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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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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 12, 2007
Miss Izzy, if you are curvy with a bit of a tummy, then no worries. if you have like a double chin, then you've got some worries.
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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 12, 2007
i love this article!!!!! im really curvy in my hips and chest, but i row for rowing canada, so my tummys always flat. great advice
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: November 12, 2007
When does curvy end and does fat start?

I'd like to know, 'cause I think I'm over the line.

_#Miss Izzy DBC#_
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CRIMESCENE_

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I've always been quite curvy, and I do actually think that stick-thin figures are the prettiest. Loads of people think curvy is fat but when I'm older I'm going to have the last laugh, right? Eh, [:

They might sell jeans like that in the USA but I dont think they have anytthing like that in England, plus you can't get them tailor made, no matter how rich you are. Which sucks, because I have the same problem as you state in the article. Tight around the but and thighs and chest, loose and baggy everywhere else.

Pfft. My friend Nazia eats and eats and eats junk food like a pig, cramming it all down her throat in one go until it makes me feel sick, but she's stick thin, so skinny you can see the bones jut out of her body, ankles and wrists and cheeks. It's horrible...and I know she's not bulimic, so I'm dead jealous.

BUT anyway.

I'm off. Good article, by the way.



PocketHole
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 12, 2007
This was pretty good. I really wigh that people would stop assuming that people who are curvy have a thicker middle though. =/ I am a D cup but I wear a size 0 or 1 jean, so that's not always true.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: November 11, 2007
OMG I GIVE THIS ARTICLE A 100,000% BCUZ I HAVE A CURVY FIGURE AND IM PROUD OF IT...MOST OF THESE DAYZ PPL THINK SKINY GURLZ LOOK BETTA THAN OTHAZ....I DONT SEE ANY DIFF BETWEEN THE 2....TO ME WE ALL THE SAME PPL JUS WIT DIFF BODIES...CURVY PPL HAVE JUS AS MUCH AS SKINY PPL....NO OFFENSE
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: November 11, 2007
yay!!!! i like that you are thinking of the many, many body types using your site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is exciting!!!!!!

now, if only people used more of the different cultures!!!

all you ever see in fashion shows are white dolls!!!

grr...
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funkey_monkeys

21/Female
Parchment, MI
Posted On: November 11, 2007
u suld make more articles like this and stuff
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funkey_monkeys

21/Female
Parchment, MI
Posted On: November 11, 2007
thnx 4 the info.... luv the article
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Blondie_30

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 11, 2007
i aggree original scree yuo are completeley right! personally i find curvy dolls are much prettier then skinny stick dolls, but heyt if ur naturally skinny, good 4 u, but please please please.... dont think ur fat whenur not ! thanks
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Original_scree

22/Female
Zionsville, IN
Posted On: November 11, 2007
It's good to have things like this around for people to see. And to have beautiful dolls with full figures. Lots of people seem to worry that dolls give people bad self-image. Personally, I say, Dolls are drawings, I'm real. I don't disappear when I turn sideways, and that's fine. It's better to just know who you are and accept it.

So thanks to Jessica for posting this article. Even if you don't think of yourself as "curvy", as I don't, it's good to see this kind of thing out there. Jessica is a great webmistress to have because she does care.

--Orii
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Original_scree

22/Female
Zionsville, IN
Posted On: November 11, 2007
^__^ Nice Article.
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