I would disagree with anyone who states that certain styles only look good with one particular hair type. If an outfit makes you look good, feel good, compliments your body type and coloring, then who cares about hair type?!
Tinah, thanks for your example because I love that us curlies have lots of options when it comes to achieving different looks!
Wearing your hair in different ways can change your overall "look." I love showing off my neck and collar bones with certain necklines, and wearing my hair up helps with that. Alternately, my favorite skirt is ankle-length and rather bohemian-looking, and looks best with my hair loose and doing its own thing.