Models1 Curve

Models 1 Curve

Street Style ¦¦ Philomena Kwao

Philomena Kwao shows us how to dress her curves. AS a pear shape all her curves are carried on the lower part of her body. Slim fitted jeans, printed trousers and textures are great ways to show off her fuller figure! 

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Top: Ebay, Jeans: Primark, Chain: Random Shop and Shoes: Dorothy Perkins

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Jacket/Blazer: H&M, Peplum boob tube: Zara, Chain: Evans, Trousers: Primark and Court Heels: Primark, Earrings: Vekras Accessories

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Leather Jacket: Le Chateau, Longline top: H&M, Leggings: Mint Velvet, Sneakers: H&M

What bodshape are you?

I am an hourglass, which means I have a slim(ish)waist, and equally proportioned hips and bust.

The outfit that you are wearing how do you style it for your body shape?

High-waisted things are my best friends! So I tuck my top into the shorts so my waist is the focus. The top is a little bit sheer too, so you can see my silhouette even though it’s a bit loose. Also, keeping the neckline in a V rather than doing up all the  buttons is more flattering.

What key items to do wear to show off your curves?

Skinny jeans. Allllllll the time.

Describe your style in 3 words

It changes daily!

What is your must have style tip?

Experiment! Where there’s a will there’s a way – if you like it, but you don’t think it suits your shape or style, try it with different things: cut a bit off, stick a jacket over the top. Making fashion interesting means we don’t all look the same! I think the most important thing is to wear the things you like – happy girls are the most beautiful.

What are your favourite shops?

I got through phases with shops – I’m a very impatient shopper. At the minute, I love Zara, but I’ve got lots of treats from Topshop recently too. I’m also a big fan of one-offs and vintage shops: Pop Boutique, and Little Red Vintage (Liverpool).

What is your key item for this winter?

Chunky knits! I can’t wait for it to be really cold (I know I’ll regret saying that in about 2 weeks) so I can wear a gorgeous new jumper I bought in maroon – Miss Selfridge about £30. Sometimes, curvy ladies need to be a bit careful with anything too chunky, to avoid looking like the Michelin man, but paired with skinny jeans or leggings, I think it’s a winner.

Heels or flats?

The great debate! Day-to-day I wear flats because I’m already really tall, but I love a good excuse to get a beautiful pair of heels on my feet.