How to Dress a Curvy Body to Look Chic and Stylish

Let’s get one thing straight: your curves are beautiful.

However, they can be tricky to dress, especially for women who’d like to accentuate certain areas and minimise others. As an experienced personal shopper and stylist, I want to share my top tips with you in terms of how to dress a curvy body for every occasion. chic-french-style

1.Find Versatile Pieces for Your Figure

Firstly, every body is different. It’s important to realise what works on one shape might not work on another. And that’s why you need to find the right clothes that flatter your particular figure. My advice would be to pick out a few key pieces that you can effortlessly take from day to night. For instance, a pencil skirt will elongate your curves and provide your body with good balance.  Why not tuck a tailored white shirt into one and add heeled court shoes for the office? Then you can simply swap the white shirt for a slogan tee and the heels for trainers for a casual social event. Très chic!

2. Buy the Right Size

How to dress a curvy body 101: purchase the correct size. Sure, it sounds simple, but sometimes curvy women opt for jeans that are too small and cut into their hips. Or they choose a top that’s too tight on their chest and creates grooves. But doing this can be extremely unflattering. Instead, buy a size that’s comfortable. Why? Well, if you’re comfortable, you’ll feel more confident about your curves. And this confidence will show.

3. Show Off Your Assets

Lastly, don’t be afraid to highlight the best bits of your body, whether this is your chest, legs or bottom. For example, if you have a killer waistline, choose pieces that compliment it. I’m talking about high-waisted jeans or a drawstring dress that sucks you in at the waist, to be specific. It really is a no-brainer.


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