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Curobe's Top to Bottom Styling Tips: Broader Hips

Each one of us has a different relationship with our body, the clothes we wear and the way those clothes make us feel! Here at Curobe we want to empower you to feel like the best version of yourself when you get dressed.  

Styling for broader hips:  If your top half is narrower than your hips and legs then you are traditionally known as having a pear body shape or inverted triangle body shape. 

Let’s start at the top 

A tight fitting top can hug your naturally smaller waist- you could even opt for a crop top if that is your vibe!  If you’re not up for the crop top, try tucking tops into your trousers or select tops that end at or above your waistline, this will help segment and show off your curvy body shape!

Four women of different shapes and sizes wearing white tucked in tank tops
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Tuck it in to give instant shape

Layer it!

If you’re wearing a jacket or blazer, you can opt for a cropped jacket which ends above your hips so as to not hide your waist. Alternatively, a jacket that ends at your mid-thigh will flow to the shape of your body!

Going down under

Trousers that fit everywhere can often be hard to find when you might have a slimmer waist compared to the hips.  Create clean lines that accentuate your body shape with mid or high waisted trousers or jeans. Wide-leg, Mom jeans or even Dad Jeans can be a great option.

Woman in green tank top wearing wide legged trousers
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The Wide Legged Trousers @Asmuss

Don’t Skirt Around It

Skirts that are simple are often the best way to accentuate your body shape! Allow your natural body shape to do all the work. A longer skirt that is fitted to your waist and then flares out can be a great option to suit the natural curves of your body. Or if you’re looking for a shorter option, a full short skirt or tulip shape can also work really well.

Dress it Up

With broader hips, the best dress silhouette is something that can help accentuate your waist to give definition. A fitted dress that draws attention to your waistline is a great option. Or if you’re looking for a looser option, you could opt for a wrap dress! 

Woman standing outdoors in black fitted wrap dress with waist detailing
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The Emily Wrap Dress @Jenerous

​​​​​​When curating your wardrobe, the most important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable, choosing styles that can help embrace every part of your body!  When you feel good, you look good.  Hopefully some of these tips and tricks have given you some ideas of different styles, shapes and fits you can try out next time you’re looking for something for your wardrobe.

Interested in styling other body shapes?

See Curobe’s Top to Bottom Styling Tips: Rectangle Body Shape

See Curobe’s Top to Bottom Styling Tips: Apple Body Shape

See Curobe’s Top to Bottom Styling Tips: Hourglass Body Shape

See Curobe’s Top to Bottom Styling Tips: Broad Shoulders

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About Olivia Baggott

Hi, I am Olivia- a history graduate with a strong passion for sharing my knowledge about sustainable fashion! However, I really don't know everything yet and I can't wait to share my journey of better education around sustainability, ethics and the fashion industry with our likeminded Curobe community! The more we know, the better decisions we can make!

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