Flatter Your Curves


By Arriel Ginter

At Graceful Chic we celebrate our bodies! Curvy, tall, petite, or slim- we’ve got you covered. If you are blessed with curves, you know the battle clothing can present. To make shopping a little less stressful, check out 3 tips to flatter your curves.

Try A Belted Maxi Dress

Women with curves often face a certain fabric problem when shopping for dresses. It’s perfect and fits great everywhere, except the waist. Win the battle of the frump by adding a belt to your dress.  Place a belt at the smallest part of your torso to cinch in the extra fabric while creating a curve-friendly silhouette. Try it on a maxi dress, the color block pattern helps to elongate.

Shop It:

Dress; $54; oasis-stores.com

Earrings; $68;  shopbop.com

Bracelet; $90; theoutnet.com

Clutch; $138;  farfetch.com

Sandal; $40; guess.com


Rock A Peplum Top

Peplums are great for women with curves- especially in the hip area. The peplum shape is tailored to fit at the waist, which accentuates a natural hourglass figure. You can’t go wrong pairing a peplum top with black skinny pants and pointed-toe heels!

Shop It:

Top; $61; houseoffraser.co.uk

Pants; $40.50;  kohls.com

Necklace; $40; topshop.com

Clutch; $25;  aldoshoes.com

Heel; $50; zara.com


Play With a New Print- Chevron

Women with curves are often told to stray from prints, but for every rule there is an exception! The black and white trend is still going strong this season and with its popularity, chevron print has returned in force.  Chevron print works great for women with curves – the pattern immediately compliments fuller body types by creating a slimming effect.

Shop It:

Dress; $35; amazon.com

Blazer; $100; topshop.com

Earrings; $38 ; piperlime.gap.com

Bracelet; $78; couture.zappos.com

Heels; $129; stevemadden.com


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