Body Shapes

Discover the different body shapes and how best to dress your body shape to flatter

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How to Style Paperbag Waists

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One of the 2016 fashion trends you can expect to start seeing in stores is the paperbag waist pant and skirt. They are a slightly tricky trend to style so I want to give you some pointers here if it’s a garment that you want to wear. They suit a waisted body shape (X, A,…

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Free body shape bible to download and print

Get Your Body Shape Bible Here

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If you’re not sure which body shape you are then read my posts on how to figure out your body shape, ,  Body shapes explained – the defining points Plus read: understanding the waist and determine  your shape and do the Body Shape Calculator Quiz here and it will email you the correct Body Shape Bible. If…

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Understanding Body Shape – The Waist

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As I’ve discussed before when deciding upon your body shape, the waist is one of the three key defining points (along with shoulders and hips being the other two defining points – not bust!). If you are looking at your body shape and deciding whether or not you have a defined waist, measurements can give…

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How to conceal your muffin top

How to Conceal Your Muffin Top

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I have muffin top, I know, hard to believe (not). It’s the curse of most H shapes I think as we have shorter waists usually and we put weight on first around our waist so it doesn’t take much to make a muffin top. There are many 8, V and even some A and X…

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Body Shape Bible: Understanding How to Dress I Shape Bodies

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As I discussed here when I explained how lines work, body shape tells us: Where to put the verticals Where to put the horizontals to balance, broaden or highlight Where to place detail Where to keep boring/dull/plain/no detail That’s it!  So let’s look at the I Shape (it’s owners would describe their shape as “boyish” or straight…

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Body Shape Bible: Understanding How to Dress 8 Shape Bodies

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As I discussed here when I explained how lines work, body shape tells us: Where to put the verticals Where to put the horizontals to balance, broaden or highlight Where to place detail Where to keep boring/dull/plain/no detail That’s it!  So let’s look at the 8 Shape (commonly called the hourglass shape).   Putting this information into…

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The Best Skirt For Your Body Shape

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I often get asked about the best shape garments for each body shape. So I thought I’d create this infographic for you to give you a simple set of guidelines. When thinking about shapes for each body shape, we are usually wanting to create the hourglass shape or the idea of two triangles stacked on…

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