Creating Beautiful Silhouettes for Voluptuous Women
When Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield’s sexy silhouettes graced our screens, they were a size 14 and size 16 respectively (according to general size guides and historical records of their body measurements). Today’s models go through so much to stay slim, whereas it seems a little ludicrous given that Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield are still considered gorgeous and glamorous by any standard. It’s also a bit of a shame that curves like theirs are today Photoshopped out of magazines for being too buxom.
Here at Victoria Hannah, we love to design for women who have breasts and hips!! Most of our designs can be created for any size – from a size 6 upwards – with just a little bit of structuring.
Although tiny, Vivien Leigh got to wear some beautiful structured gowns when playing Scarlett O’Hara in ‘Gone With The Wind’, but you don’t need to put yourself through the same pain that Scarlett O’Hara had to endure to achieve her fitted figure-hugging look.
Today, we have lots of tricks and secrets to creating beautiful silhouettes for size 16 and upwards – women with voluptuous figures. We can use well-constructed lingerie, structure inside the gown using stiffening fabrics such as shapewell with firm fusing and boning, and crisscross cord ties to reshape your body into a more hourglass figure.
At Victoria Hannah, we also pay careful attention to the silhouette design to create wonderful, and very sexy looks. So there’s no reason to shy away from fitted dresses!
In fact, a fitted, structured gown – rather than a loose dress – can make you look far slimmer than you’d think. Try it!
Here are three sketches of some upcoming Victoria Hannah designs to inspire you, all created with consideration for the woman who likes to wear long pants: