I hope your week is going well! Today I’m talking about one of my best kept fashion secrets and why it works for all body types. Read on to see my five tips for dressing a curvy figure!
With my body type being both petite (I’m under five foot!) and a curvy figure, finding clothing that fits correctly can sometimes be a challenge. I’m very pear-shaped with my top half being two sizes smaller than my bottom half making certain clothing items off limits. However, over the years I’ve learned to embrace my curvy figure and through trial and error, have found items that both flatter my shape and make me feel good about myself. Through this process, I’ve learned a few tricks on how to dress my body type.
5 TIPS FOR DRESSING A CURVY FIGURE
Confidence is key! You want to choose pieces that not only look amazing on you, but also make you feel like a million bucks! Isn’t that point of fashion anyway? Don’t be afraid to be bold and colorful! Be confident in your outfit choices, but more importantly, in yourself.
Buy the Correct Size
Buying a size larger or smaller can overwhelm or make you feel uncomfortable. Buying the correct size is a simple thing that you can do to ensure that you feel the absolute best in your clothing!
Choose the Right Silhouette
While we all have different body types with many specific cuts that are uniquely flattering to our shape, there are also many that are universally flattering, especially for us curvy ladies! I find that A-line or fit-and-flare styles are the most flattering on my shape since it creates a beautiful and feminine silhouette that cinches in at the waist and just grazes over the hips.
Balance your Shape
I find that for any body type, it’s important to create well-proportioned balance within your outfit. If you wear a voluminous bottom like a full skirt or wide-leg pants, you’ll want to balance it out with a slim-fitting top and if you wear a looser fit top, you’ll want to pair it with a slimmer bottom such as a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. You can also balance out your outfit with varying necklines and the right accessories.
Shop with Confidence
My best kept fashion secret is….eBay! Luckily, eBay has an amazing and expansive selection of items from top brands that are colorful, on-trend, affordable and easily accessible. They have clothing for all body types including gorgeous pieces for us curvy ladies (loving these pretty dresses and jackets/trench coats for spring!) 😉 Most items are brand new and can be yours with the touch of a button with the “Buy it Now” option (in fact, 81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new and available
with the “Buy It Now” option, which means no bidding necessary!). They promise Price Match Guarantee, Guaranteed Delivery and Money Back Guarantee so you can confidently shop for your favorite items.
Personally, I love finding hidden fashion gems for my curvy figure on eBay and love that they have styles available for every body type, size and style preference. I recently found this dress for a STEAL and it’s probably one of my favorite dresses ever! I absolutely fell in love with the gorgeous color and print and loved the ruffled hemline and off the shoulder detailing. It arrived in perfect condition with the tags still attached and although I was worried about the fit initially, I was so excited to see that it fit my curvy figure like a gem. The moment I put it on, my face lit up and I literally twirled around my apartment for a good 15 minutes haha! It’s incredible how a piece clothing can make you feel so beautiful. I’ve already filled up my cart full of amazing pieces for spring! I guess it’s a good thing that I cleaned out my closet last week 😉 Make sure to shop the latest looks for curvy ladies here and tell me all about your latest eBay find below!
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