One size most definitely does not fit all. Women come in a range of shapes and sizes, and whilst we do our best to stay in shape and look our best, there is no denying that were all slightly different from one another. This difference and individuality should be embraced, not shunned. There is a dress style for every woman whether you are apple or pear, thin or curvy. At Warehouse you can find dresses to suit not only your shape, but your personal style too
The perfect dress for apple shaped ladies this season is the 1960s shift dress. Unlike shifts from the fifties, the sixties style shift was more a-line in shape; it was loose around the waist, perfect for skimming over your tummy, but the mini length shows off your slim pins.
Many of the styles have sleeves too – both short and slightly capped, or loose and three-quarter length – this will help to hide less shapely shoulders and arms.
The more fitted top half and rounded neck will highlight your bust, but won’t be too obvious. If you want to show a little more skin, look for lace detailing at the collar.
Pears want to focus attention on their top halves, which are slim and lean, and keep eyes away from their hips and thighs. The perfect style for you is the tunic top two-in-one dress. The skirt part of the dress is tulip or pencil shape, with a knee-length hemline. This shape cleverly covers your thighs, but still shows off your curves. However, seeing as the skirt begins at the waist and not your hips, it will show off your small middle, rather than drawing attention to your bottom.
The top is fairly loose fitting, but the drape of the cowl neck or a low-v of the tunic or vest top will show off shapely shoulders and arms and add some oomph to your bust. The whole silhouette of the dress will give you curves in all the right places.
Many people think thin women can wear anything, but actually a complete lack of curves can be a problem. Therefore, thin women need to inject some shape into their dresses. A tulip-skirt wrap dress is a clever way of doing this. The waist tie will focus attention on your tiny midriff, but the wide shoulders and v-neck top together with tulip shaped skirt will dramatically change your shape from straight up and down to hourglass.
Dressed well, curvy women can look amazing. The trick is to give the impression of an hourglass shape, so you need to draw in your waist and emphasise your bust and hips, but do so in a balanced manner. A belted skater dress should do the trick. Look for sleeved versions to cover your upper arms and don’t go too short, just above the knee is ideal. Dark colours are most flattering, and this season burgundy or plum are your best choices. Rounded necklines will show off your bust and the loose, full skirt skims over your bottom giving a smooth outline.