Breaking Down Beauty Standards: Embracing Body Positivity and Inclusivity

I started my boutique in 2020, but never thought my styles would attract a curvy customer base. However, after seeing women leave my pop-ups because I didn't have their size, I realized I needed to offer a full collection of curvy styles. Slowly, they became my top sellers. It's still a challenge to remain consistent, but I'm committed to inclusivity and body positivity in fashion. It's been a rewarding journey and I'm excited to see where it takes me.

In recent years, the fashion industry has made strides towards inclusivity and body positivity. However, there is still a long way to go before all bodies are celebrated and represented equally. In this blog post, I want to highlight the importance of breaking down beauty standards and embracing body positivity and inclusivity by providing tips on how to dress in a way that flatters curvy body types.


From flattering dresses and tops to fun summer items, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips for dressing in a way that flatters curvy body types:

1. Emphasize your waistline: Many curvy women have an hourglass figure, so it's important to highlight your waistline to accentuate your curves. This can be achieved by wearing dresses and tops that cinch at the waist, or by adding a belt to your outfit.

2. Opt for flowy fabrics: Flowy fabrics are great for curvy body types because they drape beautifully over your curves, without adding bulk. Look for dresses and tops made from lightweight fabrics like cotton or silk.

3. Experiment with prints: Don't be afraid to play with prints and patterns! Bold prints can be a great way to add visual interest to your outfit, and can also be flattering on curvy body types. Look for prints that are proportional to your body size - larger prints can be overwhelming on smaller frames.

4. Show off your arms and legs: If you're self-conscious about your midsection, try showing off your arms and legs instead! Sleeveless tops and dresses are great for highlighting toned arms, while shorter skirts and dresses can showcase shapely legs.

5. Have fun with accessories: Accessories can be a great way to add personality to your outfit, and can also draw attention to your best features. Experiment with statement jewelry, colorful scarves, and fun handbags to add some pizzazz to your look.

Dressing for a curvy body type can be fun and empowering when you know how to accentuate your best features. At Chaxel, I offer a wide range of flattering dresses, tops, and fun summer items to help you feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. By embracing body positivity and inclusivity in our fashion choices, we can create a more diverse and empowering society for all.

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