Structure is crucial if you want to look pulled-together. In other words, go for tailored, fitted (but not tight-fitting) silhouettes when shopping for clothes – it will give your figure definition.
Think cuts that visually highlight or create straight lines, instead of emphasising your curves; and buy them in fabrics that skim your body, rather than hug it. Some styles that work well for curvy women are shift tops, and A-line or fit-flare dresses.
Also look out for tailoring elements that further define your figure – such as darting details under the bust and dresses that are cut with a slightly nipped-in waist.
MISTAKE #3: CHOOSING FLIMSY, CLINGY MATERIAL