Before I start this blog post I would like you to ask yourself one question: what exactly is it that YOU think makes a woman beautiful? Is it long legs? Is it a woman who is a size 6? Is it a tiny waist? I’m sure that if I asked 100 women I would get at least 50 different answers, which leads me to believe that what is beautiful is completely subjective to the individual. As I have not actually asked 100 women, the only thing I will be able to share with you is my own opinion of what makes a woman beautiful, which is confidence in how a woman carries herself. I have clocked up many years in the fashion industry and have fitted women of all different shapes and sizes. I have found that certain figures look good in everything, but there are very very few women who actually look GREAT in everything (big difference!). I remember many years ago fitting a lady who was very under confident about her body shape. She was a size 18, broad and nearly 6ft tall and felt most comfortable in loose fitting clothing as she wanted to hide her figure. When she came in to see me at the boutique the first thing she said to me was ‘I’m sure you don’t have anything which will fit me, but I just wanted to check as I have my friend’s wedding to attend and I don’t know what to wear’. When I produced a fitted dress she had a look of horror in her eyes and simply said ‘I couldn’t possibly wear that!’. I put the dress back on the rail and we selected a few more dresses she felt she would be more comfortable in. After trying them on with no joy I went back over to the rail and pulled ‘that dress’ out again and asked her to ‘just give it a go’. She begrudgingly agreed and lo and behold, it was as if an entirely different woman had just stepped out of the changing rooms! She looked fabulous and confident in her fitted dress which showed off the smallest part of her figure – her waist, and emphasised her fantastic hourglass shape. Ladies, we have to work with what we have been given, and if you are a curvy lady, don’t hide your figure in loose clothing, just find the right style of dresses and outfits to suit your unique shape.
At Walk in Wardrobe we have been working very hard on a line of outfits and dresses specifically to suit ladies with a curvy figure, I would like to share a selection of my personal favourites with you now:
I simply love this stretch denim dress on curvy ladies. The neckline is accommodating for a fuller bust without being too low cut, so you can feel chic and classy. The placement of the embroidery is extremely clever on this dress, following the flow of a woman’s figure vertically to visually break up the fabric. A few little sparkles scattered about here and there adds a touch of glitz to this fabulous day dress. The stretch denim of this dress hugs curves perfectly, and moulds to the contours of your figure, ensuring that the dress looks just as good from behind as it does from the front (a very important factor when purchasing a dress!). This dress looks great with a nice pair of oversized sunglasses and tan accessories.
If separates are more your thing, how about this gorgeous lace top and matching skirt (pictured right, also available in black)? Once again, this outfit is made from that very clever stretch fabric which moulds to the figure, showing off your curves. The asymmetric zip on the top adds a nice bit of detail to break up the white and the darling lace cut outs add a touch of femininity and interest as well as giving the top part of your arms a bit of coverage. The matching skirt (sold separately) has a feature zip back and matching lace trim. This outfit has scatterings of lovely little swarovski stones, making it a perfect day to evening outfit. None other than Kate Middleton was spotted in a white outfit with lace sleeves and trim, well, if it’s good enough for Kate, it’s certainly good enough for me!
I am aware that curvy girls can find it difficult to find a well fitting jacket, they tend to fit at the bust and be ill fitting at the waist or vice versa. Once again, we have identified this as a problem and have worked very hard to source jackets which are stretchy enough to accommodate ladies who have a different sized bust to their waists. Big success, they do actually exist! These fabulous jackets look modern, funky and flattering on curvy ladies, with none of that worry of an badly fitting bust or waist, simply zip up and go! Features of this jacket include zips going diagonally from waist to hips to enhance the shape of the smallest part of your body.
NB. The products above are by no means all we have in stock for the curvy lady, we have a full and fabulous range in our curvy section. If you have any queries regarding our curvy girl range or would like further information please leave a comment below or contact the boutique on 01273 775583, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Curvy girls, you look fabulous, love the way dresses and outfits hug your curves and most importantly, don’t be shy about your figure!