It took me years (that’s not an exaggeration by any means) to love my body. My curves and extra weight post-babies have not been easy to accept. For a long time, I refused to buy clothing in larger sizes that fit because I swore I had to be smaller than a size 6 for anything to look remotely cute.
Well, THAT AIN’T TRUE.
I spent way too much time hiding from the world because of the twisted concept of body image I had. Thankfully, a minor health scare led me to a completely different mindset. I became so thankful for my state of good health that I started to love my whole self. The same way I told myself so many negative things in the past, I began filling my head with positive thoughts. I finally started shopping for my healthy body. I found jeans that complimented my figure, and created ways to wear trends that suited me. Soon, I felt confident again. If you find yourself looking and feeling a little different, don’t beat yourself up. Womanhood is a journey. Love yourself.
Okay, enough about how I mentally got here. Here are the physical goods.
My favorite fall finds for the curvy girl:
A good high waisted, straight legged jean will show off your curvy shape in the right way. I like to tuck in the front of my shirts or pair them with a flowy blouse. Either way, this style of jeans is a wardrobe MUST.
I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I wear a peplum top. I love it because it can easily be dressed up or down. Also, sometimes my curves can be a little loud. What I mean is, It’s hard to wear tight leggings without feeling like my hips are saying hi to everyone I encounter. A loose peplum top makes that whole encounter basically disappear while still being way flattering than a baggy t-shirt or tunic.
So, baggy t-shirts are not flattering on my curvy figure at all. They’re usually my last resort as I’m running out the door. BUT, unisex sweatshirts are totally the opposite. They’re baggy enough to disguise anything that may be unflattering on your top half but the elastic waist band makes them easy to place in a flattering spot. These are super easy to find but here’s a link to one of my favorite ones that I recently posted: MAMA Crew Neck Sweatshirt
When you’re curvy, it’s not easy finding stretchy, opaque, good quality leggings that you can comfortably wear as pants. (Sorry not sorry if you’re in that weird group of people who think leggings aren’t pants.) You can spend upwards of $70 to snag some good leggings OR you can try these out (which you can currently get for $17!!!). I wear them ALL THE TIME.
I’m most self conscious about my mid-section. Because of that, I’ve tried a few different shapewears that are mostly body suits that clasp in between my legs. 1. It’s impossible to use the bathroom without getting basically naked. & 2. They’re SO uncomfortable and usually make my butt look as flat as a pancake. My favorite solution has been this shape wear tank from Target! It’s comfortable, slimming, smoothing, and doesn’t ride up. I absolutely love it!