Drawings of womens clothes

The New Year Fashion Rules To Suit Every Body Shape

There’s no time like the new year to experiment with different looks. Try out these style updates to suit every figure.

By Tiffany Loh, 12 January 2016
The New Year Fashion Rules To Suit Every Body Shape

The new year is the perfect time to remember that fashion is supposed to be fun!

But after over-indulging across the festive season, it’s more natural to gravitate towards comfortable clothing that will conceal a post-Chrimbo tum, rather than trying out fresh looks.

With a new season just around the corner, now is the time to start experimenting with different styles, so we’ve outlined four figure-specific fashion resolutions to help you forget your overindulgent break and start 2016 feeling great. No matter what your body shape, our figure-fixing rules will help you feel on-trend, trimmed down and ready to face another year in style.

HOURGLASS SHAPE: I WILL LET MY WAIST SHINE

If you feel like you need to shed a few pounds this January, just remember that the smallest area of your body is your teeny tiny waist.

Choose styles that cinch you in at the middle to highlight your curvy figure you might even trick people into thinking that you lost weight over the silly season! How did you do it?!

This year update your wardrobe with…

·       Form-fitting dresses that highlight curves

·       High-waisted, wide-legged trousers to show off your waist

·       High-waisted, floaty skirts that create shape

·       Block colour belts to help cinch you in

ATHLETIC SHAPE: I WILL EMBRACE MY FEMININE SIDE

Whether you have broad shoulders and skinny legs or are slender from top to bottom, the trick to creating the illusion of curves is experimenting with ladylike details and big bold patterns.

This year update your wardrobe with…

·       High-waisted pieces to fake a fuller bust and hips

·       Large bold patterns to give depth to a silhouette

·       Small feminine details like pleats, ruffles, beading and lace

·       Statement necklaces to showcase the bust

·       Shoulder bag with a long strap to draw attention to long, slim legs

PEAR SHAPES: I WILL LOVE MY BUST

To elongate and balance your figure, you’ve got to be proud of your top half! This doesn’t mean wearing low-cut tops and avoiding practical pieces. Wear any print, pattern or embellishment on top.

This year update your wardrobe with…

·       Wide-hem skirts, trousers and dresses to camouflage bigger hips

·       Boat neck tops, square or cowl necklines to match the width of your hips

·       Statement earrings and necklaces to bring attention upwards

·       Clutches and small bags that graze your hip or bigger bags with short straps

APPLE SHAPES: I WILL TRY TIGHTER CLOTHING

We sense your panic but extra folds of fabric can actually make fuller bodies look bigger. Draw attention away from your tum towards your shoulders and legs with fitted pieces that create a more streamline look. See, no need to shudder!

This year update your wardrobe with…

·       Long dresses to lengthen your body

·       Block colour pieces in light, dark and colourful shades for a slimming effect

·       Close-to-the-body cuts that skim your figure and give waist definition

·       V-neck tops that will lengthen your torso

·       Structured bags to balance your curves

Looking for new year wardrobe updates? Try the latest looks from George Fashion here