Whether you’ve always had a fuller figure or your body has changed since having your children, it’s important that you learn to embrace it for what it is. There will always be a woman that weighs less than you, that has more definition than you, that is a smaller dress size than you, but that’s okay because if we were all the same, the world would be a boring place. Whatever your dress size and body shape, you need to learn to love yourself for who you are, of course, for many of us that’s easier said than done. The good news is that it is possible to learn to love your curves, it’s just a case of knowing the steps to take. So, to help get you started and give your confidence the boost it needs, below are some tips and ideas for learning to love your body shape.
20 years ago, the women who ruled magazines and catwalks were stick thin. Today, however, you see women of all shapes and sizes on the catwalks and in magazines, because the world is a much more accepting place. We’ve realized that beauty isn’t defined by size or shape. This means that when it comes to getting inspired to love your body for its curves, it’s a lot easier because there’s inspiration all around. From Kim Kardashian to Adele and America Ferrera, today there are a lot of curvy celebrities, and that’s fantastic. So, take some time to have a browse online and find a celebrity with a similar body shape to yours and use them as your inspiration. It’s amazing how much self-esteem seeing a celebrity with your body shape up on a catwalk or in a magazine can bring.
Dress to suit your style
Again and again we’re told to dress to suit our body size and shape, but actually, we should be being told to dress in a style that we love. Sure, a lot of people think that certain looks look better on certain body types, but if you love a style and feel good wearing it, then there’s no need to worry about what you should and shouldn’t be wearing, is there? Wear what you feel good in and don’t worry about what other people say because if you feel confident in an outfit, you will rock it.
Pick pieces that fit you well
Now, it’s all well and good wearing whatever style you love, but what you don’t want to do is wearing clothing that doesn’t fit you well. When you shop off the rack, sometimes finding the perfect pieces to create a certain look is impossible. There are at least ten different body types, which means that it’s impossible for stores to cater to everyone’s needs. So, the answer is to find a good tailor, so that you can have every item that you buy and that doesn’t fit right altered to ensure it offers a perfect fit. Having to get your clothes altered can be annoying, but at least it means they will look how you want them to. Another option is to look for brands that sell clothing made specifically for your body type, like Tutti Rouge for instance, that sells luxury underwear and swimwear for fuller figures. Sometimes, to get the look that you want, you have to be willing to do a little research into the best place to find well fitting pieces.
Flaunt the parts you love
We all have areas of our bodies that we love, so find out what yours are and flaunt them. Were you blessed with gorgeous legs? Show them off girl! Do you have a tiny waist? Don’t be afraid to flaunt it! Is your bust beautiful? There’s nothing wrong with showing a little bit of cleavage. Got a peachy behind? Pick a stretchy skirt or pair of jeans that really showcase it. Got a lovely little waist, pick a high-waisted skirt that skims your curvaceous hips and shows off your tiny waist. Are you crazy about your bust? Pick a dress that shows off a little boobage. Find the parts of your body that you love and pick outfits that allow you to flaunt them – your confidence will increase because of it, that’s a promise!
Learning to love your body for what it is isn’t always easy, and isn’t something that happens overnight. However, by taking note of the tips and advice above, you can make the process of being proud of your curves a little easier for yourself.