About me

I’m a fortysomething woman living in the north of England (originally from the south east). I have been writing this blog since 30th September 2011 and have very much enjoyed seeing it grow in popularity and reach, and growing my audience through my social media channels (links below).

My aim is to help women with curvaceous figures like mine to find lingerie, clothing, swimwear and footwear to suit their bodies. I want women to know that even though it may take some time and research, there is hope out there for us and there are ways of making fashion work for our bodies. I believe that every woman deserves to have access to fabulous clothing, regardless of her shape and/or size.

Curvy Wordy got its name thanks to the fact I have a voluptuous figure, coupled with my love for writing. I use the word ‘curvy’ to describe my shape, rather than my size.

The reviews I write are completely unbiased, even when the item has been sent to me for review. My opinions and words are all my own. All posts are written by me, unless expressly stated otherwise.

My current sizes (as at 14th July 2018) are:

Height: 5’4

UK bra size: 34M (75M in Ewa Michalak). Please note that sometimes I wear swimwear in a smaller cup size (typically 34K) as it is very rare to find bikinis and swimsuits in my actual cup size. I also occasionally cheat with lingerie sizing so that I can try pieces intended for ‘bedroom wear’ only, so a perfect fit isn’t always a necessity.

UK dress size: Varies from brand to brand and highly dependent on fabric but usually a 14-18 in stretchy fabrics and 18-22 in non-stretch.

I am very happy to work with brands on a variety of levels; please feel free to contact me at curvywordy@live.co.uk.

Follow me on social media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurvyWordy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CurvyWordy
Instagram: https://instagram.com/curvywordy/
Tumblr: http://curvywordy.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/curvywordy/
Bloglovin’: http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/curvy-wordy-3847377
Bratabase: http://www.bratabase.com/profile/1vb/

23 Comments

  1. Sandra Topia
    18 May 2013 / 12:03

    are your breasts all natural?

    • Atratus
      8 February 2015 / 14:38

      What a question. *fp*

  2. Tuesday Shanice
    5 June 2013 / 03:08

    Oh my, you are gorgeous! Wish I was as curvy as you! xxx

  3. Tuesday Shanice
    5 June 2013 / 03:08

    Oh my, you are gorgeous! Wish I was as curvy as you! xxx

  4. Sarah Daniels
    18 June 2013 / 23:34

    I am not hourglass shaped like you, but I do have 34H bust and a chubby middle (34H-32-38). I find H&M very good for dresses. Their sizes are generous I find and there is always enough fabric to go over my boobs. I usually only need a 10 or a 12 in their clothes. Sometimes smaller.

  5. Tracy
    12 July 2013 / 18:23

    The clothes don't make you look good. You make the clothes look good. :)You are amazing.

  6. Charlene
    27 July 2013 / 00:55

    I agree with Tracy – you make the clothes you review look stunning. You are an inspiration to all us hourglass women. Thank you. Please keep writing x

  7. Gina Weiss
    7 August 2013 / 23:34

    I just had to write you. I love your blog and everything about it. Your lingerie posts have inspired me to finally get properly fitted (I went down three band sizes and up 8 (yes 8) cups!) and as a plus size woman your fashion posts have made me seriously rethink my wardrobe. You have the most fabulous sense of style and sophistication and I hold you as the perfect curvy role model. I only wish I lived in the UK so I could get you to take me shopping with you! Keep up the wonderful work and know how much all your readers appreciate the effort you put into it and how many lives you touch on a daily basis.

  8. Paula Cackett
    8 August 2013 / 13:13

    At the risk of sounding like a complete stalker, I absolutely adore you and your blog. A few months ago I was feeling down in the dumps about being a plus size woman but thanks to you and your wonderful blog I now see myself in a completely different light. I see how it IS possible to find clothing that works for me and a whole new world of lingerie has opened itself up to me. I had no idea how many places in the UK there were to get fitted professionally, rather than somewhere awful like M&S. And the plus size clothing available on the internet is great and you have helped me to find new options for this. Thank you for writing and for changing my life and I hope you will continue with your blog for many years to come. I always look forward to reading your posts xxx

  9. Carol Pinup
    28 November 2013 / 00:57

    I'm almost the same size as you: 46-30-45I was so glad to find a woman curvy like me!I struggle a lot here in Brazil to find bras that fit me. I normally don't, they are always big in the band and my back aches a lot. Now I can read your reviews and try to find the perfect bra overseas!I wish you loads of success. You are beautiful!

  10. Xelestial
    9 January 2014 / 04:31

    I'm almost the same size with similar shaped breasts. (I'm 46-31-46) I'm not excited to follow you on bratabase and look through your blog to find some good leads for myself. Thanks from women like me who had long given up on looking good.

  11. Anonymous
    15 March 2014 / 16:25

    I'm hoping you and your blog readers can help me…I'm getting married in June and the husband to be loves turquoise coloured underwear. There is loads of choice available in this colour if your bust size is 'average'. I'm struggling to find anything in a 32DD…any help or advise would be much appreciated!

    • Anonymous
      24 May 2014 / 02:57

      Bravissimo have some lovely turquoise options in a 32DD, have a look over there 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    24 May 2014 / 03:01

    Can I say *thank you* SO much for putting your measurements?! I have been browsing all through your blog, having stumbled across it whilst searching for bra information, and kept thinking 'wow, she looks great, my arse must be about 5 times her size though!' – its NOT! 😀 OK, its a few inches bigger still, (but shrinking at the moment as I firm up), however its so encouraging to see someone not that different from me looking just so amazing! THANK YOU again! :DUnfortunately I now live in Australia rather than the UK, so finding clothes is a massive issue (long story), and shopping online can be rather hit or miss, so thank you as well for all the lovely lovely pictures as it really helps decide what to get and not have to spend stupid amounts posting stuff back that doesn't fit :)You're a complete star and SO stunning!

  13. Anonymous
    31 October 2014 / 03:29

    Thank you for all your bra reviews, they are so helpful. I would love it if you could add a list in your "About Me" section with the brand, style & size you wear for the each of the bras you review or wear. I think it would help so many ladies with similar measurements to see it all lined up as far as what fits you.

    • Joanne Dodd
      31 October 2014 / 14:50

      All that information is already on here somewhere, just not on this page. Also you can find it on Bratabase. Don't ask Caroline to do more than she already does, she works so hard on her blog and does it in her 'spare' time so as readers we shouldn't put even more pressure on her. Do the ground work yourself!!

  14. Anonymous
    28 May 2015 / 00:39

    Thanks for your blog.I hail from the US, where they are apparently afraid of shapely women. I am 5'2": 34j or 36H in UK sizing. (or 48-34-46). Its so nice to see someone that is kinda shaped like me. Makes me feel like less of a freak.

  15. Anonymous
    17 July 2015 / 03:39

    love your style

  16. Unknown
    14 April 2016 / 19:05

    Thanks, finally a blog for us curvy ladies! Being a size 18,brasize 36k myself, I think your blog is extremely encouraging. We curvacious women can look gorgeous and sexy! Thanks a million!

  17. Anonymous
    12 September 2016 / 16:30

    How come I don't see a great, big, fat rock on your pretty hand?

  18. fdp
    11 December 2016 / 18:43

    Excellent blog! Keep up the good work.

  19. Mrs Butler
    25 April 2017 / 19:46

    I just came across your blog, I'm 55 size 14/16 and 34jj having seen you in a bikini and my body being not dissimilar you gave me confidence to buy bikini's and feel ok about having a little bit of wobble..you are wearing some of the ones I bought…keep up the good work