Whether your body shape is best defined as full-figured, voluptuous or thick, chances are that you have some bangin’ curves. Unfortunately, flaunting your sexy shape while managing to hide your flaws and problem areas isn’t always easy to accomplish. As a curvy girl myself, I have admired thick fashionistas for quite some time. This has allowed me to gather great fashion ideas – and learn what common mistakes to avoid. Are you guilty of committing any of these crimes against fashion?
The belted waist look of yesterday has come screaming back into modern fashion. Many curvy girls see this as an opportunity to make their waistlines appear slimmer and show off their hips. Unfortunately, the slimming affect is typically not achieved. Belted waists draw attention to not-so-flat stomachs, saddle bags and large waistlines. When belted too tight, the belted waist look can create the dreaded “muffin top” appearance.
Baby Doll Cut Shirts and Dresses
You know the look, tight on top with a sweeping, flaring bottom. This type of cut is commonly known as the baby doll cut, due to the too-short dresses that Cindy Brady rocked. Thick girls often think that this cut is perfect for them: it highlights the cleavage while hiding both the stomach and waistline. Wrong. Shirts and dresses that feature this cut only aid in making you look heavier in the middle than you actually are, regardless of how well it flatters your chest.
Too-Tight Shirts and Blouses
Painted on shirts flatter absolutely no one, even the ultra-thin. Curvy gals may think that wearing a super tight shirt helps them appear a little slimmer in the middle, but they are dead wrong. The too-tight look is not only tacky and trashy, but it actually helps to create a sloppy, clueless appearance. When in doubt as to whether your shirt is too tight, keep this rule of thumb in mind: if it’s tight in the underarm area and you can see your belly button through the fabric, trash it.
Tight Pants/Baggy Shirt Combo
This is perhaps the most common fashion mistake made by curvy gals, and it’s certainly not something new. So, you think wearing tighter fitting pants, like skinny jeans, paired with an oversized shirt will make you look thinner? No way. This terrible look basically tells the world that you have no self confidence and want to hide yourself from the waist up as much as possible. Baggy shirts are sloppy and unacceptable no matter what your body shape may be.