Fashion Tips: Curvy Fashion.   Plus size women have been left out of the fashion world for years. But that had to change when the more curvy-inclusive attitudes of today’s generation opened up a big new profitable market (no pun intended). Fashion designers are starting to look more closely at the earning potential from plus-size clothing, with curvy models finding their place in advertising campaigns and on catwalks.

Mattel’s introduction of the curvy Barbie doll in 2016 was a key turning point for the fashion industry in catering to a previously overlooked segment of the female population who are no less style-conscious. The market is there for plus-size bathing suits, plus-size wedding dresses and plus-size lingerie. You name it, and you can find it all. The brands are listening, because they can no longer afford not to. 

Mattel’s introduction of the
curvy Barbie doll in 2016 was a
key turning point for the
fashion industry.


If you have a curvy body type, keep these fashion tips in mind when shopping.

Choose pieces that naturally emphasize your waist, and keep your top and bottom curves equally balanced out.

Pay attention to the fit. Avoid shirts that add too much volume to your top, unless you plan to pair them with volume-enhancing pieces on the bottom.

Look for fabrics that cling to your curves.

Stick with simple colors and patterns to avoid making your curves look out of balance.

Here are the top five beach outfits recommended for curvy women.

Kimono + high-waisted bikini

High-waisted shorts + bikini top

One-piece swimsuit + maxi-kaftan

Wrap dress, short or maxi

Button-down shirt dress

I have a friend who was turning down all kinds of fun activities because she wasn’t the weight she wanted to be. Today, she makes her living as a plus-size model. Same woman … new thoughts … new life.

In the end, your confidence and smile is what will make you look the best.

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