06-04-2018 - - 0 comments
Body Shapes.  Round.  How to dress and flatter your shape.

The Round Body shape is also known as the apple.  To be an apple doesn't necessarily mean that you're 'round'.  Women with this body shape include Judy Dench, Amy Schumer, Drew Barrymore and Adele.   All women who wear clothes that flatter and show off their shape, rather than hide their fabulous figures.  So give your style a shake up with our tips on how to dress an apple shaped figure.

Round body shapes have an upper body that is bigger than the lower body, no defined waist, slim hips and broad shoulders.  They also have great legs.

It can be a tricky silhouette to dress, especially when buying off the peg.  The women we dress who are rounder shapes tend to wear clothes that are too big for them, covering themselves up which isn't the right thing to do.

How to dress a round body shape:

  • When it comes to jackets and tops, keep them simple, wearing clean lines.
  • Any details to jackets and tops should be avoid the bust (so the neckline) and below the waist (hip level).
  • Jackets should be simple and a long line jacket that fits well across the shoulders will hang in a flattering style. A long and lean, single breasted blazer will streamline your centre and great a slimmer middle section.
  • Opt for trousers that have side zips to avoid adding extra material to the front.
  • Trousers should be straight legged or a kick-flare. The kick flare helps to balance the lower body with the waist, bust and shoulders.
  • Structured pencil skirts can look fabulous but keep to a knee length style. Avoid pleats or any shirts with extra volume.
  • When it comes to prints and stripes, opt for lengthening vertical stripes (horizontal stripes are a no-no) and go for bold, big graphic prints over small prints.
  • Invest in key, timeless pieces that really fit. These will be the pieces you go back to time and time again.
  • Accessories can also be chosen to flatter your shape. Skinny scarves look great and long pendant necklaces will help lengthen your torso.

If you're struggling to find off the peg clothes for your body shape do get in touch.  Come and meet Distinctively Me Founder Jill White who can offer you a free consultation and talk you through your options.



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