It took me a long time to embrace my curves; I'm not going to lie. However once I did, my confidence grew. I birth an appreciation for my large bust, in your face hips, my shapely thighs and round but. With an abundance of trial and error, over-time I was able to educate myself on how to dress my particular body shape. Learning to ACCENTUATE the best bodily features and DE-EMPHASIZE the not so great ones is a technique that EVERY woman should know-plus size or not. This is the reasoning behind the creation of my youtube channel, JusLivN www.youtube.com/user/JuSLiVn and extending that into my blog, CurvEnvy. Through outlets like these; I am able to show my curvy to plus size gals exactly how to dress their shapes and while shopping, what looks to gravitate towards. I showcase how I am able to create a chic outfit on my curvy/plus size body from clothes purchased at retail stores, some primarily targeted for junior to average size women.
Nowadays there are more variety for curvy girls. I believe this comes from the gradual societal acceptance of the womanly shape thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Christina Hendricks, and the like. Whether via a reality show, a music video or tv; these women ooze sex appeal most entirely thanks to those God given curves.
Retail stores like Torrid, Avenue, Ashley Stewart, Dots, and others carry on-trend plus size clothing typically from sizes 12-24. Last year, Forever21 launched their plus size line Forever21 plus+, formerly known as Faith 21, in selected stores and online. This line continues the eclectic and daring fashions Forever21 is known for, now in larger sizes. ASOS, which happens to be my favorite online retail store, carry a plus size line named Curve. Their clothes are inspired by many celebrities and has the UK flair that some of us American fashionistas appreciate.
What does all of this mean? It means that style can be acquired by anyone, big girls included. Curves are to be appreciated and flaunted.
Let them be CurvEnvious!
Check these sites out:
www.youtube.com/user/JuSLiVn, http://www.ashleystewart.com/, FOREVER 21, http://www.asos.com/, http://www.dots.com/, http://www.avenue.com/