Belted TrenchAn all time classic is the belted trench. There is a reason this coat has endured for so many years in women's fashion. This wardrobe basic may only be surpassed by the famous little black dress. It is flattering, functional, and timeless. For the curvy woman, the belted trench is particularly wonderful. Cinch that belt around your waist, and you will instantly look all the more shapely. The cinched belt helps define your figure and creates the illusion of a smaller waist and classic hourglass silhouette.
Bootcut JeansBootcut jeans are another perennial classic. These jeans have legs that begin to widen out from the knee down. You can find them in a lot of different leg sizes with names like boot and barely boot, but, unlike their more narrow legged cousins, these jeans help balance out the size of your thighs and hips by increasing the visual size of your lower leg. While you might thing you do not need to look any bigger, the end visual effect actually will make you look smaller and nicely proportioned. Flare jeans and wide leg jeans can also be similarly flattering for curvy women. Try on a few and go with the cut that looks best with your individual curves.
Curve Hugging LeggingsLeggings are quite trendy and hot, and they can really make a curvy women beautiful. Leggings hug your curves and help smooth everything out just like a good pair of tights. One of the popular choices right now are black wet look leggings. The wet look shimmers and adds a snazzy feminine touch. The black colour will also help make your thighs and hips look slimmer. Pair it with a pretty statement top that drapes over your hips and a set of spunky, unique heels for a truly fabulous look.
Wrap DressIf you are considering dressing up, you can really flatter your curves with a lovely wrap dress. For some women, this is an all time favourite. It is flattering on nearly any body shape, and the simplicity of pulling the dress on and tying it is certainly another selling point. A wrap dress is particularly wonderful on a curvy woman because it drapes and highlights all your curves while camouflaging any little defects in your figure that you would prefer to keep hidden. Wrap dresses in dark colours can help slim and trim, and a dress sporting a pretty print can help further hide weight problems like a little extra around the tummy. Pair your dress with heels or boots, and you will have this look clinched. Another wonderful, dressy option for the curvy woman is a structured sheath dress. Unlike a shift, this dress is cut to fit closely and hug all your curves. Buy one that is made of a thicker fabric such as cotton twill. Unlike thinner, flimsier fabric, a good cotton twill or other heavier fabric has a more flattering drape, looks classy, and, best of all, will not cling to any lumps or bumps you might have. You can wear this look as is, or pair it with a structured cinch-waist blazer for a look that is a bit more business appropriate. It is totally up to you. As with the wrap dress, picking an outfit in a darker colour can also help slim your figure and make you look smaller than you are.
And Lots MoreThese are just a few suggestions, and there are many more styles out there that can look stunning on a curvy woman. Pencil skirts, colourblock dresses, and pinstripe pants are a few more fashion trends that will hug your curves and make you look amazing. When in doubt, take a friend with you when you go shopping. Their opinion is probably more accurate than your personal opinion. So, get out there and do a little fashion experimentation.
About the author: Megan Barnes has a passion for flattering style. She frequently writes about trends and beautiful looks on fashion blogs.