Plus Size Proportions: A Four Part Series on Dressing for your Body Shape

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? We’ve spent the month of January compiling tips, tricks, and eco friendly clothing options for every curvy figure!  Find your body type below and read on to rock your shape for the New Year.



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  3. Victor Mack
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 14:53:09

    I was looking at the sketch used for this post and was wondering whether it’s your creation or you know who did it – I would like to use it on an image tile I plan to put together.


    • Diane Kennedy
      Mar 08, 2011 @ 13:44:29

      Hi Victor, Yes those sketches are our originals. Can you please be more specific as to how you intend to use them? Would it be something that would get published? Thank-you for asking permission.


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  5. Amanda
    May 20, 2011 @ 07:43:25

    Love the sketch, is is just a pretty image to show the body types. I would like to use it for a girls night we are having at the church, there will be sessions on all things girls, including my session on Fashion, faux pas, and modesty(which is the one I want to use this sketch for. May I? Thanks!


    • Diane Kennedy
      May 26, 2011 @ 11:38:53

      Sure Amanda, thanks for asking first. It would be great if you could give credit to the blog for the image / let everyone know where it came from! Sounds like a great night you’re planning, have fun!


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