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Be Your Own Stylist: Shop For Your Shape

London Stylists Shop For Your Shape

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Great style that suits you starts with choosing the right shape and cut of fashion for your body shape. It’s not about having the right body shape, it’s about dressing right for your body shape. If you haven’t discovered your body shape type yet, check out our handy tips, DIY Style Consultation: Your Body Shape. Once you know your type, discover which outfits work best for you here.

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Diamond and pear body shapes should focus on cinched in tops with structure or embellishment around the bust and shoulders to help define your waist and balance out your hips. Trousers or skirts should be dark coloured and lengthen your lower body.

Great for your shape:

  • Peplum tops
  • Long wide legged trousers
  • A-line skirts that skim your figure

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Most straight/rectangle or apple/oval body types want to create the illusion of curves; just add cinched in waist tops and dresses or a full skirt to get an hourglass silhouette. Tight fitting clothing works fine for the straight body type, just add a dark coloured belt to a tight dress to create more of a waist.

Great for your shape:

  • Full high waisted skirts
  • High waisted wide leg trousers
  • Scoop neck tops

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Inverted triangle body shapes generally have great athletic legs so don’t be afraid to show them off. Wear full skirts or trousers to give your hips shape and balance out your shoulders. If you’re self conscious of your shoulders avoid backless or strapless tops and wear soft, drapey fabrics on top.

Great for your shape:

  • Full skater skirts
  • Harem or ali baba trousers
  • Dark colour peplum tops

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One of the most feminine body shapes, you can wear clothes to accentuate your curves with cinched in waists and low tops. If you prefer to play down your curves, wear dark loose boyfriend shirts, unbuttoned to the bust, with leggings or slim jeans and heels.

Great for your shape:

  • High waisted skinny jeans
  • Tulip or pencil skirts
  • Low V-neck dresses

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DIY Style Consultation: Your Body Shape

Successful people aren’t afraid to outsource help, so with how we dress being a major factor in how we get on in life, our wardrobe should be top of the list of priorities for seeking professional assistance. Hiring a personal stylist can transform your wardrobe, image, career and personal life, and to give you a head start, we’ve sourced tips from top London stylists on how to give yourself a DIY style consultation. This post we delve into the foundations of personal style, the body shape type. Discover your type and dress right for it with our outfit tips. We have loads of outfit ideas to flatter each body shape so discover your type below.

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Body Shape Calculator

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Figure out your body shape type and what clothing styles suit you best from these 7 options.

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[dropcap type=”1″]1[/dropcap]Diamond Body Type

Your waist is larger than your bust and hips, with shoulders narrow compared to the hips, and small to medium sized breasts. Your best feature is your slender arms.

Shop diamond shape style

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[dropcap type=”1″]2[/dropcap]Pear or Triangle Body Shape

Full hips or thighs, possibly saddle bags with a defined waist. Shoulders are narrower than your hips with a small top half and bust. Your best feature is your defined waist.

Shop pear shape style

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[dropcap type=”1″]3[/dropcap]Straight Body Type

Your bust and hips are the same or almost the same size. Your waist isn’t prominently defined but is slightly smaller than the bust and hips. Your best feature is your slim legs.

Shop straight body type style

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[dropcap type=”1″]4[/dropcap]The Oval Or Apple Body Shape

You have fullness around the middle, a rounder shoulder line and flattish bottom and an average to big bust. Your best feature is your great legs.

Shop oval or apple body shape style

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[dropcap type=”1″]5[/dropcap]The Neat Hourglass Body Shape

You have an neat, ample bust and small waist, with a neat round bottom and hips equal in size to your bust. Your best feature is your defined waist and overall balanced proportions.

Shop neat hourglass body shape style

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[dropcap type=”1″]6[/dropcap]The inverted triangle body shape

You have broad shoulders, a large bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom is on the flat side. Your best feature is your shapely legs.

Shop inverted triange body shape style

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[dropcap type=”1″]7[/dropcap]The full hourglass body shape

You have bigger thighs, a large bust and a rounded bottom and hips, your waist is 8″ to 12″ smaller than your hip and bust measurements. Your best feature is your small defined waist and voluptuous silhouette.

Shop full hourglass body shape style

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