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Slip into curves: 3 beautiful ways to define your shape

Woman in white and black knit top and black pants

Women of every size can show off their curves by wearing outfits that embrace their beautiful figures.

In fact, clothes that fit well and give the body an hourglass shape can make women feel instantly confident and comfortable in what they’re wearing. Whether you’re thin or curvy, look for tops that help you create proportionate curves by focusing on details that draw attention to the waist and have feminine details. Here are three elegant and stylish ways to define your shape with the top you’re wearing:

1. Opt for three-quarter sleeves and a cinched waist

Tops with a soft, unstructured fabric look lovely when cinched at the waist because they’re able to float out over the hips, making the body look curvy and proportionate. Additionally, they draw attention to the smallest part of a woman’s figure. Three-quarter sleeves have the same defining effect – their length draws the eye toward the waist (plus, they downplay upper arms while leaving daintier wrists and hands exposed). The  added charm of open-top sleeves add some stylish femininity to the look. Wear blouses with slim-cut pants and heels for an outfit you can easily shift from the office to an evening out.

Define your shape with a three quarter sleeve, cinched waist top.

2. Try collars and waistlines that curve gently inward

When looking for jackets and blazers, go for those with softly curving waistlines and collars. These can make the body look womanly, following the body’s natural curves more than tailored and straight-lined blazers. A sheer lace jacket nips in at the waist and flares naturally at the hips, which instantly creates a beautiful hourglass shape when paired with the rounded V neckline. Not to mention, the sheer lace is sophisticated while giving the jacket some vintage charm. Layer it over a brightly colored top to the office for a flattering look you’ll feel amazing in.

Define your shape with a Sheer Lace Jacket.

3. Go for geometric peplum triangles

Peplum is well-known for accentuating a woman’s waist while highlighting her curves for instant statement-making definition. But a color-block diamond pattern can have the same effect! Monroe and Main’s Scuba Peplum Top has two sharp color-block vees​ that create the illusion of a tiny waist and feminine contours. The sleeveless top skims any woman’s natural curves and the pattern creates an even more defined shape, which looks perfectly proportionate. Other color-block prints have similar slimming effects, as well. Look for tops and dresses with dark panels along the sides or around the waist. Wear the Scuba Peplum Top with a brightly colored skirt or pants for a lovely springtime outfit or with black pants for a great work-appropriate look.

Define your shape with a geometric printed top.

No matter what outfit you’re in, remember to wear it with confidence! Showing off your curves instead of covering them up is a great way to exude poise and make a statement!

Comments (1)


what about bottoms for plus sizes. I’m a plus size and also short Help

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Published on Jul 27 2015

Last Updated on Aug 26 2015

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