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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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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 14, 2007
Oh, and yeah, for girls with big chests, don't bother buying a bigger size to make room. That'll make you look frumpy. All your shirts will stretch out in the chest to fit you perfect and they'll still fit you right in the other areas. For girl's with curves on the bottom, buy jeans with a little stretch.

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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 14, 2007
Don't worry about it! Look how beautiful J-Lo and Beyonce Knowles look in clothes with their fuller bottoms.
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: November 13, 2007
My comment wasn't really clear was it?

I am what would be considered curvy, but my butt is even bigger than you'd normally expect with a curvy figure. At least, I think it is.
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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 13, 2007
i agree with alabamablonde
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Izzy_zy_Rocker - Curvieness is having full bre*asts and a round booty. Curvieness doesn't have anything to do with fatness and fatness has nothing to do with curvieness. That's why it irritates me when people assume that if you're curvy, you have a gut a cellulite.
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: November 12, 2007
i'll stick w/ jeans & whatever shirt i feel like. i'm not picky. it's must nice to find a pair of jeans that's tight around my butt...not tight like showing it off, but tight like a comfortable fit. i have big hips so it doesn't fall off but i have this one pair that is horrible around my butt.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: November 12, 2007
haha I'm constintly pullin my pants up because the waist is to big but if i get a smaller size then i can't get em above my hips it sucks much....oh well
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H2O5

84/Female
Austria
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Oh!
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April_J_Humphr

31/Female
WV
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Oh!
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CinnamonDragon

19/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Oh shoot! Forgot, good artical btw.

~Cin
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CinnamonDragon

19/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I dis-like wearing jeans. I don't care how nice they look. They're uncomfotable and imparactical(like if you bend down, you choke becuase the material isn't stretchy.)

And I don't THNIK i'm curvy. I've got sort of bigger-ish hips, but that's about it. I'm thin for my age I guess.

~Cin
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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 12, 2007
maraquelshaw, seriously, don't worry bout you're figure. i looked a lot like you when i was 11, or at least similar. your shape will change, trust me
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mraquelshaw

18/Female
Posted On: November 12, 2007
And yes, I love the article. It can help people who are cute curvy. Which is everyone except for me.
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mraquelshaw

18/Female
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Also, I have the weirdest figure ever. My arms are quite skinny, I'm pretty okay with my face, but from the top of my rib cage and below, I hate. My ribs pop out all weird and I'm too curvy. I'm not sure that any clothes could help me.
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mraquelshaw

18/Female
Posted On: November 12, 2007
One of my favorite pairs of pants has 2 ripped belt loops now. And guess where they are? The 2 places where I am constantly pulling my pants up, belt or no belt! I have thick-ish thies (or however the upper part of your leg is spelled), a roundish tummy, and large hips. Most junior sizes of pants can fit these requirements except for the fact that I have an *EXTREMELY* tiny nature waist. Thus, I am usually stuck pulling up my pants because if I get a small size it won't fit around my hips and legs! And then I see my friend, Sirena, who is the tiniest 11 year-old girl that I have ever met. And also, Sammie and Danae have good figures, like ideal, but I'm closer to Danae's hight. My point is, I have a hard time and even if I dress my curvy figure well, I will never be tiny like my friends.
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