It’s not always easy to know how to adapt a look you love to your unique body type. Fashion is all about feeling your best in a look you adore – and feeling great about yourself. Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, all perfectly beautiful. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your gorgeous form and play up your favourite features whether you buy smaller or what is considered plus size dresses online in Australia.
If your waist is wider than your bust and your hips are fuller, you probably have a pear shape. You can balance out your figure by wearing bright colours and fun prints on top; eye-catching details on top are also great such as plunging V or scoop necklines and dramatic earrings and necklaces. Jackets that hit at mid-thigh look fantastic on you or go for a cropped style that highlights your waist. Dresses that play up your slim upper body are an excellent choice – look for wrap dresses, belted styles, dramatic sleeves, or maxis.
If your body is curvy with a well-defined waist, you’re probably shaped like an hourglass. You can dress to show off your lovely curves by creating body-hugging silhouettes. Look for fitted pieces such as jersey knits in dresses and tops with round or V necklines. Jackets that show off your waist look amazing such as classic trenches and cropped shapes. Dresses are your best friend, so channel your inner Marilyn Monroe and try a wrap dress or one with an empire waist. Watch out for flowy styles, which disguise your curves – or add a belt for your best look.
If you are generally well-proportioned without a well-defined waistline, you are likely to be an apple shape. Look for breezy A-line silhouettes or flowy, relaxed styles, or turn to a wrap dress to add definition. If you want to add a jacket, go for one that reaches the hip or upper thigh; you can also pull off a knee-length trench (without the belt). Accessories make a big difference, so add something dramatic to draw the eye upwards such as some oversized earrings or a long necklace.
Are you more athletic and less “curvy?” Balance your shape by emphasising your legs and other curves. A good rule of thumb is to keep the volume either on top or bottom – not both. Draw attention to muscular shoulders or defined arms with a halter style top or dress, a racerback shape, or anything strapless. V-necklines and scoop necklines can help you highlight your top half; so can some great accessories. You’ll most likely look fabulous in a wide range of jackets, so choose whatever you like, keeping in mind that elastic or cropped waist styles can accentuate your waistline and create curves.
Where to buy ladies plus sizes dresses
Have you been looking to buy plus size dresses online? Why not shop where your size isn’t considered plus? Your size is your size!! At Leina & Fleur, we celebrate all shapes. We offer smart, stylish clothing in sizes 8 to 22. All our clothes are Australian made to the highest quality standards – so the next time you’re ready to buy ladies dresses in Australia, know that Leina & Fleur has you covered.