The average curvy body has a very interesting and fun way of distributing measurements. Normally sizes variate, and fluctuate and you happen to be one size on tops and another in bottoms. All of the sudden you fin women, curvy women, having a hard time trying to find something that won't make us look frumpy or that may not be too revealing. It seems like it is either one thing or the other, it has to be modesty over frumpyness.
About two years ago I used to think it was impossible to look good in modest clothing and how wrong was I, there are ways and it is just a matter of thinking things through and knowing some key basics of what Your body needs in terms of clothing, here Style Modesta has put together some basic tips for dressing a curvy body:
Two pieces are better than one:
You may not thing much of it but belts are magical when it comes to making clothes that are too big, look like they fit your body. If you found a dress that fits your chest area but it makes you look really big bellow the waist line, use a belt to solve the problem. Check the pictures bellow I have taken with the same dress, the one on the left makes the dress looks frumpy on me, because my chest area is large (like that of every other curvy girl) anything that fits it and falls from it is immediately going to make me look bigger and even pregnant, so by using a belt it does look like it fits me more appropriately, it doesn't add weight to mi figure but it still keeps everything loose and modest. Buy belts depending on the dress, it doesn't have to be a thick belt, sometimes a thin one will do, however be careful withe where you place the belt on your body, since too high or too low could create a different optical effect on your figure making you look shorter or bigger; exactly around the waist line should be fine.
Having curves means you already have volume in the places you need, managing volume and choosing pieces of clothing with or without volume really comes down to the type of curvy body you have.
- For an hour glass figure: You want to avoid any volume of any sort, you have volume on top and on the bottom part of your life and your waste is an asset, adding volume to either top of bottom would only make it a lot more prominent and there is nothing modest about that, keep it simple, simple cuts, simple fabrics, little texture and you should be fine.
- For pear shaped figure: Having a pear shape figure means the top part of your body is smaller than the bottom part of your body, that means you need to take away attention from the fuller part by wearing pieces with volume on top. Shoulder parts are a good way to add volume in a discrete, elegant way and evening out proportions. Also, wearing a lot of texture like faux-fur, faux-feathers and even leather or thick wool will give you that desired volume.
- For wedge shaped figure: I your body is shaped like a triangle it means you are fuller oon top than at the bottom, for this like the pear shaped figure you are going to want to add volume from waist to bottom with flowy skirts, and wide-legged pants.
xo and style your life modest!