Curves – what a wonderful word?
Some of us are truly fortunate enough to have them; some of us aren’t. Some of us would prefer a tad more junk in the trunk, while some of us wail on repeat about losing weight. Well, whichever camp you fall into, allow us to let you in on a simple secret. Size is nothing but a number, and it will never define your beauty. Heck, if God gave you curves, why are you hiding them underneath unappealing clothing? Learn how to embrace thy curves, and we’re here to help you in the process.
There are over 100 million full-figured women in the United States. But unfortunately, many designers – drenched with contempt or lacking the courage to take a risk – still refuse to design clothes for them. We know; this is unbelievable, regardless of how far we’ve come. But there is no reason why plus-size women can’t look as pretty and as heavenly as other women.
Many curvy women ask: How can I dress with elegance and keep up with the latest fashion trends when it comes to plus-size fashion tips? Well, ladies, it’s all about knowing your proportions, balancing your silhouette, and wearing the right accessories to glam your overall look.
To help you know exactly how to dress to accentuate your curves, we’ve got a few tricks that’ll get the job done. So put on your big girl pants and start reading ahead on looking like a curvy Goddess.
Wrap dresses are not only trendy right now, but they’re also a good choice for a curvy figure because the wrap can be altered for a perfect fit. They typically have a slimming V-neck, and the wrap’s edge adds vertical depth to create visual length. Moreover, V-necks are great for women with large breasts. They break up the visible expanse of your breasts and draw attention to the center.
If you’re worried about not finding the right fit due to your size, stop doubting. There are plenty of women’s plus size dresses available with V-necks and gorgeous wraps. With a little bit of research and fitting, you can find your match.
Stripes that stand out
Stripes are an excellent method for drawing the eye to (or away from) specific areas of your body when worn correctly. Vertical stripes make you appear slimmer and taller. In comparison, diagonal stripes that meet in the middle will draw attention to your waist and augment an hourglass figure. Bold stripes around your dress’s hem will draw the eye down and away from your bum, tummy, and towards a slim ankle.
Experiment with floral patterns
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to avoid florals if you have a busty figure. Floral prints are popular because they are eye-catching. So don’t shy away from looking good with florals and go for the proper density and size. A medium pattern with about 60% coverage will draw attention to your outfit rather than making you look like a flat garden.
Tailor your outfits
That means; make your clothes. Every woman’s secret weapon is a good tailor. There isn’t a substitute. Tailoring services are available at the majority of boutiques and department stores. Wearing clothes that fit and wrap appropriately on your body can make the difference between a bad day and a fantastic day.
The power of contour
Make yourself look more stylish and alluring with the right amount of makeup. Light and shadows are fashion tricks, and a contour kit from Sephora or NYX can help you achieve a smaller nose and sharper cheekbones. Choose a cream or powder that is two shades darker than your skin tone and apply it to the sides of your nose and your hollowed-out cheeks. Huda Beauty is helpful, as is Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, which has some incredible and inspiring makeup tutorials. For more tricks and tips, check out various bloggers.
Find the right tops
Peplum shapes are ideal for plus-size women’s tops. It will accentuate your bust while also emphasizing the proportion between your hips and waist without overdoing either. And as mentioned earlier, V-necks are the holy grail of plus-size fashion. They are a good option if your chest measurement is more significant than your waist and hips. V-neck tops can elongate your neck or enhance your bust, making your upper half look slimmer and more competent. Moreover, a tunic top is also an excellent choice for women of all shapes and sizes. This flowing shirt always feels more comfortable and does not cling to your body in any way.
Take note of the shoes
It’s a whole-body thing, and what you wear on your feet matters. Whether you’re wearing a pair of jeans or a skirt, low heels and pointy tips can help slim the frame. If your legs are short, a shoe with a low vamp (where the top ends on the top of your foot) is also beneficial when wearing heels. Rather than halfway up your foot, look for shoes with vamps that end at the top of your toes. It’s all about elongating the leg and overall frame. Pumps and ballet flats are examples of shoes with low vamps. Loafers and Mary Janes are examples of high-vamp shoes.
High-waist jeans that are to die for
Full-figured women may believe they only have one option for bottoms and jeans, but they have several options. Your best friend is a pair of high-waisted jeans. Because they end at the slimmest part of the waist, they help tuck in layers and minimize muffin tops. Furthermore, the best jeans for plus-size women are those that fit at both the core and the hips, which can be hard to find. Expert tailoring from someone who knows what they’re doing may be required.
So, are you ready to flaunt every part of you? We bet you are.
It is up to you how you want to highlight your curves. Be sure to pick an outfit that makes you feel comfortable, not trapped. You already have a voluptuous body and a defined waist, so focus on choosing apparel and accessories that work well with your body and complement your natural shape.