While being muscular is the ultimate expression of masculinity, well for ladies, being curvaceous is the ultimate holy grail of expressing our femininity.
It’s without a doubt that a toned curvy silhouette is absolutely attractive and mesmerizing! Like, have you seen the publicity Rihanna has received since debuting her sultry, beautiful curvaceous body?
Ever wondered why famous celebs like Beyoncé, Amber Rose, Kim K (okay, the list is endless) get tons and tons of likes on social media platforms? All of these celebs have some killer show-stopping, mesmerizing curves! And hey, we love to look at them. Goals, right?
The sad truth, not all of us are blessed with sultry curves so we have to put in work -squeeze in some gym time into our crazy schedules, eat right and dress right.
So, what’s a curvy body? Picture an hourglass: small waist ratio compared to upper and lower body.
What to do to:
A perfectly toned body is all kinds of attractive! While genetics play a vital role when it comes to body silhouettes; a healthy diet, effective workout routines and also dressing right can get you closer to getting your ideal beautifully sculptured silhouette.
1. High-intensity training(HIIT)
High-intensity training is perfect for defining your mid-section by eliminating all the extra fats in the waistline and general burning of all body fat notes Livestrong.
You can incorporate HIIT routine into your workout sessions and perform it at least thrice on non-consecutive days.
If you like jogging relaxingly, you can include a sprint or you can also alternate between a vigorous cardio routine and one that is less vigorous.
2. Strength training
Strength training is perfect for defining muscles Livestrong. Incorporate exercises that target specific areas of your body; arms, butt, legs, mid-section, shoulders, and back.
Targeted workout routine especially for your butt and legs firms and defines muscles as well as reduces excess fats meaning that eventually you will be left with a show-stopping rear, curvy hips and beautifully toned legs.
- Hip extensions
Build your strength gradually with fewer repetitions of the routines you pick or have been advised by your trainer, as you advance into more intense and increased repetitions.
Work your shoulders to get a nice v-tapered figure which will automatically make your midsection appear cinched.
- Lateral raises
- upright rows
- front raises
- shoulder presses
you can do these exercises with or without equipment (dumbbells, cable stations or machines) and are perfect for toning your upper body.
Abdominal strength training is also very important. Getting rid of the excess fat in your mid-section will get your midsection toned and give you a curvy waist which puts emphasis on your sculptured curvy body from the waistline downwards.
- Bicycles crunches
- Reverse crunches
- Side Planks
- Side bridge crunches
- Spider abs
Before embarking on a workout routine, kindly consult your health physician if you have any medical condition and your trainer for advice on which exercises are best for you depending on the goals you want to achieve.
Besides working your ass off at the gym, a healthy diet is very important. Watch your calorie intake and incorporate healthier foods (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins) in your diet
Additionally, you should reduce sugar, saturated and trans fats to prevent subversion of your progress.
Dress code to get a curvy body
So, not all of us get excited about hitting the gym; the mere thought of shedding a sweat just isn’t worth it. On the other hand, some of us just can’t hit the gym for reason best known to us. So how do we get a curvy body without exercising?
No need to worry though! There are tons of clothes you can wear and still get some killer curves whether you are slim, short, thick, straight…yes! You can create the illusion of a curvy body with your outfits notes Wikihow.
To create voluptuous curves all you need is to understand your body and how to accentuate your best features and at the same time downplay your not so ‘perfect’ features.
Enhance your bust
Padded bras with underwires lift and provide support for your breasts. Plunge shaped whether deep or u plunged bras and half cups give the illusion of a curvier body.
Draw the attention upwards
Go for statement jewelry piece or better yet go for outfits that have details at the neckline whether embellishments or are just bejeweled.
Details or jewelry acts as a distraction thus making sure attention is drawn away from the less curvaceous regions.
Small, thin neckpieces which drape downwards to your cleavage also act as a distraction for a minimalist’s outfit.
Lower necklines flatter your bust line and draw attention upwards; deep V necks and wrap tops are perfect for creating this effect.
- Dresses and tops with ruching, ruffles or fringes especially at the bust flatter the region and draws the eye upwards.
- Create the illusion of a smaller waist
A-line skirts are amazing for creating the illusion of a hip-waist definition. Depending on the look you are going for, you can opt for a short, knee length to get a neutral and classic look, peplum with a bit of puff at the hips or calf-length to get a retro look.
- Use a corselet to minimize your waistline. A 3-6 inch is perfect for creating a defined waistline and breaks the straightness especially common with straight body figures. If you are slim, avoid very wide belts, instead, go for slimmer belts.
- Empire waistline dresses are also a good pick to emphasize your waistline and for short people who want to look curvier and taller: it lengthens your legs, hence creating the illusion of a higher waistline.
- Wrap dresses accentuate all body shapes, with a belt, it can create the illusion of a smaller waistline.
- Create the illusion of a perfect rear end
Padded panties are perfect for creating a voluptuous butt.
Pockets, especially with flaps, are good for creating the illusion of fuller curves. high rise jeans have a more distinctive pocket style thus are specifically awesome at giving the illusion of feminine curves.
- Layers are awesome, but only sport those that are really necessary to avoid looking boxy. Coats are perfect but go for ones that come with a belt or cinched at the waistline to bring out a curvy silhouette.
Colorful and dynamic patterns conceal your not so ‘perfect’ areas and create a curvy body shape. additionally, vertical stripes give the optical illusion of a sculptured silhouette at the bust area and hips by flaring outwards.