A lot of bigger women worry about wearing knitwear.
Many people, whether you are big or small, feel that it bulks them up and has a tendency to cling in all the wrong places, emphasizing bumps and bulges. I know it’s the case for me. I’ve loved some knitwear I have on the hanger more than on myself.
But it’s a real shame because the right knitwear will actually look great on a curvy woman.
There are plenty of knitwear pieces that do not hug the body in all the wrong places. The right long or mid-length cardigan is an example of one such item of clothing.
These look good whether you wear them with jeans, leggings, a skirt or a dress.
Fortunately, the curvy fashion trend for this year calls for long cardigans, including the very long coatigan. I love those as I find they are flattering not only on voluptuous ladies, but on petite woman like myself.
Don’t skip the knitwear shelves the next time you go shopping. Pick up a coatigan and pair it with a sexy dress for the office so you can take it off for your 5 to 7 cocktail hour.
High Waisted Jeans or Pants
This year, a lot of curvy fashion retail designers have turned to the 90s for inspiration.
That means that jeans or pants in general have become a little baggier, and there are plenty of high waisted versions available. Perhaps it’s about time we slightly step away from skinnies??
Baggier jeans or pants are a particularly good option if you feel your stomach isn’t flat enough. Potentially, you can buy a pair made from high-grade denim and use the support that they give to pull your tummy in a touch.
For jeans, just be sure to pick a pair with a good quality zip. I’ve suffered with jeans with terrible zippers. I am not just referring to cheap ones, expensive ones too can display that problem. Be sure to test it before and check reviews online if possible as that may come up, especially after wear and tear.
Loafers & Other Flat Shoes
Sometimes buying shoes is an issue for curvy girls.
Your feet may be slightly wider than average, which means it is hard to find footwear that doesn’t pinch. As a result, flat or low heeled shoes are the footwear of choice for many curvy women.
This winter sees the flat shoe back in vogue. Comfortable pumps and loafers are joined on the shelves by low or wedge-heeled court or dress shoes.
So pick up a pair for style and comfort.
The fact that the majority of the tops you are going to see in the shops over the coming few months are quite long is also good news.
Mid-thigh blouses and tops show off your curves nicely, while skimming over the problematic stomach, hip and thigh areas.
There are also some lovely dresses available, at the moment.
Jersey and other soft fabrics are well in and fit your form closely, soften the figure and show off your curves in a very pleasing way.
If you are a bit worried about a couple of your bulges showing, just invest in some good control underwear. The right support underclothes will smooth things out and give you the confidence to wear tighter fitting items.
The Gist of it
As you can see there is no shortage of choice for curvy fashion.
It seems that retailers around the world are waking up to the fact that women everywhere are getting taller and curvier.
For example, in both the UK and USA, the average woman is now a size 16 to 18. This is great news for curvy women because it means that there is a growing market for plus size clothes. You can read more about curvy fashion revolution in this article.
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