3 Outfit Ideas for the Curvy Girl

Finding cute outfits that flatter my curvy shape can be difficult at times, so I just wanted to share a few ideas of outfits that I love to wear!

Outfit #1 – Casual Denim

Details:

Outfit #2- Black and Tan Stripes

Details:

  • Striped Tunic:  Charlotte Russe
  • “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”:  Macys
  • Shoes:  Charlotte Russe (last year)
  • Earrings:  Forever 21
  • Bracelet:  Express (last year)

Outfit #3-  Nautical Inspired

Details:

What are your thoughts on me doing fashion idea videos?  I realize I’m not a fashion icon in ANY way, but I do like giving some ideas especially for all us curvy girls :)  I just like sharing ideas with others, so I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Have a wonderful week, beautiful ladies (and gents)!
MUCH love,
Marlena

  • http://www.unique-desire.com/ Kassie K

    The second outfit is super cute! Love ya Marlena! 

    Big big fan!

    xoxo
    Kassie!

  • Katyhw

    The first outfit makes you look SO thin! love it!

    • http://twitter.com/MakeupGeek Marlena

      Thanks so much you all :) 

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6UP5BD6F2XOFCCEVLC7AAZTXO4 chequinav

      Totally agree! She looks AH mazing!

  • Maria Varona

    I’m a curvy girl Marlena and I could use all the ideas I can get! :)

  • Thekochfamily

    Hey Marlena,

    My name is Shannon Koch. I saw that some of the stuff you have is from Express. Well I work for http://www.express.com and I get a 40% discount. And I wanted to know if ever you wanted to save some major cash, let me know.

    Also don’t take this the wrong way, but since you lost so much weight how was it you were able to keep the boobs? Lol. Im scared to lose weight because I don’t wanna lose my boobs.

    Shannon K

    • http://twitter.com/MakeupGeek Marlena

      That’s really sweet! Thank you :) Express is one of my favorite stores!  For my boobs to be completely honest, I had a breast lift (when I lost the weight they sagged some) so now they are a bit higher…  With my weightloss, it came off everywhere but at different stages.  It still hasn’t come off my legs quite yet, so it’s always a work in progress :) 

      • La_d1v1na

        Omg did it hurt real bad to get a lift? I’m kinda a big breasted chick also…& I’ve lost about 15lbs & still losing..& I shud b happy about it…& I am…I’m just alil depressed on how my breast r getting :( wen they did ur lift…did they stay same size but higher or did they get alil smaller?? & do they feel firm? Sorry to b too personal..

  • http://twitter.com/MarkedBeautyxo Marked Beauty Blog

    I adore the first outfit! You look amazing! xx

  • http://twitter.com/HelloMissNiki Miss Niki

    you look gorgeous in all of them!!! beautiful outfits!!!

    http://www.hellomissniki.com

  • Coyotegirl_910

    @ Marlena all 3 super cute and yes that would be a great idea to do a fashion. Like a fashion Friday.

  • http://twitter.com/MissJules1977 Julie Whitehead

    I love, love, love the first outfit  <3

  • Shannon Green

    I love the outfits you put together, especially the second one it’s really cute. I would like to see you put together fashion videos. It’d be interesting to see your take. I’m in the process of losing weight and getting fit, but in the process I’m not going to dress like a blob I still like to look good so it’s nice to see some ideas that would work for curvier girls. Not only that, but it’s nice to see how you pick pieces from relatively inexpensive stores. I’d love to see more fashion ideas. =] 

  • Jen101779

    All the outfits are cute!! You do wonderful videos, soo YES I think you should do fashion videos!!! :)

  • Felicia

    Girl you look so good…I am really thin and I’m actually trying to gain weight lol my husband thinks I’m too thin… Anyhow I love how you embrace your curves…I wish I had curves…it just looks more womanly, instead I feel like a 31 year old with a 13 year old body.:(

  • Lilianalopez8

    gorgeous!

