7 Fashion Hacks for the Curvy Girl

 I know a lot of curvier woman are afraid to try certain fashion trends (like crop tops) because they think they don't look good on a fuller figure. I wish this wasn't the case. You should feel confident and empowered by your curves, instead of ashamed of them.   If you're new to dressing a curvier body or you just need some good old fashion hacks, check out my 7 tips for dressing a curvier figure.
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I wasn't always a curvy girl. 

It wasn't until I started university that I really developed my hourglass figure. It was pretty frustrating, at first, to have to figure out what styles worked best for my body shape, but after awhile I realized I didn't have to trade fashion trends for my big hips and little extra junk in the trunk ;)

I know a lot of curvier woman are afraid to try certain fashion trends (like crop tops) because they think they don't look good on a fuller figure. I wish this wasn't the case. You should feel confident and empowered by your curves, instead of ashamed of them.  

If you're new to dressing a curvier body or you just need some good old fashion hacks, check out my 7 tips for dressing a curvier figure.

Undergarments //

Yes, I said undergarments. I now feel like an 80-year-old.

Don’t skimp out on these. Get yourself some good bra’s, underwear, and camis. I include camis in this category because I wear them under everything.

Not all curvy girls have bigger chests but for those that do, please don’t skimp out on “cheap” underwear. You’ll want to be sure you feel comfortable and supported. Lift those girls up where they belong, ladies.

My favorite place to get bras and underwear is Victoria Secret. You can check out my favorite supportive bra here.

Check out some of my favorite camis as well. Like I said, I wear them under everything!! I used to buy the most inexpensive ones but I ended up having to replace them way too often. You’ll want ones that give your body a good shape to them - not too loose but not too flowy. They’ll help give that seamless look underneath whatever top you’re wearing.



Spanx //

Speaking of looking seamless, there’s nothing like a good pair of Spanx to make your curvy figure look bomb dot com.
There has been many a time where I’ve found the perfect, sexy, ON SALE dress, but my little extra “pudge” just didn’t look flattering underneath. Wearing a pair of Spanx under a dress (or under anything really) can help “tuck in” any imperfections so you’re left looking great in your outfit.


High-Waisted Pants //

This pant style looks so good on a curvy figure. High-Waisted pants and leggings flatter a curvy figure in two ways 1) The high waist helps to “contain” everything and 2) it brings your attention to the smallest part of your waist.

I’ve had a tiny issue finding the right high-waisted pants because my torso is so short - they end up being too high-waisted, so I had to do some searching. It’s been worth the hunt. trust me!


BodyGlide //

Chub Rub is real, my friends, and it isn’t pretty.

If you’re not blessed with a thigh gap you’ll be no stranger to the uncomfortable feeling of your thighs rubbing together. This is so much worse in the warmer months (or if you live in a warmer climate) when you’re wearing shorts, skirts, or dresses.

I’ve tried a few things to help alleviate the discomfort, like baby powder or deodorant, but nothing works as well as BodyGlide. Put some on your inner thighs, where they meet together, and you'll feel so much better.

Mix Fitted + Flowy //

You might want to hide your curves under baggy sweaters and sweat pants, but don’t do it! Wearing baggy, shapeless clothes can actually make you look bigger than you really are.

I like oversized sweaters just as much as the next girl but I try and pair them with something tighter on the button - like a pair of leggings or a pencil skirt.

If comfy relaxed pants are your thing then try pairing them with a more fitted top. You could even do the ever-popular “tuck” with a baggier shirt or try tying the shirt into a little knot to give it more shape.


Crop Tops //

Don’t shy away from crop tops. This trend is everywhere right now and you shouldn’t miss out just because you think it doesn’t suit your body type.

Crop tops can actually flatter a curvier figure. My favorite way to rock a crop top is paired with high-waisted leggings or a high-waisted skirt. This style is great for those a little more self-conscious as well. You won’t be showing off too much and your eye will again be drawn to the smallest part of your waist.



Belts //

A few years ago it seemed like every dressy top or summer dress was boxy and shapeless. This would NOT flatter a curvier figure.

A simple solution is to add a belt! Belts help by (once again) drawing attention to the smallest part of your waist.

You can belt just about anything, dressy tops, sweaters, dresses. It will instantly give you more shape and accentuate those curves of yours.



Tell me some of your favorite fashion hacks! 

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