When a close friend of mine saw the floral print outfit I wore to a floral feast last summer, she commented that she loves the print too but because she´s curvy, she stays away from it believing that floral print, as well as many other prints, will only make her look fat. I disagreed. While it´s true that some prints can make a voluptuous figure look bigger, that doesn´t mean that prints are a complete no-no. There are tips and tricks you can use if you´re blessed with busty and curvy figure. Learn how to wear a gorgeous printed dress without looking bigger.
1. Choose the print
Every body type has to choose the right printed dress to flatter her shape, size and height. Just like slim figures ought not to wear slim, vertical overall stripes in order to not look like a walking stick, you as a curvy person should avoid exaggerated prints such as large shocking florals or any oversized prints. This will add weight to your look making you appear bigger.
Instead, opt for dark, more refined prints such as tiny black florals or bright prints in a dark background. It allows you to look fresh in prints without overwhelming your size.
2. Cinch your waist
Whether it´s a printed or a monochromatic dress you´re eyeing for, you´ll look great in dresses that cinch you around the waist. The dress should flatter your curves instead of hide it. Have you seen a busty, curvy lady wearing an oversized t-shirt? Did you notice how she looks? That´s what I mean. You don´t want to look like your entire upper half is full of boobs, you want to showcase that in fact, you have a waist. It doesn´t matter whether your waist is narrow or not, there are tricks to make it appear narrow, but those tricks won´t work if you´re wearing a drop waist, a rectangular shape, or any shapeless dress.
Most printed dresses by Simply Be are made to flatter a curvy figure. In fact, there are many online shops to date that are dedicated to styling gorgeously curvy girls.
3. It´s all about the line
The taller you look, the slimmer you´ll appear. Thus it´s important that you lengthen your vertical line. One way to achieve this if you´re wearing printed dress is by adding dark opaque tights. Black tights work best in making your legs look slimmer and longer. However, you can also go for colored tights provided that you choose the darkest color from your print as the color of your tights. The tights would smoothly transition the eyes from the dress down to your feet, and if you´re wearing high heels, you´re perfect.
What do you think of these tips? Do you have other suggestions for curvy women to look slim in printed dresses?