How to Accentuate Your Curves

If you want to make your curves more visible, there are several dressing tricks that can help you create an illusion of a more curvaceous body. You just need to find the right color and fit and remember some rules when picking out your outfit. Today, 5-Minute Crafts will show you how to accentuate your curves without having to wear super-tight clothing.

1. Wear off-the-shoulder clothes.

  • When you show bare skin on your body, you make this area more prominent and attract more attention to it. So if you want to make your waist appear smaller, creating a curvy figure and showing a contrast between your bust and your hips, go for clothes that show off your shoulders. This trick helps to draw a horizontal line across your upper body, drawing attention to this area and making your waist look smaller by comparison.
  • You can wear an off-the-shoulder top with a flared or A-line skirt to balance your look and create an hourglass body shape.

2. Opt for wrap dresses.

  • Wrap dresses are perfect for creating an hourglass figure and accentuating your waist. They’re more comfortable than bodycon dresses but are still a great option to show off your curves. Choose dresses with a V-neck to make your silhouette more elongated.

3. Choose clothes with a lower neckline.

  • It’s better to avoid high necklines if you want to accentuate your curves because they might make your body look boxy. Lower necklines are designed to show off your collarbones, neck, and chest area in a flattering way, highlighting your curves without revealing too much (no deep cleavage is needed).
  • As a bonus, lower necklines draw more attention to your face.

4. Show some skin on your waist.

  • Wearing crop tops with high-rise jeans or leggings and going for dress styles with cut-outs on the waist area are great ways to make your body appear curvier. This way, you accentuate the narrowest part of your waist, making it slimmer and creating curves.

5. Try color blocking.

  • Go for tops that have side panels that are aimed inward toward your waist.
  • You can also accentuate your waist by using different colors or prints for the areas both above your waist and below it.

6. Go for high-waisted bottoms.

  • High-waisted clothing makes your legs appear longer and thinner and accentuates your buttocks and your waist at the same time. This way, you get to look both curvy and tall simultaneously. This style also goes well with crop tops if you want to show some skin on your waist area.

7. Wear a belt.

  • Belts help to accentuate the waist and create the right body proportions. It’s better to wear a belt on your waistline or slightly higher to attract attention to your curves. Don’t wear a belt on your hips to avoid making them look bigger and heavier.
  • Try on belts of different widths, both wide and narrow, to figure out what options work best for you. Make sure the belt doesn’t compress your stomach.

8. Try the right kind of shapewear.

  • If you wear tight clothes that accentuate your body’s curves, pay attention to panty lines that might be visible and ruin the look. To avoid this problem, try wearing the right shapewear.
  • Shapewear is designed to help clothes fit better and accentuate your silhouette, making your body appear more toned. Its aim is not to transform your body into something it’s not, but rather, to add more definition and some extra contours to your body as well as smooth out any panty lines.

9. Be careful with loose clothing.

  • Oversized clothes tend to hide your natural curves instead of making them more prominent. That’s why it’s better to stick to designs with a good fit that accentuate your waist and attract attention to the areas you want to highlight.
  • For times when you want to wear a loose-fitting clothing item, make sure you’ve highlighted your silhouette first, and then use a loose clothing item, like a coat, for example, as a top layer.
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