Dressing for your body can be a difficult task, even when we feel so certain on what clothing styles suit our figure the most, particular factors can deflate our confidence and certainty when picking out clothes. Variations in brands and their sizes can deflate our confidence when it comes to embracing all of the natural contours of our bodies. Which is why we wanted to give to you a brief breakdown of all body shapes and how you can achieve the look you want for your special event.
To help you out with embracing every part of your body and establishing a much needed confidence boost in all of us ladies. A brief guide on some specially chosen Honor Gold designs will advise you how fit and shape can make all the difference when you want to look and feel your very best.
In terms of proportion sizes, if you have broader shoulders, bust and the top half of your body measures wider than the hips downwards, this is considered an apple shape. A perfect style for this shape is an upcoming Autumn Winter piece is the Haven Berry Velvet Midi Dress, a structured V neck style midi dress in a beautiful winter Berry velvet fabric. The cinched in waist, wide shoulders and a-symmetric thigh split elongates your proportions to create a flattering silhouette. A perfect style for the upcoming Autumn Winter season, the Haven is available in both a Berry Velvet design and a Black Crepe (another way of giving the illusion of a taller, slender figure).
If you consider yourself to have a straight up and downward body shape with waist measurements that are slightly less compared to hip and bust measurements, you’re likely to need a style that will accentuate the mid section of your silhouette. This will add shape and structure in clothes that you wear, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure. A piece that will enhance your smaller waist and naturally slim shape is the Bella Ivory Backless Sleeveless Midi Dress, the backless design and ruching detail at the dip of the back helps to showcase the very best of a slender frame. The elegant midi length of this style also creates shape on the hips and elongates legs, what more could you want from a dress?
Based on proportions, a pear body shape with greater hip measurements than the bust and shoulder measurements. If you consider your silhouette to be bottom heavy, you can accentuate your curves and elongate your silhouette by cinching in your waist to ensure the focus remains on the natural contours of your hips. To shape the silhouette, our Lana Navy Lace Midi Dress features ruching detail to cinch in the waist whilst the plunge neckline that will automatically draw the eye downwards to flatter shapely hips. A sheer lace hem detail elongates and fits perfectly. Also in Maxi length.
A body shape considered the most proportionate, a silhouette with similar hip and bust measurements but with a narrower measurement on the waist to create a figure 8 shape. An Honor Gold style that perfectly enhance this figure is the Gabby Red Midi Dress, the V neckline enhances the bust area and is balanced by the figure-skimming design from the waist downwards. With a naturally slim waist, this design is ideal as the shape fits to the natural contours.
Whether it’s a long body or long legs, this body shape typically looks slender as height elongates the body proportions, to give the illusion of more shape against your natural contours. A one shoulder stye and ruched detailing adds volume and shape in an elegant way for a slender silhouette which makes the Alice Mint One Shoulder Midi Dress the ideal dress for you. Perfect for special occasions and available in a Maxi length, for a more formal occasion.
For women below the height of 5’3”, proportions have less height to measure out. As all body shapes do, the measurements may vary as all bodies are different and natural curves. If you’re petite with both short legs and a shorter body, you’re more likely to have more shape on the bust and hips. To elongate your shape through a style of dress, cut out detailing and a curve-skimming design will flatter your figure and enhance you in all the right ways. The Evie Cold Shoulder Beige Midi Dress features a drop shoulder detail and V neckline that will draw attention to the right proportions of your shape. Available in a fishtail Maxi style.
We hope this Body Shape Guide gives you all the style tips you need to enhance the very best of your figure so you can dress to suit your shape. Make sure you check out our Bank Holiday discount offer for 20% off, ends Monday so hurry while stocks last!