Keep reading to see how Allison T. of Curvy Girl Chic styles her shape!
How would you describe your body shape?
I’m plus size and top heavy (broad shoulders and narrow hips), otherwise known as “inverted triangle” or “strawberry” shape! Who comes up with these names? Haha!
What’s your height?
I’m 5’7″ and change. Yes, the “and change” matters!
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say my personal style is feminine and classic, with a little edginess thrown in for good measure.
Has your body shape informed the way that you dress?
I never let my size hold me back from wearing pieces I love, but I do consider my body shape when picking outfits. Being top heavy, I often reach for pieces that help balance my proportions, like flared skirts or fit-and-flare dresses. My favorite pieces almost always accentuate my natural waist and let me show off my legs. Skinny jeans and pants are also favorites of mine for the same reason!
What is your go-to figure-flattering piece and why?
I love a good fit-and-flare dress. I feel like it’s the perfect piece for balancing out my proportions and showing off my favorite part of my body—my legs! I also love blazers and structured outerwear for creating clean lines, which I think is always a flattering look.
What outfit makes you feel amazing?
I have two go-to outfits that make me feel my best. The first outfit usually consists of a great dress with ankle boots or heels and a leather jacket. The second, for more casual outings, consists of skinny jeans, a blouse or T-shirt, and a jacket—usually one of my leather jackets or a blazer. These two are my foolproof looks for most occasions that I know I’ll feel great in!
Any styling tips and tricks you can share?
Don’t be afraid to play with different styles, prints and colors! You never know what might end up working for you. When in doubt, a great layering piece (like a statement jacket or accessory) can make all the difference!
What are your tips for dressing your shape? Tell us in the comments!