Curvy Girls Guide To Summer
Look cool, collected and hawt, while others are melting in the sun.
– Stella Ellis
The important thing is that we accept ourselves. When we accept ourselves, the rest of the world will too. Or they won’t – but that will be their problem. Throughout my entire life, I have been a full figured woman. I will never be a size 0, 4, or even a 10, but that does not stop me from looking my best, like Amber Riley from Glee. As the weather heats up, I grab the opportunity to wear sexy clothing, break out my great summer accessories, and flaunt my full hourglass-and-a-half figure in yet another season.
As a make-up artist, full-figured runway model in Paris fashion week, world traveler, and author of the new book, Size Sexy: How to Look Good, Feel Good, and Be Happy—at Any Size, I have gathered some great tips for women of all sizes.This summer let’s continue debunking myths about full-figured, Size Sexy women, and all head out to the pool with our girlfriends, to the beach with a cute date and to work despite the scorching heat. Read on for my tips for a fabulous you and a spectacular summer.
All Summer Long
Here are some easy items to look your best and feel even more glamorous every day.
Sunglasses – The most fabulous accessory is a gorgeous pair of sunglasses that will glamorize your most casual look. I’ll definitely be wearing an overstated designer pair by Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, or Dolce & Gabbana. Make sure you get a pair that matches the shape of your face.
Dior My Lady oversized sunglasses with crystal details ($345, Bloomingdales.com)
Lipstick – For me, it’s always red. But whatever your color is, my rule is always wear lipstick -no matter what, when or where. It brings color to your face and makes you look finished but not overdone. This summer try a lip gloss in coral pink, rose or true beige.
Clinique high impact lip color in Red-Y To Wear, SPF 15 ($14, nordstrom.com)
Play with your hair – When it’s humid outside and the last thing you want to do is blow dry your hair, pull it up in a sexy ponytail or bun. No baseball caps allowed! If your hair is short, wear a saucy beret or a glamorous hat.
Juicy Couture thin elastic ties with charms ($25, nordstrom.com)