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-Opt for form-fitting tops over loose tops.

-Consider a top with an empire waist. The empire waist nips in at the smallest part of your waist, naturally emphasizing your curves.

-Look for belted tops. Thick belts are another way to draw attention to your narrow waist, and some tops come with a belt included in the design.

-Add a belt to a non-belted top. Buy a basic top, such as a tube top, knit top, or long-sleeve blouse. Look for fitted cuts. Tie a thick belt or sash around the top at your natural waist.

-Consider a wrap-style top. Wrap tops also nip in at the waist, showing off your curves.

-Only wear fitted dress shirts, and avoid boxy styles. Look for shirts that have darted waists.

-Try a shirt that adds volume to your bust and shoulders, such as a snug empire waist or flowing blouse with a band at the waist. Always opt for a shirt that nips in at the waist, even for looser designs like these. Make sure you pair voluminous tops with bottoms that also add volume to keep your curves in proportion.


-Look for form-fitting jackets that nip in at the waist and flare out at the hips.

-Select a length that works for your height.
Shorter women should look for shorter jackets, while taller women can consider longer jackets.

-Stick with single breasted jackets, since double breasted jackets may end up adding unwanted bulk that can throw off your curves.

-Avoid jackets with too many pockets or additional detailing that could add bulk to your curves or waist.


-Look for pants with wide waistbands that further emphasize the waist.

-Choose a pair of straight-leg pants to wear with a form-fitting top.

-Opt for cargo pants with side pockets to keep the balance of your curves when you wear a fuller top.

-Stick with boot-cut jeans for the most versatility. Select a boot-cut with a slightly more noticeable flare to help balance out your curvy hips.

-Avoid pants with belts, pockets, or other detailing around the hips or rear. These details will just add bulk, throwing off the balance of your curves.

-Consider dark wash jeans that keep you looking slim.

-Never wear just leggings! I don't think that looks good on ANYONE when you just wear leggings as pants.


-Gravitate toward curve-hugging pencil skirts or other cuts that skim your figure. High-waisted skirts work especially well.

-Look for a curve-hugging skirt that flares or flounces out around the bottom if you plan on wearing it with a fuller top.

-Pair full skirts, like A-lines, with a full top that adds volume to your shoulders and bust. Full skirts add slight volume to your hips, balancing out a fuller top.


-Look for snug fits that emphasize your waist and keep your top and bottom curves balanced.

-Consider a bodice dress that naturally keeps the top and bottom sections looking separate. These dresses typically have a very flattering dividing line or design at the narrowest part of your waist.

-Try on a wrap dress or empire waist dress. Both styles nip in at the waist, making it look even thinner while accentuating your upper and lower curves.

-Look for form-fitting dresses with a diagonal or bias cut to show off your legs and add a bit of visual interest to your style. Make sure you choose one that comes in at the waist, hugs the hips, and falls over your thighs loosely.

-Don't wear a dress with an over the top pattern because it can make you look rather large in unwanted places.


-Look for sheer, soft fabrics that drape across your body and cling to your curves.

-Avoid stiff fabrics. These fabrics will not hug your figure, and your curves may end up getting masked.

-Consider tops with vertical stripes. Vertical stripes elongate the body, and for garments that nip in at the waist, these stripes also draw into your narrow waist.

-Stay away from bold, busy patterns like large floral prints, large polka dots, or geometric designs. These prints may throw off your curves, making you look unbalanced.

-Stick with simple patterns, like light vertical pinstripes.

-Opt for solid shades, especially for dresses. Two-tone dresses or single-tone dresses both flatter a curvy figure.

-Steer clear from dresses decorated in heavy beading, sequins, or other embellishments. These extra details only add bulk to your curves, and not often in a flattering way.

-Elongate your legs by wearing high heels. Many curvy women also have long, slender legs worth showing off. Even if you don’t, however, lengthening your leg-line with heels is still a good way to maintain a feminine, balanced look.

-Try on clothing before you purchase it, whenever possible. A certain garment may follow all the rules and guidelines meant to flatter your shape, but when you try it on, the fabric may not fall as expected.

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Hope I helped!
xx maralyn&♥
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