  • Amanda

    You look stunning as always Marlena! Please post more fashion vlogs, I want to steal your style! :)

  • Jocelyn

    what are some other places you suggest getting jeans at (even if you have to tailor them) at more affordable prices? im 21, my waist to thigh ratio is not as nicely dramatic as yours lol, but i am a size 12-14, more 14, and other than rue 21 i cant even find that size in any of the stores in my mall. ive tried torrid, but im too small there, and i dont even poke my head in some of the other stores lol. thank you so much if you reply, and you’re weight loss journey is such an inspiration! you look absolutely gorgeous and i love your style :)

  • Keisha White

    I was wondering if the camis you wear are tummy control. And is there a such thing?

    Thanks -Keisha

    • Shawnee

      I ordered some awesome tummy control camis from Target.com –I dont think they are in the actual store though so just to let you know if you order that they do run a little small. hope that helps.

  • Sana

    awesome job marlena you are my fav .. keep up the good work <3 :)

  • http://astolatwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/ Alice

    I love the first and second outfits! The third one isn’t quite as flattering, but you still look great! :D

  • Pooterj13

    Thank you!!! Yes, please do more vedios!!! Love all three looks :)

  • Anna

     How tall are you?
    1st outfit is the best;)

  • sandra

    Your body is just sooo fine! Do you have any specifik underwear to help everything stay on place? Im not a big girl but my lovehandles makes me look so funny in tight clothes :/ I working out 4 times a week but they dont disapear. Love you Marlena! I have longing for a personal blogg of yours! :)

    • http://twitter.com/MakeupGeek Marlena

      I know Spanx works AMAZING at keeping the extra “fluff” in place :) 

  • http://twitter.com/AnimalRescueGee Sue H

    Love this feature. Great ideas. Very helpful.

  • Christina Donnelly

    I love the first and second outfit, my only problem with the third is the pants.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YFJEBH4D36HWHY45QDUPUAP56I Hillbawb

    I am the same size as you and can I just say you look much thinner than I am. Not to be rude at all, but are you wearing Spanx?? I’ve been considering buying a pair or two to help smooth out my body under my clothes.

  • http://twitter.com/Miss_Izabelle Izabela

    Hey Marlena! I love your videos, all, about make up, outfits, hair stuff and all, all, all! What can I say about this video is: first thing I would not recommend for you is short sleeves of jeans, it shorten your legs and makes your hips and but bigger, the second one stripes are fun but this lenght of the tuniqe is a  wrong, I mean it shouldn’t be soooo long! It makes you short! I am not an expert but I have friend of mine who is the shop helper! And she “sold” me a few tips! :-) And I am really grateful for that and still having fun with fashion and clothes! Btw I am a Curvy girl and I am proud of it! Also can say the same, it isn’t easy for me to find a proper size jeans, dah! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/rozinharm Roberta Melim

    hi! can i give you a suggestion? the second look, if you got the top part to be not too tight on your waist would look better – or as you said, if you wear stripes on the top, don’t do it on the bottom, cause if you wanna ballance the top part with the bottom part, the stripes would do the job, but since you have the stripes on the bottom part too, the enlarge that part, not allowing the balance to show. and you actually look slimmer with the first outfit than with the two other – wich you still look beautiful in.
    just try to use vertical lines to allongate your body, open jackets or vests… the less horizontal lines – lines, not stripes – you use, the more you seem to be taller and slimmer.i just wanted to say you look amazing already, and please don’t freak out about the shape of your body… i love your youtube channel and i enjoy all the tips – about everything – you give. you’re doing a great job and i wish you the best and thank you for sharing everything you know!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rozinharm Roberta Melim

    hi! can i give you a suggestion? the second look, if you got the top part to be not too tight on your waist would look better – or as you said, if you wear stripes on the top, don’t do it on the bottom, cause if you wanna ballance the top part with the bottom part, the stripes would do the job, but since you have the stripes on the bottom part too, they enlarge that part, not allowing the balance to show. and you actually look slimmer with the first outfit than with the two other – wich you still look beautiful in.just try to use vertical lines to allongate your body, open jackets or vests… the less horizontal lines – lines, not stripes – you use, the more you seem to be taller and slimmer.i just wanted to say you look amazing already, and please don’t freak out about the shape of your body… i love your youtube channel and i enjoy all the tips – about everything – you give. you’re doing a great job and i wish you the best and thank you for sharing everything you know!

