I recently did a little project with Marks and Spencer about how to dress for your body shape. I was one of five bloggers, each of us representing a different body shape, brought in to go through their dress collection to show which styles suit our shape the best. I’m a massive advocate of knowing your body shape and dressing it properly – it makes such a massive difference. I see so many women wearing styles that do nothing to flatter them. There should be more services available that teach women how to make the most of what they’ve got.
I’m a ‘rectangle’. I have a pretty athletic build, broad shoulders and hips and I’m fairly straight up and down, not very curvy so I tend to go for shapes that will attract attention to my waist (or give me the illusion of having one!).
If you’re unsure of your body shape and how to dress it effectively, most major department stores have a personal shopping department and in my experience, they are really helpful with demonstrating what works and what doesn’t. Go investigate!