Having bigger hips can make you look feminine, but can also make you feel frustrated with styling. The key to flatter your shape is to opt for clothes that can draw attention to your best assets and downplay your hips at the same time. Let’s dive right in!
The key to choosing the right tops is to keep in mind the balance, i.e. since your hips are curvier, you need to create volume to balance the silhouette overall.
The best neckline for women with a big butt is those that go horizontal on your shoulders because they will create visual balance for your wider hips.
That is why offf-the-shoulder is one of the most flattering necklines for your shape.
Anytime you wear something that draws the focus up towards your top half, it automatically enhances that part of the body to minimize the appearance of wide hips.
Because it creates the horizontal line on your shoulder, it magically makes your wide hips look less noticeable.
Contrary to the popular belief, shorter tops are actually flattering to women with wide hips.
Your top should lay just above, or be shorter than, the widest part of your hips.
A shorter jacket or blazer at this length will provide the structure for your upper body to balance out your bigger bottom.
Therefore, you should never wear anything that ends right on the widest part of your bum, whether it is a blouse, cardigan, or jacket.
Wearing tops that hit the body at the widest part of the hip will emphasize that area, which often leads to hips having an even wider look.
Colors and Prints on Top
Create the illusion of balance to your shape, with colors and prints on the top.
Pair them with dark and neutral hues on the bottom. This shifts the focus from wide hips, up towards the top half.
Add Shoulder Pads
Give your top half a touch of volume to compliment your wide hips with shoulder pads, a styling hack rarely talked about but highly effective.
You can get the look with a blazer or coat with built-in shoulder pads.
The key is by expanding your shoulders, you are making your top half more in balance with your hips, which will create a more harmonious look and therefore downplay your hips.
Wear Wide Leg Pants
If you have a big bum, wide-leg pants are the most flatting pants for you. The reason is they drape down straight from your but, achieving a visual balance.
Palazzo pants are a wonderful option for women with big hips in the summer, because of the flowy fabrics. You can also find wide leg jeans and pants for the fall and winter.You should make this a cornerstone of your wardrobe and have wide-leg pants in different fabrics for different seasons.
The more drapery the wide-leg pants are, the more flattering they will look on women with big tums.
Avoid Skinny Jeans
This is the opposite of the wide-leg silhouette. Wearing skinny fit on the bottom half of your body will often lead to wide hips being accentuated, and can make them appear wider and legs shorter.
If your goal is to emphasize your big butt, then wearing skinny will achieve that purpose. You will see many celebrities with big bottoms such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez wearing skinny fits all the time.
However, if you do not want your hips to look wide, then your best choice is to avoid skinny jeans. Instead, work with your body by opting for pants that are straight, boot cut or flare leg. These styles make your legs appear longer, giving wide hips a much more flattering appearance.
Avoid Side Pockets
Anything that expands you on your hips will not look flattering on women already have big butt.
Side pockets is one of those designs because they further stretch out your wide hips and create the illusion of a horizontal line right at your hips.
Choose Size according to your Hips
One of the biggest challenges of having big a bum is to find anything that fits your hips without looking too loose elsewhere. If you are looking for jeans or pants, it is very likely what fits your hips will turn out to be too loose on your waist.
Vice versa, what fits your waist is probably going to be too tight for your butt.In that case, your best bet is to look for pants or jeans according to the size of your hips, and then take it to the tailor to take in the waist.
Wear A-line Skirts
Like the A-line dress, the A-line skirts are also very flattering to women with bigger hips.
Since they don’t cling to your hips and thighs like the pencil skirts, they are very accommodating to women with wide hips.
Avoid Pencil Skirts
A pencil skirt is the kind of style that emphasizes every curve of your bottom half.
If you have big hips, then wearing pencil skirts will bring all the attention to them.
Once again, this can be a personal preference thing, and it is up to you if you want to emphasize them.
You will see this as one of the signature looks of celebrities with big butt such as Kim Kardashian.
If you do not want to accentuate your wide hips, then you should avoid pencil skirts and go with other silhouettes that offer more space for your butt.
One of the best ways to flatter a woman with prominent hips is to wear a dress. Because of the continuous pattern of the dress, it creates one column of color from top to bottom. That will instantly make you appear taller and leaner.
Here’s the best dresses for your body shape.
While a-line is universally flattering, it’s particularly flattering when dressing a pear shaped figure.
Because of the silhouette, the a-line creates a smaller waistline and draws the focus away from the hip area. Wrap dresses are always a good a-line option.
If you have a bigger bum, then go with a longer A-line dress because a shorter dress length will draw attention to your thigh area.
Since most women with big hips also tend to have big thighs, a longer length is more flattering to avoid emphasizing your hips and thighs.
Give your shape a slimming effect by wearing clothing that defines the waistline.
This can be accomplished by wearing a belt, a shirt with built-in waist definition like a peplum, etc. It slims your shape and flatters your shape by making the smallest part of the waist the focal point of the outfit.
Maxi Length Dresses
Maxi length dresses are flattering for your shape, because they can totally distract from your hips.
Since maxi dresses reach at least your ankle, they will be drawing the eye up and down, creating a longer and leaner figure.
Opt for light weight fabrics such as linen, silk or chiffon, which will enhance the flowy effect and therefore create a balance for your overall shape.
Avoid Sheath Dress
Sheath dress can be a challenge for women with big butts because of their straight cut.
Since your hips are much bigger than your waist, it will be very hard for you to find a sheath dress that fits you well.
Give your body a long, leaner appearance with maxi-length dresses.
Thanks to one solid piece that lays on the body from shoulder to ankle, it enhances pear shape by giving the illusion of one long line down the body.
Just make sure the skirt portion of a maxi isn’t too voluminous around the hip area.
Asymmetrical neckline dresses
Just look at how gorgeous this asymmetrical neckline dress is! Not only does this look stylish, but also another visual proof that open necklines such as this one are a very effective way to balance out a wider bottom.
The asymmetry that the neckline has helps bring attention toward your décolletage to not have the eyes solely focus on your big hips.
If you’re looking into bringing your gorgeous curves into the spotlight, one of your best style bets would be the skater dress – no doubt! It typically comes with a flared skirt, cinched waist, and fitted bodice, which all work in perfect synergy to showcase your curves while neutralizing the overpowering width of your hips.
The flare of the skirt nicely accommodates your bigger hips while also camouflaging its width to make it look in better proportion with your upper half.
Apart from the very feminine charm of the dainty off-the-shoulder dress, this also creates better balance by drawing the gaze to the upper body rather than your bigger hips. It also subtly broadens the shoulders to look more symmetrical to the width of your hips for that harmonious upper and lower body ratio.
Not only that, dresses that come with off-the-shoulder necklines also help elongate your neck and showcase your sexy décolletage!