Fit Tips Recap!0

Dress the body you have now, not the one you were or that you want to be!

We can put body shapes into 5 main categories:

  • Hourglass
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle
  • Inverted Triangle, and
  • Circle


Identify your body type and remember to balance your top and bottom… clothing can camouflage problems and create balance.

If you want to look taller, the first thing you can do is shorten your sleeve length.

If you have very short legs, try wearing an elbow length sleeve. The rest of us should try the 3/4 sleeve. This works almost every time.

To balance your head and upper body try wearing the correct neckline or collar.

If you are on the thinner side or have a small chest, wear a higher neckline to give the illusion you have more real estate on the upper floor.

High necklines will always add bulk to the upper body, so if you are top heavy, try a lower neckline below the “dent” in the collarbone.

If you have longer legs you can create a better proportion by wearing medium or long length jackets, long sleeves and dropping the waistline.

Colour reflects a change in fashion and most women can wear most colours on the colour wheel. Remember wearing the fashions of the 80s? Then there is a good chance you will need stronger colours as a mature woman. Try adding turquoise, red, coral, yellow and blue to your wardrobe.

We have trained staff who can help you recognize and dress these shapes and we look forward to helping you look your best.

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