You wake up one morning and boom! You have gone from a size 6 to a size 12 and you literally scream internally because it’s an emergency. Your body con gowns no longer fit, your chiffon tops are four sizes too small and everything you wear makes you look and feel like a drenched cat on a rainy morning. “How do I survive this” is a question you ask yourself, “What can I wear?” “Will it fit me?”
Brands like Lane Bryant and Curvy Kate are creating new trends using big and curvy models to redefine sexiness.
There is a myth that weight watchers have come up with, unless you are skinny, nothing will look good on you. That is a lie, at the moment, curvy girls are winning the race (yes, you are curvy!) and dressing in bolder fashion statement dresses that they would have shied away from years ago because the female fashion industry is ever evolving (can I get an Amen?) So hop on the fashion train and let me take you amazing places that you never knew existed, wear amazing dresses that leave you feeling like Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. Here are some fashion tips for my lovely plus size, nah scratch that (curvy ladies):
Wear clothes that flatter your body:
There are different body shapes like the Apple, Pear, Triangle and Hourglass shape. You have to identify what kind of body shape you have. It will guide you in finding out what kind of clothes you ought to be wearing.
Don’t be scared to show a little skin:
Most curvy girls shy away from showing some parts of their body because they have heard all their life from their skinny friends that it should be covered up in layers of clothing which ends up making them look like an overdressed thanksgiving turkey. Don’t be scared to show a little skin, wear a crop top with a high waist skirt or jeans.
Wear statement pieces:
By this, I don’t mean you should break the bank and wear expensive pieces. Buy statement jewelries to make your neck standout, wear waist belts to cinch your waist and make your waist smaller, wear bangles and colorful rings.
Embrace your little quirks:
Most curvy girls buy a lot of shape wears (don’t get me wrong) they are good and do a lot for your body but embrace your quirks, wear your body con gowns and don’t suck in a lot of belly, wear your high waist jeans and a crop top and strut like the world is your run way.
Accentuate your body:
Every curvy girl has a favorite part of her body. It could be her legs, hips or upper body. Always make that part of your body pop. Wear thigh high stockings to make your legs look longer. Avoid frumpy jackets and skirts. Above all, stay comfortable.