How to flatter Wide Hips
Many women are over-sensitive about Wide Hips and Thighs whereas they are usually just CURVY HIPS.
Having Curvy Hips usually means that you have either an Hourglass or a Pear Shaped Body which is considered a sexy and voluptuous figure.
The easiest way to flatter wide hips is just to recognize your shape and dress them accordingly!
Once you understand the shapes...
The most important factor is to identify your Body Type. Curvy bodies will always have curvy hips - it's just your bone structure - and you can never change that.
So if your hips are curvy it probably means that you have an Hourglass or a Pear shape body type. It's your bone structure that decides your figure and you really cannot change it!
But once you understand how to choose the correct shapes to flatter and fit
your figure properly you will find that your silhouette will come much more into balance and you will stop thinking of wide hips!
Why you need Curvy Shapes
You have curvy hips because your bone structure is rounded and you need fluid fabrics or 'curvy shapes' to drape over your curves. It's like putting a round tablecloth on a round table - a square tablecloth would look awkward.
Your widest point is usually about 7"
below the waist. Whether you are wearing trousers or a skirt it has to
be cut accordingly - with long sloping darts to reflect the gentle slop
of your hip into the thigh.
skirt for Curved Hips should be tapered into your figure after the
swell of the hip and thigh so that the waist and lower leg reflect the
narrow part of the figure. This shape skirt will often have a slit so it's not too tight around the knees.
How to dress your Wide Hips to flatter
How to balance wide hips and thighs
- Keep detail and color high on the body to draw the eye upwards
- Keep your bottom half darker and as plain as possible - avoid pockets and embroidery etc.
- Add width to the shoulder line with shape and design to balance your figure.
- Wear the shapes for Curved Hips and ensure that the fabric is not pulling
- Look for a good fit on the hip area with no excess fabric to add inches
- Show off curves by emphasizing the waist and tapering below the thigh area
Celebs who play up their wide hips
Women's hips are designed for baby making! They are feminine, sexy, voluptuous and much to be admired. Many women will envy you.
Many of our top celebrities play up their curves - take a look above at Kim Kardashian who adds ruches to draw the eye; Mariah Carey who outlines to emphasize her extremely curvy shape and Beyonce who uses flounces to add extra inches to her already wide hips.
As long as you are not trying to squeeze your hips into the wrong shape or the wrong size you are dressing correct to your shape and looking your best.
Check out the shapes for an Hourglass and a Pear Shape body.
If you are overweight...
However, if you do feel that your hips are a little too generous there are easy ways to play down this area and re-direct the eye.
It's a well known fact that an Hourglass and a Pear Shaped body will gain and hold excess weight on the Hip and Thigh area first before the rest of the body. So cutting down on the amount of fat you eat will help in ths area.
There is certainly a difference in how the different body types gain weight.
Although a straight hip will usually carry weight higher in the midriff, eventually excess may settle on the tummy and hips too.
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