Hi! I’m Lindsay, a personal style blogger at Middle of Somewhere. On my blog I love sharing affordable and accessible fashion for the every day girl. I am also a fairly new mama to my 1 year old daughter, Harper. I would definitely say my style has changed since having a baby, and I have a few more curves now than I did before! I’m so excited to be guesting posting in Kerry’s Stylish Mama series to share some tips that I’ve learned over the years on dressing your curves. Also, if you’re like me, you are not only curvy, but tall, which can make getting dressed a challenge at times.
1. Midi dresses for the win – Midi dresses are pretty much perfect, no matter what height you are. Maxi dresses can be tricky if you’re on the shorter or taller end of the spectrum because you run the risk of them being too short or too long. Short dresses don’t always work well for us tall girls because they tend to be a little too short, which does not work for me at all. I am clearly on the taller side (I’m about 5’10”), so midi dresses usually hit me right below the knee.
2. Try a wrap dress with a bold print – It’s no surprise that a wrap dress can be one of the most flattering cuts for any woman, no matter what size you are. I love the idea of a wrap dress with a bold print, as it creates a slimming effect and helps distribute the focus to the dress as a whole, rather than one specific body part or area. A wrap dress is perfect if you have a larger bust as well (and is also nursing friendly, which is a bonus for me!)
2. Opt for long length denim – Old Navy and Gap are my absolute go-to brands when it comes to buying jeans. I have found that their tall length is perfect for me, and I love that they offer curvy styles. I also find that a dark wash is the most flattering and makes my legs look slimmer than when I wear a lighter wash.
4. Patterns are your new best friend – I feel like a lot of times when a woman has a large bust or is curvy, she tends to stray away from bold prints and patterns. I think the fear is that it will draw too much attention, however I feel like a great pattern can help draw attention away from any one particular body part.
If you’re looking for more tips to dress your curves or for tall-girl friendly fashion, be sure to check out my blog Middle of Somewhere. I’d also love to connect on social media and can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat.
Let’s Be Friends!