  • Austrianmuggie

    I think you have a very good taste in fashion and I would love to see more outfit ideas! I´m also curvy so hopin for more!!! :)

  • Peny

    On outfit #3, do u mind me asking what size the Jacket is? Thanks, you’re amazing!

  • Smadar8712

    ! and its nice that we share the same Ideas and i have the same problen with waist. thanks for sharing with us your tips Marlena. Im going to look for jackets in Forever 21 that luckly arrived in Israel! Im a similar shape to you too

  • Smadar8712

      Im a similar shape to you too! and its nice that we share the same Ideas and i have the same thing with waist. thanks for sharing with us your tips Marlena. Im going to look for jackets in Forever 21 that luckly arrived in Israel!

  • Jlmadrid5

    Hi Marlena!  You look amazing girl!  Love the outfits!  Can you PLEASE let us know exactly what the name of the jean is?  I know they are Not Your Daughters jeans but they have so many??  I really have a hard time finding jeans that fit my curvy shape…It would be greatly appreciated it….thanks!  =) 

    • http://twitter.com/MakeupGeek Marlena

      All of them fit my shape really well- I have the modern boot cut ones :) 

  • JOELANDTIFFANY20

    I REALLY LOVED YOUR VIDEO ON OUTFITS AND I REALLY HOPE YOU KEEP MAKING MORE I HAVE A REAL HARD TIME FINDING CLOTHES THAT FIT ME AND LOOK NICE AND I DONT ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO PUT TOGETHER SO I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR VIDEOS I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE

  • Migotka45

    You are amazing! You R like a movie star to me. And it’s really sweet that You responded to my question on YouTube. 
    You are such an inspiration to me! 

  • Tulipvalley111

    Hi, is it okay to where jackets that don’t close in the front. Since I gained wait, I’ve got plenty of those;)
     

    • http://twitter.com/MakeupGeek Marlena

      I have a few jackets that don’t close in the front- I’m ok with it as long as they fit in the arms and shoulders :) 

  • http://www.inquisitivecoach.com/ Stephanie

    Love love love it Marlena! Great video, would love to see more, you have a great style. 

  • http://twitter.com/BierBunny Rachel

    You should continue to do videos like this.  I never thought about taking my pants to a tailor.  I always have a hard time finding pants that fit me right.  They’ll fit in one place then be too baggy in another place.  I’m going to have to look into a tailor out by me.

  • Wendy

    Thank you for being you!  I think your curves are great!  You are a true and real woman!  Thanks for sharing.  I have been following you for years.  I feel like we’re such good friends,,,,,,It would mean sooooo much to me if I were able to have a person to person conversation with you,  I hope it could happen one day.  I can relate to so much of your life, and it’s like having a best friend, (that I have never met).  All the best Marlena.  You are the most REAL and genuine person on Youtube, and I love your new website.  Also, I love the fashion !!!  Love Wendy (in Canada)

  • Justine

    I love the first outfit, you look really thin in it !! But I guess the horizontal stripes aren’t that good for curvy girls :(

    I’m a big fan, keep up your work on your blog and the makeup geek website.

