Flattering and comfortable outfits are a necessity for every woman, especially throughout Summer, when scorching days and balmy nights abound. Though Summer fashion is always fun, sticky weather can make any outfit formula feel strenuous (we’re all familiar with those days where you just want to say “no thanks” to clothes), and especially so if you find yourself in that “between wear” area of the market when you’re not plus-size, but you have curves, whether it be your breast size, hips, thighs, butt, and so forth.
Questions like, “What outfits work best on a woman with larger breasts and narrow hips?”; “What style of dress flatters my chest when it’s proportionally smaller than my hips and thighs?”; “What type of denim shorts are most flattering when you have muscular legs?”; “What top-and-bottom combo balances an hourglass figure best?” tend to bubble up, with the query list going on and on. Personally, I have fuller thighs, muscular calves, and a fairly petite upper body, so I routinely find myself in that gray area, wearing anywhere from a size four to a size eight depending on the brand. I know many women can relate.
The fact of the matter is we’re all made a little bit differently, and curves come in various forms. Because of this, it’s a gratifying feeling when you figure out an outfit formula (or a few!) that you love to accentuate your particular body features. Factor in soupy Summer weather, and finally landing on a comfortable and stylish outfit after several tries can feel like your greatest accomplishment.
So, to ease the getting-ready process, we’re here to present four easy outfit formulas that look amazing on women with any form of curves. How amazing are we talking? The type of amazing that means they stand up to the heat; look super cute; feel as comfortable as a breezy caftan, silky-soft loungewear set, or whatever it is you put on when melting into the couch with an end-of-day beverage and queue of binge-worthy shows; and are centered on affordable pieces from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl’s. That’s a lot of amazing, yeah?
Ahead, get inspired by witnessing our gorgeous lead POPSUGAR Latina Editor Maria Valdez – who is a size 10 and is wearing size medium pieces from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl’s – in four perfect-for-Summer outfits that range from casual and cute to playful and dressy. Not only do these looks flatter her figure, but they also made her feel stylish, comfortable, and excited for Summer.
And for more Summer outfit ideas, head over to The Outfit Bar at Kohl’s, where you’ll discover a range of affordable looks any woman from petite to curvy can wear on the weekends, for vacation, at the office, and beyond.