VALENTINES DAY THE CURVY GIRLS WAY

Hey curvy girls!

Valentines day will be here before you know it. Are you going out with that special someone who makes you smile, laugh, and feel all tingly inside? Then wear something that shows off your curves in a sexy understated chic way.

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For this Valentines day step away from the norm by choosing to wear something black. Go for a fitted bandage v-neck dress with red peep toe ankle boots and a pair of heart patterned tights. Ditch your usual perfume and try something new. I suggest Michael Kors “Very Hollywood” perfume. The smell is alluring and sensual (perfect for Valentines Day). Step the look up by choosing bold lips with minimal makeup and false eyelashes for a hollywood effect. Lastly, complete the look with silver accessories. A y-shaped necklace, drop earrings, and bracelet are just the dainty accessories you need to make him say, “WOW!”

STRIPE IT UP!

Many fashion stylists and insiders believe that curvy girls should stay away from horizontal stripes because they say it makes you look bigger. I have always disagreed with this fashion don’t, because you have to take into consideratio the fabric, color, style, and width of the stripes. Yes, I do believe all horizontal stripes are not created equal, you just have to find the right cut and style for your body.

Let’s say you have a round stomach and you like a t-shirt style dress that has large horizontal stripes that hit you right at the largest part of your waist, to detract attention from that area you could wear a long necklace or choose a fitted one button blazer or long grandpa cardigan to wear with it.

If you have allowed this so called fashion rule to stop you from buying horizontal stripes then it’s time for you to do away with that pesky rule and dive into some of springs classic and colorful horizontal striped pieces.

Red and white striped tunic: Dorothy Perkins about $25

Check out my picks:

Old Navy striped dress $15                                             Banana Republic striped tank $45
sizes, XS-XXL                                                                sizes XS-XL
Faith 21 striped dress $22.80                                      Dorothy Perkins striped cardigan about $40
sizes XL-3X                                                               sizes 2-20
sizes 1X-4X                                                                      
sizes 10-28

Skinny Girl Fashion for the Curvy Body

I am such a fan of Kerry Washington’s style. It’s always lady like as well as edgy. She was curvy a few years ago when we first met her in Save The Last Dance. She recently lost some weight and is rocking a new slimmer body. Check her out in this coral draped dress.

For all my girls with curves looking to rock a similar look, I found this Baby Phat dolman sleeve dress in a cream color. If you don’t know by now, Baby Phat is a clothing line that makes the same clothes in misses sizes as well as plus sizes. This dress retails for $59 and comes in sizes 1X-3X.

Another slender girl with great style is Eve. Her style is always edgy and sexy. At the VH1 Hip Hop Honors she sported a corseted style sheath dress.
To create a similar look try this Ann Taylor dress, $180, sizes 00-18. You can take it to the tailor to have it shortened. To really recreate Eve’s look you can go to the fabric store and purchase a piece of leather or faux leather fabric and have the tailor add it to the waist of the dress.
Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron is a very slim woman who also has a sexy and edgy style when it comes to fashion. The African born actress always looks so well put together. If you like her style and would like to make it work for your curves try this dress from Dereon, $69, sizes 1X-3X.
Also for my curvy sisters below a size 10. Dereon, another urban line that makes the same clothes for misses and plus sizes, offers another version of the plus size dress for $59, sizes XS-XL.