Dressing for Body Shape
In the ever evolving world of fashion, one thing remains constant, the beauty of diversity. We humans come in all shapes, sizes, colours and characters. As women, we can have a tendency to look at ourselves with critical eyes. Let’s not do that anymore girls. Lets be kinder and more loving - TO OURSELVES!! Leaning how to dress for your body shape is key!
None of us are perfect, and we know our own bodies better than anyone. So rather than looking for our imperfections, lets focus one the beautiful parts, and they are there, in all of us. It might be in the curve of your shoulder, the length of you legs, maybe it’s the sun kissed colour of your skin. The key to dressing for your shape in embracing our shape and accentuating what we like and disguising things we don’t.
The first step in all of this is asking yourself, what is my body shape? Are you an apple, a pear, a rectangle, an hourglass or maybe even an upside down triangle? Here are some tips to help you work that out and then select your clothes to help you look and feel great. After all, feeling confident is the key.
Apple shaped bodies carry their weight through the midsection, often with broader shoulders and a fuller bust.
Choose clothes that aren’t too tight. Empire lines and V necks are great.
Try the Farrah Midi Dress or Shari dress.
Pear shapes bodies often have narrowed shoulders and carry their weight through the hips and bottom.
To balance proportions draw attention to the upper half of your body with statement earrings or a beautiful boat neckline.
Try One of our Finch Billow sleeve tops, or a basic boat neck top.
If your shoulders, waist and hips are all a similar size - you guessed it, your are more rectangular.
Create curves by wearing belted dresses and flared skirts.
Have a look at the Ginette Maxi Dress or the Tara Tie Dress
Our hourglasses have a well defined waist, with hips and bust similar and distinctly larger than your waist.
Embrace your curves and wear dresses that cinch in or tie at the waist.
Look for the Iris Mini Dress or the Minden Shirred Dress
You get the picture by now I’m sure : here we are talking broader shoulders with narrower hips and waists.
V necks, A line skirts and wide leg pants can look great and help balance out our proportions.
Perfect picks include the Camille Linen Wide leg pants or our Adrift A-Line Skirts