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Curly Hair and Your Style??

Ok yes i am bored. I have been off college today with a migraine that has since worn off and got thinking. Does your hairstyle go with your general style?

I always find curls pretty and girly and felt they never went with the dark emoish look i have sported in the past few years.Now however i am all pastel shades and peaches and cream (think Nicolas Roberts) and think my curls go much better my style.

Whats everyone elses thoughts?
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Wishing my hair would be more like this
> :angel13:
and less like this
> :evil5:

Comments

  • CurlyToastCurlyToast Posts: 579Registered Users
    Definitely.

    I'm mostly at a loss to describe my style other than a sort of boho-disheveled. When I first started using some of the curl-appropriate techniques I found here I wound up with the huge, clumpy ringlets that are, apparently, desired. While I dig the increased strength of my curl pattern, the clumps -- while independently gorgeous -- are just too . . . put together . . . for the rest of me. Made me feel weirdly proper.

    So I'm gradually adjusting to remove some of the civility from my curls, which suits me perfectly. 8)
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Yes. My curls are me, so to speak, so I can't imagine them not going with any style I wanted to wear.
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  • ladybottorffladybottorff Posts: 30Registered Users
    ... Just like there are different types of curls, there are different types of styles and personalities. Just be yourself with it, explore it, and have fun. :P
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CurlyToast wrote: »
    Definitely.

    I'm mostly at a loss to describe my style other than a sort of boho-disheveled. When I first started using some of the curl-appropriate techniques I found here I wound up with the huge, clumpy ringlets that are, apparently, desired. While I dig the increased strength of my curl pattern, the clumps -- while independently gorgeous -- are just too . . . put together . . . for the rest of me. Made me feel weirdly proper.

    So I'm gradually adjusting to remove some of the civility from my curls, which suits me perfectly. 8)

    I love the way you put this. This is partly the reason I want bigger, not-so-perfect hair.

    Also, a lot of the curly girls officially make the switch to curly and never go back. I wear my hair curly or straight depending on my mood, what I wear, etc. I don't feel like curly alone expresses my whole personality. I like variety. (I blow it out with a round brush, never a straightening iron.)
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  • xodevinxodevin Posts: 478Registered Users
    Hmm, I guess my style is pretty much preppy with some unique kind of pieces thrown in to make it more creative and me-ish. So I guess curls suit me, because they're not like everyone else, which I hope I'm not! I wanna stand out. :thumright:
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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    I find my geometric prints looked better with straight hair. My flowery or spirallly prints look better with curly hair.

    My geometric workout outfit (there's a black-white pattern on the top, legging capris and jacket) looks downright WEIRD with my loose curly hair. Total mismatch. I am really gonna have to invest in a new wardrobe.

    When I had big curls previously (before my straightening period), I had a lot of floral prints, polka dots, and monochromes, and they went find with curly hair. Stripes and jagged-edge-sharp-prints, not so much. When I graduated college and was working, I remember how even when I had my "pro wear" I tried to find, and I think this was subconscious, stuff that had some curve to it (ruching, bit round buttons, shoulder padding edged in some gathering, peplums, puffed sleeves, round or circular pattern earrings, spirally pins, round-linked necklaces, curvy hair barettes with pearl or bead accents for half-ups).

    I think it's just our eyes noticing the recapitulation of shape (curls with curves and circles and spirals as well as ruffles and scalloping and lace; straight and sleek with stripes and triangles and sharply tailored shoulders and sleeves). I suspect this is why, subconciously or consciously, we think of professional wear as matching straighter hair--suits and padded shoulders and sharp stripes just seem to match sleeker hair better. Controlled hair with "control" clothes. Whereas I think curly hair looks fabulous with laces (I took my lace tops back to the front of the closet) and embroidery and swirly prints, things that flutter and move, have softer lines. I do think a big head of ringlets can look amazing with a sleek, body-hugging dress, but thats one of those classic contrasts, as well as noticing body curves.

    It's an interesting thing, but I have felt this--a very frilly dress just looks odd to me on someone wearing a sleek bob. A very tailored, severe, "I mean business" jacket doesn't seem to go as well with super-curly free hair. As least, to me.
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  • urbanmommyurbanmommy Posts: 155Registered Users
    Yah, it goes with my style. I went through a boho phase years ago and it really went then, but I also sometimes prefer to look more sophisticated. Right now it's not an issue because my hair is super short, but when it's longer, I'd either wear it in a bob for a more 20s feel, or pull it back with a black headband.

    Since I wear mostly solids, I don't worry about clashing patterns and whatnot, but I did go through a resurgence of preppy and found that my hair looked better pulled back than loose with those clothes.

    My dream wardrobe would be pretty much all Eileen Fisher, and any kind of hair goes with her stuff. ;)
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  • lizzlebelizzlelizzlebelizzle Posts: 287Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    I find my geometric prints looked better with straight hair. My flowery or spirallly prints look better with curly hair.

    My geometric workout outfit (there's a black-white pattern on the top, legging capris and jacket) looks downright WEIRD with my loose curly hair. Total mismatch. I am really gonna have to invest in a new wardrobe.

    When I had big curls previously (before my straightening period), I had a lot of floral prints, polka dots, and monochromes, and they went find with curly hair. Stripes and jagged-edge-sharp-prints, not so much. When I graduated college and was working, I remember how even when I had my "pro wear" I tried to find, and I think this was subconscious, stuff that had some curve to it (ruching, bit round buttons, shoulder padding edged in some gathering, peplums, puffed sleeves, round or circular pattern earrings, spirally pins, round-linked necklaces, curvy hair barettes with pearl or bead accents for half-ups).

    I think it's just our eyes noticing the recapitulation of shape (curls with curves and circles and spirals as well as ruffles and scalloping and lace; straight and sleek with stripes and triangles and sharply tailored shoulders and sleeves). I suspect this is why, subconciously or consciously, we think of professional wear as matching straighter hair--suits and padded shoulders and sharp stripes just seem to match sleeker hair better. Controlled hair with "control" clothes. Whereas I think curly hair looks fabulous with laces (I took my lace tops back to the front of the closet) and embroidery and swirly prints, things that flutter and move, have softer lines. I do think a big head of ringlets can look amazing with a sleek, body-hugging dress, but thats one of those classic contrasts, as well as noticing body curves.

    It's an interesting thing, but I have felt this--a very frilly dress just looks odd to me on someone wearing a sleek bob. A very tailored, severe, "I mean business" jacket doesn't seem to go as well with super-curly free hair. As least, to me.

    I think you have a point with the matching of patterns and textures. I do like wearing clothing with more sleek lines and solid colors, however, and I've found that having a mass of curly hair going along with this is an interesting way to play with contrast and variety in my look. To me, there's something very interesting and engaging to the eye to see a sleek suit or conservative sweater paired with somewhat wild hair. However, I keep my curls fairly short so there is a limit to how "uncontrolled" my hairstyle is at any given time.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I think mine matches my style as it kind of looks wild like a rocker in a way. :headbang:

    I'm trying to work on making it look less wild when I dress girly
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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I have a pretty neutral style so I think my curls help to make it just a little different :happy8:
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm pretty casual in style (wouldn't even call it a style tbh!) so I guess my curls go with that. I do straighten my hair sometimes though and can't say as I feel any different then, in regards to my style.
    It would never enter my head to think about certain patterns/designs etc not going with my hair.
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