For a self-confessed introvert and fashion insouciant, Zia Quizon dresses pretty well.
She knows exactly what types of clothes can be flattering for her curvy figure, just like the ones she wore for her performance at the Green Freedom concert in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on April 29.
The 20-year-old singer had a total of four wardrobe changes throughout the show and each one looked really fabulous on her.
Now, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) decodes Zia’s fashion choices to come up with a list of styling tricks that can help curvy girls look slimmer in their clothes.
FIND THE PERFECT FIT. While she claims she only borrows her clothes from her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla and sister Karylle, Zia’s outfits seem to fit her just right.
In fashion, size does matter; and if there is one thing you need to do to look good that is to know your size…and own it!
Do not be afraid to hit the plus-size section if that’s where you really belong because it might just be the only place for you to find the perfect clothes.
Stay away from pieces that are too tight or too loose on your body as they only highlight your flaws instead of masking them.
If you can’t find ready-to-wear outfits in your size, there’s always an option for you to get custom-made designs.
That way, you can look sexy and unique at the same time.
DEFINE YOUR SHAPE. Scratch the idea that loose clothes can help you hide your nasty flabs.
In fact, they only make things worse by adding unwanted volume to your look.
Try defining your figure by highlighting your waist.
Cinch a loose outfit with a belt, just like Zia did to her orange satin top, or choose dresses that have built-in waistbands (see floral dress) or ruchings that create an illusion of shape in the abdomen (see green dress).
A nice detail like the knot on Zia’s blue jersey dress is also a unique touch that you can wear for an instant slimming effect.
SHOW SOME SKIN. As they say in fashion: If you have it, flaunt it.
Zia happens to have distinct collarbones and a smooth décolleté so she made sure everyone can see those through the deep necklines of her outfits.
She also has nice firm arms and toned legs, which she gladly flaunted through her sleeveless floral yellow dress.
By exposing some skin, Zia has created a focal point to distract onlookers from finding her flaws.
WEAR STATEMENT EARRINGS. An attractive pair of ear accessory draws more attention to the face.
Like Zia, wearing those colorful pair of beaded rounded wire earrings helped deflect attraction from her bust and hips.
The gold chandelier earrings she wore with both the yellow and green dresses also helped create and illusion of a longer neck.
ELONGATE YOUR BODY. Two things we can’t see in the photo, but still made the final cut on our list: one, Zia's aptly fitted underwear; and two, her high heeled sandals.
The right kind and right fit of bra keeps the breasts in an upright position, therefore creating more room to show off the torso.
The longer your torso looks, the better as it gives an illusion of a tighter tummy.
Also, high heels add instant height making your entire body look taller and slimmer.