When you are a curvy girl, clothes that work for less curvy girls, do not work for us. Over the many years of being a plus-size woman, I have learned some do’s and don’ts with clothing styles.
These are my opinions and what works for my body type.
Baby Doll Shirts
High wasted baby doll shirts do not work for women with bigger boobs. They cut through our boobs making it look like we have an extra section of fat above our belly.
Low wasted baby doll shirts will draw more attention to your midsection and make you look larger.
Find a baby doll shirt that is cinched under the boobs and above the belly. It will accentuate your boob area and make you look thinner.
Shark Hem Tops
When I wear shorter shark hem shirts, all it does is make my hips look bigger. They tend to hug the hips, so if you have big hips like me, stay away from short shark hem tops.
If you like the look of an uneven hemline, look for longer shark hem tops. They won’t hug your hips and flow more to add a more thinning effect.
Avoid thin horizontal stripes, they add more width to your body, hence making you look bigger.
Try wearing vertical stripes to give the illusion of being taller, if you are a shorty like me, and they make you seem thinner.
If you have larger arms, like me, avoid shirts that cut your arm off right on the flab. Shorter sleeves just make my big ole arms look even bigger and flabbier.
Find shirts with long sleeves, that fall below the biggest part of your arm.
Dresses that have weird waistlines always make me look like a pumpkin. I just look frumpy. Avoid dresses that are straight-lined and cinched in awkward places.
I love a flowing maxi dress. It hides all my unwanted curves and gives me freedom.
Ruffles can add unwanted volume to your body. I always avoid tops that have ruffles in places that I don’t want more volume, such as boobs and tummy.
If you like ruffles, find tops where the ruffles are in the right places. I love ruffled sleeves or an off the shoulder ruffle shirt is great.
Too many patterns on your body can add so much weight. I like to avoid prints that have a lot going on or different patterns, such as stripes and flowers.
Find patterns that accentuate your body. Stay away from bold prints and add more subtle prints. I love me some Leopard print, but too much can be a bad thing.
Curvy Girl Must-Haves
I love Kimonos! They hide my hips and add extra to my outfits.
Camis are great for us bigger girls. Sometimes shirts are just not long enough to cover the ole tummy, and camis come in handy to cover what I don’t want to be seen.
Graphic Tee Shirts
Graphic T-shirts are great to have. You can mix and match, wear a jacket, vest or kimono. You can dress it in a skirt, wedges and jacket, or wear pants and tennis shoes. I love having a bunch of graphic t-shirts on hand.
That is all the Do’s and Don’t I have, for now, make sure to follow me for more Curvy girl style tips and tricks!
I hope you all enjoyed my Curvy Girl Do’s and Don’ts and can use some of my tips.