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  How to Dress Your Curvy Figure (Doll Article)

(November 11, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Some women are narrow and others have curves. Narrow figures grace the covers of most fashion magazines and catwalks, but curvy figures are becoming more accepted and admired by the fashion industry thanks to curvy models such as Giselle and Tyra and celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. Whether you have just a few curves or enough curves to rival Beyonce, play them up Ė and there are finally the right kinds of clothes available to make this possible.

Check the Fit

When youíve got curves, many fashion lines, at least in pants, are simply not the best option for you. Skinny leg jeans and anything else that tapers at the ankle are best suited for girls who have, well, skinny legs. Many brands are starting to release curvy fit jeans. This doesnít mean they are plus size, it means the jeans are cut with extra room in the seat and hips to accommodate curves.

Anyone whoís had to hike her jeans up constantly because the waist is too big but the hips fit just right can appreciate that bit of extra room. If thatís you, by the way, youíve most likely been buying a size too big because all the pants are cut too narrow to fit hips. Now you can probably find curvy pants in your real size that actually fit!

If you canít find pants or skirts that have enough room in the seat without leaving a gaping waistband, fit the widest part of your first (your hips or butt) and then get the waist taken in. This will help them stay in place a bit better, and who doesnít want pants tailored especially to their body? A quick fit like that should cost less than $10 Ė not much for a pair of pants that fits perfectly (finally!)

If youíre curvy on top, you need to do the same thing. Find shirts that fit the curvy parts first, and then have any extra material taken in. This is especially true of anything with buttons. There is nothing more attention grabbing (in a bad way, mind you) than buttons straining and pulling over a girlís chest. If your buttons are about to pop, get a larger size. Then just spend $5 to fix the fit everywhere else.

Skim donít Squash

Or better yet, invest in the latest styles of shirts that float away from the tummy. Empire waists and bunched material are very flattering on curvy figures, especially if you have a curve or two around your middle. There is certainly no need to wear skintight shirts unless youíre swimming or doing some gymnastics.

Even non-curvy girls look less than their best when every clasp on their bra shows through the back of their shirt. Find shirts that fit comfortably. You can tell if a shirt is too big or small by the sleeves. If the seam attaching the sleeve is anywhere but right on top of your shoulder joint, the shirt is not the right size (or is poorly made.)

It is important to skim your body with styles, not squash in your more generous areas. Even models look weird when clothing cuts into the body and creates rolls (albeit very small ones on models.) If a style gives a toothpick model rolls, you certainly donít need to be wearing it Ė and neither does she, but she was paid at least. Donít wear your pants too tight just to make them stay on. Instead find pants that are comfortable and get the waist adjusted. This will help keep the tummy looking trim and fabulous, not oddly shaped or squished.

Work It!

Finally, remember that 95% of your appearance is about attitude and confidence. Wear something you feel good in and then strut your stuff. Donít force yourself into something you hate simply because it meets a set of ďrulesĒ even the ones I just got done telling you. But do think carefully about your choices and invest in a full length mirror. That way youíll know when you look your best and you can head off into the world to let everyone else know, too.


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adonia999

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 4, 2009
didn't finish that last comment. I was meant to say that I'm from Poland, and 87% of the jeans I buy there fit me. My grandma sent me some skinny jeans, and they fit me perfectly, without having to be measured! Cool, huh? lol XD
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adonia999

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 4, 2009
I personally hate empire waist, or shirts that fit around ur chest, and the rest just flies away. I makes me look fat. And I'm pretty skinny, so yeah. Also, jeans in United Kingdom never, EVER, fit me. I am from
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sonia5

106/Female
Philadelphia, PA
Posted On: March 11, 2008
I I'm very curvy, and I hate it.It's like my waist goes in and then my butt comes out Sometimes it gets annoying
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evily_sweet

22/Female
Djibouti
Posted On: December 29, 2007
I wish I had some curves. I am a stick and I hate it! I'm 13 and still shop in the areas where you see 3nd grade girls shop. I can't wear Junior- sized tops but bottoms(0 or 1, mainly 0) It is hard shopping for me. I hate it! Grr.
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raequin4eva

24/Female
Posted On: December 24, 2007
i agree wit all above
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Diamonddollar

78/Female
Pleasant Valley, MO
Posted On: December 22, 2007
We'll stick with what we want, Won't we? We should be happy about ourselves.
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adelia

23/Female
Worthington, MN
Posted On: December 13, 2007
help me hello
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Blondie_30

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: December 5, 2007
nM nM.

you?

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xxjordynnmarie

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 19, 2007
im curvy..i think
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: November 18, 2007
Also, curvy is not always considered fat, though.

"curvy" definition in hhtp://www.dictionary.reference.com/ states,

"(of a woman's body) having...pleasing curves; 'Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes'; 'a curvy young woman in a tight dress'"

So, basically, alabamablonde is right. And PEOPLES! Note that it says "pleasing curves" not "displeasing" so whatever you look like, you look fine. There's more to what meets the eye.
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: November 16, 2007
I love your article. I wear a back brace, and I now have a Bratz shaped belly! Weird enough for you? Actually, the shirt & pants info really helps a lot! Thnx!
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Ice_Lolly

26/Female
Johnson City, TN
Posted On: November 15, 2007
Actually alabamablonde1, some peope use the word curvy to describe someone who is fat. To some people fat is curvy. Some "fat" girls call themselves curvy, and actually they are. The word curvy is not only used for people with big bottoms and full chests. A comedienne by the name of Mo'Nique who you would consider fat actually calls herself curvy, so yeah.

And I wonder what all of you anti-fat doll people have to say about these curvy dolls. Maybe they ain't fat but they sure ain't skinny.

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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 15, 2007
I LOVE ROWING!!!!! lol sorry had to say that
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Sorii

19/Female
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Posted On: November 15, 2007
Theirs no way anyone can be out of shape. As my friend says "I'm round. That's a shape!". "Cept shes not fat i've never met a fat person b4 in my life. some people are just curvier than others.
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 14, 2007
I Buy Clothes That Fit Me And Don't Go Over The Top.

And I Hope No One Hates Their Figure Cos Everyones Figure Is Great=)

-Kayley,x
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