How Can a Man Dress for a Large Body Type?
In this world of imperfection, there are relatively few men who have the perfect body type. We come in all shapes and sizes:
- Some are large
- Some are short
- Some are round
- Some are thin
- Some have narrow shoulders
But few are perfect, and each type has its own challenge of dressing not only appropriately but to your best advantage, which means choosing color, style and pattern that will make you look like a man who knows what he's doing.
What is a large body type?
It doesn't necessarily mean you are overweight, although it could. It can also mean you are tall, have a large frame or maybe you are short with a large frame. Whatever your situation is, choosing the right style to look your best is your ultimate goal.
- Begin by accepting who you are...don't try to dress like something your are not.
- Buy clothes that fit correctly.
- Clothes that are too big have a tendancy to look sloppy and usually emphasize your size.
- Clothes that are too small accentuate your size.
- If you're a tall man, be sure to buy shirts that are designed "long" and will stay tucked in, once again, avoiding that sloppy look.
- When possible, wear shirts that are designed not to be tucked in.
- Did you know there are ties for larger guys? There are! Nothing makes a man look "frumpier" or more unprofessional than a tie that doesn't meet his belt.
- Avoid wearing horizontal lines and patterns.
- Avoid wearing wide legged or pleated front pants. Straight legs and flat fronts are your best bet.
- Pants with lots of pockets add bulk to your look.
- Avoid wearing too many layers.
- Muted, natural toned colors are more flattering to the larger body type.
- Pin stripes in a suit are awesome.
Dress Your Best
No matter what your body size or shape, the important thing is to wear clothes that look good on you. If you look good you feel good, if you feel good you leave a good, lasting impression.
I have been a men's clothier and fashion consultant for over two decades, and I enjoy creating tailored, fashionable, and professional looks for my clients. I can help you create a great look no matter what your body type is.