DOs and DON’Ts: Fashion Tips for the Curvy Girl

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Being a plus-sized girl doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous! All it takes is a little know-how and a big dose of confidence.


Keep in mind that looking good is not about the size on the tag, but more about dressing yourself in a way that makes you feel confident and shows off your best features. It’s time to use fashion to your advantage and make the most of those gorgeous curves.

DOs and DON’Ts: Fashion Tips for the Curvy Girl:

DO: quit listening to what society says you can’t wear and start focusing on what you can. Who cares that the fashion industry thinks anyone over a size 2 is “curvy?”

DON’T: fall for the myth that you can’t wear horizontal stripes. All you need to do is break up the pattern a bit with a jacket or even colored pants.

DO: dress for your body shape. A rectangular shape will need to add shape with clothing. Those with an hourglass figure will want to show that off while a pear shape will want to add balance.

DON’T: always fall for the latest trend. Wear what works best for you! Classic and timeless are never out of style! (But if trendy is your thing, go for it!)

DO: show off your favorite assets! If you are proud of it, show it!

DON’T: feel like you have to wear black all the time to “hide.” Sure, it can be slimming, but why go through life dressing dull?

DO: learn how to use color to your advantage. No only is it bold and cheery, it can be used to highlight your best features.

DON’T: forget to use accessories to stay on-trend. Jewelry, purses, and scarves go a long way in making an outfit complete.

DO: make sure you make use of the proper undergarments. Building a strong foundation for your ensemble goes a long way. Well-fitted bras and undies will help your clothes lay better which means you will be more confident.

DON’T: wear baggy clothes. It makes you appear shapeless and messy while hiding your best assets.

DO: wear form-fitting clothing. They actually emphasize your figure.

DON’T: forget to stick to smaller patterns. Bold prints are all the rage right now so look for sparse and small patterns to flatter your figure.

DO: wear skirts! From A-line to pencil to skater style, skirts are always a great choice.

DO: find a flattering jean and buy a couple pairs. A boot cut jean will lengthen your look and a skinny jean will hug those curves in all the right places.

DON’T: forget boots are always a great footwear option. Ankle boots, cowboy boots, and riding boots all work!

Image Source: Country Outfitter

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