Our fashion experts show you the styles to flatter your shape
Whether your body shape is a classic hourglass, a pear, or a
tricky-to-dress apple, we can show you how to flatter your figure and
still rock this season’s hottest trends. Figure fixers for your shape
are the answer. They can flatten that troublesome tummy, elongate a
short body, give you longer legs or create curves to soften a boyish
Looking great with what you’ve got is as simple as
adding the right figure fixer for your shape. While there is an entire
market of underwear garments aimed at pulling and pushing your body into
a smoother, curvier shape which work amazingly well for evening affairs
and big occasions, everyday wear needs to be comfortable and
lightweight, especially in the warmer seasons and on holiday.
are a wide range of flattering and cleverly tailored accessories such
as cropped jackets or dresses with flattering detail and shape that give
the illusion of a flat tummy, elongate your legs and body or hide those
pesky bingo wings. These savvy shaped garments are the answer to
everyday day outfit dilemmas. Find the right shapes and cuts to suit
your body shape and bad outfit days will be a thing of the past! Find
versatile figure fixers for your shape and you can wear it with anything
and everything in your wardrobe. Dressing your body shape well is as
simple as adding these cleverly cut accessories. With the right item,
like a well cut jacket or large clutch bag accessory, you’ll feel just
We’ve put together a round up of the best figure fixers
that could make you look 7lb slimmer. Read on to discover which fashion
buys you should be picking up that will flatter your body shape and
make you look, and feel, fabulous!
Any style of shirt or dress with a cinched-in waist will effortless highlight an hourglass figure and emphasises the smallest part of your frame – your waist! This season, midi length is the must have hemline, so embrace the trend that allows you to flash just enough flesh to leave you feeling confident and spring-ready like this striped midi dress from Marks & Spencer (£49.50)
Nude heels are easily the best way to elongate those pins, and this pair by L.K.Bennet will see you through the next few seasons. Pair with everything from occasion dresses to wide-leg trousers for extra length. They are a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge for a reason!
The style savvy know that vertical lines can create the illusion of a slimmer body and stripes can streamline your shape in a second. Try this figure flattering halter-neck vest, £89 by Whistles.
Statement jewellery isn’t done causing a stir in the style stakes just
yet. This season, big, bold necklaces have been replaced with
eye-catching earring in bright colours with playful pom poms or fun,
care-free tassels. Use a pair of statement earrings to draw attention
upwards to a slender neck or dainty collarbone, and away from any
problem areas you’re not so confident about. These party earring with tassels from Zara capture this summer’s style and are a steal at just
With supportive side and tummy panels, this M&S Firm Control Slip will create a smooth silhouette underneath all your favourite dresses. There’s even an integral bra for added comfort.
Look taller and slimmer by taking a leaf out of Victoria Beckham’s book. The former Queen of catwalk high heels has substituted her stilettos for practical flats and comfy trainers these days, and as a result the fashionista has changed up her style to look taller and slimmer without the help of heels. Victoria’s latest trend trick is to wear separates (usually a skirt and a top or a shirt a wide leg trousers) but choose them in the same colour and fabric. This might scream matchy-matchy’, but the look is currently in Vogue – plus, you’ll instantly look taller – and slimmer!
Ditch heavy outerwear that piles on the pounds and opt for a lightweight trench that will ease over your shape. This French Connection Canyon Twill Trench Coat is comfortable and flattering.
A cross-body bag with a thick strap is going to cut across your body in the most unflattering of ways! Instead, be bold and carry a structured, oversized tote that is large enough to carry all your daily necessities without swamping you. Try this super chic Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Top-Zip Tote by Michael Kors.