Embrace your body’s shape and size this spring by flaunting your figure in the must-have flattering attire of the season, as we give you the style dos and don’ts for the latest spring fashions.
A fitted maxidress (Abby Z. dress, $148, abbyz.com) brings out the best in every shape. Look for styles with a V-neckline to bring your figure inward for an ultra-slimming effect.
Halter tops provide great full coverage for top-heavy women. Remember to look for flowing silhouettes that conceal the tummy, hips and thighs. Finally, accessorize with a cute pair of chandelier earrings to elongate your neckline.
Jersey dresses are fashion’s gift to women; they’re comfortable and can either be dressed up or down. With stretch material and a tie waist to cinch the figure, this is the perfect fit for any size.
Avoid garments that cling to problem areas. A loose-fitting dress like this 1960’s-inspired boho tunic is flattering for all figure types.
A sleek, slimming shift dress is the ideal canvas for bold graphics. Update your closet this spring with a striking printed dress like this one by Avenue, $50, avenue.com.
“I would not recommend wearing a matching printed jacket and pants together; it’s too overpowering. Bold colors and prints should always be paired with a solid to put more emphasis on the print,” says New York runway stylist Ludget Delcy.
A flirty tulip hemline is ideal for shapely hips. Further accentuate your curves in this dress with a figure-cinching belt.
Opt for a sexy one-shoulder dress. It shows off a great décolletage and draws the eye upward. This Nicole Miller dress with ruched fabric is perfect for slimming the tummy and thighs.
Finding the right jeans can be hard for us curvy gals. Look to brands that offer cuts for your figure like the Gap, House of Deréon and Notify. High-waisted jeans are another great option.
Loose-fitting tops with capped sleeves add comfort and feminine sensuality to your ensemble. Complete your look with perfectly tailored bermuda shorts.
“Know your size. I suggest shopping with a partner who can give you some advice when it comes to getting that perfect fit. Don’t buy something just because of the size on the label; buy what fits,” explains Delcy, who has styled Eugena Washington and Furonda Brasfield from “America’s Next Top Model.”
DON’T: Vibrant colors like neon’s and acid brights are the way to go in terms of color for spring. Be cautious of taking this trend overboard and void mixing too many bright colors together. You want to look sweet this spring and not like a pack of Skittles.
Jump for joy this spring in one of the hottest trends of the season—jumpsuits. Just remember that this style of pant works best for those with evenly proportioned figures. You can layer the look with a cotton tee, tank or cropped jacket. Check out this jumpsuit from Bisou Bisou for JCPenney halter jumpsuit, $58, JCPenney stores nationwide. It can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Skinny pants are not just for slim women. Show off your curves with a belted waistline. Elongate the look of your legs with a sexy pair of stilettos. We are feelin’ these Dickies for Torrid jeans, $62, Torrid boutiques nationwide.