Knowing your body shape is the key to dressing well. It is not your height or weight that matters, but your shape; a tall person and a petite one can very well be of the same shape. Body shape depends on your proportions, so learning to dress those proportions to look their best is fundamental.
Although each of us are different and unique, we all fall into a few basic body shapes, and some of us might even be a combination of two or more shapes. Once you have determined your shape, you can then decide the best trends to embrace to emphasise your best features and what to avoid.
Apple shaped bodies have a bigger bust, rounded stomach area and slimmer hips. The key to dressing an apple shape is to take attention away from the midriff and focus on the great bits, your cleavage or your bum and legs.
- Wear slim fitting trousers to show off your legs, and v-necked tops to emphasise your great bust.
- Structured and tailored clothing will give you definition, and accessories will draw attention to your best features. Experiment with items such as drop earrings and chunky bangles.
- Try using slimming shapewear to pull the excess flab in and define your waist.