Fashion shapes to flatter curves

We are constantly being asked by our customers “What are the best styles for my body type?”

So, for all of you wondering, here’s your answer! Finding styles that flatter and shape your curves takes patience and is not always easy, as we are all shaped differently. Some of us are straight up and down, others are pear shaped, and still others are shaped a bit like an apple - we have to choose our individual style.  If you are an apple like me ( big bust, mummy tummy and slim legs) you might like a swing style top and slim pants.

We all know black is an extremely flattering colour for everyone, and goes with just about anything. Whether it’s a dress, leggings, or dress pants – black is always our go-to colour and all of us curvy girls have acres of black clothing in our wardrobe. But lets face it, it can get boring and we need colour too.

If you are bursting with confidence then let’s go bold as well! Bright colours and prints may draw more attention to you than black, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Flaunt your curves in a pop of colour or print. Any splash of colour lifts a black outfit too, and can lift your spirits too so don't be shy about mixing it up. We have tons of options at Zest Lifewear, so be sure to check it out.

A silhouette that is ultra flattering for all girls is any waist cinching styles , such as fit and flare dresses.  Waist cinching pieces enhance and embrace your curves. The fit can always be more defined by adding a belt on the waist. For those of you who are curvy and proud, this style is for you! We know you’ll rock it!

Tight fitted clothing can also help shape your body by highlighting and smoothing out your curves. If you’re in tight fitted clothing, of course people can see your shape. Due to the fit, your best assets will be clearly emphasised. It’s a great way to show off your figure.

Some of us would like a little more cover, so look for swing style tops ( providing more room around waist and hips) with a longer length, curved hemline and a short sleeve. Check out our range of tops.  

Lastly – tunics are great plus size items that flatter your curves. The longer length helps those a bit more conservative with what they wear but still want to showcase their curves.  Tunics can be worn with slim fit pants or leggings, such as our Werk it leggings or any of our Basix leggings  - pair them together, and you have your perfect outfit!

As you can see, there’s plenty of plus size outfits that flatter and shape your curves. Be bold! Be confident!

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