SIX FIGURE-FLATTERING STYLES TO TRYFashion
27 September 2016
An outfit should make you feel great no matter what your size or shape but sometimes we can play it safe and stick to the styles and colours we know and love for fear of a bad buy. These 5 flattering styles may just be the ones to pull you in and try them:
THE DRAPED DRESS
Think rouging in all the right places.
The draped dress isn’t confined to just one style but you’ll know it by its ability to flatter the figure. It can be as simple as a cleverly draped neckline or an entirely rouged bodice.
This style is usually found in silk, chiffon or jersey knit dresses and is the perfect option for a special event.
THE FIT AND FLARE
You might also know it as the A-line skirt or dress.
The style harks back to the 50s and 60s where dresses and skirts were fitted at the waist before flaring out over the hips.
This style is the ideal fun, flirty and flattering look for a party or date night.
THE WRAP, PONCHO OR CAPE
The perfect alternative to a jacket for spring and summer.
This is the ideal throw-over, take anywhere piece. For a casual vibe, wear a light-knit poncho with a denim skirt or jeans or for a night-out try a sheer wrap style in a burnout fabric.
The mid to high rise is back and better than ever.
No more holding your top while bending down. If you are short-waisted you might prefer a mid-rise style style but if you’re brave go high rise and wear with a tucked in blouse for a flattering, more streamlined waist-cinching look.
Show some skin in a sophisticated way.
Whether you’re channeling your inner bohemian with a completely off the shoulder look or you prefer a sleek shoulder slit detail, bare shoulders are in and they are the perfect way to dress up an outfit without showing too much.
A FUNKY WEDGE HEEL
The perfect blend of height, style and comfort.
You could walk for miles in wedge heels and they go with almost anything from shorts, to skirts to dresses. If comfort is key, look for an elastic ankle strap and a thick sole.
To give the appearance of a longer leg opt for a blush or nude colour or funk it up with bright seasonal colours like coral or cobalt.
1 / Rouged bodycon dress from City Chic 2 / Fit and flare dress from Max 3 / Sheer burnout wrap from Farmers 4 / Highrise lightwash denim from Just Jeans 5 / Floaty peekaboo shoulder top from Glassons 6 / Coral wedge from Hannahs