Why not take a look at our latest trends report from September where we’ve featured the latest shoe trends including the loafer and Chelsea boot which are chic options to wear with skinny jeans. Brogues will also work just as well. Below are some options, all available from ASOS who ship to the US.
In terms of tops, first of all it is worth thinking about control underwear to help to give you a smooth shape and added confidence. There is a brand called Ardyss which has produced a range of support underwear designed by a doctor which can help to redefine your shape outline. They have a product called ‘The Body Magic’ which is designed to lift your bust and stomach as it flattens and controls your abdomen muscles. It also reshapes the buttocks and helps streamline your thighs and hips.
The fashion team here have tried their products and they really do offer great support! They are quite expensive but worth the investment as they can give you a great base shape and boost your body confidence. Ardyss is an American company and we believe they provide a personal fitting service but you’ll need to check out the local services on offer. Google Ardyss to find their HQ or local distributor and arrange a fitting to try some of their products on or seek advice from a good lingerie boutique for similar products.
Once you have created a smooth base, choose tops that are fitted around and just under the bust to give you shape and structure but then gently flow over your hips and tummies. An empire line shape which will raise your waist and add height. Below are some examples of the types of tops to look for. Print is also a great way to compliment curves and distract from certain areas.
All tops from www.evans.co.uk.
An empire line maxi dress like this one, also from Evans, will work well for your shape and be dressed down to wear casually by day.
Hope this helps.
Camel is complimented by a wide range of colours and tones. Tone on tone camels, browns and grey tones is a chic look as demonstrated here by these looks from Elegance (left) and Long Tall Sally.
Camel also looks really chic team with berry and red tones as well as coral, teal, burnt orange and navy. Here are some more images to give you some colour ideas and inspiration. We hope that helps!
Images: La Redoute and Elegance
When you’re pear shaped it is all about achieving the right length that avoids drawing a line across the widest part of your hip or thigh. Why not try a tunic and you could always have it shortened for the right length for you. Also avoid any tops/tunics that have border patterns at the hemline as this will draw extra focus. A tunic or tunic top will work well with slim straight or boot-cut jeans to flatter and balance out your overall silhouette.
In terms of skirts to go with empire-line tops – a maxi skirt or a pencil skirt could work as long at the top does not have too much of an A-line shape and is relatively streamlined. You could also try a peplum top at high –hip with a pencil skirt.