Like what Chanté B., the blogger behind Everything Curvy and Chic says: “Nothing is worse than having the perfect outfit but not having the right foundation to pull it off.” A sexy lingerie also boosts your confidence and empowers you to embrace your body.
Furthermore, a supportive brassiere will give you the support (especially since voluptuous ladies tend to have bigger chest) and comfort you need.
You can also invest in some shapewear, which ensures that your body is smooth so whatever outfit you wear over will not look lumpy.
She advises curvy women to pick prints that are no smaller than the size of your thumb and no bigger than your palm. Overly small prints might make your look bigger while oversized prints can overwhelm your frame.
And with the curious case of stripes, opt for vertical patterns as they create an elongating illusion. Horizontal stripes, while cute, can have an adverse effect of making you look wider.
Pairing a crop top with high waisted bottoms creates an illusion of a shapely hourglass figure, which the last time we checked, is still deemed the sexiest and most feminine silhouette. The little whisper of bare skin peeking through can look hella hawt too.
Like American dramedy This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz’s outfit has illustrated, fit and flare silhouettes are flattering to all body types and are even more so for plus-sized women as the combination of a fitted waistline and loose, flowy hem helps create an hourglass figure.
An A-line dress is a staple you can always fall back on. Else, you could belt your dresses and tops to replicate.
Which brings us to our next point: Tailoring. Unlike women who are able to go into any departmental stores or labels and buy off the shelf, voluptuous ladies often have a hard time finding clothing and silhouettes that either a) fit them or b) flatter them.
Which is why a tailor is a good place to go if you really want to invest in quality outfits that truly complement the body. Not only can they help you alter your favourite prêt-à-porter pieces to flatter in all the right places, you can trust them to create customised and one-of-a-kind garments for you.