As much as any woman loves to buy new clothes, shopping can be quite tricky in terms of finding the right sizes. Although having a general idea of your waistline and blouse size is enough to get you through your trip to different boutiques, there’s something discouraging about fitting into a small at one store but discovering that you’re large at another. Bustle indicates, “Clothing brands often don’t use standard measurements and will design their sizes according to what they think their clientele should be—by vanity—so that you feel thinner than you are.”
It’s unfortunate that not every brand follows a universal size chart, but as long as you understand your body shape and know your measurements, shopping doesn’t have to be such a pain in the butt.
Without further ado, here are a few clothing hacks for the fashion conscious:
#1 Shop for boyfriend shorts
Many people have this idea that only certain body types can pull off shorts though the truth is that a pair of short shorts can look unflattering on slimmer ladies. Seventeen reveals that boyfriend shorts are a great option for women of all sizes since they’re loose enough to not look like underwear while still showing off your beautiful curves.
#2 Don’t shy away from the crop top
Another garment that lots of women seem to associate with the skinny figure is the crop top, but just as HNGN says, crop sweaters and blouses can look just as amazing on curvy girls. Pair a crop top with high-waisted bottoms, be that pants, shorts or a skirt, and you’re set.
#3 Make sure you’re wearing the right bra size using the two-finger trick
Too many times, women fall victim of wearing the wrong bra size and end up not getting the proper support for their bust. According to Slice, a simple way to avoid this is by fitting two fingers under the band, and if they don’t fit comfortably, your bra is too small.
Using these clothing hacks in addition to using a store’s size guide will give you the confidence that you should have while shopping for new clothes. As Woman Within states, it’s not the size that counts but rather it’s about wearing correctly fitted garments to accentuate your body in all the right places.
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