Many curvy gals can be hesitant when it comes to wearing a sweater out of fear that the sweater will make their body look bigger by adding bulk.
5 Sweater Style That Can Slim a #Curvy Figure #Plussize
An hourglass or curvy figure is commonly known as a body shape that has a fuller bust and fuller hips. There is a defined figure that resembles an eight or an hourglass.
This body shape looks best when the eye is drawn away from the fuller body areas and directed to the smaller areas that you may want to show off. Here is how to work this body shape in a sweater.
Here is what to look for in a sweater.
Easy slimming with a ‘wrap-style’ sweater.
This cut is almost always slimming because it creates that lower V neckline and slimming waist.
The classic V-Neck Sweater
We can’t boast enough about how slimming it is when you create the low “V” neck. A V neck creates an illusion that is so flattering to curvy gals.
Embrace a surplice.
A surplice is the look of a loose tunic that also has a lower neck and usually shorter sleeves which can also be slimming.
The Scoop Neck
Scoop necks in general will work better the lower cut they are. This is because they show a bit of skin which cuts the bulkier area on top down a bit.
The fitted or belted cardigan.
The v neck created by this look in addition to nipping in at the waist make for a slimming look.
You can create the ‘nipping in at the waist’ by adding a belt, buttoning at the waist, or working with a pattern.
What to avoid
- Avoid bulky fabrics that can add to a curve.
- Avoid high necks as these can make the top area look larger.
- Avoid turtle necks as these can not only draw attention to the chin area, they can also make your top area look larger.
- Avoid patterns that draw attention to your bustline.