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I think that a black skirt and a top with sparkling details look very chic and elegant. Lavender and purple are very in right now, not only for clothing but makeup as well.
Or like I said here before, short dresses with long sleeves are a good option and very fashionable. If you’re not confortable with a skirt or prefer pants go with black or navy blue, a jacket or blazer the same color contrasting with your top (navy blue and electric pink look great together) and to look more sophisticated put your hair up and do a dramatic makeup.
In the end you have tons of possibilities! Good luck!
maybe you’re looking for in the wrong stores. I know it’s harder for overweight girls to shop but I think there’s already a lot of variety for young and fashionable people in a lot of different sizes. What you can try is to vary the types of fabrics you are used to and always have some wildcard pieces on your wardrobe that you can match with different things.
If you’re skillful you can do some modifications on the clothes so they look more like your style, not to mention is really fun to do.
I think it’s a good idea to go shopping with a few things in mind to guide you so you can focus and actually buy stuff that you like and is going to wear. Be true to your style, I can’t tell you what to buy, I just can give you a few tips. Most important of all you need to feel good about yourself and try it on things that are your real size.
Usually dark colors help if you want to disguise your hips and legs, so avoid bright colors and prints. Seek balance, no matter what size you are, if you’re proportional you’re doing it right.