How To Create Natural-Look Curves
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
My favourite part about working with clothes is being able to use them to define and enhance features of the body. This post is dedicated to enhancing curves from the waist.
What does creating curve do?
In the simplest of answers, creating curve from the waist provides the illusion of structural balance and flow from the hips to the shoulders. It helps ‘tie-in’ an entire look, and obviously narrows the waist.
Why create curve?
Defining your waist isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, some people like oversized fits, others a mixture. For those of us who do enjoy defining this part of the body, I find that it’s often because it makes us feel ‘sexy’ and confident. It comes down to personal preference though. If you’re finding that your clothes make you feel a bit sluggish sluggish and not enhancing your confidence, then creating curve is definitely an avenue to try.
How do I do it?
The key here is to find your natural waist and use this as your focus of the outfit. Your natural waist is the point between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hip bones, it is usually the most narrow part of your body.
Once you have found your natural waist, you want to start finding pieces that tie in here:
Dresses that hug the waistline, fit and flare or wrap dresses are a great option
High waist pants/skirts that have a band that finish right at this point (try not to go higher than the natural waist)
Knotting a tee or tying a relaxed button-up at the waist
Peplum tops that flare from the waist
Crop tops that finish at the waist
Slim waist belts are best for short-waist women; wide belts for long torsos
Tailored blazers that draw in at the waist
Tuck tops into your high-waist bottoms
Jumpsuits with a waisted self-tie
Wear a good bra that also lifts and creates balance!
Brighley Dangerfield is a Gold Coast Personal & Fashion Stylist, as well as an Australian Instagram Style Blogger. She is available for in-person and virtual services. Editorial, lookbook, commercial, social media, personal wardrobes, personal shopping, special occasions and event styling. Now taking on new clients. Book Today!
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