What Boho Style Outfit for Plus Size Women?

July 21, 2022 5 min read

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Short, tall, thin or curvy... every woman is beautiful. Goodbye stereotypes! Every body shape has its assets, no matter what your waist or chest size is.

A little curvy? So what? Your shapes and curves are ultra-feminine. If you're looking for a boho outfit for plus-size women, you are at the right place.

With its flowing fabrics and flared cuts, the boho style sublimates all body types, from the slimmest to the fullest. Here are some tips on how to choose the clothes that will make you look your best.

How to dress when you are curvy?

Like for any other body type, the way of dressing can emphasize the defects or on the contrary enhance the strong points of the silhouette. Certain fits, fabrics or colors are to be favored when you have shapes.

dressing when you are curvy

Fits and fabrics

If you have some curves, bet on "high waisted" fits to lengthen the body line and refine the waistline. Opt for clothes with straight or flared cuts like palazzos, flare jeans and empire dresses that will perfectly suit you. Light, flowing fabrics that are neither too thick nor too thin will be perfect for concealing unwanted pounds: jersey, silk, linen, cotton or even viscose... there are many fabrics available nowadays that enhance your body shape without constraining it. 

🎨 Colors and prints

Did you know that colors and white tend to bring out more the volumes? On the contrary, black and dark colors are known to slim. So, we will play on the contrasts and structure the silhouette.

Your thighs are a bit rounder than your bust? Emphasize your upper body with a colorful or printed top paired with dark bottoms. A white embroidered blouse is also a good option to harmonize your shape. You can also wear a hippie bohemian tunic with a slight flare to conceal your hips.

Your chest is full and your legs are thin? A short skirt in a light color or bohemian shorts with a pattern will be perfect to enhance your figure.

Your curves are well spread out over your body with a small bouncy belly, round buttocks, generous hips and chest? Adopt a pretty monochrome jumpsuit or a bohemian empire dress with a touch of a liberty pattern.

As a general rule, go for solid colors or small prints. Even better: vertical stripes that will extend your height.

👡 Accessories and shoes

If you feel like your waist lacks contrast, you can always add a belt just below your chest. Conversely, if your chest is well defined, accessorize your outfit with a large belt that will emphasize this asset. Don't forget about boho jewelry, especially if you're wearing a dark outfit: earrings to brighten up your face, rings, bracelets or sautoirs around the wrists, hands or décolletage.

When it comes to shoes, know that heels are your best allies to slim your curvy legs. If your calves are thin, you may opt for vintage boots. If not, choose mules with wide square heels or wedge sandals.

In case of a little too much contrast between the upper and lower body, consider clothes with ruffles, gathers and embroidered details that by giving volume, will rebalance the silhouette.

👌 Bohemian outfit for curvy woman: the essentials !

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👗 Dresses and skirts

The empire dress, tightened under the chest makes an excellent choice for redesigning effaced waists. This type of dress will enhance most of the silhouettes.

If, on the contrary, you have a figure 8 with well-defined curves, don't hesitate to highlight them with a fitted dress that will emphasize this pretty relief. Note that a loose dress with a belt will have the same effect.

Do you wish to erase your curves at thighs and buttocks level? Trapeze dresses and wrap skirts with flared styles will be ideal for slimming your lower body.

If you have some beautiful thin and slender legs, highlight them with short bohemian dresses and skirts. Ruffles and chic details will be of the most beautiful effect!

Your calves are a little too round? Consider maxi dresses or long skirts in a delightful bohemian style!

➡️ Which bohemian dress for your body type?

👚 Tops and lightweight blouses

Despite your little complexes, you still have some beautiful shapes like that of your chest for instance. Bohemian shirts and blouses with a V-neckline will flatter this charming asset while a long open jacket like a trench or a kimono will slim your silhouette. If on the other hand you find that your chest is a bit too generous, avoid deep necklines or strapless tops and consider a round or square neckline.

To rebalance an A-line silhouette with pronounced thighs, opt for lace or embroidered blouses or crochet tops that accentuate the upper body, not to mention vintage or floral patterns. Other options: Bardot necklines, shoulder pads and ruffled sleeves

Your somewhat chubby arms are bothering you? Why not opt for a flared sleeve kimono that will conceal these curves? Many boho style kimonos have long or 3/4 length sleeves.

👖 Shorts and flowing pants

Plus-size women can also wear shorts! A high-waisted, flowing bohemian short is a great option. In case of a small belly, you can use a slimming girdle. We love plain or small checkered shorts, perfect for summer!

If you have larger thighs or stronger calves, opt for flowing pants with a flared fit, such as plus-size wide-leg pants or a palazzo with vertical stripes.

V-shaped body? A chic slit pants or shorts will emphasize your legs while leaving your broad shoulders unnoticed.

Either way, we love the very elegant high waist on a curvy silhouette!

👘 The jumpsuit, the all-in-one trend!

This summer, jumpsuits will be everywhere! A plus size romper will look great on women with beautiful slender legs.

The 8-shaped body types will enjoy the small patterns, V-necks and bows under the chest to sublimate their divine curves.

Those who are looking to hide their thighs will prefer flowing bohemian jumpsuits that cover the leg while the ruffled bustier or Bardot neckline will look great on those with small shoulders and thin arms.

Fashion faux-pas to be avoided urgently

As a general rule, curvy women should avoid wearing white, frills or big patterns on bulky body parts, at the risk of making them look fuller. Also, forget about horizontal stripes that compress the silhouette. If clothes that are too tight are to be avoided, clothes that are too large or shapeless are not recommended neither. Instead, choose an outfit that is as close to the body as possible, that hugs your curves without constricting you. This way you will be beautiful and comfortable all day long!

beautiful and comfortable



We hope these outfits for curvy women have inspired you. Lastly, know that the secret to shine is to love yourself the way you are. Learn to accept your shape and you'll be more beautiful than ever!


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