The first source we will consider when looking at how to wear a dress are beautiful women from the past. We will go back in time to an era when "plus size" was not unusual but considered beautiful. What can we learn from the women of this time? Let's examine first some paintings from the Renaissance era and see how they wear their dresses.

 

The first lady we will look at is from a painting by Titian called The Woman At Her Toilet. The women is thought to be a model We don't know her name but we do know that Titian chose her to appear in several of his works. The other painting we will examine is by Peter Paul Rubens and it is also named The Woman At Her Toilet. Both of the women would be considered plus size according to today's standards.

 

What can we learn from these Renaissance beauties and the way they dress? Let's take the lessons from them to apply to today's dressing.