Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Some of you may be surprised to know that one of my absolute favorite stylish celebrites and stylish curvy girls is none other than Miss Jennifer Lopez. My fondness and style crushing for Jennifer all started with her debut album "On The 6." That was my jam back in the 90's. Before ITunes I used to slide that CD in and just let loose in the privacy of my room.
Although I hate using this word, but, Jennifer's swagger was everything back then and even til this day. I loved how she use to mix her Bronx street style with high fashion. I loved how she embraces her ample behind and wide hips with no apologies. And now that she is a woman of a certain age, the woman is still doing the damn thing. I mean, no celebrity wears all white like Lopez and no other celebrity (in my opinion) makes rocking jeans look so glamorous. From her chic sunnies to her fierce poses there is just something about Jennifer that always made me walk with confidence and dress to the beat of my own drum.
Here are 5 fashion and style tips that I've learned from MS. Lopez and as a plus size women you should too.
1. Go The Tailored Route
Whenever we see Jennifer, her clothes seem to always fit like a glove. Jennifer's looks are always sleek and chic. Whether it's high waisted trousers or a structured shift. Jennifer keeps her curves looking streamlined. As plus size women, we always think we can just buy off the rack and the clothes are going to fit amazingly. Uh, no, sorry! Think again! If you want a look that embraces your plus size figure in a flattering way, a tailor will give you that look. Having your skirts, pants, and dresses fitted to your exact measurements is the greatest thing you can do for your plus size curves.
This ruffled Adriana Papell Sheath plus size dress is perfect to take to the tailor's and get a custom fit.
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2. Embrace Bold Bright Colors
There are quite a few plus size women who are afraid of all over color due to fear of looking bigger. I say, whether you're a plus size girl with an hour glass shape or an apple shape you can do all over color as long as you find the right cut and style for your shape. If you're an apple shape try a bold colored shift dress or wrap dress.
To see how a plus size girl rocks a body con hot pink dress, checkout last years post on how to get Jennifer Lopez's spring style HERE
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3. Go For A Natural Look
As much as Jennifer is known for fantastic style, she is also known for being a natural beauty when it comes to makeup. Jennifer has never been one for a whole bunch of makeup. My favorite beauty looks from her were when Scott Barnes was doing her makeup. Remember, he was the one that invented the J. Lo glow. Lopez's skin is always so dewy and fresh. Sometimes, it looks as if she doesn't have any makeup on. When she wants to amp up her beauty, she goes for glam lashes and a contoured face.
4. Let Classic Accessories Complete Your Look
Although Jennifer is known for the rocks that she's got, she's always rocking a pair of classic hoop earrings, a cuff, or stacked bracelets.
Oh, and the woman loves her sunnies.
5. Add sparkle and shimmer for your evening looks
Jennifer loves a little sparkle and shine when it comes to her red carpet looks. A sequin gown or metallic mini dress can make quite a statement.
When it comes to evening looks, that's exactly what you should be doing, making a statement. Letting the world know you have arrived.
Plus size designer Qristyl Frazier makes some pretty snazzy sequin plus size dresses
6. Break All The Rules
Last and certainly not least, one of the absolute things I love THE most about Jennifer is that she is not afraid of breaking those curvy girl fashion rules. I mean, the girl wears all white like nobodies business. from body con white dresses to white wide leg pants, she does it and her curves look absolutely nothing short of fantastic in them. She wears horizontal stripes, and billowy dresses, just about everything old school fashion rules say a curvy girl and plus size women shouldn't wear.
This is definitely a tip for us as plus size women to embrace. Eff those fashion rules. Wear your horizontal stripes, your white skinny jeans, and by all means, go on and rock your oversized dresses and tops, or harem pants.
Don't be afraid to have fun with fashion and try different things.
Go head and try a full on horizontal striped dress.
At the end of the day, when it comes to fashion and style, we should not limit ourselves. We learn what works best for our bodies by trying different things.
Are you guys a fan of Jennifer's style? Are these tips that you would want to try?