Last Wednesday I was invited to the Westfield London for an evening of shopping... with a twist. While I was shopping (alongside lovely new blog friend Girl in the Lens), Isa and Dearne from Westfield were observing and asking subtle questions along the lines of "how to dress for your body shape?".
That afternoon, I tried to figure out what my body shape actually was - my instinct was to say hourglass and an online body shape calculator told me something in between "banana" (never heard that one) and well, hourglass. It is really easy to pinpoint what suits an hourglass figure, it is basically all about cinching it all at the waist and perhaps showing a little cleavage. In other words: it is not quite me. So I had to see things slightly differently and try to identify the key features that make getting dressed a challenge. The conclusion was: I have big boobs and nice legs... that doesn't mean I have to wear short shorts and a low cleavage though.
I don't really like putting the emphasis on my boobs so I tend to behave like a teen when it comes to cleavage and I wear buttoned up blouses, oversized jumpers, anything to distract from the home grown watermelons. When it comes to my pins though I am definitely more daring. There is no skirt short enough and no jeans skinny enough. I like cropped trousers, I love shorts. I said it here many times, my uniform consists of a silk button up shirt, jumper and skinny jeans. And I like how I look in them. It may not be the ideal outfit for my shape, but it is what makes me feel the best.
When it comes to evening wear, I do tend to fall back on skater dress types in a variety of fabrics and prints, preferably with a collar of sorts.
Do you have an outfit type that makes you feel amazing? How do you dress to suit your body shape?
I am wearing: shirt c/o French Connection (Westfield), jumper c/o COS (Westfield), shoes c/o Bimba & Lola (Westfield), jeans from Urban Outfitters, coat Elizabeth Lau and kaleidoscope satchel c/o Zatchels.
Indulging in the obligatory spot of fake browsing in Reiss. Note I really want this shirt.
Sometimes I just put my game face on when it rains.
Thanks Billy & Monsieur Robot for the outfit shots.