We would like to make an emphatic announcement. Curves are in, and always have been. Put away your measuring tapes and societal norms and embrace the curves you are blessed with. We have the Ashley Grahams, Beyonces and the Nicki Minajs to thank for getting bootylicious (sorry, we could not help using the word!) bodies back in the limelight. Closer home, we have seen one such diva in recent times who is schooling us in body acceptance. Shikha Talsania’s confidence is contagious and there is a lot we can learn from her dressing style.
Here are some of our favourite looks sported by the actress. We also tell you one thing about each look that you too can adopt to seriously up your style game!
Here, Shikha has aced the party look with a little black sequinned number. She has cleverly accented her collar bones and shoulders by opting for a wide ‘V’ neck line.
We love the dress and the belt combo Shikha is sporting here. Stripes create an optical illusion and are flattering to curves. Make a wide belt your best friend and cinch that waist for an hour-glass silhouette.
Fit and flare
A halter neck is a great alternative as it offers a ‘V’ neckline with the added detail of being backless. This dress has a small band at the waist that accentuates it, giving Shikha a beautiful shape. This is an example of how good tailoring can totally transform your body.
It’s a wrap
Another must-have in your wardrobe should be the wrap dress. It accentuates the waist and the print that we see here is just gorgeous. Shikha shows us how to wear prints and has chosen a fabric that falls well and provides a bit of movement.
Show some leg
This look ticks all the boxes for us. Cinched waist with belt: check, thigh-high slit: check, and an asymmetrical neckline: check! She has cleverly chosen to wear sandals with nude ankle straps, so that her legs look longer. A thick and heavy ankle strap would have cut the length of her legs, making her look shorter.