Hello Curvy Girls! Today I will be doing some more simple tips for curvy girls. This is all just to lay the foundation for all the work we will be doing later. Don’t cringe at thought of the work involved. Curvy girls do have to go the extra mile to look good in a world with messed up ideals, but the more you practice, the easier it becomes. This is why I am starting off easy before we get busy. Today’s Curvy Girl Tips are:
Beware of Knit: Who doesn’t have that one sweater or knit dress that they just love so much? It feels good, it looks good, it feels like wearing a hug and looks great! But be aware that knit can be unforgiving. The thicker the knit, the more bulk it adds to your frame. The thinner it is, the more it emphasizes curves, uneven skin, dimples and any other thing you don’t want to throw out there. The good thing for ud knitwear lovers is that the variety available now is mind-blowing. So, take your time and make sure you have the right design, style and cut.
Wear the Right Underwear: The right underwear does cover a multitude of sins. Endeavor to get the right sizes of your underwear, add the right style for your body shape plus the right type the outfit requires and Voila! No dimples, ridges, bulges etc. You will look great but best of all is you will feel amazing! As an aside, please make a conscious effort to avoid VPL at all costs. VPL (visible panty line) is a big no-no for curvy girls. Somehow, it always looks more outrageous on us than on slimmer women.
The CGC rule on Leggings: A nice rounded butt does not mean you wear tights without a top that covers it. Most curvy girls have ridges and dimples that look better in full panties that have a smoothing effect or a tunic length top. This is one of those times you need to be honest with yourself. You wouldn’t want anything detracting from your beauty. So, get o know your body thoroughly!
Embrace the Monochrome: In this case, I don’t mean wearing several shades and hues of the same color, even though it works too (I find it rather boring). What I mean is wearing the same tones throughout. Wear light throughout, wear deep throughout, wear dark throughout. For example, pairing a pale pink top with a light coral skirt, a black blouse on navy blue pants etc I used to think I couldn’t wear pastels until I realised that when worn together the effect was slimming and actually made the curves look delicious. I mean, who doesn’t want to look like ice cream?
Fall in love with Vertical Patterns: Fashion is magic created using illusion. In this case, the idea is to use vertical lines, patterns, designs to make the eyes of onlookers sweep from up down, instead of from side to side. This creates length which slims down your entire frame automatically!
Stay tuned for next week’s post because work begins!