Plus Size Proportions: Dressing for your Body Type

Whether you wear a size 2 or a size 24, your body type affects your clothing successes. Proportions are even more important for women with curvy figures. Once you hit size 12, the number of stores carrying—much less catering to—what is deemed “plus size” clothing dwindles rapidly. This seems oddly skewed considering that more than half of Canadians are over a size 12, and 62 percent of Americans are over a size 14.

Babs Lucas, owner of Babs Studio Boutique on South Granville in Vancouver, has made it her mission to cater to women of all sizes and shapes. Babs has a great understanding of how to dress a myriad of bodies to their best advantage, and chooses styles for her boutique with this in mind. The store also provides exceptional personalized service. What every woman, plus size or not, should always remember when shopping is to take cues from your body type and choose clothing with the right proportions to balance and play off your curves.

Pear, apple, hourglass, and rectangle; these are fashion’s most common body type classifications… what does it all mean for me you ask? Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we focus on dressing each of these 4 body types. With tips, tricks, and clothing options for every curvy figure, we’ll help you rock your shape for the New Year.

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