Woman with curves often find that dressing for their bodies is frustrating. However, these tips ensure that every woman find pieces that work with her body and mood!
Respect Body Shape
Fashion might be designed to be one-size-fits-most, but sometimes the cut just won't work for everyone. Not everyone can work a peplum top. Shoppers should try a variety of styles and notice what works for them. Here are a few tips for specific problem areas:
Say "Hello" to Shapewear
Shapewear has come a long way since the girdle. A woman who wants to look her best for a party, should consider cinchers, bodysuits or even slimming panties to wear under their outfit. Shapewear isn't generally intended for everyday wear, but it can help on special occasions.
Appreciate Color -- and Pattern!
Black is slimming, but that doesn't mean it should be the only color in a person's wardrobe. Color blocking against the sides creates the illusion of that perfect hourglass figure. Darker colors toward the outside of the body slim the figure, which is why many jeans have a faded wash toward the center of the legs.
Fashionistas shouldn't skip white and bright colors just because they have a curvy body. Splashes of those colors mixed in with more flattering colors are key. A white scarf, shoes or a chunky white bracelet works well without drawing attention to problem areas.
Patterns can be flattering when buyers know how to choose them. Horizontal strips can add pounds while vertical stripes tend to be more flattering. However, chevrons and diagonal stripes may be just as flattering. When it comes to patterns, smaller is generally better for a thinner appearance. It also prevents the "mumu" look that large patterns can create. Subtle patterns like many of those found at www.navabi.co.uk also help to create a sophisticated look without appearing too busy, which isn't flattering on any body.
Get to Know A Tailor
Shoppers can feel frustrated when they leave the store empty-handed. A tailor who does quality work can shorten or take in store-bought pieces to make them a perfect fit for real bodies and not just the mannequin.