I think one of the greatest things that a woman with curves can do is flaunt them. Years ago when I struggled with my body image and size, I did my best to cover the parts of my body I saw as "imperfections". I'd often wear baggy dresses that had no shape and I felt self conscious regularly. It took me a while to get to a point when I really started loving the body I was given, and gaining confidence in the fact that though I may not have seen women like me in the magazines and on TV, it didn't mean I couldn't look beautiful or sexy.
When I saw this dress I remained hesitant but forced myself to try it on anyways. I had been shopping for a dress for a party and though I knew this wouldn't be for the event, I loved the shape and style of it. Something that you should know about me is that I'm in love with Spanx. The particular pair I am wearing in this photo is nude colored and goes from right below my bra line to just above the knee. One of the best things I can recommend for a curvy woman while shopping is to Bring.Your.Spanx. I often wear heels too. If you can love something in that horrible dressing room lighting then you can love it anywhere!
My style can be all over the place but with something as classic as this all white dress, I prefer to keep things simple. A dress like this definitely calls for the "less is more" attitude.
Dress- Reality, Shoes- Woodies by Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace- St. Eve Jewelry, Lip Color- MAC Russian Red
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA