If you have curves but keep trying to wear clothes built for women with athletic builds, you could end up resenting your gorgeous hourglass shape instead of realizing how beautiful it is! Here are 10 clothing items that make you love your curves.
Thick thighs and round hips are sexy, so wear skirts that draw attention to those areas. Skirts that bell out at the bottom, or skirts that ruffle and puff out all the way down, give the illusion that your legs are large, and the attention goes away from your gorgeous womanly hips. Pencil skirts that hug your legs down to the knees accentuate that hourglass shape. Think Christina Hendricks in “Mad Men.”
Your pants should go up to your waist! But over the years, waistlines have somehow moved down to the hip bones. Every woman is widest there, and hip-hugging jeans will always squeeze you and make you feel overweight—even when you’re not! High-waisted pants draw attention to your waist, which is usually proportionately smaller than the rest of your body, making you look slender.
Short shorts with cargo pockets on the sides can have a sexy-safari look. And for women with big hips and a round booty, those perfectly placed, puffy pockets jut out even more, making your waist and legs look very slim in proportion.
When you have a big bust, anything tight around your chest, neck or upper arms feels constricting, and makes you feel like your breasts are a hindrance, when you should really love them! Off-the-shoulder tops draw just enough attention to the top of your cleavage without looking provocative, and they show off the slender tops of your shoulders while hiding the round upper parts of the arms.
Do you think a size zero woman will look good in a bandage dress? Think again! Those dresses are meant to lift and accentuate curves. Bandage dresses are perfect for an hourglass figure: they tuck in your tummy, accentuate your small waist, give your breasts a great lift and highlight the hourglass shape of your hips and thighs.
On top of that pencil skirt or high-waisted pants, pick up a “boyfriend” button-down shirt or blouse. Thin, curveless women disappear in these, but on a curvy woman, they look so sensual. And their billowy shape makes your legs and the bottom half of your body look slender.
Whether you’re a size zero or totally curvalicious, please please please do not buy jeans that have zero spandex in them. Hundred-percent denim is extremely constricting and doesn’t give at all. It tends to squeeze your hips, giving you a muffin top when you don’t have one, and destroying the smooth, hourglass figure. It feels like wearing a box. Buy jeans with at least 3-percent spandex so they’ll hug you at the top but not pinch.
So you don’t have tiny, toned, spaghetti arms. That shouldn’t stop you from wearing sleeveless tops. Tank tops with long straps are a curvy woman’s best friend, but make sure you buy ones with long straps — you don’t want the straps to meet the main section of the top until nearly halfway down your breast, about an inch-and-a-half to two inches above the nipple. This makes your arms look long and slender because the top isn’t cutting you off at the armpits.
Droop-neck tops (with a little bit of sticky tape in the right places) are a curvy girl’s best friend. They billow over your midsection, drawing attention away from any extra tummy and the long line going down towards the bellybutton looks very slimming. Women with mostly flat chests swim in these, but this is the perfect opportunity for big-busted women to go braless!
A waist belt on a dress accentuates the waist, making you look slender. But a thick belt is especially helpful for curvy girls because the thicker the belt, the smaller the body appears on either side of the belt. And since these tuck in your tummy, your breasts look much larger.