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How To Dress Your Body Shape

20/06/2024

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Style Tips For Your Body Shape

When styling clothes, the first step is to find styles that you like and feel comfortable in. It is helpful to consider your body shape when choosing what to wear. Understanding your body shape can guide you in selecting clothing that enhances your best features and creates a flattering silhouette.

Clothes For Apple Body Shape

Women with an apple body shape typically have larger busts, broader shoulders, narrow hips, slender legs, and a less defined waist.

When choosing flattering styles for an apple shape, you want to draw attention away from your midsection and the key is to highlight your chest and legs.

Flattering Tops For Apple Shaped Women

When selecting tops for an apple-shaped body, it’s best to emphasize the chest area.

Flattering top styles for this body type include:

  • Wrap tops with v-necklines, plunging necklines that highlight the décolletage
  • Open necklines like v-necks, scoop necks, sweetheart necks, and off-the-shoulder tops, all of which accentuate the bust.
  • Flowy styles that are not too tight or clingy can enhance the appearance of curves.
White Linen Utility Top

Our new-in utility top features a flattering v-neckline and a relaxed flowy style for an elegant fit.

Red Geometric Print Tunic

Apple Body Shape Dresses

Flattering for an apple body shape:

  • Wrap dresses with low-cut necklines, like v-necklines and plunging necklines.
  • Skater dresses, which have a fit and flare design for a flattering silhouette.
  • Smock dresses with a loose and floaty silhouettes, as well as a defined bust and waist. Smock dresses with puff sleeves can also be flattering by balancing out broader shoulders.
Black Floral Print Knot Front Maxi Dress

This lightweight wrap style dress accentuates the bust and waist and creates a flattering silhouette with the twist front detail.

Green & White Floral Print Midi Dress

Accentuate your upper half with a flattering v-neckline, this dress features an elasticated waist with a tie at the back for a cinched in look.

Clothes For A Pear Shape Body Shape

Pear shaped women tend to have narrower shoulders and a smaller bust while hips and thighs are the widest part of the body.

Best Tops For A Pear Shaped Body

When choosing tops for a pear shape, opt for tops that draw attention to your shoulders and bust in order to balance out a wider bottom half.

  • Wearing bright colors will draw attention to your upper half and create a slimming effect.
  • Consider wearing peplum tops with puff sleeves or sleeve detailing to add volume, enhance your waist, and flare out at the hips.
  • Bardot and cold shoulder tops can help broaden narrower shoulders and draw attention to your décolletage.
  • Choose plunge necklines and deep v-necks to highlight your features.
Cobalt Blue Cold Shoulder Top

Broaden the shoulders with a cold shoulder top and draw attention to your bust with the v-neckline cut.

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Elegant and flattering, the elasticated puff sleeves broaden the shoulders and brings attention to the v-neckline.

Best Dress Style For A Pear Shaped Body

Flattering dress styles for pear-shaped women:

  • Wrap dresses feature v-necklines and often have tie fastenings to cinch in a naturally slim waist and sculpt the silhouette.
  • Bardot dresses broaden narrower shoulders with an off-the-shoulder style and draw attention upwards.
  • Smock dresses feature loose and floaty styles and often come with puff sleeves that add volume and balance out the silhouette.
  • Skater dresses have a fit-and-flare silhouette that enhances your bust.
Black Palm Print Wrap Midi Dress

Refresh your dress collection with a wrap style dress, this dress has a low v-neck cut in a wrap style design, an adjustable belted tie waist to cinch in at the waist, and elegant flowy angel sleeves to balance out the silhouette.

Navy Blue Broderie Anglaise Wrap Dress

This broderie anglaise dress is perfect for the summer, the wrap style front brings attention to the bust, and the adjustable tie waist enhances the waist and the fit and flare skirt creates a balanced look.

Clothes For An Hourglass Body Shape

An hourglass body shape is defined by balanced shoulders and hips, a well-defined waist, and a larger bust.

When selecting clothes that flatter an hourglass body shape, it’s important to maintain the balanced silhouette and to consider ways to enhance the natural defined waist and larger bust.

Tops For Hourglass Shape Women

When selecting a top for your hourglass figure, opt for a style that emphasizes your waist while maintaining a balanced look.

Flattering top styles for hourglass women:

  • Wrap-style tops are flattering and draw attention to your bust with a V-neckline.
  • Fitted tops draw attention to your defined waist and larger bust.
  • Peplum tops have a fitted fit on your bust, cinch in at the waist for a balanced silhouette, and flare out at the bottom half around the hips.
Cobalt Blue Modal Rich Vest Top

Opt for a loose fit and a deep v-neckline with our vet top in a comfortable swing style.

Black Dobby Polka Dot Wrap Top

Elevate your evening wardrobe with this elegant black wrap top featuring a v-neck wrap style, a belted tie to cinch in at the waist and a flattering flared out bottom.

Best Dress Style For An Hourglass Body Shape

Flattering dresses for an hourglass body shape draw attention to the waist and accentuate the bust and hips.

Dress styles for an hourglass shape:

  • Wrap-style dresses create a nice silhouette by accentuating the waist and bust.
  • A-line dresses that are fitted at the top and flare out from the waist are flattering.
  • Peplum-style tops are great at enhancing your balanced silhouette and showing off the curves.
Blue Crochet Trim Midi Dress

This summer dress features a beautiful floral design and is crafted with a v-neckline to show off your bust, an elasticated waist and a fit and flare tiered style skirt.

Navy Blue & Green Paisley Print Wrap Dress

Show off your silhouette in a wrap style dress. This dress has the perfect amount of stretch for a comfortable fit, the wrap style top accentuates the bust and the belted tie waist cinches in to show off your waist.

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