Most people assume because of the name of the blog, that it’s dedicated to Plus Size women only. But I’ve always thought that all women have curves. The curve in our hips, the curve of our breasts to the curvy of our waist, puts all women in the curvy category, at least in my book.
So, when speaking about “Knowing your Curves” this is for all women. In order for us to feel confident when wearing clothes, we have to truly know our body type and the type of clothing that fits us properly and accentuates the areas that we love.
For example, I’m slightly shaped like an hourglass. So, I play up this shape by wearing clothing that nips in at the waist. I also love full skirts, because they bring me in at the waist as well. It’s all about finding clothes that pair well with your shape. Some times this can be through trial and error, for example crew neck shirts are a no-no for me. Since I have girls (boobs) on the slightly larger side, a v-neck, scoop neck or boat neck top works best for me. Crew neck shirts make me look like I’m wearing a straight jacket and my girls are being held hostage…Big no-no.
Play up the areas that you feel comfortable. As seen in the photos below, I took advantage of my waist being showcased by the strip of ivory that flows from my waist downward, giving more of that shape. With my height I wanted to show a little leg and this dress hits right at my knee. The top of the dress brings the ivory back into play and breaks up the black which brings your eyes to my neckline and not the girls.
Remember, knowing your curves is about knowing your body, what works and what doesn’t and most of all it’s about confidence. Wearing clothing that fits properly and hits in those areas to show off that figure gives you confidence. When you are wearing something that’s too big or too small, it shows in your walk.
Fashion is not about being trendy, it’s about finding your style and owning it. Rocking your clothes and curves with full confidence.
Not sure what your body type is? Here is a quick break down of what to look for.
Apple: This body type is essentially rounded all over with thinner legs and arms. This body type also lacks a defined waist-line and a can alternate between a smaller or fuller bust area.
Pear: This shape is characterized by having a smaller upper body in comparison to your lower half. The waist area is defined and smaller than the hip and thigh area, while the upper body sports a small bust, arms and long neck.
Hourglass: Widely known as the ideal body type, hourglass figures are highlighted by a very small waist area in comparison to their hip/thigh region. The bust area can be both average or full size. Generally, this body type is curvy all over.
How do you play up your curves?
This Curvy Girl