Friday, March 1, 2024

Taking Shape

Style by body shape is a tried and tested method that can make a difference in how you look and feel the next time you hit the stores.

Thanks to our friends at Zebrano, here are some styling tips for everybody.

Pear

If you are more prominent 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.

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.

Styles to avoid are tube, pencil, and fishtail skirts, that emphasise your hips and behind.

Hourglass

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 classic shape – don’t drown it in baggy clothes!

Your best bet includes wrap dresses, waist-cinching belts, and flared or wide-leg jeans and stay away from shapeless, baggy jumpers or anything oversize that hides your fabulous waist!

 

Heart

The Heart shape is defined by being bigger up top than on their bottom half – think broader shoulders and bigger breasts with a smaller waist and hips.

Opt for 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 colours on your bottom half either!

Instead, choose styles that work for a bigger bust, like open necklines, V-necks and wrap styles, vertical stripes, and single-breasted jackets.

Apple

If you’re evenly proportioned and may carry your weight around your midsection, then you are an Apple.

Dressing the Apple shape is about showing off those best bits and avoiding added volume around your middle.

Bring out your best with an 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. Apples should avoid short, boxy jackets and pleated or tiered skirts.

 

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