_Unlike most other style sharing sites out there ahem… we are not just about showing off pretty pictures (ok, maybe a little). But we also try and help you dress better. We do this by connecting you to people by your shape and size.
Meet Lydia, if you haven’t seen her lovely smile in our style gallery, I hope you find what she has to say useful to you.
I couldn’t think of a better example of a girl who dresses so complimentary to her figure. And she’s cute as a button!
How to dress for a Fuller Figure
Clicking through the style gallery, a girl might feel a little less then perfect surrounded by lithe fashionistas. But have no fear! Being stylish is within reach to those who aren’t a size 2 =D Curves are a blessing (boys love them after all) and you should embrace them. It may be a little tricky to decipher what to wear when it comes to trends, proportions and what looks good on you. Great style isn’t just about being modelesque or wasp thin, it’s pulling off a look that’s right for you with confidence. Here are some tips to dressing curves!
1. Figure out your shape. Knowing the shape of your body will help you figure out what will work best on you. For example, being the pear shape that I am, flapperesque, drop waist dresses are a major no. Pearshapes ( small on top, heavy on bottom), lend themselves well to fuller A-line skirts,tighter fitting tops and empire waisted dresses. Hourglasses (balanced hips and bust) look great in pencil skirts, wiggle dresses and anything that looks like it’s from the 1950’s. Apple (wieght carried most at tummy) rock skinny jeans, billowy tops and boho dresses. Boyish figures (broad shouldered, narrow hips and bust) are perfect for straight jeans, dropwaists and jumper dresses.
2. Use COLOR. Don’t be afraid!!! Patterns and colors can be used to hide and flaunt, helping highlight your favourite parts and diminish those not so favourites…. Most of my bottoms are dark (save for a couple light shorts and skirts). Blessed/cursed with a heavyset bottom (read: Ghetto Booty), dark jeans and skirts are well balanced with light tops; they also make me look like I have shoulders! Another way to wear color is solid, all over color. It can be super flattering with the right sillouhette (e.i. Hourglass in a red 40’s shape dress). As a plus, color & patterns are generally super fun to wear.
3. Accessories. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but they are KEY. Regardless your size, this is what sets apart a so-so outfit from a sweet & chic one. This is also where most personal style comes from, adding key elements that set you apart from the crowd. Add scarves, necklaces, bows (my favourite) and ties to give outfits that extra ‘pop’. Which is not to be confused with Pop Belts=Best. Thing. Ever. Seriously, I couldn’t live without them. I’d die. And suspenders rock too.
4.Things to Avoid. A couple of trends to probably steer clear of: Bandage anything, overly revealing anything, (for the most part) bottoms which have zero stretch, crop tops (but that kind of applies to everyone).
The most important rule…
4. BE CONFIDENT. Really, it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing if you look uncomfortable/like you aren’t feeling it. Confidence=2000000x cuter. Obvs. Don’t worry too much about what everyone thinks because chances are, they aren’t as critical as you think they are. Oh, and wear what you like! If you love something, it shouldn’t matter if it follows any of these ‘rules’, because you’ll look great because you love it. With the exception of a muumuu. But no one looks good in a muumuu.