    XXX
    Justine

  • veronica

    Love the first outfit :) u are beautiful I’m a super fan xoxo

  • shazz

    i love all your outfit ideas its a shame coz we dont have any of them stores in new zealand maybe forever 21 but they always just have size 6-10 if there are bigger sizes they are always ggone : )

  • Sisterkracker

    You’re sexy! :) I love the curve! :) 

  • Ovi Huerta

    Oh my!! ur super beautiful and the outfits compliment ur body! good choice and keep up the awesome job Marlena! <3

  • Lauralaura28

    You look amazing!! Can you share what brand of bras you wear? For me, it is just as hard to find a good supportive yet comfy bra as it is to find the perfect jeans!!!! P.s. your “girls” look great that’s why I’m asking!!!

  • Brandi

    This is great! Please do more!

  • Candcconcrete

    I am so curvy that it is so hard to find clothes that i can fit into. When I go to the plus size , I get so upset because it all is no offence but old lady look. So I wouldove you to give us some tips. I like everything you showed. Thanks hope you do more of these tutorials.

  • Natalia Leguisamo De Pardo

    love it!!!! i wanr moreee please :D 

  • Misfitjanu

    I love love love the first one!  I am such a scarf girl!! Love ya Marlena!!!

  • Rachael1974

    The NYDJ’s are great.  I sell them at my work  all the time.  But check into the new Jag jeans “paley boot”. They are flat front and oh so comfy. 

  • Asalazar

    The outfits are great and you look fabulous.  The only problem I find is that these stores are certainly not stores true curvy girls can shop at.  In plus size stores it’s very difficult to find clothing that you recommend for us, other than the pricey Lane Bryant.  I would love to be able to shop at Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe and put together outfits that are similar.  However, thank Marlena for taking time and motivating us by being a great example to follow. 

  • La_d1v1na

    All 3 look super cute!!! Really like the 1st one :) any ideas for (spring/summer)

  • N@te

    I understand ya,i know how hard is to find pants that fit.my waist is 28 cm smaller than my lower half

  • http://www.smashinbeauty.com/ Smashinbeauty

    Girlfriend you look AMAZING! Kudos! 
    You are such an inspiration for me getting back in shape! Kiss for that!
    My fav. combo is the Black and Tan Stripes
    Since I myself love stripes! 

  • Luvinlife0507

    Love the outfit with the capris too cute!!! You’re so beautiful and your confidence just amazes me. Wish I had just an ounce of it!

  • Nina

    Hey Marlena,
    I agree with most previous comments, the first outfit is very slimming, you look great! Horizontal stripes probably aren’t the best idea if you want to look slimmer, but the curvy look is also very becoming!
    xxx nina

  • Parisa

    The first outfit is the best on you….you look amazingly slim….but the sexiest one should be the second one..to hell with those who say that horizontal stripes aren’t for curvy girls! :D D:

  • Sara

    I think you did an awesome job on the outfits. I am a curvy and the tips are great. You know I always thought you had an hour shape figure, and I have to agree on the jacket because it does balance out the outfit. I am going to try the third one since I live on the island but all three look awesome.

  • Mootchie79

    hey marlena, you look fantastic in all of your pics but i am surprised that 2 of them have horizontal stripes. ive always read and been told that if youre curvy or on the heavier side, you should as a general rule stay away from horizontal stripes because your eye follows the pattern and it tends to make the wearer look wider than they are. i know i look rubbish in them, and maybe youre the exception! but i just wanted to give everyone a heads up. to see what i mean, if you look at the first and third outfits, youll see how the jacket creates this vertical stripe which lengthens the torso, like how if you want to make your nose look slimmer you contour the sides darker. anyway, keep up the good work!

  • Famousbella10

    Youre so adorable!! You’ve lost soooo much weight and you look awesome. Keep up the great work doll!!

  • nnynz

    i love the idea. im more square shaped do you have any tips to give me more of a curve? anything to give the illusion of a waist would be nice.. and no “floaty ” drape tops which make me look like a bag lady lol

  • Valentina Sbarbaro

    First one makes you look great :D

  • Ralucabastarache

    First one Great! Second and third ok. In my opinion horizontal stripes are not so flatering on curvy girls. I love you Marlena! You are so beautiful!

