Dressing For Your Shape

You have probably seen a lot of magazines and stylists telling curvy women what they can and can’t wear. But dressing for your shape is all about figuring out your personal style.

Beware of guides that tell you that because of your size, you can’t pull off the latest fashion. Being a fashionista is all about knowing which rules to break. Trust your gut, wear what you love and ignore the haters.

When it comes to online shopping it can be difficult to imagine what an item will look like on you. Finding out what body shape you are using a plus size body shape guide can help a lot.

Once you have figured out your body shape, it can be a lot easier determining what will suit your personal style. Don’t see recommendations based on your shape as dos and don’ts, instead use these recommendations as a guide.

Fashion Tips for Your Shape


V necklines are great for apple-shaped girls. Boot-cut pants look great when coupled with flowy tops. Also, consider full vibrantly coloured skirts. These can work for almost any occasion, from the office to a night out.

Your bra should highlight your bust, while high-waist briefs will define your waist. This is also a good guide for swimwear.


Pear-shaped ladies look great in jumpsuits, which can be worn for everything, from a casual day out to an elegant evening event. High-waist jeans are a good option to show off your curves.

A push-up bra will accentuate your bust, while bikini cut underwear looks cute on women with a pear-shape. For swimwear, try a sexy deep V-neck swimsuit, or a cut out swimsuit.


Hourglass ladies should always try to show off their enviable shape. Whether that’s by wearing tailored, contoured dresses, or wearing a wrap dress that glides over your curves.

Shapewear will firm up and define your shape more clearly; if your bust is really big you might want to try a minimizer bra. If you need extra support, look for bikinis with bra-styled bikini tops.

Inverted Pyramid

A-line dresses, or full skirts, look absolutely gorgeous on girls with an inverted pyramid shape. Short skirts also look great. Classic boat necklines look beautiful on broad shoulders.

An underbust corset will define your waist and look sexy. A cut-out bikini will also draw attention to your waist, and accentuate your bust.


Girls shaped like diamonds look gorgeous in empire line maxi dresses. These dresses draw attention your waist. Vibrant colours can also be used to accentuate your bust and legs.

When choosing underwear pick bras that will emphasize your bust, like a push-up bra. When choosing swimwear look for bikini tops that will draw attention to your bust, one with ruffles or bows, for instance.

General Advice for Plus Size Ladies

·        It’s a great idea to have your clothes tailored. It’s very unlikely you’ll find an outfit that fits perfectly, so a little tailoring can turn an average dress into an amazing one.
·        Accessories can take your outfit to the next level
·        Invest in good lingerie and shapewear for your plus size shape
·        It’s all about trial and error, if something doesn’t fit right, exchange it.
·        Never hide your curves


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