By Alexandra DeRosa
Updated Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
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Fashion and style are meant to be limitless. It's a way to explore and find out not only what kind of woman you are but determine how you want to communicate that to the rest of the world. And you shouldn't let your body shape limit your exploration. Just because a woman has curves doesn't mean she should avoid a killer pair of boyfriend jeans. Styling for the more statuesque woman is not impossible it just takes more effort. The end result is both flattering and on trend.

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With so many out there who find themselves challenged when trying get fashion advice for a woman with curves, it is easy to give rules rather than challenge style myths. Take, for example, the drop waist. Many would say that this trend is not for the curvy woman. However, you have fearless bloggers such as Gabi of (pictured, above), that show that this trend can be pulled off beautifully.

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"It’s a new era in fashion- there are no rules.”- Alexander McQueen"

With a few key add-ons, a drop waist dress can be a hit. The first being a great pair of strappy heels. Show off those killer calves and elongate your frame. Flats are a not ideal with a drop waist silhouette, especially for the more petite plus woman. A great large clutch is a sleek touch and does not add fuss to the look. Finally a killer statement necklace is all you need. The piece brings the eyes up to the face and keeps the eye moving.

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For those who are not ready to fully commit to the drop waist, a smock or swing dress is a great alternative. Both options offer the same effortless and fun appeal, and can also work as savvy transitional pieces. No matter what choice you make, all are a great excuse to accessorize. Whether you decide to carry a cute clutch or grab attention with a statement necklace, don’t over think it. Fashion is meant to be fun. Rules are meant to be broken!

Read on to shop the looks above!

Work look: Simply Be dress, $90,; Asos bag, $34,; t&j designs earrings, $28,; Ted Baker booties, $267,

Weekend look: Asos dress, $76,; Gigi New York clutch, $145,; t&j designs necklace, $88, for similar styles; Asos sandal, $76,