Flatter your full figure

Style and fashion have nothing to do with the body size, in fact, these curves can be used positively. But for these curves to be enhanced, one must first identify the type of body shape. This is the first guideline to having a great look.

The most common shapes in plus size women are apple, pear, hourglass, and a rectangle.

The apple body shape: Typical characteristics of this body shape is the large bust, narrow hips and a full midsection. People with this shape also tend to have slender legs and flat bottoms.

To balance out the upper body, choose clothes that add curves and full essentials to the lower body to balance your silhouette.

Show off your legs in a pencil skirt or a stylish fit and flare dress, or in a pair of mid rise skinny jeans.

Buy more of deep v-necks, skinny jeans, wrap dresses, jackets that are hip length and A-line cuts.

The pear body shape: Typical characteristics are larger hips than bust, nicely defined waist, elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. If you have this body shape, your waist is your best asset so don’t be afraid to show it off.

Buy more of printed and detailed tops, flat front pants, high waisted pants, long jackets and blazers, skinny leg and bootcut jeans; belts will aid you in showcasing your small waist. Fit and flare dresses are also great options.

The Rectangle body shape: The main characteristics of a rectangle shape are an undefined waist, same size bust and hips. Women with rectangular shapes can look a little boxy and boyish.

Since the rectangle shape is proportionate, you can go for bold prints, ruffled tops, asymmetrical cuts like tulip skirts, tiered styles, heavy knits, peplum, and wide leg pants/jeans.

The Hourglass body shape: Like the apple body type, the hourglass shape tend to have a large chest. So, find clothes that fit and flatter your curves. Hourglass figures look great in body con dresses, structured tops, and high waisted pants and jeans. You definitely want to look for clothing with a little stretch.

Your best styles are classic silhouettes like a sheath dress, pencil skirts, and peplum.

Some other tips that will help you steal the show include choosing the right hairstyle and makeup and wearing tops with less detailing.

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