Friday, May 25, 2012

A Thick Girl's Best Friend...

So, by now, you all know that I am all about finding, highlighting and giving major props to designers and stores that do thick right. I mean really right. There are tons of designers out there, and some of them even make clothing for thick figures. But, not everything that is designed for us, is always good for us.

You know what I mean, ladies. Either a piece over accentuates the body when we're looking for something more subtle, and other times a piece can completely hide our curves and make us look bigger and less, well, crisp (think moo moos and poorly made maxis).

So, after hours of research (you know, days of painful shopping and browsing lines. I know, this is hard work, but somebody's gotta do it) I have come up with a few basic, tasteful, classic cuts that look yummy on our figures:

The A Line

So called because of its shape (it looks like the English letter "A") The A Line is perfect for thick women, because it elongates our figures and allows our hips to peek through. It follows our shapes as it is narrow at the top and flares at the bottom. This very sexy, very classy cut, is a must have for us. $132.00

The Empire Waist

This is a dress where the waistline is moved well above the natural waistline and placed just under the bust. This cut takes the focus of the waist and on the curves. $175.00

The Ballgown

This cut is fitted at the bodice and flares below. This cut, naturally reserved for formal occasions, is flattering to and for the curvy figure. $245.00

The Belt

Almost any cut with a belt. Cuts with belts can make a good cut symmetrical, and make for a very professional, jazzy look. $170.00

Here they are. Cuts of dresses that flatter our flattering figures. Remember the key is to accentuate tastefully, not hide the body or slap on something that overdoes it. Next up unflattering cuts to our figures.

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