Style Advice For Women With Big Hips

Published by cheree
Published on 15 January 2008

The average British woman is a size 14-16. Yet fashion isn’t just reserved for supermodel-shaped bodies: those with a rounder figure can also dress with style.


The average British woman is a size 14-16. Yet fashion isn’t just reserved for supermodel-shaped bodies: those with a rounder figure can also dress with style. We’ve selected clothes that have a slimming effect on your figure.

Style icons who make the most of their hips

Kate Winslet
Kate shot to worldwide fame in Titanic when a young Leonardo DiCaprio drew her spectacular curves before drowning. Ever since this classic scene, she’s refused to slim down and she's become an ambassador for the full-figured woman. Thank you Kate!

Beyoncé
The bootylicious R&B star refuses to starve herself and looks all the better for it. How does she do it? With her sexy diva poses and her muscular dancer's body. Beyoncé wears what she wants, including slim jeans and short skirts that hug her hips. Her figure is a far cry from the slender physique of legendary singer Diana Ross, but Beyoncé is even more glamorous.

Monica Bellucci
Since ending her career in modelling to turn to acting, the beautiful Italian actress has let her body do the talking. Gone are the days of hollow cheeks and skinny thighs: she now takes pride in her natural curves. Her secret? Her love of homemade pasta.

Jennifer Lopez
Since bursting onto the film and music scene, J.Lo has insisted on staying true to her roots. She says she's an ordinary Jenny from the Block, but her figure is anything but ordinary. Jennifer is proud of her curves and is confident wearing clothes that show off her sexy hips.


The right cuts
Your clothes should be close-fitting without being too tight. Get rid of XXL and oversized items for good, unless of course you like being mistaken for a sack of potatoes. And don't weigh your figure down with too many layers or colours.

The right colours
The following three colour types, although dark, flatter your figure:
Neutral: grey and taupe.
Deep: burgundy and dark green.
New blacks: deep purple, navy and anthracite grey.

Can you get away with prints? Definitely, provided they're not too loud.


Hide your hips

Highlight your hips

Dare to bare your hips in…

Hip accessories

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