The summer season is just around the corner and there’s no denying the fact that for women with curves, it can be a challenging time to be fashionable and stylish.
But with the recent drives within the fashion industry to increase the amount of good quality inclusive clothing, the challenge now lies in finding the right style without compromising comfort. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best pieces for your summer wardrobe:
Don’t be afraid to wear white
Or any light-coloured clothes for that matter.
Light clothes are much more suited for the summer as dark clothes absorb heat. You can try out brands like Plus Equals, which is always on the bright side of things.
Founder and designer Jazmin Lee has daring designs and risqué pieces that feature a lot of beautiful and vibrant colours.
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually no rules to what colour you should wear during the summer, as long as it complements your complexion. But if you want functional fashion to help you stay cool, opt for lighter shades.
Invest in multi-functional sundresses
A good sundress should be fine to wear on the beach, out shopping, or even on a night out. Ruffles designs are in this season, as they are light on the skin and can double as an evening dress or date outfit—just wear it with a nice clutch and a pair of platform shoes.
An ankle length dress is a good all-round style choice as it can create a slimmer silhouette.
You don’t need to wear baggy clothes
The key is to know your body type. The Frisky suggests that you opt for clothes that follow your curves without clinging to them.
You need to know your body and size well in order to pick the right clothes for you. Choose stretchy fabrics so that you don’t feel constricted when you wear fitted clothes.
Invest in good underwear
Underwear is as important as your other clothes, and model Ashley Graham believes it all starts with a strong base. “Find the perfect bra to create the perfect silhouette.
My motto is it starts with the bra,” she said. For Graham, it all boils down to how confident your clothes make you feel.
When it comes to your swimsuits, you can take a look at Graham’s 2019 summer collection, which includes an elegant one-piece suit, an all-white one piece with strappy details on the bust, or a revealing white underwire swimsuit that is both flattering and comfortable.
Yoga bottoms are your best friend
Yoga bottoms are ideal for the summer; just make sure you get the lightweight kind so you don’t get too hot during the day. Just like your underwear, choose some that are not only stylish but are comfortable, too.
The yoga pants from fashion retailer Woman Within come in a range of sizes, from small to 5x, showing how comfort is now being prioritised by modern designers – no matter what size. Whether you are on a morning jog or nipping to the shops, yoga pants are very versatile.
As we’ve previously pointed out on Angie’s Diary, it doesn’t matter how tall or short you are when it comes to fashion. It all boils down to how you carry the clothes you are wearing.