5 Cool And Comfy Weekend Looks to Enhance Your Curves

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Once the working week is over, and you’ve been liberated from your office threads, it’s not always easy to jump straight into chic weekend style. Now that the brisk autumn days are in full swing, it’s hard to resist the temptation to burrow down in a faded pair of sweats and embark on a Netflix binge. Happily, there are a few new season trends that will encourage you to emerge from your hiding place and start flaunting your curves.
 
From panelled pencil skirts to tailored cigarette trousers, and sculpted midi skirts to a cosy jumper, fashion is playing with proportion in a big way this season. Now’s the time to experiment with style and dress a bit differently: Go for bold print, accentuate body parts you’d usually keep under wraps, and break out from dark colours to a palette of rich autumnal hues.
 
Browse our edit of the best weekend outfits and maximise your figure.

1. Fit and Flare Dress



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Learning which shapes and styles work for you is key to building an on-trend, versatile wardrobe. Once you’ve got your go-to garments sorted, you can let your imagination loose and start experimenting with colour and pattern. One piece that will cut out the hard work for you is the fit and flare dress, otherwise known as the A-line dress. These garments are universally flattering and complement most body types, especially curvy figures, so now’s the time to start getting acquainted.
 
Look for a style that flares outwards from the hips and narrows at the knees, which will create an hourglass shape, accentuate a narrow waist and drape over a larger bottom-half. Opt for a structured fabric to soften the appearance of wide hips, or a wider flare for a sophisticated weekend look. Don’t shy away from colour, either – and twin a pop-bright shade with a denim jacket to show some personality.

2. Crop Top and Pencil Skirt



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It’s a common mistake that curvy women often opt for looser fitting clothes to hide extra weight, but end up sporting tent-like garments that completely swamp the figure. Contrary to popular perception, structured fashion can look amazing on fuller-figured women and accentuate your best assets. A crop-top and pencil skirt combination is the perfect example, which shows off just the right amount of sexy curves for a night out in town.                    
 
Pair a short-to-midi length crop top with a high-waisted pencil skirt, so only a suggestion of skin is on show. Crop tops are ideal for curvy silhouettes, as they draw the eye to what’s normally the slimmest part of a woman’s body – the area right at the middle of the rib cage, above the waist and below the cleavage.
 
Pair a little black long-sleeved crop top with a stretchy pencil skirt in an autumnal shade of navy, green or purple for style points, and add a longline sleeveless jacket to skim over the hips and thighs and create a leaner silhouette. 

3. Tunic Top and Jeans



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A figure-flattering tunic top is versatile, chic and simple to style: A must-have staple in the curvy woman’s wardrobe. Ladies with fuller figures should look to a silky tunic that skims the body without swamping definition, ensuring that the collar bone and wrists are on show as flattering focal points.
 
Make sure the tunic is long enough to cover your bottom half if you want to draw attention away from your hips and thighs. For pear shapes, a tunic with side-vents creates movement around the bottom-half to prevent material from clinging, while a mid-length cut falls just below your widest area to create balance.
 
Opt for a crisp white tailored tunic as a staple building block for a smart weekend outfit, as the structured shape below the ribcage will help to skim over lumps and bumps. Pair with a classic pair of bootcut jeans, heels and a tailored black leather jacket for a stylish evening look. Jersey tunics in a belted or asymmetrical cut are perfect for a more casual vibe, ideal for bottom-heavy body shapes as the cinched waist draws the eye to the smallest part of the body. Look to a graphic print or bright wide, coloured belt to inject some pizzazz. 
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4. Midi Skirt and T-Shirt



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Summer may be over, but there’s no reason to pack away your midi skirts when they double up as a transitional weather staple. The midi can convey a variety of moods for a variety of occasions, so if you’re fed up of skinny jeans and aren't ready to yield to tracksuit bottoms, there’s reason to feel inspired. Opt for a pleated metallic midi skirt that falls right below the knee to elongate your legs. For taller ladies, a mid-calf cut is your best port of call.
 
A high-waisted circle style skirt will accentuate a narrow waist and drape over wide hips for a flattering effect. If you’re a woman on the move, the midi makes a great base for you to style both casual and sophisticated looks. A loose tee and shearling jacket is perfect for brunch with friends, while a silk shirt and little black jacket can pep up a look for drinks come evening. 

5. Tailored Trousers and Cropped Jumpers



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If you’re the kind of women whose quest to find the perfect pair of jeans has so far eluded you, worry not. This season, tailored cigarette trousers are back in vogue and curvy women have much to benefit from. A structured pair of trousers makes every inch of material earn its keep, and as such, greatly maximises a curvy feminine shape while smoothing over problem areas. Avoid high-waisted and low-rise styles and look for a mid-waist cut in a size up – with structure comes reduced movement, and we all need room to breathe.
 
A tapered ankle cut complements every body shape by creating the illusion of length, and exudes a Parisian irreverence when worn with a black heel. Layer a navy or black pair of cigarette trousers with a chiffon blouse, and all importantly, finish with a chic cropped jumper to create a flattering, proportional look. 

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