7 Curve-Friendly Styles To See You Through the Snowy Weather

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When the snow arrives, it often feels like life should grind to a halt while you snuggle up with a hot drink and a blanket in front of the fire. But if you’ve got the right outfit, you can be just as snuggly outside.
 
Staying warm and looking chic have always been uncomfortable bedfellows. The key is layering, and using fashion-forward outer garments to make the statement.
 
So long as you stick to a few simple rules and make some smart investments, there are plenty of ways to look fashionable in the snow. Luxe fabrics and padding make winter clothes expensive but, with a few clever purchases designed with curves in mind, you’ll be able to embark on your new winter wardrobe in no time. 

1. Heading To Work



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Frigid temperatures and icy winds are bound to affect your early morning commute, but they also make it pretty hard to get dressed in the morning. Luckily, a simple pair of black trousers is a hot ticket fashion item. Thanks to style influencers during AW ’16 Paris Fashion Week, black trousers of all shapes are a coveted item. For a curvier frame stick to a skinny trouser, which will flatter your shape and help you avoid looking frumpy.
 
Pair them with a comfy coat, which can be quickly taken on and off when switching between the warmth of transport and the freezing outdoor air. What’s more, keeping your lower half darker will not only flatter your curves, but also prevent any snow-spatter stains ruining your workwear in the day. 
 
Team your look with some low-heeled ankle boots to keep your feet warm and dry on the commute and stop you slipping. You can always pop some office shoes or heels in your handbag for later if you’re going to an important meeting. 

2. A Night Out



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Planning your outfit for a night out in winter is hard enough, without the introduction of snow. If you can lose the mindset that a night out requires stilettos, you’re halfway there. Gravitating towards the practical end of your shoe wardrobe is a lot more logical in the snow.
 
If you clocked the AW ’16 catwalks, you’ll know that a key trend is thick, rubberised soles. Chunky, functional footwear has quickly become the latest ‘It’ boot among celebrities and street-style influencers. There are also heeled versions available to add some edge to your outfit. We know what you’re thinking: Heels and snow? But the chunky soles make them wearable for a night out, and they marry function and fashion well.
 
Pair the boot with a skimming outfit or floral dress to balance out the heavy sole with a feminine twist.

3. The Christmas Market



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You might think that layering under your leather jacket will be enough, but trust us: If the temperature drops low enough for snow, it’s not. You need extra padding and you need length – preferably something that goes down to your knees. The longer length is flattering for curves, while also ensuring that thighs are hidden from the chill.
 
This season, a knee length puffer jacket is surprisingly chic and will keep you warm and fashionable while you queue for your mulled wine. Opt for a more fitted feel to avoid swamping your figure.
 
For a full-on winter wonderland motif, go one step further and add a fur collar.

4. A Shopping Trip



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If you’re heading to the shops, one thing’s for sure – you have to keep things simple. Traipsing in and out of shops – and in and out of clothes – means that you’re going to get overheated if you’re not careful.
 
The trick is to keep your layers simple and let your outerwear speak for itself. Try a pair of flattering black jeans with a thick roll neck knit. If you want, you can even whack a thin thermal underneath to help regulate your body temperature. To amp up your outfit, choose a standout coat. For instance, a bright red coat will nudge your outfit up a notch, and a shearling number nods to one of the season’s biggest trends.
 
If you wear a bright colour on top, it’s best to keep it darker on the legs to balance out your proportions. 
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5. A Day of Sightseeing



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If you’re sightseeing, the likelihood is that you’ll be spending the majority of your time outdoors. This means that accessories such as gloves and a beanie hat are absolutely essential. They will be your best friends come winter.
 
Bright colours will pop best against the white snow, and don't be afraid to clash different patterns with your beanie and your gloves. What’s more, you’ll stand out against the dreary snowy sky in photographs.
 
You’ll need a sturdy pair of boots to make walking through snow that bit easier. They will keep you steady on the ground, while keeping your feet toasty. They’re most flattering with a skinny jeans and a fitted coat

6. Drinks With the Girls



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Drinks with the girls means that you want to be comfortable and sexy – yet understated. In winter, bars notoriously crank up their heating meaning there’s always the dreaded cold outside/hot inside paradox. Once you get inside, it's 500 degrees and 100% humidity! 
 
A dress with chiffon sleeves gives an extra layer when outside, but is loose enough to make sure you’re comfortable inside. To give an extra edge try adding a print, and sleeves will also hide any insecurities you might have!

7. Date Night



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It’s date night, and you want to show off your curves without freezing your you-know-what off. You want to appear sexy, but you also consider yourself to be sophisticated and stylish — and managing to find a happy medium when its cold and snow’s falling isn't always easy.
 
Try adding some sass to your outfit in a different way and throw on a supercool (and on trend) faux fur coat. It never fails to ooze glamour, nor keep you warm. Team it with super-flattering leather leggings for a sexy-yet-snuggly date night look. 

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