Fashion Tips for Curvy Girls
We share some great style rules we found in the new book Curves Rule and Flat is Fabulous.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Curvy gal America Ferrera looks chic on the red carpet.
Down with skinny vs. fat; there’s a new kind of body language, and curvy girls, you’re in for a treat. Style experts Rita Mauceri and Elycia Rubin’s book Curves Rule and Flat is Fabulous: Sexy, Stylish Looks for Every Figure has some great info for women with wide hips (aptly called Hipsters), bellies with extra padding (also known as Belly Babes) or sumptuous hourglass figures (classic Curvies). Read on for tips on how to make the most of your shape.
1. Got it? Flaunt it.
Find your best feature and always play it up. Whether it’s flawless skin or an enviable bust, be sure to show it off.
No matter what you wear, your gorgeous face should always be the main attraction. Anthropologie’s Skystones necklace ($48, anthropologie.com) will draw everyone’s eyes up.
2. There is no substitute for a perfect fit.
Listen up, curvy girls; if your clothes are a little short of perfect in the fitting room, buy one size up and take them to the tailor. Your clothes should fit close to your body, not hang lifelessly from it!
Wrap dresses are ideal for curves because they let you create the perfect body-skimming fit. Try Avenue’s Natalie wrap dress ($47.90, avenue.com).