Dress for your shape!

Thu 19 Mar 2015 - posted by St David's Blogger

When you’re trying a new look it can be quite difficult to know what to look for and what to avoid. Clothing is meant to bring out the best in you and flatter your shape and colouring. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you make the most of your assets and perhaps make you feel brave enough to nail the new season trends.

Dressing for your shape

We all come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but we’ve narrowed it down to four shapes:

Triangle or Pear shape:

Characterised by: a slim upper body and curvy hips

How to work it: Balance your bottom half by calling attention to your upper body, by using strong colours and especially print. Bold, tropical shades are key for spring, so try pairing these with a neutral colour (such as navy or khaki) on your lower half.

Circle or Apple:

Characterised by: Killer legs and a more rounded upper body

How to work it: Create illusions using dark panels in strategic positions. Pair softer blouses with structured blazers to support your shape and don’t forget to show off those pins in flattering trousers and skirts.


Characterised by: A nipped in waist and full bust and hips

How to work it: A naturally alluring figure means you can get away with more simple styles and block colours. Opt for clean lines which also emphasise your figure and avoid styles that have excessive fabric around your middle.

Athletic or Ruler:

Characterised by:  A slender silhouette and modest curves

How to work it: Add a few curves to your figure with clever pieces that mimic a fuller figure. Try cool culottes paired with a simple top or add a bit of volume to your upper body with looser shapes.

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Georgia is a Cardiff University trained journalist with a penchant for clothes, green tea, eating out and dogs. Her own bichon frise is named Coco Belle Madmoiselle - inspired by Coco Chanel, naturally.

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