We all know how important it is to feel confident and comfortable when you step out, no matter what the occasion. And, dressing as a bigger guy doesn’t need to be boring!
These days, there are plenty of helpful style tips, tricks and rules that can help any larger lad out there dress with confidence. From getting the fit right to adding structure and block colours, say goodbye to baggy and boring clothing with our top 6 style rules for big guys in 2022.
1. Get The Fit Right
Rule number 1 when it comes to plus-size dressing is making sure that you get the fit right. The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable, and we all know it can be tempting to hide your frame under ill-fitting clothes. But, this actually does more harm than good.
Clothes that are too baggy — or even too tight — will only draw attention to your size and your problem areas. Instead, you can find your perfect fit in tailored plus-size pieces that rest lightly on your body and flatter your best features.
2. Stick To Solid Neutrals
As a bigger guy, solid neutrals are where you’ll shine. Think broad, block colours for basic tees that are a great start to any outfit — colours like white, grey, black and olive are staples that you’ll need in your wardrobe.
3. Simple Patterns Are The Way Forward
These days, there are plenty of on-trend options available for the larger lads out there. Patterns are a great way to enhance your outfit, but the key is keeping it simple.
Block colour patterns look great on broad chests and big stomachs as well as prints that sit higher up on the chest as they draw the eye away from your stomach. Try to avoid heavy or busy patterns.
But don’t worry, your favourite graphic tees are still an easy way forward and can add a cool edge to your look.
4. Secure Your Daily Rotation Jeans
Finding the perfect pair of big and tall jeans doesn’t need to be a mission. We know that ill-fitting jeans can be uncomfortable, so make sure that you’ve got the right jeans that you can add to your daily rotation.
Whether you prefer ripped, straight leg or tapered fit, the right pair of jeans can make all of the difference. If you’re looking for more of a comfortable fit that you can wear on the daily, stretch jeans are a great must-have to add to your wardrobe.
Check out our blog on the best jeans for men with big thighs.
5. Add Structure With Layers
Clever structure layering can be your best friend: a little visual trickery can really make a difference.
If you’re looking for your new favourite fit, throw on a structured overshirt or shacket over a t-shirt to add shape and structure. Look for pieces that perfectly frame your shape without causing excess bulk or volume.
Make sure it’s an open-button look, too. This helps to create a vertical line and add automatic structure to your look — without having to do any of the heavy lifting.
6. Add Definition With Accessories
The perfect finishing touch to any outfit, you can add definition with the right accessories. Don’t be afraid to experiment with belts to emphasise your waistline and create a cleaner and leaner silhouette.
Also, make sure that you’ve emptied your pockets of any chunky accessories like wallets and phones to slim the area.
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