In the winter it can be tempting to reach for an old faithful pair of jeans or trousers to keep the cold out and make choosing an outfit as simple as picking a jumper or top. Most women find that half or more of their wardrobe is neglected during the colder months just for ease and comfort, but as the Spring approaches it’s time to re-evaluate your daily picks, and rediscover some gems that you had side-lined, plus maybe add to your collection for a little variety. Skirts are a great staple all year round, but the change in seasons is a great time to fall back in love with this item, starting with finding the most flattering cut for your body type.
Pear shaped ladies all too often try and cover up their lower halves, but wearing loose fitting clothes can actually make your booty look bigger than it actually is. The key is to create a balance. A body con midi skirt will slim down your hips and thighs in an on-trend way, and adding layers and chunky jewellery to your top half will balance out your body to give a great silhouette. Team your midi with some ankle boots, but don’t go too clumpy as this will only add extra weight to the bottom half of your outfit.
The best way to dress an athletic figure is to create the illusion of curves, or make more of those you already have. An A-line skirt is a great way to give the impression of hips, even if you have none. The kick flare on this cut of skirt looks elegant, girly and fun and can be worn either with tights and boots on a cold day, or bare legs and sandals, both to great effect. Take a look at the George mini skirt collection for inspiration for work and casual looks using an A-line mini.
Hourglass girls have arguably the most enviable of all the body types. Hips and bust in equal measure is the dream figure for many women the world over. Ladies with this brilliant shape however, sometimes struggle to dress it in the best way. The aim is to make more of what you are already blessed with, choosing clothes that nip in at the waist and drawing attention to beautiful curves. A high-waisted skirt of any length does this beautifully, and the addition of a belt makes the effect all the more prominent.
The first step is to identify which of the body types best describes you. This might sound silly or obvious, but how often do you actually spend time looking at your body and working out which are your best bits. If you are unsure even then, take measurements and let the numbers do the talking. Once you know whether you are top or bottom heavy, straight up and down, or tiny in the middle, then you can start looking at clothes in a new way, knowing what will suit before you have even tried it on?
*In collaboration with George At Asda
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