The Curvy Girl's Guide to Accessories

Curvy girls, draw attention to your best assets with the right accessories!
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Amber Riley

Accentuate what you’ve got, just like Amber Riley. Have fun with fashion and play up your unique style with accessories that make a statement all summer long.                               

Your Carefree Summer Handbag:

An upscale tote bag that’s perfect for the beach and beyond. Tarnish printed cotton hobo ($33.90,


Your Must-Have Jewelry:

A jumble of funky bangles that add exotic allure to any outfit. Alex and Ani Maasai expandable wire bangle set ($138,


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How You Can Wear the Summer Scarf:

For a playful effect, tie it up as a floppy bow headband. Twist scarf ($14,


Extra Credit:

Gorgeous metallic wedge sandals make for easygoing glamour. Jimmy Choo crisscross wedges ($595,


Tell us: What’s your favorite accessory?

Angela Gaimari is a freelance copywriter and editor in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in T:Style, The New York Times’ style magazine,, and WWDScoop. She also writes a stylish food blog called

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  1. booksorclothes says:

    Love America, she rocks!

  2. shopaholic says:

    I have to say it’s nice to see more articles about curvy gals- not all of the US is thin.

  3. NYCdogmommy says:

    OMG! I had no idea that hermes scarves were so expensive. Ouch.

  4. nycblonde says:

    Amber Riley looks awesome in the clingy dress- you go girl!

  5. Yay heels says:

    Love the sunglasses – cute and cheap!

  6. akseymour says:

    Christina Hendricks always look gorgeous. She has mastered the art of dressing and accessorizing her curves. She’s perfect for her role on Mad Men.

  7. sugarpie says:

    I love that bag with the replaceable cover – it’s adorable!

  8. uptowngirl says:

    Now curvy girls have to buy different accessories? Sigh.

  9. SolaStar says:

    Thanks! This is really helpful, it’s great to finally find useful clothing ideas that work for us plus-size girls.

  10. koconnor9 says:

    What a great article! I learned a lot to deal with my curvy bod!

  11. carolsue22 says:

    nice look, the lace at the bottom and top really grab your attention away from the waist and hips. Great ring too!

  12. gretchen says:

    These are all great ideas. I’ve always believed in accessorizing.

  13. DanielleFatale says:

    Seriously? Bags and sunglasses. My ass ain’t THAT big.

  14. buttercup says:

    love this article very useful for us older curvy gals

  15. judes715 says:

    Super cute greenbeads golden necklace, but $180 for beads, really?

  16. meb says:

    Thanks for the tips about drawing your eyes away from the bad spots with the jewelry or great top.

  17. nellerefinnej says:

    I totally love shoes and necklaces to use as accents. Thanks for the tips on other ways to accentuate the curves & assets ;)

  18. mandywang says:

    i love statement jewelry :D !

  19. susan1215 says:

    I’m a curvy gal and I think she looks great!

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