bag that is a good size for you and fits your style. One nice purse that is somewhat neutral and something snazzier for evening is pretty much all that you need. However, you can have several different bags for different moods or outfits; just watch the size of the bag.

Plus sized girls are not flattered by small, dainty jewelry, which just enhances your size. Pearls are classic regardless of the occasion, but modernize them by choosing a long strand and making a knot at the end. This which gives it some substance without detracting from the simple beauty. Bangle bracelets and solid charms are very enhancing for larger figures. One doesn’t need to to completely avoid tiny jewelry, just pair it with something stronger to balance your look and keep it proportional.

Larger size women can still look fabulous by matching their outfits with adorable shoes. Even if a woman has a wide foot, she can still wear some trendy looks. A classic style is the espadrille. It’s a fun and youthful style that looks good on almost every person. Plus size women shouldn’t be afraid to wear heels. If you are uneasy about wearing three inch heels, start with a shorter style. Be careful when searching for bargains. Cheap shoes will show wear. If you want to look trendy, then you have to pay for the look you want. Be daring and pay a little extra for higher quality. Choose styles and colors that will match your outfits, and you’re ready to go.

Butt And Hip Pads To Achieve A Plus Size Fashion Look!

Beyonce may be all things trendy and normally looks absolutely gorgeous, however has she made a big mistake wearing a dress which makes accentuates her hips and bottom quite so much?

One of the latest fashions trends may be have hip and butt pads but surely the whole point to make them larger so that you can really swing when you walk not appear as if something nasty is going on under your dress!

What is also strange is that TV fashion gurus are advising women to buy underwear which has been designed to pull tummies in, smooth thighs and lift bottoms! A real contradiction in styles!

Fashion trends are often bizarre at the best of times and while most women with large hips do everything they possibly can to hide and disguise them, they will be pleased, one assumes, that slimmer women are trying to copy the sassy walk large hipped women achieve so very naturally!

Fashion history has over the years seen some strange happenings under ladies clothes, dating right back to when no women of substance would ever dream of wearing a dress or skirt without a large hoop inside to make them appear very slim waisted.

The bustle was another style trend which in some ways you could say the latest butt pads are trying to emulate. Rather then having pads on their backside to make them appear neater and yet more emphasised the bustles were adorned with large bows and ribbons while the rest of the dress was figure hugging tight, with waists lines being pulled in with whale bone corsets.

Throughout history fashion trends have tried to push and pull women’s figure into what were and continue to be, the ideal body shapes. From 18 inch waists in the 50’s, the bustier which push bosoms up so high they look as if they will spill over the top as in some cases actually do-intentionally or not -as in Nell Gwen’s era and wide shoulder pads seen in the 70’s!

Women, no matter what shape or size, have throughout history tried to show off their smaller assets by making them, for the most part larger!

And yet it is only relatively recently that fashion designers are creating designs specifically for the plus size fashion market. This in itself is rather bizarre, but a welcome relief for plus size women. High street stores are gradually realising that large women also want to be trendy and chic without paying an fortune for their clothes and the plus size rails are gradually being displayed in more prominent parts of the store at long last!

Look Slim In Plus Size Fashion Clothes

It is very important to select a dress, which suits you the best. You should try to choose the style that works best for your body contour in such a way that your best spots will be accentuated, and the bumps will be concealed. In order to make your figure slim even in plus size clothing, it is necessary to choose an appropriate dress, one that is ‘trendy’ and can also make a visible difference in your appearance.

If you have an apple shaped body with a bulky mid-section, then you should try to wear plus size dresses that take the focus off your mid-section. The right dress selection will help you to look great when you have taken into consideration your key features.

You should avoid wearing high necklines as far as shirts are concerned. Also, do not wear wide necklines, as it will make your shoulders appear wider than they actually are. When it comes to selecting pants, you should go for those, which fit your waist properly. Moreover, short pants or Capri styles should be avoided, as these will make you look more bulky and wider. You should choose skirts that have higher waistlines. In this way, your mid-section will not be so prominent and will help to draw the eye away from the large part of your tummy.

Women who have a pear shaped body will find that they are generally heavier and broader in the hips and thigh region. However, in saying this, they have a considerably slimmer top body half. Finding the right balance will even out how the body appears and this can be achieved through correct clothing choices.

You should choose wide necklines, because it will help you to enhance your slimmer top section, and will create balance. You should use dark coloured pants in combination with a lighter coloured top. In this way, upper body will be accentuated while the lower body will be minimised. Tapered pants should also be avoided. The evenly flowing A-line skirts will hide your trouble spots.

If you have a rectangular body shape, you should create curves so that you may look slim and attractive as well. You can really define all the curves of your body, only if you choose to wear dresses that match the shape of your body.

It is necessary to define the bust region properly. In order to create curves, you can go for sweetheart necklines. Try to wear a belt, so that your waistline can be fully accentuated. Also, try avoiding tapered pants, because it will enhance some of the unnecessary curves of your body.

Considering all these plus size fashion tips, will mean that you can appear slimmer than you actually are!