Modern-Day Fashion Dos and Don’ts for Curvy Ladies

 

Most of the fashion rules we typically hear for curvier ladies have become outdated—avoid bold prints, wear wide-legged jeans, go for vertical prints, etc. The good news is that there’s a lot more of options for curvy women than the time these “rules” were formulated. With that mind, we’ve come up with more modern fashion tips on how to dress if you have a curvy figure.

  1. Do Wear Crop Tops

Whoever said that curvy women can’t wear crop tops just don’t know how to pick the right one for their body type. Crop tops that hit just above the hip area are fashionable and actually help emphasize your curves. But if you carry more weight lower in your tummy, get a shorter one that exposes a bit of skin higher up, and pair it with a high-waisted jeans or skirt.

  1. Don’t Wear Baggy Bottoms

If you’re not confident enough to wear figure-hugging clothes or expose a bit of skin as stated in the previous tip, do not make the mistake of hiding your curviness behind a pair of baggy bottoms. This only adds unnecessary volume to your hips and thighs, which is a hundred percent unflattering for your figure.

  1. Do Highlight Your Curves With Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans have long been said to be the most unflattering bottom wear for curvy ladies. But guess what, it’s now one of the best ways to emphasize your killer curves. Bottoms that hug the hips well bring the attention to your curves. Match it with an empire-cut top, or if you’re feeling more confident, a body-hugging top made of thicker material to put emphasis on a slimmer waist.

  1. Don’t Sport Pieces With Embellishments Around the Hips

While it’s fashionable to wear embellished tops or bottoms, pieces with overstated designs around the hip area can add bulkiness, and look unflattering for curvy girls. Instead, bring the embellishment higher by looking for tops with embroidery or wearing a belt around the smallest part of your waist. For bottoms, opt for clean and sleek designs to lengthen your legs.

  1. Do Wear Bold Prints and Fitted Dresses

Yes, curvy ladies can wear bold prints, as long as the fit and shape of the clothes are flattering—think of loud-printed A-line dresses, for example. Likewise, you can wear bodycons and figure-fitting dresses as long as they are made of thick spandex fabric. You want these dresses to be in thicker material to give you a smooth and streamlined look.

Fashion is constantly changing, and more and more brands and designers today are embracing the uniqueness of a curvier body type, creating more fashion pieces suitable for every body shape. If you want to break-free from your wide-legged jeans and be trendier with your fashion choices, know that you certainly can—just keep these tips in mind.

3 Ways to Style Your Sexy Nude Dress

Nude dresses has become more popular than ever. From being a one of the favourite novelties, it gradually turned into a wardrobe staple for most fashion-minded women. But despite its popularity, a nude dress can actually be a real challenge to style and wear. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to style your nude dress and make the most of that classic look.

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  1. Choose the Right Shade.

One important thing to remember when choosing a nude dress is that it should complement your skin’s natural undertones. An easy way to do this is to do the wrist test: If your vein appears purplish or bluish, you have a cool skin tone; when it’s greenish, you have a warm skin tone.

Once you’ve determined your baseline skin tone, you can now choose a nude dress that perfectly complements your skin tone. Opt for dresses set in pale blue-based pink beige if you have a cool complexion, and steer towards the yellow-based shades if you have a warmer skin tone. If you’re still in doubt, try your chosen dress on. There’s really no substitute for wearing a colour to see how it looks on you.

  1. Keep The Real Exposure Minimal.

In order to successfully rock a nude dress, you should learn to manage your skin exposure carefully. By definition, a nude dress gives the illusion of nakedness, so do consider this suggestion of nudity as your dress’ own styling detail. Opting for a nude dress with an overabundance of details will only make you look trashy instead of classy.

Make things look sophisticated and polished by choosing a nude dress with minimal skin-revealing details. If your dress have a rather low neckline, ensure that its skirt hits the top of your knee. Got a short hemline? Then try covering up on top.d4200252_cindy_25.03.15_mc_338757_8

  1. Accessorize to Create Some Mood.

Your nude dress actually serves as a blank slate for any accessory that you want to wear. Pairing your favourite nude with lightweight and light-coloured accessories is a great way to create a feminine, ethereal look. Aside from that, you can also pair up your nude dress with a brighter-colour accent to give your look some edge and make it pop.

For nude dresses with feminine details like ruffles and pleats, opt for edgier accessories set in leather, jet black or metal accents to balance your look and keep it from looking overly sweet.  Apart from accessories, nudes also look great when worn against a complementary nude shade. This creates a subtle monochromatic colour-block effect.

There are still several ways on how you can rock a nude dress, but these three tips are already enough to get you, and your little nude dress up and running.

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