Gone are the days when all women wanted was to look slimmer. The new age is about loving and accepting your body the way it is. Our comprehensive guide to dressing for the plus size woman shows you how to work those curves and show them off with a few wardrobe tricks.

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If you think the problem area is your chest then go for corsets that pull your waist in and give you a beautiful voluptuous look. For those with wider hips and bigger thighs, opt for a cotton lined bodysuit for a more toned figure.

₹959; High waist seamless thigh shaper available on zivame.com

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Look for slimming cuts and styles like a cowl neck or a low neckline. Any plus-size woman should avoid high necks and hems that end at the knees to avoid looking bulkier. Minimal detailing on the sleeves is recommended to draw attention away from the central part of your torso.

₹743; Available on asos.com

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Straight fit denim and trousers that end 2 inches below the ankle gives the illusion of longer and slimmer legs. If you are a pear shape opt for bodycon skirts and if you’re an apple shape opt for a pencil cut.

₹2,328; Available on asos.com

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Skater dresses, empire waists and high-low hems complement plus sizes really well. Look for bright and dark colours with details around the hem, shoulders or waist as per your body type.

₹6,984; Available on asos.com

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Cover ups

Blazers and jackets in dark and rich colours that cut through your hips look great on your shape. Avoid ones with shoulder pads as they only make you look heavier.

₹4.650; Available on asos.com

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While floral prints lend a soft touch vertical stripes make your look sexy and thinner; prints in monochrome shades are recommended. Other options could be embroidery and graphic prints in metallic and pastel shades.

₹1,395; Available on jabong.com

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Deep and structured bags that end at your mid thigh make you look slimmer while enhancing your curves best. When it comes to shoes always go for kitten or block heels and long necklaces definitely make you look well put together. Avoid bibs and chokers and big stud earrings as they won’t really flatter your body type.

₹1,320; Available on blurstore.com

Best places to shop: Asos.com, Westside, Lifestyle, Amazon.in, Jabong.com, Marks & Spencer, Zivame.com