8 Clever Pieces Every Curvy Girl Needs This Autumn

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If you're more of a comfy knit, tailored jacket and cute ankle boots kinda person than a summer dress, short shorts and flip flops kinda gal, we have great news: Autumn is just around the corner – and it promises to be more stylish than ever!

Smart curvy girls know the power of some carefully selected wardrobe staples when it comes to fall dressing, and it’s all down to getting the basics just right. By updating your rail with some key pieces, you'll be flattering your gorgeous figure while mastering your chicest autumn yet. From the trouser shape of the season, to the best curve-complementing dress, these eight pieces are guaranteed to make the cool weather worth braving. 

Now all you need is the perfect crisp November day to debut your new look...

1. The Culottes



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The culotte trend is well and truly here to stay, which is great news for those of us with curves. Not only are they an immediately stylish element of most outfits, but they're super flattering for all figures. To take this look into autumn, opt for a tailored pair in a thicker, structured material. Black will go with everything, while a bold print makes the perfect evening look.   

2. The Cold-Shoulder Blouse



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Just because it's autumn, who says you can't bare a bit of skin? So say hello to the fall version of this summer's staple top. We love the sexy twist on the statement blouse – the hint of skin teamed with long sleeves makes the look perfect for day-to-evening dressing, while the boho cold-shoulder style looks on trend at the same time as complementing your silhouette. 

3. The Cropped Jeans

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Speaking of baring a little skin, giving a glimpse of ankle in a pair of cropped jeans is the perfect way to transition your wardrobe from warmer to cooler months. Teamed with a fine knit or a structured blouse, we love this look with ballerina pumps or ankle boots for the day and a pair of heels in the evening. If you're a boyfriend fit-jean fan, then be sure to synch your waist in with a belt, and opt for a darker denim for the ultimate flattering look.

4. The Duster Jacket



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The duster jacket shape is back stronger than ever this season, and for good reason. Not only is the cut super flattering, but it's the perfect way to accessorise a smart or casual look while staying comfy and warm. Petite ladies, look for a length that comes to your thighs to avoid the jacket swamping your figure, while curvy girls will look gorgeous in a more tailored shape. Keep it classic with one block colour, and it'll be tricky to find an outfit this jacket won't go with.
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5. The Shirt Dress



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The utility trend is one that appears almost every year, and we're glad to see it's back for autumn 2016 with the figure-flattering shirt dress. If you're curvy, opt for a shirt dress in a block colour or with larger prints, in a cut that comes in at the waist – this will draw the eye to all the right places and show off your shape perfectly. 

6. The White Shirt



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When it comes to the few clothing staples that every girl should have hanging in her wardrobe, the statement white shirt is definitely in the top three. Not only will finding the perfect shape give you the ultimate confidence boost every single time you put it on, but it will go with just about everything else in your wardrobe.

An over-sized style is incredibly flattering, and when paired with jeans for a casual look or a pencil skirt for the evening, it's a guaranteed wardrobe winner. The white shirt is by far one of the hardest-working wardrobe staples, and a curvy girl's best friend.

7. The Ankle Boot



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Where would we be without our trusty ankle boots? Not only are they total wet weather saviours, but they're the perfect stylish addition to just about every autumn outfit. Whether you go for a 'grungy' biker style, or a more sophisticated heeled look, ankle boots flatter all shapes and sizes making them the ideal go-to footwear for the cooler months.

8. The Jumpsuit



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The jumpsuit is definitely having a style moment this year, and it promises to stick around into autumn, too. If you already have a classic jumpsuit that you'd like to work into your cool weather wardrobe, simply pop a thin knit polo neck in a neutral colour (think grey, black or camel) underneath for a quick and comfy update. If you're looking for a new all-in-one to see you through the autumn, look for thicker, structured fabrics and keep it sophisticated and chic in black – guaranteed to go with everything!

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