  • Veronica E Ohara

    I’m a curvy girl as well, and I often see tips on what thinner girls should wear so I get frustrated a lot. I love the idea of you giving fashion tips for us curvy busty gals. Pair that with make-up to match and I think it would be awesome!!!!!

  • Marissa

    The first outfit is the winner for me! I love the layering and bright color… Btw you look gorgeous!

  • Kelsoulforreal

    this was great marlena .. thanks for putting the work in to inspire all of us ! 

  • Pink_kikau29

    You are so beautiful!!!! I’ve been on a diet as well and ive lost 60lbs already and im a size 13/14 misses I was a plus 22!!!! You are an inspiration I want to get to you size lol wat size are you?? If u don’t mind me asking:)

  • Sommie Su

    YOur just simply adorbs girl, I love how you embrace your curves!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your makeup tutorials :)

  • Crystal

    I’ve got a big chest and a little budget. Its hard to squeeze into the too small sizes Walmart carries. I can never find a bra that keeps them up where they’re supposed to be. I’d love to see you do a post on how plus sized chests can find their right size bra and what brands/styles you like best.
    Your awesome!

    • jessica

      I have a big chest as well, and I have found that the best bras are at Lane Bryant. They are a little.pricy but one will last a while and they are sooooo comfy. They aRe the only ones I have found to be a great fit. Hope this helps.

  • Jessica

    Loving the outfits, but what stores would you suggest for women who are just a little too big for stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Ruse, and even macy’s?

  • Kate

    Omg Marlena you look amazing! Can you post any outfit ideas on how to conceal the tummy and love handles? 

  • Ktg82

    Totally cute Marlena!!! Do you have any ideas for dresses?

  • http://twitter.com/Urbancwgrl Jennifer Cochran

    This is a super idea! Thanks so much for the looks!

  • Kaitlin226

    You dress yourself more beautiful and classy than half the itty bitty women in this world. I am jealous of your style. You can take that as a compliment. Stay beautiful and enjoy your time in paris.

  • 2bellaboutique

    I love number 1 but 2 and 3 not so much as the horizontal stripes are not so flattering….. I would love to see you do fashion as u rock with makeup!”

  • Mv88_iphone

    First was my fav. You look great!!! Last was good too but don’t care for the second one very much , not as flattering.

  • christina_s624

    Marlena,

    I have lost about 60 pounds over the past 8 months and continuing with the weight loss journey. However, I find myself having problems finding clothes that are transitioning from weight to weight. Do you have any staple pieces that you found worked well for you though various stages in your weight loss? 

    Thanks!
    Christina

  • Tmmorgeson

    Love the outfits. Two is my favorite. I was watching older Makeup Geek videos this weekend. You look like a different person- Be Proud. I am proud for you! You look a-may-zing!

  • Joenaprilynojosa

    Love everything!

  • Blondieswitzer

    I like these fashion ideas! Please continue with them. I have such a hard time mixing and matching. I find myself always wearing black.

  • Tiff

    They’re cute but horizontal stripes make everyone look larger so if you’re curvy and trying to disguise it I don’t think they’d be the best thing!

  • Denisetruj

    Thank you! I love all of your outfit ideas. You are the best Marlena!

  • Nino

    Beautiful Marlena! Thank you for you blog. You prove beauty at every size.

  • nbrake

    Okay.. not to get too personal but what jean size are you? I’m asking because your stomach is SO flat.. how do you manage that or is it natural?

    Sincerely jealous! ;)

  • sug

    thats so cute! you know whats the best part? it’s that u have a slim face with a long slim nose.. and therefore it hides all the weight below…

    i am curvy.. but with a round face and a round nose… I HATE IT ><

    u r so pretty and so lucky ^_^