Creating a Capsule Wardrobe to Look Taller

Hi Imogen, I´m a big fan of your blog, and I´ve read all of your books I hope it´s alright if I ask you some style advice I´m a petite (5´2´´) figure of 8 with a balanced, short mid body. I have slightly warm coloring, dark blond hair and blue green eyes, and I´m a […]

How to Choose Swimwear for Your Body Type

It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere and if it’s actually hot (sadly summer isn’t always so hot everywhere), but if you need a new swimsuit and want some tips to flatter your body shape, as they are the most unforgiving of garments, then read on. Swimwear to Flatter Your Body Shape Swimwear to flatter your […]

H is for Hips

Many women are obsessed with their body and perceive it to be lacking.  According to a study done by Triumph: 70% of women are not happy with their body, but 79% of their partners ARE happy with their partner’s body (women, listen to your partner, they love your body and think its great!) 82% of […]

How to Broaden Your Shoulders

If you’re an A shape with narrow shoulders or even an 8 shape or X shape or just have more sloping shoulders rather than square shoulders, how can you make them appear broader to create more balance? How to broaden shoulders by imogenl featuring long sleeve knit tops Necklines – horizontal necklines like boat necks, […]

Casual Looks for the Curvy Body

Hi Imogen, I’m 26 and live in Portland, Oregon (land of the hipster). Most of my stylish compatriots are wearing oversized sweaters trapeze-style tee shirts with leggings or skinny jeans. That works great on I shapes, but not so much for me, an 8 shape. The problem is, most of the styles that work for […]

Guest Post – Real Life Dressing a Figure 8 Shape

I get so many requests about how to dress 8 shape bodies, probably because they are so ignored by most image and style books.  So I asked Aileen Lane of Nutri-Style in Singapore, who is an 8 shape if she’d share her experiences with you on how she dresses her shape.  Here is her post: […]

How to Choose a Flattering Cardigan

If you’re like me and like to wear a cardi when it’s a little nippy, how to choose one to flatter your figure? Choosing Cardigans by imogenl featuring Rocha.John Rocha Clockwise from top left – the stripy cardigan is great for I shapes, the wide stripes will add curves as will the pocket detail which […]

Real Life Body Shapes – 8

. One of my lovely readers asked me recently what her body shape, she was having trouble figuring it out.  I asked her to send me a photo which she did (in her underwear) and it was very obvious to me that she has an 8 shape body.  In her email she’s talked about hitting […]

Don’t Waste Your Money – 8 Shape

.Nancy K put in a request (and yes I’m doing all the body shapes) for an 8 shape – so here are some guidelines. What to Avoid 8 shape by imogenl featuring See Thru Soul jeans If you are an 8 Shape (high hip and bootylicious) you are best to avoid trying on garments that: […]

Where to Carry Your Handbag

Yesterday I did a post on What Size Handbag to Choose – one of the commenter’s asked about handbag placement,  should you wear it at your hips or under your arm,  down the side of your body and what happens when you wear it across your body? The answer lies in knowing your body shape and your […]