Do pleats add weight? How to wear a pleated skirt with a tummy? Are questions that many of you plus size ladies ask google on the daily. Today, I am here to give you an answer to both questions. I am a proud owner of many pleated midi skirts and they are my go to when the weather starts to warm up or I want to play up a more feminine look. They are a fashion staple that all women should have in their closets whether they have big or small midsections. Here are some of my favorite plus size pleated skirts perfect for spring and summer.
Do pleats add weight?
Let’s tackle the first question. Do pleats add weight? In other word do they make you look bigger than you are? Yes, they do. But once you find the right length and pleat for you, you’ll look like a million bucks.How to wear a pleated skirt with a tummy?
You guys already know I am all about wearing pieces that flatter my body type but then again, something might look flattering in my eyes but a disaster through someone else’s eyes. Do what you feel is right for you. With that being said there is absolutely no reason to shy away from wearing pleated skirts even if you have a big tummy. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me.
Pull your skirt to the smallest part of your waistline. It gives the illusion that your waist is way smaller than it actually is. Here is an example.
Stay away from very tight waisted skirts. Those kinds of skirts will squeeze your midsection, therefore, pop your stomach and accentuate your love handles at the back.
Belts always work wonders. They always create an illusion of slimness.
Wear a statement top to draw the attention to away from your midsection.
Opt for pleats that drape against your body. Those kind of skirts are not heavy at all.
Wear a good undergarment. I cannot stress this enough. Every woman should have one or two good Spanx in their closet. If celebrities wear it, what makes you think that you can’t. It helps smooth everything out.Skirt: H&M Sold out | Sweater: Joe Fresh | Shoes: Target|