Curvaceous women often feel that being stylish and plus size don’t go hand in hand, after all most magazines and blogs often don’t reflect their readers. It’s important to remember that every woman has a unique body shape, you are able to pull of seasonal trends regardless of your size as long as you remember how to find the best outfits that complement your shape without sacrificing your taste.
Dress your Body Shape
Pear shapes refer to women who are wider in the hips, fuller in the legs and smaller in the bust in proportion to the hips and legs. Famous pear shaped beauties include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. Focus on balancing your silhouette by wearing clothes that accentuate your best assets. If you’re confident in sporting a little cleavage, try a deep V necked blouse with a darker boot cut or wide leg jean. The same tips go for dresses, bolder dark colors that will complement your body shape. Don’t shy away from a shorter hemline ending at the knees, pear shaped women tend to have legs for days so show off your glamorous gams. When wearing shirts, try to look for tops that accentuate your shoulders, making them look stronger and broader balancing out your figure.
A rectangular body shape refers to shoulders and hips at the same width with little definition at the waist. Fashion icons with a rectangular body shape include Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley. This body shape can often cause frustration when shopping as most dresses and blouses focus on accentuating a woman’s waist. You can overcome your shopping frustrations by creating more definition in your waist yourself, at the most narrow part of your midsection. Try this by wearing an empire waist dress or blouse, you can also use accessories to your advantage by wearing trendy belts to emphasize a waistline.
Inverted triangular body shapes tends to have shoulders that are broader than your hip line, assuming the shape of a triangle from your shoulders to your waist. Athletic women tend to sport this type of body shape, along with a strong physique they tend to have great legs to complement this body shape. Supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bunchden and actress Renee Zellweger all have this body shape as well.
Hourglass shapes have relatively the same shoulder and hip widths with strong definition at the waist. These body shapes tend to be easier to dress as most ready-to-wear silhouettes are created for these shapes. Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian and Salma Hayek all have hourglass body shapes.
Show off your Assets
Use colors to draw attention to the areas of your body you’re most confident about, whether that’s your long legs or your elongated back, or even the nape of your neck. Make colors work with you by picking bold hues for those parts of your body that you love to show off.
Don’t shy away from trendy jewelry, of course a balance between pieces is key when dressing up for a night out or even for the office so focus on a statement piece. If you’re wearing heavy bracelets and bangles, wear stud or teardrop earrings. If a statement necklace to show off your neckline is more your taste, then take it easy on the rings and arm adornments.
Find your Fit
When putting your fashion foot forward, its important to start from scratch by ensuring you have a bra that fits properly (a bra fitting is key) and the right underwear. You will feel more comfortable and confident, even sexy, with the right undergarments. Confidence doesn’t always have to be displayed to the world, it can start with your own sexy comfortable secret with what you wear underneath.
Tailor your clothes: the right fit is essentially, don’t be shy about wearing form fitting clothes but make sure they are tailored to your body. Investing extra dollars towards making a good outfit perfect goes a long way, it ensures that gorgeous new dress doesn’t make it to the back of your closet as the dress you wish you could fit in, but instead becomes a staple piece.
Don’t shy away from trends but make them fit for you by following our tips, trendy plus size fashion is your opportunity to make your style your own!