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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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