We are committed to pushing boundaries in the fashion world, and now we are settling our sight on your wardrobe. Remember that the number on your tag is just that – a number. It’s more important to have clothes in your closet that actually fit. Curves are hot, but you need to make sure you look good with them.
You want to look curvalicious, not frumpy. That means avoiding anything that makes you look bulky and rather focus on smoothing out your lumps and bumps.
Here are 5 ways to break the style rules and deliver a major payoff.
1.Move Past Bootcut – Yes, this shape is safe, but I always like to try trends, especially when it comes to jeans. Right now I’m searching for the perfect boyfriend style, which looks so good with heels and a fitted top. Just make sure the back pocket isn’t too small – that makes your butt look larger than it is.
Shop the Look: 1. Alexander Wang Oversized Wool Vest, 2. Saint Laurent Jane metallic sandals, 3. Proenza Schouler fitted ribbed sweater, 4. Stella Mccartney Polka-Dot Boyfriend Jeans, 5. Lanvin hat, 6. Tom Ford sunglasses, 7. Chanel Gold Hoop Logo Earrings, 8. Chloe Bag, 9. Amuse Bouche Lipstick
2. Learn to Love Cropped Tops – I will never get sick of the cropped tops. You might think that wearing one means you have to show skin, but it’s not true. If you have shorter legs, put one over a high-waisted skirt or pants and you’ll see how unbelievably elongating is.
Shop the Look: 1. Jacques Vert Petite Scallop Edge Jacket, 2. Gianvito Rossi Suni Ankle-Tie Sandals, 3. Proenza crop top, 4. Adam Lippes High-waisted trousers, 5. YSL Earrings, 6. Linda Farrow sunglasses, 7. Kotur Simone Merrick glittered Perspex box clutch, 8. Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel
3. Embrace Stripes – They always say you can’t wear stripes as a plus size girl, but I don’t get it. Strapes will make you seem taller, not wider, if you look for pieces that skim your curves. I opt for separates so I can get a tailored fit on the top and the bottom.
Shop the Look: 1. Alaïa Laser-cut suede sandals, 2. Giorgio Armani Blouse, 3. Roland Mouret Galaxy Skirt, 4. Street-Chic Waist Belt, 5. Gigi Burris Breakaway Straw Floppy Hat, 6. Linda Farrow Round-frame acetate sunglasses, 7. Paula Mendoza Sphere gold-plated enamel earrings, 8. CHANEL PREMIÈRE 18K Yellow Gold Chain Watch with Diamonds, 9. Gucci Icon embossed leather shoulder bag, 10. Gucci Carnation, Moisture-Rich Lipstick
4. Don’t Be Slave To Shape wear – Some women feel as if they need to live in their Spanx, but I like when my butt jiggles a bit and looks natural. I think it’s cute! But if you want to add some support try Additional Elle’s body wrap. It goes all the way around your shoulders, so you don’t have to worry about back fat.
5. Pile On Your Jewelry – Some people say that if you wear a statement necklace, it brings attention to your thick neck. The reality? Beautiful jewelry looks beautiful on everyone! I’m the type who layers necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, all at the same time – it can be a total outfit maker.
Shop the Look: 1. Balmain Classic Blazer, 2. Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals , 3. Victoria Beckham Crepe dress, 4. Agent Provocateur Xiah Bra, 5. Agent Provocateur Xiah Brief, 6. Tom Ford Black Anoushka Sunglasses, 7. Aurélie Bidermann Dentelle gold-plated earrings, 8. Saint Laurent Clutch, 9. Micro Vanitas Watch, 10. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick