This season we’ve got so many styles to choose from, it can be maddening trying to work out what suits our body shape. Here at Littlewoods we want every woman to look their best, so we’ve devised our fantastic Shape Guide to help you with the perfect party look for this season. In this article, we’ll be covering apple, pear, and strawberry shapes.
If you’re an apple shape, you’ll have a less defined waist but great legs and cleavage. Choosing empire line styles that skim your bottom and hips will create a sophisticated, stylish look, so go for a dress like the orange So Fabulous Embellished Dress. A structured bodice with embellished waist detail brings attention to your bust while the flowing skirt shows off your legs to their best advantage. Or try the Holly Willoughby Pleated Jersey Dress in an on-trend purple jewel tone – the fluid lines of this dress accentuated your best bits and cover up the rest. Make sure your foundations are streamlined for this slinky dress with the Intimates Control Satin and Mesh Control Body, an all-in-one body that supports and firms while still being comfortable to wear.
The majority of women fit into the pear shape category, with wider bottom and thighs and a petite top half. Keeping the focus to your waist and balancing your shape with interesting top halves will ensure a glamourous party look; the Holly Willoughby Diamante Detail Jersey Dress is perfect, with its under-bust diamante focal and classic, 40s inspired shape. For a fifties, playful look, go for the Oasis Matt and Shine A-line Dress in hot pink and red tones. The boat neck will help balance out your lower half, while the bow waist detail and gentle A-line skirt help to create an hourglass silhouette. The Flexees by Maidenform Easy Up Strapless Body Briefer is the perfect accompaniment to this dress as it slims effectively and, with adjustable straps, means that it’ll sit well under many different dresses.
If you have a boyish figure with broader shoulders and slim hips, then you’re a strawberry shape. With your slim figure, opt for prints or an asymmetric detail to draw attention to one area; the Fearne Cotton Seagull Print Vintage Dress has a faux wrap front and plunging V-neck to bring attention to your waist, while the quirky print adds some stylish visual interest. For a completely different look, try the Little Mistress Embellished Jersey One Shoulder Chiffon Dress in beautiful cobalt blue. The asymmetric sleeve and embroidered shoulder detail break up your broad shoulders while the figure-hugging dress highlights your curves. Make the most of your assets in these dresses by opting for a supportive but enhancing bra, like the Intimates Control Padded Balconette Bra in nude or black satin.
For more great party looks and shape advice, why not try our Shape quiz?