As a freelance fashion stylist I’ve worked with several clients, yet there’s one thing every woman wants to know:
How do I dress to suit my shape?
Well, I’ve now put together the ultimate fashion style guide showing you what dresses to wear for your body shape. Take a look at the Shape Solutions range to discover fashion that really works wonders for your figure.
This are the 4 different type of body shapes for women.
Short, boxy jackets and pleated or tiered skirts are not your friends. Cast them out now and feel forever better.
Go for dresses that highlight your bust and skim down over yout tummy without clinging.
Top Tip: Look out for dresses with embellishment around the neck and colour/ detail around the hem to draw attention to either end of your body.
If you are a bottom-heavy beauty and are bigger around the hips, bottom or thighs than you are up top then, like the majority of women, you are a Pear! You’ve probably also got a fairly flat stomach you lucky thing. Work that womanly figure by adding more shape and structure above the waist.
Balance out your curvy bottom half with bold bright tops or tops with large collars, lapels or sleeves.
Tube, pencil and fishtail skirts, especially tight-fitting ones will only emphasise your hips and behind.
Look for dresses that add volume and detail on your top half or bust and flare out over your hips rather than cling
Top Tip: Adding a structured bolero jacket to most flared dress styles will give a really flattering look for Pear shapes.
About the Hourglass body shape
Curvy hourglass girls go in at the middle, often with a fuller bust and bottom to contrast with the smaller waist. You’re blessed with a very sexy shape so you need to learn not to drown it in too-baggy clothes but also not go too overtly sexy either…unless that’s the look you’re going for!
Wrap dresses, waist-cinching belts and flared or wide leg jeans will work wonders. Not necessarily all at once.
Shapeless baggy jumpers will hide your wonderful waist. Unless you add that magic belt of course!
Top Tip: If you love strapless dresses but have full upper arms simply add a little shrug.
About the Rectangle body shape
A structured coat that cinches in with a belt will make you look more curvy. If you’ve a small bust you can get away with tricky to wear high-necked tops.
Low rise jeans and trousers can make your torso look too long. Stay away from sheath dresses and stick to styles with more shape instead.
Most dresses will look great on your more boyish frame but aim to create more curves top and bottom.
Top Tip: If you’re a lucky busty rectangle go for a lower neckline. If not, go for a higher neck and show off your sexy back or legs instead.
I hope this post helped you to get to know more about how to style your daily outfits according to your body shape!