Summer Fashion Trends to Complement Your Curves

Summer typically means shorter hemlines, sleeveless tops, and showing off a bit more skin in an effort to stay cool—all of which can feel a little daunting if you’ve recently lost a large amount of weight or are in the process of shedding extra pounds.

Luckily, rediscovering (or reinventing!) your personal style after significant weight loss or a body contouring procedure doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. We’ve already covered a few tips for clothes shopping after weight loss, so now we’re here to talk about some of the latest warm weather trends for flattering your body—no matter where you are on your weight loss journey.

2016 Spring Trends That Complement Different Shapes

While some styles you used to wear may no longer suit your body, remember that certain cuts, patterns, or colors that didn’t work for you before may now be a perfect fit. Take time to try new things and see what makes you feel confident and beautiful. This year, there are a number of trending styles that are a good fit for almost all body types, making it the perfect time to update your wardrobe.

Beauty & the belt

A belt is this season’s top slimming fashion trend. In love with a flowing summer dress? Keep it from adding width to the hips and waistline by taming the fabric with a matching belt, which can define the waistline and allow the rest of the fabric to drape and flatter your form. Belting a favorite old dress that has become too loose for you is also a great way to have it fit your evolving shape.

Bright & bold

Pastel colors are making waves this season, which is great if you love rose, baby blue, and even light grey. Bold patterns, such as stripes or polka-dots, are also popular—and you’re sure to make a splash if you combine the two!

Dresses for every body

An ideal dress for warmer months has soft, light fabric that catches the breeze in June, looks festive at cookouts in July, and is keeping you cool in August—and luckily, Jersey dresses are one of the top styles this season. Their t-shirt-like material comes in many styles, designs, colors, and lengths for a comfy yet stylish look. Choose patterns over solids if you’re concerned about minimizing any figure flaws.

Shirt dresses and wrap dresses are another must-have in your spring closet because of their versatility—especially if your weight is still fluctuating. The shirt dress gives your appearance a slimming, A-line form, while a wrap dress wraps around the body with adjustable criss-crossing layers. Combine either dress with a belt to contour your waistline.

Creating & following your own style is always on trend

Ultimately, the best clothing choice is the one that makes you feel most confident. Find a personal style that makes you feel great and stick with it!

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