Curvy ladies tend to have larger more close set busts and broader shoulders; some may have: boobs that want to gravitate to the sides of the torso, and/or a shorter less defined waist.  Some curvy girls have narrow shoulders, a moderate sized bust and broader hips.  Bras in this section will suit Apple and Pear shaped ladies.


Curvy Apple shapes: look out for wider wings or wider bands and side boning on bras; this will give improved anchorage for heavier busts and smooth the silhouette.  Cups with a side support or side sling section are beneficial if centring an outward pointing bust is a concern.  Wide straps will help to spread the weight of the bust and lessen the occurrence of shoulder grooves while providing more comfort.  For ‘full on top’ ‘close-set’ busts look for bras with a high but narrow central gore or centre front with underwires set close together.  This will help to separate the bust without wires resting on breast tissue.  Some well-proportioned balcony bras can offer this, however if you need more support for the top section of the bust, full cups will offer greater coverage.  Stretch lace top cups will be flattering and flexible.  The most important thing: make sure your bust is well supported and up-lifted to help define the waist.  Classic cut briefs with a mid-cut on the leg is a good place to start.  Heavier material Boy-shorts with low-cut legs should be avoided, however some short style briefs are good providing they are of a more lacy lighter material and are not too low cut on the legs.  High waist brief styles with control panels can be very flattering.  Briefs featuring more paired down styling with less embellishment and smoothing silhouettes are good options. 


Curvy Pear shapes: If you want to boost your bust look for padded bras and moulded cups.  Narrow shouldered ladies will benefit from tapered or close set straps.  Balcony bras offer good uplift and a range of necklines from plunge to a more square look.  Bandeau bras can help to balance you, but remember that strapless styles are not really for everyday wear and are not advisable for fuller busted ladies. Longer line bra styles and bras with lots of detail or interesting prints will help to balance out a broader hip by directing the eye upwards.  Choose matching but understated bottoms with a classic bikini cut.  Avoid low-cut legs, as this will make legs look shorter, high coverage boy-short styles may emphasise a wide hip.  Brazilian brief styles can be a nice choice as they offer less coverage than a traditional brief but still provide a flattering shape.