Today’s Tip: 


This sounds like the holy grail of curvy figures! What you actually have is an hour glass shape which I can guarantee will look FABULOUS in the right shape gown. First you need to look for a dress with support and structure in the bodice. Many dresses will not require a bra because they are sufficiently supportive and actually a bra can inhibit the dress working for you the way it’s designed to. I’ve included styles that have slightly different necklines but most have one thing in common and this is crucial....they have wide set straps to balance the shoulders with the hips. I find this trick works on lots of fuller figures.

I also am always drawn to put a feature on the waist as this will highlight your smallest part and in turn emphasise your hour glass Silhouette. Think of the top half of the dress as a triangle so wide set shoulder straps pointing down to a sparkly detail at the waist. The length of the sparkly waist detail is also important as the focus will be on that width giving the illusion that the waist is smaller than it is.

The skirt shape might be anything from really full princess style with lots of flowing layers or slim A-line. If you have a dramatic change in size from your waist to your hips the fuller the better and it must flare from the waist!! If there’s only a subtle difference in waist to hip measurement then it is also crucial that the dress flares from the upper hip or waist! Hope this helps....more tomorrow when I’m going to talk about ARMS!