How to dress for your body shape

We believe:
– in trying everything to find what works for your unique body, and
– anyone can wear anything that makes them feel great!

However, if you’re not sure where to start, you can use this guide to help select styles suited to your shape.

The secret is using styles that create the illusion of a well-balanced silhouette. If one part of your body is narrow and another wide, then visually widening the narrowest area can provide balance and encourage visual proportion.

Body Shape Guide

If you are a bottom-heavy beauty – meaning you’re bigger around the hips, bottom, or thighs than you are up top – you’re a Pear! Work that womanly figure by adding more shape and structure above the waist.

Bring out your best:

Balance out your curvy bottom half with details around your shoulders and top half: bold bright tops, tops with large collars, lapels, or sleeves, and of course accessories! Wear darker coloured skirts and pants and trousers that are slightly tapered.

Best to avoid:

Tube, pencil, and fishtail skirts, especially tight-fitting ones that will emphasise your hips and behind.

Body Shape Guide

Sassy Heart-shaped ladies have a figure that’s bigger up top than on their bottom half – think broad shoulders and/or bigger breasts in relation to their waist and hips. This build could make you look top heavy, but there are a few simple ways to soften your shape!

 

Bring out your best:

Fuller skirts, wide leg trousers, bold textures, and horizontal stripes worn below the waist will balance out your body shape beautifully. Don’t be afraid of bright colour on your bottom half either! Choose styles that work for a bigger bust, like open necklines, V-necks and wrap styles, vertical stripes, and single-breasted jackets.

 

Best to avoid:

Details that draw attention to your top half are best to avoid! Steer away from puff sleeves, epaulettes, and halter necks.

Body Shape Guide

Curvy Hourglass girls go in at the middle and often have a fuller bust/bottom in contrast to their smaller waists. If you’re an Hourglass, you’ve got a very classic shape – don’t drown it in baggy clothes!

 

Bring out your best:

Wrap dresses, waist-cinching belts, and flared or wide leg jeans will look fantastic on you!

 

Best to avoid:

 

Shapeless baggy jumpers or anything oversize that hides your wonderful waist!

Body Shape Guide

The Apple of our eye! You’re likely evenly-proportioned and may carry your weight around your midsection. Dressing the Apple shape is all about showing off those best bits and avoiding added volume round your middle.

 

Bring out your best:

Empire line and longer-length tops will look great on your figure! Low-ish necklines will add definition to your shape. Throw on some high-placed accessories to draw the eye upwards. Wear dresses without these features: waistlines, squared-off exaggerated shoulders, and open dusters.

 

Best to avoid:

Short, boxy jackets (unless you are using then to create layers) and pleated or tiered skirts are not your friends.

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