When you are curvy, you need to plan your wardrobe carefully in order to maximize your curves. It is easy to look great if you dress properly. To look great in curvy clothing follow the following tips:
Create an Illusion of All-Over Slimness
Perfect sizes really only exist on models so don’t beat yourself up for being a larger size that needs curvy clothing. You need to start off by realizing that clothes are not necessarily going to fit right off the rack. Try on different sizes, even if it means going up a size to find the perfectly fitting curvy clothing. Clothes that are too tight show off any fat bulges perfectly so avoid them like the plague. On the other hand, curvy clothing that is too big will make you look bigger than you actually are. You need to get the closest fitting size and consider having the clothes tailored to fit snugly.
Avoid Bulky Clothes
You need to be careful to stick to clothes that do not add to your bulk. Curvy clothing that loosely skims over your body but that is fitted is going to be the most flattering. You need to make sure that there is some detail at the waist so that your waist is more defined. Your waist is usually the narrowest part of your torso and if you define this you will create the illusion that the rest of you is also slimmer.
Make sure that you minimize bulk around your waist and stomach. Pleats, darts and pin tucks add bulk to clothes and should be avoided. Keep the front of your skirt or trousers as flat against your body as you can.
Accentuate the Positive Aspects
If you have a nice waist, make good use of V-necks, wrap tops and other curvy clothing that cinches in at the waist.
Try Different Ideas
Look for curvy clothing that flatter the fuller figure. Empire line styles are extremely flattering. Also consider looking for clothes in the maternity section if you have a larger tummy. You should also not just stick to the same old styles all the time. Try on a range of different styles and see what looks good.
Choose Color Carefully
Lighter colors make you look bigger and darker colors make you look smaller. Be careful though, of wearing black top to toe – it can end up being very boring so you need to make sure you add interest by throwing in some color or some flashy jewelry. Keep lighter colors for the slimmer areas of your body; cover the bigger parts with dark colors. Dark colors need not mean just black. You can also wear warmer colors like chocolate browns, etc.
In general, curves are to be celebrated, not to be hidden. Celebrate your curves and you will give off an air of confidence. Start today to create your confident new style.