Styling for any body shape, whether it be curvy girls, pear shaped girls, or petite girls, is tricky at best. The questions are never ending, and when you add in the horrible lighting in store change rooms, no wonder even the best of us come home unhappy more often than not.
With this in mind, for those who define themselves as “curvy girls”, we’ve got a few style tips up our sleeves that will have you rethinking everything you’ve been told before.
Clear your mind, and get ready for some seriously crazy advice as we reveal our top 4 styling tips for curvy girls!
Know Your Shape
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. No matter what your size, knowing the shape of your body before you start trying on clothes, will make the entire shopping experience that much easier.
Whether you're a pear, an apple, an hourglass or a diamond, just because you're curvy, doesn’t mean one certain style will fit, and more importantly suit, each and every one of you.
Generally speaking hourglass figures should accentuate their tiny waist; as crazy as it sounds, girls with a figure like a pear should always accentuate their derrière (read: pencil skirts and soft tops with v-necklines); while those of us who are shaped more like an apple should focus on elongating their waist with faux-wrap style dresses.
Accentuate Your Curves
Continuing on with the crazy sounding advice, accentuating your curves (when done correctly) is a perfect way for curvy girls to really embrace their shape. The trick to doing this right is by balancing your proportions, top and bottom.
For those who have more of a derrière than boobs, balance out the silhouette by teaming a pencil skirt with a button down blouse. Alternatively, opt for a scooped neckline, drawing attention to your neck and décolletage.
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For those whose bodies are somewhat opposite, opt for a fit and flare dress or skirt/top combo, creating the illusion that you have a seriously enviable hourglass figure. If showcasing your ta-tas to the world isn’t your thing, look for a higher neckline but balance it out with a shorter hemline or cap sleeves.
Skinny Jeans Are Your Best Friend
When worn correctly, skinny jeans can be a godsend for all the curvy girls out there. As for anyone shopping for any pair of jeans, finding the perfect shape, cut, and colour will take time. But when finally found, a perfectly fitting pair of pants can be a serious investment.
Our top tip is to look for a high-waisted style that’s cropped just above the ankle. Now only will the high-waist accentuate your enviable curves, it will also elongate your legs making them look like they go on for days and days.
Remember, if you fall in love with a pair but they don’t fit perfectly in one or two places, never underestimate the power of a good alterations. There’s no need to continue searching through endless racks of jeans, get someone to fit them to you properly, and you’ll never turn back!
Embrace the Crop Top
Make crop tops your new best friend! The perfect addition to everyones wardrobe, crop tops (and cropped jumpers) will make any outfit look incredible, and yes, for the curvy girls too.
Team a high necked crop top with a pair of culottes for a sneaky way to create the illusion of a teeny-tiny waist line. Pair the outfit with some wedges and a blazer and you have a perfectly office-appropriate outfit.
Alternatively, take a button down striped shirt (with the last few buttons undone) then tie the two ends together in a knot. Pair it back with well fitted, high-waisted boyfriend jeans and you have a perfect take on casual dressing – crop top style done right.
The trick to making crop tops to work for curvy girls, is to never swap the figure with too much fabric. You want your curvy shape to always be on show, so accentuate anything and everything that’s going to make everyone envy what your mumma gave you!
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You've now got your styles ready for every event on the calendar. Complete your wardrobe by reading our blog post on wardrobe staples that look great on any body type!