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, […]

How to Create Waist Definition without a Belt

It attracted my attention that you mention that you wear skirts/dresses or jeans most of the time. I do the same thing, and it has been working great for the most part, thanks to your blog. The main thing that I learned is that I am X-shape and I should belt over skirts/dresses, I enjoy […]

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 […]

Why Do My Pants Pull Across My Crotch

.One of the comments left on a post the other day was this:  jinnan-tonnyx said… Can you explain more about why trousers pull across the crotch on X shapes? I am an X and whenever I buy a new pair of pants my husband always says they don’t fit right – and I tell him, they […]

Real Life Body Shapes – X

. X shapes (hourglass figures) have defined waists, but their shoulders and hips are the same width (unlike the A who has wider hips than shoulders). ¬†There is a longer straighter slope from waist to hips (unlike the high shelf-like curve of the 8 shape). You can see that the X shape has a much […]

Don’t Waste Your Money – X Shape

.Not sure of your body shape?  Read up on the Body Shapes Explained posts to help you find it. If you are an X shape, then you are best to avoid looking at clothing with these features: What to Avoid – X shape by imogenl featuring Wet Seal tops Lots of horizontal detail across the […]

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 […]

Tips to Dress a Plus Size X

..Reader Kanerou asks: Do you have any plans to do an entry on dressing for plus-sized Xs? I have a couple pairs of black cargo pants which I dearly like, but I’m not sure how to dress up top, now that my waist isn’t so slim and my bust is even more of a bother […]