When I take clients out on personal shopping trips for men we're trying to find the most flattering things for them. Although I often have smaller and shorter guys, I do work with bigger men too. I do all the research first and find out which shops have the sizes they need, and which items are likely to look best on them.
When we look at someone, we literally look them up and down, so if we can keep the eye travelling up and down the body, by creating vertical lines it gives the illusion of being taller and slimmer.
So here are some 'do's and don'ts' for dressing to make yourself look slimmer. Of course you don't have to follow these "rules", you can dress how you want, but these are the things that will help to flatter your shape the most if you're a big man.
I've been doing some posts and videos over on Instagram with tips on how to dress for different body shape, or specific issues you may have......in case you're not on Instagram, I thought it would be useful to share them here too......
A couple of weeks ago, I was searching for some size 13-14 shoes for a client during an online shopping appointment. It's not easy finding men's shoes in large sizes but I discovered some new places to shop with one or two brands even going up to a size 15!
I recently filmed a video with some tips on how to dress if you're a larger guy, and I thought I'd expand further on it for this blog post.
Yes, it's harder to find clothes that fit well when you're a larger guy but it doesn't mean to say you can't look good, there's just a few more things to pay attention to. Whatever size you are fit is important, and possibly even more so when you're large.