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Hello again! It’s been a month which means I am back with another post. And as you guys loved my very first two posts at the beginning of the year, I thought I would do Tailor The Trend again for you today. It will be the next two most common body shape, those being the Hourglass and Rectangular. Same as last time, I will share some tips with you on how to dress for your body shape as well as three outfit options for each shape.

So first up are you hourglass ladies out there! All this means is that you have slightly bigger thighs, a more rounded bottom and hips, a small waist but a full bust. To make the most of your shape, you want to wear shaped and fitted lines to follow your body line and avoid bulk or extra volume of clothing around your curves.

A few tips to achieve this include:

A good supporting bra that will support your bust but also give you a more defined waist.

Eye catching designs on either your shoulder or neckline to bring attention to that area

Extend your shoulder past the thickest part of your arm

But also, try to avoid:

Hiding your waist with straight shapes. Make the most of the waist you have!

Avoid pleats, hip pockets and high waisted styles as these will add weight your bigger areas

Covering your cleavage

Boxy jackets or double breasted styles

Narrowing leg lines

Wide/short sleeves that cut off near your bust

Necklines and sleeves for your Tshirt needs: cap or ¾ length sleeves work as well as wrist length sleeves. Opt for lower necklines like a scoop, square or sweetheart. Shoulder pads are good to allow the sleeves to hang unrestricted. Add embellishments, colour or pattern to bring attention to your cleavage area. You were blessed with an amazing one so show it off and no more turtle necks. Draped bodices are an excellent camouflage for you heavy busted people out there.

The cover up: Jackets and Coats: stick to fitted styles with shawl collar or single breasted styles with wide lapels which have to sit above your bust.

Dresses and Skirt flirt: Try an empire line that goes in under the bust with a hemline no shorter than knee length.Fuller skirts that are adjustable at the waist work best as well as the classic pencil skirts with a split at the back or side. The best hemline for skirts is knee length or longer.

Trousers and Jeans please: Stick to flat fronted trousers with side zip, plain with straight or flared legs. These will also work great if you have longer legs. For jeans, your best option is bootcut or straight leg.

A girl’s love: Shoes and Bags: For shoes, a medium to chunky heel works amazingly well. This can range from platforms wedges to a pointed or a square toe look. Your shoe choices are very flexible. An added bonus is that colour and detail in your shoes will always look good! For bags, again, your body favours the chunky styles including shoulder bags that will sit near your waist and not too close to your bust and hand bags. But beware of the clutch. It doesn’t love all hourglass figures. If you have more slender arms, they could be your best friend.

And as always, here are three outfit ideas I have put toogther so you can see some of the suggestions put to work

Outfit 1

H&M Jersey Top

Jersey Top
H&M – £7.99

H&M Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt
H&M – £14.99

H&M Court Shoes

Court Shoes
H&M – £24.99

Outfit 2

H&M Patterned Dress

Patterned Dress
H&M – £12

H&M Platform Sandals

Platform Sandals
H&M – £29.99

H&M Shoulder Bag

Shoulder Bag
H&M – £12.99

Outfit 3

H&M Jersey Top

Jersey Top
H&M – £7.99

H&M Straight Regular Jeans

Straight Regular Jeans
H&M – £29.99

New Look Caged Heel Sandals

Caged Heel Sandals
New Look – £24.99

So that’s all for today. See you next week where I’ll focus on rectangle body shapes! Bye for now

Amira x

Hi! My name is Amira and I'm the one responsible for the blog Holy Chic. I love all things fashion and I am slightly weird. Also catch me via email.
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