When the weather gets colder, our natural instinct is to eat more…and of course, all the Halloween candy and pumpkin-flavored lattes don’t really help either! When choosing your fall/winter outfits, try out these tips to choose form-flattering fashions that help show off your curves during the fall and winter months.
Mix and Match Your Shapes
Flattering your figure doesn’t mean wearing tight clothing all the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Get the most out of your curves by pairing something form-fitting with something that fits a little looser. For example, pair your wide-leg jeans with a torso-hugging top. Wearing skinny jeans or a sleek skirt? Put on a blousy, looser top or sweater to go with it.
Add a Jacket
Fall layers can make you look heavier or wider than you’d like, but only when you’re wearing layers the wrong way. Dress for fall fashion by slipping into a short, cropped jacket. This won’t add a lot of extra bulk, and it will accentuate your bust and make your waist look smaller because of the cut of the jacket. Choose a tapered jacket or one that falls short of your waist to make your midsection look thinner.
Don’t Forget a Belt
You can add a belt to anything to draw the eye toward your waist and your curves. A long sweater, a business jacket, a tunic-style blouse — they all pair well with a belt. If you’re wearing jeans, tuck in your top and add a belt to give your waist a tapered look and make your curves pop. The trick is to wear a wider belt rather than a skinny one because this will make your waist look smaller.
Choose straight-leg pants and jeans if you’re uncomfortable with the size of your thighs and rear end. The straight leg style has an elongating, slimming effect that can make your hips, backside, thighs, and legs look smaller. Pair these pants with a top that falls above your hips to create a long, lean look.
Add a Neck Accessory
A low statement necklace or scarf has a way of making your torso look longer, which creates a great slimming effect. Eye-catching neckwear can also draw the eyes up and away from problem areas around your stomach and waist.
Wrap Up in V-Necks
Wrap tops and V-necks are a great choice if you don’t like the size of your midsection. These tops emphasize the bust and make your middle area look sleeker and slimmer. Pair these tops with high-waisted pants that create a long, lean line from the waist down.
Flatter Your Form This Fall
Wearing layers makes it easy to accentuate the parts of your body that you like — while downplaying the ones you don’t want people to notice as much. Dress in the right form-flattering fashions, and look stylish all season long.