Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14?
It's all about putting it together. Here are some styling tips for you from my years in the Beauty Industry and from being a trained Image Consultant.
Finding tops that slightly cover your hips can be very slimming. It is better to invest in 1-7 tops that look great on you than to have a closet full of a lot of clothing that doesn't do you justice.
Also not having clothing tight against your neck helps to give a slimming effect but don't have bust line popping out or you make actually just look over weight trying to stuff yourself into something that doesn't fit you well. Give yourself a little breathing at the neck.
Pants can be a issue for the curvy girl and sometimes for a busy fashionable girl I suggest with the way cool styles out that a Jean style legging with a top that covers the hips somewhat can look really chic. Add some really low heeled boots or shoes and you will look adorable!