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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Embrace Your Curves

The ideal 1950’s woman was curvaceous, confident and comfortable in her own skin: think
Marilyn Monroe, it-girl and fashion icon, and you’ve got it. Meanwhile, the high street today
is all about imitating that iconic look by embracing your curves and dressing to create a
gorgeous hourglass silhouette, so why not play to your curves with these three top tips.

A Bold Bikini

There’s no better way to show off that womanly figure than by wearing an eye-catching
swimsuit. Whether you’re on the beach or at the gym, a fitted bikini or a flattering swimming
costume can create the perfect womanly outline. You can find an array of ladies swimwear
available online
, so why not experiment with different styles to accentuate your shape or
create that curvy illusion – even if you feel like you’re lacking in the ‘curve’ department. A
great way to achieve this is to invest in a padded swimsuit to create a stunning Marilyn-
esque look. Enhancing your bosom, while getting that support from your bikini top, is
essential for feeling comfortable. Moreover, a bold print or colour will immediately highlight
your waist and chest: the two key areas that you need to emphasise to replicate the 1950’s
iconic female figure.

A Cinching Waist Belt

Waist belts were a major 50’s trend and can easily be used to create a stunning shape. You
can layer with woolly knits and then cinch your waist with a thin belt, or alternatively you
could try a thick belt with a shift dress to give simple dresses more shape. Add a splash of
colour such as a vibrant mustard tone or a patent red and you’re good to go, 1950’s style. To
spice things up even more, try a draping jumpsuit with a plummeting neckline and a metallic
belt to truly highlight that key area and stay on trend with the jumpsuit craze of the season.

A Midi Pencil Skirt

To be a true disciple of contemporary 1950s’ fashion, you must purchase a midi pencil skirt.
Perfect for the office, a night on the town or a casual day look, these beauties combine two
major trends of the year: a midi length with a body con pencil effect. Go glitzy with a sparkly
or sequin style for a fabulous Christmas-party-look, or experiment with different shades and
colours such as burgundy or a peachy orange coupled with a light blouse to dress it down
slightly. What’s more, the pencil skirt will give you curves to die for by drawing in your waist
and following the line of your hips, and they’ll also work wonders on your calves to give you
the perfect pins.

There you have it – three top tips to create that stunning womanly look and accentuate your
figure in all the right places!

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