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Curvy or not, get the right fit to stand out

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So many of us struggle to get the right outfit to accentuate our curves, plus-size or straight size. It doesn’t matter what size you fall under, you are beautiful with the right curves and just need a little guidance in helping you achieve the perfect look. If you are struggling to get your plus-size clothing right and be fashionable, then you need to learn some basic style tricks. Look at our easy tricks below and see how you can incorporate them when deciding your outfit.

Wear statement jewellery
Highlight your strengths and hide your flaws by taking the attention away from your weight. Wear statement jewellery like a choker neckpiece with your outfits. It will make you look efåfortlessly stylish.

Make black your best friend
Fall in love with darker shades and ditch the pastel shades, as best is the black shade. Black-hued clothes will add glamour style and, of course, make you look slimmer.

Wear shape-wear
Invest in a good quality shape-wear if you can. It will flatten your body and elegantly accentuate the curves.

Empire line dresses
Be it western or local wears, choose tops and gowns designed in an empire line way. It will look flattering and complement your body type.

Sheer and summery bodysuits
Pick plunging neck numbers to make sure you give your figure the accentuation it deserves. Pair them up with rugged blue denim and classic white sneakers.

Metallic shift dresses
They’re high on shine and high on style, plus, the shift silhouette falls perfectly along the waistline. Make sure you have a stock of good party pumps to go with them.

Asymmetrical stripes
Stripes got a bad name in the past, but these days, brands and designers have figured out how to use the optical illusion for good. Asymmetrical stripes make curvy women look svelte and taller. Just look for stripes that angle inward towards your waistline for a flattering silhouette.

Monochrome
A monochromatic outfit can do wonders with a linear, long, continued line, which is universally flattering. Just ensure that you pick a colour that complements your skin tone and add a colourful accessory to your outfit to keep them look from getting boring.

Now, if you have smaller curves, don’t worry as you are covered as well. Here’s what you can do to make the curves more visible:

Shop your own closet and head to the tailor
You want your clothes to hug your curves, not just hang off of them, and a little tailoring can go a long way to making free tops more figure-flattering and at minimal expense.

Use colour blocking to create the illusion of a curvier shape
Look for colour block tops with side panels that taper in toward the waist. At a glance, all you’ll notice is the middle panel, and everything on the sides will sort of fade away. You also can look for tops with horizontal colour blocking, where the part above the waist is one colour or print and the part below the waist is another. The effect is subtler this way, but it does work.

Choose lower necklines
The problem with high necklines is that they can look like a solid block of colour and make you look more boxy. Lower neckline, especially deep Vs, are better because they break up the area and draw attention up toward your face. Wrap tops are great, but you may want to have a small snap sewn in where the two sides overlap so the neckline doesn’t slip throughout the day.

Wear an A-line skirt when you want to tuck in your top
Look for skirts that fit at or around your natural waist in fabrics that are stiff enough that they don’t just hang limply over your hips and instead flare out away from your body instead

Wear more peplums
Peplums are very polarising but the truth is they’re great if you’re looking to create the illusion of a curvier figure. The important thing is to make sure they are stiff enough and structured enough that they don’t just hang there. They need to have a shape of their own similar to an A-line skirt. Next, make sure whatever bottom you’re wearing has a high enough rise that you can’t see the waistband below the edge of the peplum and stick to slim pants and pencil skirts that go below your knees to create a tapered look that will make your hips look curvier and your waist smaller by comparison.

Try off-the-shoulder tops
Drawing a horizontal line across your chest and arms with an off-the-shoulder top helps emphasize the widest part of your body, making your waist look smaller by comparison. When worn with a flared or A-line skirt, it creates a perfectly balanced hourglass shape that’s more dramatic and more comfortable than anything you’re likely to achieve with some skintight bodycon bandage dress.


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