Many of us aren’t truly aware of our body type or how to make the most of our best features.
What is certain, is that we are used to disliking certain body parts verbatim, and hiding them away. Well listen up (this includes you guys!) because things are going to change!
We shop for different reasons. Out of boredom, emotional reasons, habitual, inspiration and because we love it! If not well managed, shopping can be stressful and fraught with (too) many choices, indecisions, and wasted time and if you go with the wrong person, nerves can get frayed!
Step out of your closet and learn to wear your favourite and fail-safe styles with confidence! Whether you need to dress for the office, an interview, a social gathering or simply to up-date your look.
Make sure the clothes you spend your hard earned money on work for you, not against you. At the very least, your clothing choices should fit well and make you feel great.
Wearing the right styles can make you feel confident and in control. They can give you presence, authority and allow you to stand out for the right reasons, giving you an edge and advantage over others. The opposite is also true. The wrong styles can be ageing, confusing and make you look bigger than you really are and who wants that?
Keep the focus on your best features and believe me, no one will be looking at any of your percieved flaws!
I have covered the five main body shapes here. You could be one, or a combination of several. Check the shape that corresponds mostly to your own and add another if you need to in order to find your best styles.
Failing that, book a session with me, that will change the way you Shop Forever!
Whether you lose or gain weight your bone structure will stay the same but It is the COMBINATION of all these factors that gives you the body shape you have.
As humans we are attracted to balance which just so happens to be the key to good dressing. Look at your body in the mirror (yes, you!) and see it as two equal parts. Find a balance to your dressing with the correct styles and find ones that work for you.
With the pear shape directly below, you can see that this shape is bottom heavy. Wear jackets and tops with structure, interest and detail to balance out the look and draw the attention upwards and away from the lower half. Now, choose your main shape and go from there- Any questions, just mail me!
TRIANGLE or PEAR SHAPE
SHAPE: You are SMALLER on the top than the bottom with narrow shoulders and a smaller bust.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw attention to the top half & balance it with the lower highlighting the shoulders, neckline and face.
STYLES to look for: Structured jackets, textured & chunky knitwear, gilets over tops, fitted shirts, dresses with a fitted waist, wide straps & capped sleeves. Necklaces to keep the focus on the upper body. Wide legged Trousers that flow from the waist
INVERTED TRIANGLE or VASE SHAPE
SHAPE:You are BIGGER on the top than the bottom with broader shoulders & slim legs.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw attention to your lower half & balance it up with the top, highlighting your great legs!
STYLES to look for: Asymetric tops, halter necklines,soft jersey tops and dresses with scooped or V-necklines, A-line or flared skirts, softly structured jackets & coats. Slim line trousers or jeans
SHAPE: Your TUMMY is larger than your bust giving focus to the middle part of your body.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw the attention away from your middle to your neckline, arms & face.
STYLES to look for: Good underwear is KEY for the apple! prints & colour of one colour group in empire line or strapless; tops that are fitted at the waist, belted dresses, box pleat skirt, V-neck tops. Tailored trousers for a smooth bodyshape.
SHAPE: Your SHOULDERS and HIPS are of equal measure with a defined waistline.This is one of the easiest bodyshapes to dress.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to emphasise the silhouette, waistline & elongate the body.
STYLES to look for: Wrap dresses & shirts, deep V-neck cardigans, scooped neck tops, fitted jackets, tailored coats, pencil skirt or A-line and tailored trousers
RECTANGLE or H SHAPE
SHAPE: You have a STRAIGHT ‘ruler’ shape where shoulder and hip are the same width with slim arms and legs.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to create curves & break up your straight frame & emphasise your waist!
STYLES to look for: Tops with detail, sweetheart & ruffled necklines, bias cut skirts and dresses in colour, texture and pattern. Capri pants and skinny jeans