How To Wear a Column of Colour For Your Body Shape

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I have a question about using the column of colour to look taller (as a curvy petite H shape ) – should I only wear darker tops, avoiding white or cream tops ? There are two major ways to wear a column of colour, on the outside, or on the inside. The version on the […]

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Choosing Collars To Balance Your Figure

  Understanding collars and lapels by imogenl featuring a green coat Choosing Collars and Lapels O/A shape – broader collars to balance hips I, V shape or petite – narrower/smaller collars not to further broaden shoulders or overwhelm your frame H, X, 8 shape – medium collars – higher will make you look taller, lower […]

What Shape Should My Sleeves Be?

Sleeve  please I’m a H/O shape, and always wonder if I should have my sleeves shortened as a full sleeve makes me look bigger. The shape of the sleeve that you wear can make you look larger or smaller, depending on where it ends (watch this video for tips on that topic) and also how wide […]

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 […]

How to Minimize Wide or Square Shoulders

. . I was recently asked by a reader how to minimize her broad square shoulders.  Now this is a problem I’d love to have, but this is not about me.  This post is for the women who feel their shoulders are too broad and make them feel masculine. Wide or Square Shoulders by imogenl […]

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 – V

Thanks everyone for emailing photos – I still need Os (don’t be shy, nobody will know who you are), and more Vs, if you’d like to see a few examples. Here we have one version of a V shape (inverted triangle) body.  You will notice that her shoulders are broader than hips, but there is […]

Don’t Waste Your Money – V Shape

. . One commenter asked “who can wear a boyfriend jacket”  that my friend is for the V shape.  But what should a V shape avoid? What to Avoid – H shape by imogenl featuring Isabel Marant tops Puffed sleeves Lots of shoulder detail Boat necks Wide lapels Straight skirts (if you are very broad […]

Patterned Skirt, What Colour Top?

..If you want to wear a patterned skirt how do you choose what colour from the pattern to go with the top? Focal Points Pattern by imogenl featuring Hobbs tops It’s as easy as this.  If you want to draw attention up, and distract from your lower half (A shape, X shape), wear a lighter […]

Empire Waist Dresses and Tops – Do’s and Don’ts

An Empire Waist garment has a high cut waist seam that sits directly under the breasts (above your natural waistline).  It’s flattering on so many body shapes because it doesn’t require a defined natural waist to work. For petites it works because it raises the waistline up, so raises the eye higher on the body […]