S Robins Styling
Wide hips and narrow shoulders
Buying for yourself when you are wider on the bottom than on the top can be difficult when it comes to dresses. Mostly they fit on the top and too tight on the bottom or too big on the top and fit the bottom. Always go for the bigger and have it tailored in. Even for holiday clothes. You will pull them out every year and love the clothes you are in.
You want too draw attention to your top half most of the time, we are mostly conscious of our hips and tend to have bigger thighs to go with it, so short dresses and skirts are normally a no, if you have great legs then short skirts and dresses. can be amazing to go with your wonderful figure.
Many people make the mistake of sitting tops on the widest part of their hips, this doesn't cover it just draws the eye to that level. Accentuate the waist!
This Zara dress has an amazing neckline, great for bigger busted ladies, remember the deeper the V the smaller the bust will look. Great waist detail and the eye is drawn to the middle by the central ruffles, holiday dress to perfection.
Off the Shoulder dresses - These beautiful holiday essentials are perfect for hips. Longer in length and not too much added detail to the bottom half of the body. All are more fitted at the top except the right body con style but all draw attention to the shoulders. The white lace, top left has a tie waist, there is some detail on the cuff of the sleeve which may need shortening to bring the ruffles to the waist rather than sitting at the hip. The black H&M dress bottom right is the perfect beach cover up, also comes in a print, it has a slit at the side that is to the knee so keeping the thighs underneath.
Ruffles on the bust give more volume to that area, perfect for smaller busted ladies with hips.
Great legs always deserve to be shown, nipped in at the waist and added detail at the top. Great summer dresses, light and perfect for beach or city breaks.
Midi/Maxis - We love these dresses, plain, colourful and detail on the top half. Perfect summer dresses.
Subtle print on bottoms, colour is still gorgeous on you but depends where you want to draw attention too. Higher waisted bottoms, down stripes are good to straighten and a wide/straight leg will give a gorgeous silhouette, you may need to have these taken in too as they will often sit too tightly on the hips if they fit your waist. Go bigger and have the waist band taken in, pockets are best hidden.
Tops - go bright, ruffled, printed, embellished etc.
Swimming costumes are hard for this shape, they tend to cut off at the widest part of your leg but here are some that really show off your top and your back. The zip and red piping on the left hand side are great, the red shows off your waist. The black deep V, is plain but with a showy top.
Hips and Shoulders the same but no waist
Most high street clothes are cut for ladies with this shaped body, especially in the UK. If you go into Zara in London you will be able to find clothes for you, in Barcelona the clothes are cut for a curvier bodyshape.
You want to show off your legs and you shoulders, give yourself a bit more shape by creating a waist from A line skirts or ignoring your waist all together. Ladies with this shape look amazing in A line dresses, shirt dresses and shorts. Bustier figures can create a waist more easily than if you are smaller on the chest.
Any ruffles on cuffs, on the chest, detail on the bottom of the dress, straight cut dresses will fall effortlessly on your figure, shirts with a tie waist that kick out can give the illusion of a waist and hips. Tie the belt to the side and add volume.
Higher necklines work better with smaller bust and lower or open shirts better with a bigger bust.
All these holiday essentials will work so well for you. There are some great pieces to choose from and you will be spoilt for choice.
Shorts, playsuits, longer tops. I have always loved the long line tops over shorts or playsuits but they have never worked for me, I am not this figure and they cling to my hips but when you are have hips and shoulders at the same level you can do this look so well.
Tops, detail all over, frilled cuffs with embellishment, lace or embellishment that sits on the hips or peplum styles thats create a waist and hips look amazing on this figure.
Shorts - you can do colour, print almost anywhere to draw attention to your top and legs, if you have long legs go shorter and lower on the waist. Shorts are holiday essentials and you look fab in them.
Playsuits work well too.
Hips and Shoulder equal with a defined waist
You ladies are what is called the hour glass shape and can pretty much wear what you like. But you will always look best showing off that gorgeous waist.
Beach holidays are not always when you want to wear body con dresses but these look wonderful on you.
You can do all of the above dresses, Bikinis and swimming costumes, you will find this the easiest as they will work for you in every shape.
Ladies with this figure will find it hard to find clothes that fit and may need to buy bigger and have altered. Bring the waist in so it allows for movement in the hips.
This dress works for all body shapes. It can be altered and worked to suit you.
This &Other Stories dress is a great holiday piece.
Wide shoulders - You may want to wear the neckline slightly more open but it draws attention to your waist and tie the belt at the side to create volume on your hips.
Wide Hips - Detail on the tops and tie waist. Tie the belt in the middle of your body to create attention to your middle.
Undefined Waist - The higher waist band allows you to create shape on your waist and decide where you want it to be. Tie at the side to add volume to the hips.
Defined waist - show off your waist by tying the belt in the middle.
The sleeve length is on the waist to draw attention, the print is equal throughout the dress.
Although this is a bright print, we love to have a bit of colour on holiday and if in a hot country you can go brighter than normal as sunshine and brights go amazingly well together.
For any more advice on holiday shopping or to find your capsule holiday wardrobe get in touch