Curvy Girl Style: Body Types and Tips

Curvy Girl Style: Body Types and Tips
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 16, 2012

1 of 8

Jill Scott’s body type is top heavy, or busty, and gets smaller at the waist, hips and thighs.

2 of 8

Allow patterns to accentuate and highlight the under served areas. Jill Scott’s striped leggings does the trick, drawing all eyes on her legs and down-playing her top half in all black.

3 of 8

A rectangle shape like Queen Latifah’s, means your roughly the same size from shoulder to bust to hips, with minimal definition in the waistline or midsection.

4 of 8

Selecting silhouettes like Queen’s fitted blazer, that cinch in at the waistline creates a curvy silhouette.

5 of 8

Others may refer to this shape as round or apple which simply means having a fuller upper body and mid-section like Amber Riley.

6 of 8

Colors play an important role. Brighter colors highlight and enhance while darker hues create a slimmer illusion. Riley’s white top draws attention to her bust line, while the black cropped trousers create an inverted triangle. Overall, the two hues together create a more shapely appearance.

7 of 8

A shape that is curvy but with a clearly defined waistline creates an hourglass silhouette like Beverly Johnson’s.

8 of 8

Experimenting with different silhouettes is the best way to play up or transform your shape. Here, Beverly Johnson’s bell-sleeves play up her natural curves.

Tags

# News

Tags

# News