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Plus-sized lines like Elle Courbee are slowly becoming popular and earning a place in many retailers collection lines. This is concrete proof of how curvy girls are taking center stage in the fashion world. You too can join the league as well. Here are a few styling tips you can borrow for your next wardrobe. Plus-sized lines are slowly becoming popular and earning a place in many retailers collectin lines. This is concrete proof of how curvy girls are taking center stage in the fashion world. You too can join the league as well. Here are a few styling tips you can borrow for your next wardrobe.
1. Choose your undergarments carefully
Among other roles, the right undergarments play a crucial part of ensuring that perfect outfit has the proper foundation to bring out the curvy nature of your body. According to Ashley Graham (a plus-sized model) investing in fitting undergarments, and especially the bra and panties will help amplify your looks.
2. Double that for the basics
Leggings, tanks and tees, and tights too should be just right as well.
3. Try different sizes before making an order
To prove size is just but a number sizes in outfits aren’t consistent in all brands. For instance, a size 14 from one brand will be a size 12 or even 16 in another. Do yourself a favor and try outfits out before making an order.
4. Try knee-highs or thigh-highs
Thigh-highs and knee-highs not only add some sassiness but also make you seem much taller than you are. These outfits are also much easier to put on than your ankle socks. Combine mesh tights with the knee-highs for a better look. This tricks also comes in handy when trying to make thicker legs have a sexy yet awesome look.
5. Appreciate your curves
Avoid oversized clothes as much as possible. Putting on an oversized dress or skirt not only make you look bigger, but also hide those beautiful curves in your body. Look for clothes that bring the curves out, the ones you feel more flattered about.
6. Don’t be mean on tailoring
Tailoring makes it easy, and possible for one to have perfectly fitting clothes. All you need is a few minutes of your time to make some of the oversized outfits fitting and totally put together.
7. Simple accessorizing is key
You don’t have to put on all the bangles and earrings in your drawer to look good. Simple accessorizing, such as an outsized print, or even a hat will help you pull a bold look.
8. Consider wide belts
If a skirt or shirt feels larger than it should, accessorizing with a wide belt can help hide the extra fabric. You can also use the belt if you don’t feel like taking the shirt/skirt to the tailor. A structured blazer could also come in handy here too.
9. Know what fabrics you like
Knowing your fabrics should make shopping easier and stress-free. You also need to know what materials work best for your body type, and what you feel comfortable in. With these in mind, your shopping experience either online or in a store will be much better.
10. Find flattering clothes for your body shape
Everyone is made different. Some of us have a triangle, hourglass, oval, diamond, inverted triangle, or even a figure eight shape. Whatever your form is, look for styles and clothes that fit you best.
11. Rock that crop top
While the thought of showing off a bit of your tummy may be horrifying for many, crop tops tend to bring out a fantastic look for curvy girls. This can be quite empowering but only if you choose the right crop top for your size, one that isn’t too revealing.
12. Choose a fit and flare dress when in doubt
Fit and flare dresses are meant to look good on everyone. You need at least one for those moments you don’t feel like putting on something fancy.
Always wear or shop for clothes that make you feel good. Break a few dressing rules here and there just to be comfortable with yourself, and not live someone else’s fantasies. Life is too short.