A curvy figure is often times considered the ideal image of a woman. Most women who fall under the category of “curvy” have an hour glass figure, this means an equally defined chest and hip area, with a slimmer waist. A girls body should be her best friend, and prized possession, it should be treated with care and shown off in all the right places. When dressing for your figure it is important to accentuate your best assets, and with a woman who’s figure is curvier then others there are a plethora of ways to do so, from cinched waists, to smart style lines these outfits will please any curvy girl.
Cinch your waist: Whether its by wearing a belt, or a tight dress that curves in around the waist area, this tip will keep your hourglass shape on point. A great way to achieve this look is a belted dress or blouse in order to obtain a sleek finish.
Play with different prints and colors, for an hourglass figure small prints and smart color blocking are always flattering. A good high waisted skirt or pants will also accentuate a small waist.
A statement piece such as short shorts or a mini skirt at your true waist will show off long legs while defining a predominant waist and bust.
Fit and Flare: Full circle skirts that flare out are always flattering, and even more so on a full figured body. This this out in a bright hue with a belted natural waist and a pair of killer platforms to accentuate height.
Classic Modern: Try out a classic corset which will tighten everything up, its a super sexy look that will never fail. Tip – try it in all black with a your favorite high waisted trousers for the most slimming look.
Keep it simple: Jeans are great way to show off curves. To show off your hips a tight pair of jeans with a flowy top is a go to everyday outfit for curves. Want to do the reverse? A high waisted loose boyfriend jean paired with a tight top will accentuate your bust without feeling like your showing too much skin.
Glam: Whether its your wedding dress, or you need something to wear to a gala, the best option for curves is a mermaid silhouette. It hugs all the right corners and its draping bottom is pure elegance.
50′ Silhouette: The 50’s were all about full figured curvy ladies so dresses made in a 50’s silhouette are the perfect way to show off an hourglass figure. This retro look will have you looking classy and your curves on point.
Halter Tops: Halters are a must, first they accentuate a great bust while showing off the understated sexiness of a little bit of shoulder. Whether its a top, bathing suit or boho dress, halters with prints are a no brainer.
Tunics: Not feeling like showing too much skin? A short loose tunic dress is the perfect way to show some leg while keeping understated and a bit more covered up. Theres no shame in a little bit of extra comfort!
Bandage: A bandage dress may spark fear in the eyes of well… pretty much every woman, but don’t be afraid to flaunt your curves in a tight fitting bandage dress. If your feeling a little nervous try it in black for a slimming effect.
Rompers: Ladies with curves can totally rock a romper. When choosing the best fit for your body type think high waist short hem, and maybe even a tie belt.
Black and more black: The color black is sophisticated, sexy and fashion forward. Always consider the color black when dressing your hour-glass silhouette.
Low Neck Lines: The problem with high neck lines is when looking straight on they can appear to make you look boxier then desired. Low neck lines are the best for women with curves, they show off your face and full bust area, and help break up an ensemble without color blocking.
Peplums: We love peplums when accentuating an hour glass figure. These types of tops are better the stiffer they are and should always have a shape of their own. Peplums look best when paired with something high waisted, either your favorite pair of jeans or a skin tight skirt.
A Line: An A line skirt is your go to piece if you want to tuck in your top and look flawless. Find a skirt that fits around your natural waist for the best result.
Off the Shoulder: Off the shoulder tops look best on ladies with curves. They draw a horizontal line across a larger part of your body while showing some skin with an open shoulder. This look also emphasizes a more petite looking waist.
Wear Your Size: Show off your curves and that killer hour glass figure. When shopping opt for the piece that accentuates rather then an oversized sweater or loose fitting jeans. Also keep in mind not to buy clothes that are a little too small as this will also become unflattering.
Wrap Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg knew what she was doing when she first came out with her signature wrap dress, and now it is a staple for every woman. We love the wrap dress on curves because it is semi-fitted and falls to your natural shape. It also shows off your waistline for the most flattering affect.
Maxi Dress: A Maxi dress is one of the most flattering styles you could wear on an hour glass figure. The waist is designed to highlight the smallest part of your body while hugging your curves. Want to show a little skin? Opt for a look cut neck line or high cut slit.
Jackets and Coats: Fitted jackets and coats will make you look slim while staying warm in those cold winter months. Simplicity is key, so avoid multi colored coats but do opt for a nice pale pink or dark blue.
Show some leg: A woman with curves has a lot to show off, but some forget how sexy legs are. Don’t be afraid of a short skirt or shorts, show some leg ladies!
Soft Fabrics: This is more of a guideline then a rule, but soft fabrics have a way of complimenting your body by draping rather then clinging to your figure.
Short Jackets: We love a shorter tailored suit jacket for an hourglass shape. A short jacket cut just above the hips accentuates curves in the most flattering way.
Accessories: Jewelry, handbags, bracelets, and earrings. Have fun with the little touches on your outfit and use them to draw attention to your favorite body parts.
Avoid Frills: Bows and ruffles can be cute on the runway, but for a curvier shape avoid anytime of extra frill, they take away from an already powerful figure and add volume in places where volume isn’t necessary.
Curves are back so ladies, embrace them! A natural figure and a bodacious body is something to show off and we commend all you hour glass figured beauties and your awesome style.