60s Fashion For Curvy Girls, Part One
I get a lot of questions about 60’s styles for curvy girls and here’s an answer for everyone.
Circle skirts always look good and 1950’s fashion is a seemingly GO TO for a lot of bigger girls but in reality, you can look much hotter, cuter, and fun in 60’s fashion. It just takes a little bit of searching.
Shift dresses. They are one of the most epitomizing styles of the 1960’s, but you feel like they make you look unflattering in all the wrong areas.
Watch the tailoring of the clothing you are buying. There are lots of dresses made for curvy girls that MIMIC shift dresses but are tailored in all the sweet spots to accentuate your beautiful body. A cinched waist is your best friend, but if unavailable you can always create the look yourself with a belt.
I also think the idea of silhouetting is an amazing visual trick that works miracles. Here is an example of an interesting shift dress with black lace scalloped around the sides of the dress to create a silhouette.
Check out ModCloth’s Plus Size Dresses page for amazing looks & inspiration.
- Layer on layers. A simple cardigan or jacket will suffice. Bulky fabric will make you look bulky.
- Go too crazy with psychedelic patterns, keep it to one patterned piece.
- Show off your legs. Don’t be afraid. Throw on colourful tights underneath your favourite frocks.
- Wear heels, they will accentuate everything and elongate your legs.
- Mama Cass
- Christina Hendricks
- Sophia Loren
- Jayne Mansfield
* These are just guides. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. If you absolutely are in love with a piece, wear it. Who care what others think anyways?