Dressing to flatter our figure is a key skill, and one we have to actively learn to master. Once you’ve got this skill down though, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to pull together flattering and stylish looks that create a slender silhouette. Learning to dress for your figure is a real confidence booster, which is why we are sharing six tips to help you achieve great style and confidence each and every day…
- High rise trousers
Choose trousers that rise to your waist and roll up your trousers to show your ankles. This way you will accentuate your figure, visually elongating your legs. Add a V-neck shirt for an even more flattering effect. Finally, match the look with the colour of your shoes to will achieve the perfect look!
The monochrome trend is always a safe bet. Forget the colour black for this spring and give luminosity and equilibrium a try with an all white look. Ideal for spring/summer, white can be incredibly flattering and provides a much needed alternative to black or grey. Complete your look with some loafers and add a touch of colour with a bold and bright clutch.
3. Have fun with proportions
Achieve the desired hourglass effect while respecting your bodies natural proportions. If your hips are not very wide a midi skirt with colourful print with a figure-hugging jumper is the perfect option for you. On the contrary, if your hips are not something you want to accentuate try using more figure hugging clothing in the bottom part of your body and center all the attention at the top of your look by using voluminous and colourful items.
4. The flare effect
Take your old flair pants out of your wardrobe. The flare effect is one of the most flattering trends in recent years, this is because the cut balances out the curve of your hips. Heeled booties are the perfect pairing for this item. Add the finishing touch to your look with a form-fitting jumper in the same colour as the booties and you will add height in seconds.
5. The magic or vertical stripes
If we are talking about flattering prints, vertical stripes are the clear winner when it comes to looking taller and slimmer. A pinstripe suit will become a wardrobe staple in no time for any occasion. The continuous line from the jacket to the trousers will generate a harmonized and elongated figure. Add a neutral coloured shirt and you will be ready to take your day by storm.
These six looks are all versatile, stylish and easy to put together, and best of all, you can be sure they will flatter your figure. For further assistance for dressing to suit your shape, read this post about how to measure your body.