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5 Style Tips for Dressing Your Curves this Spring
with Red Tulip Boutique
With all of the weird weather that’s been happening (we’re looking at you, nor’easters!), it may not feel like spring just yet. But before you know it, spring will really be upon us. That means you can ditch those snow boots and bulky jackets. Spring is the season for busting out your cute dresses and cardigans, and there are so many different pieces of advice about how to accentuate your curves! We’ve compiled some of our top tips and outfit examples of flattering fits for your body so you can look your best this spring.
1. Wear Clothes that Fit Juuuust Right
It’s like Goldilocks — some clothes are too tight, some are too loose, and some are just right. Skip anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or constricted, but also be sure to avoid baggy clothes that can make you look bigger than you are. Opt for garments that show off your curves in the right places, but have enough breathing room for comfort.
2. Invest in Quality Shapewear
There’s no shame in getting a little help from shapewear! Smoothing everything out under an outfit can take an outfit from meh to amazing – they help everything fall just how it’s meant to, and can help you feel fabulous. If it’s not your exact size, shapewear can be a little uncomfortable. Make sure you don’t try to force yourself into anything too small! Take your measurements and find shapewear made for your body.
3. Know What Cuts Suit Your Body Type
Dressing for your body can do wonders to accentuate it. With dress season soon upon us, learn what type of dress cuts work for your curves and which ones work against it. If you have an hourglass figure, dresses that are belted at the waist will look fab. For apple-shaped bodies, try empire or swing dresses to flatter your midsection. Pear-shaped beauties should try A-line or maxi dresses that will elongate your frame and make you look fab. Flaunt what your mama gave you in the best way possible!
4. Tailor Your Clothing
We’ve all been there: you’ve tried those pants on in three different sizes and styles, and one fits properly in the waist, the other is the right length, and the last accentuates your booty perfectly. Finding the perfect pants can feel like a wild goose chase! You don’t have to give up hope. Sometimes, the way clothing is manufactured just doesn’t work on every single body, and that’s okay. If you haven’t already, go out and find a reputable tailor in your area. They can work with you to turn an unflattering fit into an everyday essential. Many department stores and boutiques offer in-house tailoring services, so it’s worth asking about.
5. Struggling for the Perfect Fit? Go for Fit and Flare
Fit and flare tops, tunics, and dresses are every woman’s best friend. They’re curve-hugging at the top with a cinched waist and flared bottom skirt. They’re great at highlighting your best assets while giving you a pretty silhouette, and they make your legs look long and lovely. This dress shape looks good on pretty much every curvy lady, so keep a couple fit and flare dresses in your wardrobe for days when your other clothes feel too frustrating.
Get Creative this Spring!
Dressing your curvy body is all about embracing your curves instead of hiding them. The spring collection at Red Tulip Boutique is the perfect example of that! With selections meant to fit and flatter your curvy body perfectly, you’re sure to find a look you’ll love for spring.
Spring wardrobes have so much room for creativity, so go wild! Break out the pencil skirts and flirty dresses. Just follow these tips, and when the warm weather finally hits, you’ll be ready to take on the town.