A 15 and a half pound PLUS-SIZE model has warned curvaceous women that the way they style their everyday outfits can feel sloppy.
But the good news is that you can change those outfits to look more stylish.
Marcela Baccarim was Miss Plus Size Brazil 2014 and has modeled for several plus size brands, so she knows a thing or two about fashion.
The 28-year-old took to social media to recommend what plus-sized women should do if they feel their clothes hug their curves.
“It’s not about your body or your clothes,” she says.
“You just have to figure out how to dress to accentuate the beauty you already have.”
Marcela poses side-by-side in multiple outfits – one shows how her style will rock it and the other shows some women may feel compelled to dress to “hide” curves their.
The first is a pair of black and white pants, camisole and chiffon jacket.
Marcela recommends that plus-size women wear an open-waist blazer to show off their waist – instead of hiding it under a blazer – and pair the look with chunky heels to elongate the legs.
And instead of wearing a long-sleeve top with straight-leg jeans, the model recommends pairing it with a bardot blouse.
When wearing business clothes like chinos and blouses, she recommends knotting the front of a blouse for a more elegant look.
Marcela also styled this formal outfit with a large gold buckle belt and lace-up heels.
Fans of the Brazilian pageant queen have commented to confirm her style suggestions.
“This is all me,” said one. “Style makes the difference.”
Another wrote: “I think it’s crazy that tight clothes make us appear ‘thinner’.
“Because I’ve learned all my life that baggy clothes make me look thinner and EVERY time I wear tight clothes someone says I’ve lost weight.”
Marcela has an impressive 359k followers on Instagram, most of whom are women attracted to her style hints.
Last year, she made her fashion week debut on the catwalk during São Paulo Fashion Week.
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