Up until a couple of years ago, fashion was all about the skinny models with long legs who rather looked unhealthy, than they appeared trendy. However, in the previous year or two, plus-size models and curvaceous celebrities like Ashley Graham and Kim Kardashian have made a huge breakthrough by accepting their curves and making them a fashion statement. With the right choice of clothing, you too can flaunt those curves and look fabulous.
Investing in quality undergarments is crucial if you want to look fabulous while showing off your full-figured body. A bra that keeps everything in its place, and panties that cover up all the unflattering parts should be an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. Furthermore, a proper body suit is the perfect form-fitting garment that will visually slim down your body, and keep everything in place. Therefore, make sure you splurge on body suits, bras, panties and all the other necessary undergarments.
Try Out Different Sizes
You might think you’re a size 14, but if those jeans you’ve laid your hands on are super stretchy, you might end up fitting into a size 12. What’s more, if they’re high waisted instead of low-waisted you might also be able to fit in a smaller size than usual. Additionally, not every brand uses the same proportions when making clothes. Therefore, the next time you go shopping make sure you try out a size smaller and a size larger jeans, dress, skirt or top, as well as the ones in your own size. The result might surprise you.
Show Off the Curves
Camouflaging your curves is the last thing you should do. While you might think it’ll hide all the imperfections, it’ll actually only makes you look bigger and sloppier. Therefore, instead of wearing baggy clothes, be sure to invest in the wardrobe that perfectly accentuates all of your curves. Replace your flat, wide dresses with the wonderful fashionable plus size dresses that follow the lines of your body and emphasize your every curve. You can’t go wrong with fit and flare dresses, so be sure to check them out during your next shopping spree.
Stripes are the best companion of curvy women. This is especially true for vertical stripes, because not only will they visually elongate your body, but also make you look a bit slimmer. The combination of black and white, or navy and white stripes is both elegant and appropriate for various occasions. What’s more, don’t be afraid to incorporate horizontal stripes into your wardrobe. Contrary to popular belief, they can be flattering. All you need to do is wear a blazer or coloured pants, break up the pattern, and look fabulous.
Invest in Tailoring
Tailors are true lifesavers for anyone, not only plus-sized women. More often than not, we all need a bit of alterations to our favourite pair of jeans, or that beautiful dress we’ve just bought. Sometimes you’ll manage to fit your hips into a fabulous jumpsuit, only to find out that it’s too wide on your waist, and thighs. This is when tailoring comes to help. It’s an inexpensive and practical way to make your clothes fit you perfectly. Whether you decide to go to a tailor and have them make clothes for you from scratch, or make just a couple of alterations to your favourite garment, it will save you a lot of time, money and nerves.
Embracing your curves has never been easier. Have these tips in mind the next time you go shopping and don’t be ashamed to show off your fabulous curves. Look up to all the gorgeous women around the world and be proud to look that beautiful.