The Curvy Girl's Guide to Spring's Best Trends

Go bright, go lacey, go glam this spring!
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Talk about flirting without saying a word! The hi-low hem is perfect for showing off your legs and of course showcasing your shoes! If you want to go on the conservative side, go for a skirt or dress with a front hem that hits around the knee. That will still let you follow the trend without sacrificing comfort.

hi low dresses

Both dresses are perfect for a special event or a hot date. The shorter black skirt, because it’s conservative in color and cut, could be worn for work if accompanied by a lower heeled shoe, and a simple top, cardigan or blazer combo. The coral hi-low skirt, if you’re working in a creative field, can be worn everywhere: from work to dinner.

Florals, prints and dots

These three patterns are big for spring. Like the aforementioned examples, you can use prints, dots or floral items to highlight your favorite features. Go for a vee-neck if you want to show off your neck and décolletage. Grab a floral skirt to show off your legs; we’re loving the floral jean trend that everyone can rock.


floral print and dots for curvy girls spring 2012

You don’t have to shy away from big, bold floral prints. The matching pants and jacket outfit is broken up by the tee and the solid color accessories.

Love prints? Then consider a jumpsuit. The bright print top shows off your shoulders, while the solid color pants make you appear to be very leggy.  A romper goes flirty with the floaty fabric and full-skirted bottom.

Neon and Lace

Brights and lace are huge trends for spring and summer. And yes, you can find neon lace items. The key to rocking this look is to limit yourself to one item per outfit. If you’re head to toe neon, you could temporarily blind someone. Head to toe lace — do you really want to be mistaken as for a doily?

If you’re wearing a neon or lace dress, pair it with neutral or metallic accessories. If you’ve got on a neon top or bottom, pair it with a neutral to get the maximum chicness of the outfit. Wear a lace item- top, jacket or bottom with a non lace item and you’ll be on top of the trend.

neon and lace

A hot orchid maxi dress is just the thing to brighten up a spring day. Use a neon belt to make your jeans and tee extra special.

A crochet dress gets an extra dash of sophistication with an embellished neckline — look how the silhouette is sleek and not fussy.

A bold neon blue print can be worn as a maxi. Look for vertical instead of horizontal prints when going neon.

You can pair anything, anything at all with the lace peep-toe booties. Add some neon to your wrist, you’ll never forget the time!

A pretty pastel tunic is soft, girly and versatile. Yes, Virginia, they do make lace handbags. To show it off, don’t add any other lacey things to your ensemble.

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PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.

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  1. That purple thing is well, a big purple thing and should not be on this curvy model. Clothes should fit as the rest of the examples. Only the needy Jolie could pull it off because she’s a rail and I doubt she’d go past her beach patio in it. Well maybe if it had a slit up to there.

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