The definition of what constitutes a full-figured woman varies, depending on who you speak to. In the fashion world, a full-figured woman is one that wears a size 12 or above.
Her exact figure is usually voluptuous with an overall rounded frame. She has thick hips, a rounded backside, large breasts and a non-narrow waistline. Full-figured does not automatically constitute overweight, a common misconception — as many full-figured women are healthy, robust, active and conscious of balanced eating.
Like the definition of a full-figured women, the definition of a curvy one varies as well. Most often, a curvy woman is said to have an hourglass figure. An hourglass figure is commonly defined as a woman with wider hips, thighs and bust compared to her narrow waist. Like full-figured women, women who are curvy are often healthy, robust, active and their physique is often desired to attain.
For curvy women, it’s all about emphasizing the waist to enhance the overall hourglass figure. In addition, form-fitting dresses and skirts that cut diagonally or on the bias are also a good choice. This is because diagonally cut or on the bias hug the waist and hips. Curvy women typically want to downplay their lower half. To accomplish this, it is recommended to wear clothing loose over thighs and calves.