No-Bulk Winter Fashion
Go for flattering shades and prints
Dark tones like black, navy blue and maroon are slimming, as are some patterns such as vertical stripes. Try wearing opaque stockings under your summer skirts and black, straight-leg pants to flatter your figure.
Choose clothes that skim
Items that skim your figure without catching on your hips or clinging to your thighs will help create a slender silhouette. Choose fabrics that make you feel comfortable and don't ride up or stick to your body. Not only will your figure look flawless, but you'll feel great too -- and we all know that confidence is one of the most important ingredients of looking good!
The almighty pencil skirt
A high-waisted pencil skirt in a dark colour will look great on most figures. Alternatively, go for a flowing maxi skirt for ultimate comfort.
Go for height
A quality pair of heels will not only boost your confidence but also lengthen your legs and make your calf muscles look great. You'll also create the illusion of height.
Balance out our figure by choosing tops or dresses that have a deep neckline. There's no need to go over-the-top with cleavage, but a classy V or rounded collar will elongate your neck and look great with a statement necklace.
Forget the sheer fabrics of summer, winter is the time for thicker, stiffer fabrics that work with your body and pull everything into shape. Look for retro prints or tartan skirts and dresses to make you feel secure, comfortable and cosy! Take fashion inspiration from shows like Mad Men set in 1960s New York.
Consider your coat
No matter how slimline your outfit is, a frumpy coat will undo all of your hard work by adding bulk to your frame. A figure-skimming trench coat will suit most figures and complete this chic look. (Hello, Audrey Hepburn!)
A quality thermal singlet will keep you warm and cut down the number of layers you have to wear in the cooler months.
If you're uncomfortable wearing pants, forget flares or skinny jeans and opt for a straight-leg pair of dark pants or jeans instead. These will flatter your legs while still being super comfortable. Team with a pair of heels for height and you'll be amazed by how great your legs look!
Cinching in your waist with a wide belt can help distract the eye and give shape to your figure. Avoid pulling it in too tight and instead use it to create curviness in a well-fitted dress.
Dress for your body shape
We all get wooed by the trends, but the best way to pull off a flawless look is to ignore the latest fads and instead choose timeless clothes that flatter your individual body shape.