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5 Hot Outfits That Celebrate Your Curves

Plus, the dos and don’ts for dressing a curvaceous figure.

Curves. Love them or hate them, if you got them, you may as well flaunt them! Whether you’re naturally curvy or finding yourself a little curvier after the festive season, there’s no reason you can’t dress to show off and accentuate your figure. Just look to supermodel Ashley Graham and superstar Rebel Wilson for inspiration.

With a few style tips and tricks in your arsenal, you learn how to focus attention on the right parts of your body. If you have a pear-shaped or hourglass figure, highlight your waist. In the case of an apple figure, focus on accentuating your bust and legs.

Whatever your body shape, there are on-trend styles just waiting to be added to your cart.

The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing a Curvy Figure

DO Avoid overly tight clothes

Ideally, choose clothes that are neither too tight nor too loose. Too tight and they’ll accentuate the parts you don’t want; too loose and you’ll get lost in them. You’ll want some tailoring to give your body definition and shape.

DON’T be afraid of bright colours and patterns

Especially where you want to highlight your best features, for instance your bust or waist. Accessories are also great for drawing the eye to certain features. Belts are ideal to accentuate the waist. Patterns can also be used for their slimming effects, such as vertical stripes, which elongate the body.

DO wear dark bottoms

Darker colours like navy, charcoal and black help slim the figure and are great for wearing on the bottom half.

DO choose high-rise

When it comes to trousers and particularly denim, high-rise is best. A high-raise waist will accentuate your middle, giving your figure more definition as everything gets tucked away.

DO balance out your hips with wide-legged trousers

Wide-legged pants and fuller skirts will help balance out hips and shoulders and create a poised silhouette.

DON’T forget the heels

High heels are a great way to give your body proportion and the overall illusion of length. For more curvaceous women, block heels, wedges and ankle straps are ideal.

DON’T skimp on shape underwear

Paying attention to your underwear is critical. From the right bra to figure-hugging pants without a VPL, the correct undergarments will ensure everything stays in the right place while offering comfort throughout the day.

5 Plus-size Looks For Every Occasion


Wide leg trousers look fab with a classy pussy-bow shirt, textured blazer and espadrille wedges.

Our picks:
Iconic Blooming Meadows wide leg pants – Use code RMZM for upto 10% off
Anatoh embellished tie-neck top
Loeffler Randall Charley espadrille wedges
Iro Makilo cropped cotton-blend jacket – Use code GULF for upto 10% off


Impress in the boardroom in a belted dress and I-mean-business pumps

Our picks:
H&M dress with a belt – Use code MM205 or HM605 for upto 25% off
Hogl chunky-heel pumps
Boohoo Check duffle day bag – Use code BRP for upto 20% off


Give your casual weekend look a spin with an animal print shirt and sneakers.

Our picks:
Boohoo Plus Fabienne high rise mom jeans – Use code BRP for upto 20% off
Superdry winter shirt
Only Salone ankle sneaker
Asos Design string shopper


Wow the crowd with a tie-waist midi, on-trend white booties and on-point accessories.

Our picks:
Traffic People Adelita printed maxi dress
Truffle Collection stitch detail pointed boots – Use code RMZM for upto 10% off
Uncommon Matters Billow gold-tone acrylic earrings – Use code GULF for upto 10% off


Get the party started in a don’t-mess-with-me leather skirt and boots, metallic knit and statement clutch.

Our picks:
Zara faux leather pencil skirt
Zara slouchy high-heel leather boots
Alexis metallic knitted top
Gucci Microguccissima broadway clutch


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Spring-Summer 2023 Fashion Trends

Go bold this season.

Ahh Summer, what an amazing time of year, unless you live in Dubai and sweating from places you didn’t know existed! Whether you are travelling out of the heat or sticking it out in the UAE, I have rounded up some summer favourites for this season to keep you cool, calm and stylish.

Oversize It

It’s no secret that I love oversized everything. So the high heat of summer is no exception. In fact, oversized clothing is a big trend for summer this year. Long hemlines are showing up again in the form of full-length skirts and maxi dresses. I found these little gems at Emilia Ohrtmann. The fabrics are so beautiful and soft, I especially loved the Amaia Dress, the colour is absolutely stunning in this soft dove tone and I contrasted it with a brown leather belt. Her oversized Lily dress is an easy go-to for hot summer days and since sparkling bags are set to be another huge hit this summer, I’ve teamed it with this sequin clutch from Desert Totes.

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann

Deborah wears Emilia Ohrtmann & Desert Totes

Flower Power

Next up, Flower Power! It’s time to pull out those big, bold florals! The runways for Spring-Summer 2023 are beaming with floral designs, from all-over ditzy prints to bold 3D floral shapes, this season has them all. Needless to say, I don’t think we’ll see too many people rocking Loewe’s runway tribute to the Anthurium Flower any time soon. Nevertheless, the concept was a stunning and dramatic opening for the summer season, topped off with deflated balloon shoes and contrasting bold hues.

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

Loewe Spring/Summer 2023. Photography by Cris Fragkou

For a more wearable version of this trend, head over to Carolina Herrera for some inspiration of a head-to-toe ditsy print with a 3D element – this could be paired down and worn with a crisp white leather skirt for an evening look. Magda Butrym, also known as, The Queen of Florals gives an alternative to this trend with a more subtle tone-on-tone version of the 3D floral, with this chic oversized mackintosh. Lastly, Simone Rocha, shows us how to play with feminine floral shades on bolder shapes with masculine detailing for a fashion-forward summer look.

Carolina Herrera Spring-Summer 2023

Magda Butrym Spring Summer 2023

Simone Rocha Spring-Summer 2023

Cobalt Bold

Another trend I cannot wait for is cobalt blue for the summer season. This shade is one of my all-time favourites when it comes to going bold. In the past, I’ve tried to get hold of this colour but it’s so hard to find the right colour and shape in the same garment, so to know Spring-Summer 2023 is the season of cobalt, brings me much joy! I’m going to be looking for oversized tops, pop colour bags and evening wear in cobalt.

To head down the simplest route for cobalt, select a slim-line lightweight top and pair it with tailored trousers and you’re good to go. The colour is a good standalone statement piece so you won’t need too many accessories or details to make it look sleek and on-trend. I like this version from Cos. If you’re feeling bold, they also have a satin shirt which will definitely make a statement at the office, simply paired with black trousers will do nicely to tone the look down a little. If you want to go all out, the easiest way is with a full suit, oversized blazer and wide-leg pants to match. Maybe save it for that important presentation or for the review with the boss, nothing says confidence more than a full cobalt blue pantsuit!

Long-sleeved Top at Cos

Satin Shirt at Cos

Alexander McQueen Cobalt Suit

Whatever you take away from the Spring-Summer 2023, make it bold!

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians, medical practitioners, or industry experts, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Gaggler.


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