With each new season, comes a host of new fashion trends which we all feel obliged to incorporate into our wardrobe. However, not all of these new trends, patterns and shapes suit every body shape.
Confidence is always the key to looking good so feeling comfortable in our clothes far outweighs the importance of embracing the latest fashion fads. Littlewoods Ireland is a firm believer in ‘dressing for your shape’ and luckily, Ireland’s leading online department store has picked out the season’s must-have pieces suitable for each different body shape from apple to hourglass and everything in between. With all available at the click of a mouse on www.littlewoodsireland.ie and delivered direct to your door within 4 days, looking (and feeling) great this Autumn Winter couldn’t be easier!
Here are our top picks from the season trends to suit your body shape:
Blessed with curves in all the right places, the tailored look for AW suits the hourglass shape perfectly. Houndstooth is an important pattern this season and the South Houndstooth Two-in-One Dress, €52 is great for showing off your killer curves. Pencil skirts look great on hourglass ladies and are ideal for the office– embrace your animalistic side with the South Animal Print Pencil Skirt, €39 and team with a fitted blouse like the South Lace Panel Blouse, €27. Floral print is here to stay so for the perfect occasion dress, look no further than the curve hugging Jameela Jamil Printed Maxi Dress, €109, with its warm winter florals and thigh-high split.
The swinging 60s are back with a bang in the fashion world and the simple 60s style is perfect for apple shapes, with swing and shift dresses that will skim your tummy area. Make a retro colour pop in the flattering Fearne Cotton Scalloped Trim 60s Dress, €74 or go monochrome in the South Three Quarter Sleeve Tunic Dress, €47, with flared sleeves to help balance your shape. Military-style pieces are also popular this season so show off your pins in the trendy Fearne Cotton Military Jersey Skirt, €39.
If you are pear shaped, focus on drawing attention to your upper half and balancing out your shape. AW12 embraces opulent and luxurious fabrics like lace, velvet and metallics. The Lipsy Lace Two-in-One Dress, €60 is perfect for pear shaped ladies, as its fitted top half shows off your smaller upper body while the skater-style skirt will disguise problem areas like the hips and thighs. This dress looks great worn on a night out with platform shoes, like the Love Label Metal Heel Platform Shoes, €59. Use loud patterns like tartan (a season must-have) to draw the eye away from your lower body – the Love Label Tartan Blazer, €59 will instantly give your look a funky edge.
If you have a rectangular, athletic shape, use structure to create curves and add definition to your body. Dresses with clinched waists are the easiest way to create a feminine silhouette – the Jameela Jamil Spotted Prom Dress, €89 will show off your shoulders and arms while its structured midriff will give your waist definition. Peplum remains on the fashion radar for the coming season and is perfect for giving the illusion of curves. A peplum top, like the Love Label Structured Peplum Top, €23, looks great paired with skinny jeans or for a sophisticated office style, we love the Fearne Cotton Printed Peplum Dress, €79. One of the few body shapes to pull off this season’s leather trend, show off your long lean legs in the South PU Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans, €39.
With wide shoulders and a narrow waist and hips, the key to dressing for a Strawberry body shape is achieving balance in your silhouette. Skater style dresses and skirts will create a more proportioned lower half while also showing off your slim legs – the embellishment on the Coleen Embellished Vintage Skater Dress, €89 will compliment your defined shoulders and highlight your small waistline, with its flared skater skirt balancing out your figure. Bold patterned trousers will also help balance out square shoulders – make a fashion statement in the on-trend Love Label Jacquard Trousers, €35 or Love Label Tartan Crop Ankle Grazers, €44.
No matter what your body shape may be, find new season pieces to suit your body shape at the click of a mouse on www.littlewoodsireland.ie – looking stylish and feeling confident has never been easier!