Curvy Girl Style: NeNe Leakes

Take cues from our favorite housewife on how to dress to flatter your figure.

Celia L. Smith Apr, 10, 2013

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Balance a short and sweet frock with conservatively sexy sleeves, like NeNe's sheer style; it covers up while still leaving a little to the imagination.

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Silky, show-all fabrics can be tricky without the proper undergarments. Opt for seamless bra styles and shapewear that extends down to just above the hem to avoid unsightly panty lines.

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Too many details can take away from a fab frock. In NeNe's case, the mesh is the main attraction and the pleats make it a little more playful. In a body-con silhouette, this might have been overkill.

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For busty babes, a flowy halter neckline with a slight peek-a-boo keyhole design is one way to show off your best assets tastefully.

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Overexposing can be vulgar. Nene's Lanvin leg and cleavage-baring dress strikes the perfect balance because of it's long sleeves and hem. It's a give and take scenario.

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Fit-and-flare patterns are easier on the eye and less difficult to pull-off than body-hugging prints.

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NeNe's Stella McCartney dress uses colorblocking to highlight her figure, naturally giving the illusion of a Coke-bottle silhouette.

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We've seen more Hervé Leger bandage dresses than we can handle on the red carpet, but it's ability to pull everything into place like a full body Spanx is what makes it a foolproof style for full-figured women.

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The right pattern placement should flatter your figure. Note how Nene's Hervé Leger piano key stripes are hitting the right notes—they graduate into an hourglass silhouette to accentuate her curves.

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