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The American fashion industry is a fabulous place where you find the most exotics pieces to easily style women of different shapes and sizes, except curvy/plus size women. In accordance with Tim Gunn – design educator, author and Emmy-winning co-host of “Project Runway” – “The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and 18, according to new research from Washington State University. There are 100 million plus-size women in America – But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

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Curvy women | 6 Game-changing Styling

The fact is astounding and we understand your pain. There is no reason why curvy/plus size women can’t look as wonderful as all other women. It’s all about proportions, balance of silhouette and the right accessories to make your clothes fit and flatter you.

A belt is one piece you can’t miss in your wardrobe. It helps you create a balanced silhouette that we talked about while playing with proportions making you look taller and slimmer. It’s literally an accessory that can transform your outfit by creating a waist and making you look and feel incredible.

1. Try on different sizes of clothing when shopping

The sizes in clothing are literally just a number or letter. As we know,  sizes vary from one store to another, take your time, find the best fit for you and if you don’t find – shop online! More and more online stores are catering to plus sizes. ADA Collection has an amazing selection of one size belts that help flatter your figure while being comfortable and adjustable.

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2. Find clothes that flatter your specific shape

Curvy women aren’t all the same and it’s important that you dress specifically for your body shape. For example,  if you’re an apple shape, you want to flatter your assets and create the illusion of a waist. If you’re comfortable with it; highlight cleavage, show off legs and arms. Wearing vertical lines can also help to create a long and lean silhouette.

Don’t know your body shape? Click here to find out and get more super useful tips for your unique body shape

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Have a rectangle shape? We have amazing styling tips for your body shape. Click here to find out.

3. Wide belts are your styling best friend

A waist belt should always be present in each and every outfit you wear! I’m biased, I know, but it can really do miracles by enhancing the smallest part of your body and helping you to look slimmer. If you need to compress tummy or hide extra fabric from a skirt or shirt  – a belt can easily assist you. It can also define your waistline or create the illusion of one.

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Not sure about where your sweet spot is? Click here and we can help you to discover.

Curvy women | 6 Game-changing Styling

ADA WRAP BELT – This type of belt can be your secret weapon when styling. Click here to know more!

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4. Don’t hide from your curves

Your curves are beautiful! Wearing oversized clothes can actually make you look bigger than you are and hide those exceptional feminine curves and shapes. Of course really clingy clothes will have the opposite effect by enlarging your shape and calling attention to every single detail of your body.

The rule here is work with proportions and highlight your best assets. Adding a belt to your outfit will help you create an hourglass figure and contribute to showing off your beautiful curves.

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Are you an apple shape? Understand why prints/florals on the bottom can help you to active a balance silhouette by clicking here.

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Luciana – www.luziehtan.de

5. Color it!

Don’t be afraid of using color. Monochromatic can be slimming but simply throwing on pieces in the same shade can make you look sloppy. Try adding different fabrics and textures in the same colors but play around and accessorize with a pop of color like hats, handbags or belts. There are no rules when it comes to colors and any color can be slimming when you are wearing the appropriate clothing for your shape.

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6. Be confident

Show what you love about your body! Do you like your legs? Show them to the world! Do you want to hide your tummy? Wear an a-line skirt and pair it with wide belt to hide it. Finding the right pieces of clothing will help you accentuate the areas of your body that you love and make you feel beautiful and confident about yourself.

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Luciana – www.luziehtan.de

I hope you found this article helpful!  Please leave us a comment below and let us know what tip you want to start implementing into your styling.

And if you’re petite, another article you’ll find helpful is:

5 Super Useful Styling Tips for Petite Women 5’4 and Under

 

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