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“Dress Me” I’m off Racing

A month of racing…. sleeves, skirts, kitten heels or stilettos just what to wear to stand out of a very fashionable crowd.

When dressing for such an important occasion where to start…. Just take a look at your most comfortable outfit recently….. Where were you going….. how did u feel in it… this can help you build your look if your finding it difficult to choose somewhere to start from.

There are generally four lady shapes: Apple, Pear shaped , Straight or Hourglass. When dressing you are simply going to shop for your shape.

The “Apple”shaped lady main focus should be on an elongation of her body and creating ultra feminine nipped in waist. Look for wrap over tops and dresses, slim fitting jackets and prints with vertical emphasis. Look for necklines that flatter your shape such as square wide or v neck.When shopping for trousers look for slim fitting drainpipe styles that will hug your figure as Apple shapes tend to have very slim legs.
Pear shaped ladies should focus on showing off their tiny waists ” her tiny waist shape is coveted by us all”. Wide V or U necklines or the hugely trendy off the shoulder tops; a trend Largely accredited to the model “Olivia Palermo” this season are super flattering. Structure is key to keep focus on the very dainty upper half…..the shoulders and top half are what we want to emphasise. Embellishments and pattern work wonderfully on the upper half of your body. For your bottom half go for A-line skirts and well fitting trousers, particularly high waisted versions where fabric then falls from the widest part of your hip creating a beautiful silhouette. Lightly gathered skirts which fall softly from the hips or slim fitting pencil skirts to accentuate that curvy pear shape whether you are a size eight or size sixteen.

imageA “straight” shaped lady tends to be the most common shape with hips and best of a similar size and her waist tends to be the same size . One of her best features can be her very shapely calves so show off those legs….The key to dressing here is to dress her top and bottom with well fitting clothes which still enhance her waist shape .Shop for billowing tops with cap sleeves, scooped necklines and off the shoulder cuts, these shapes tend to focus attention on the shoulders creating the illusion of a narrower waist. Enhance the waist further with a wide belt or high waist skirt or trousers. Blouses and skirts with embellishments on the bust or collar tend to create a more curvaceous appear eye drawing attention to the bust and neckline just ensure that the waist is form fitting to fit snugly around the waist. If wearing a jacket opt for a nipped in waist or flared finish . Waisted jackets with belts are a great option or jackets with embellishments on the shoulders and neckline create a very feminine shape.

imageWhen shopping for bottoms choose boot cut to low rise trousers with low to high waists. Any detailing around the hips will create the illusion of a curvy waist . Look for front or rear pockets or gathering around the waistline to draw attention here. Keep any embellishments or gathering tidy around this area as you don’t want to add to much volume. The high waisted midi skirt is a sure favourite on all shapes this season and is a smart option for feminine volume on the bottom half.

imageIf it’s trousers you seek then drainpipe trousers are the order of the day with a smart blazer . This combo is a smart favourite at Manu racing meetings this year. Roz Purcells label ” scribe of London” is a well fitting stylish option.
The “hourglass”shape is a lucky lady as her bust and hips are well balanced with a defined waist. Her front and side profile have a fantastic shape as well as having graceful long legs. You should look to dress to emphasise that hourglass shape, so focus on wearing shapes that hug the S shape of the body. Belts are a fantastic option and a massive trend this year as they feature a lot of embellishment and can work to your advantage as a stand out accessory. Look for wrap around tops as they are ultra feminine and will enhance your shape as will the empire waist which creates a flawless hourglass effect. Opt for volume on the sleeves, collar or bust but keep the waist structured with nipped in or banded waists. Pencil skirts with high waists work well with this shape particularly smart for racing. If wearing a trousers opt for skinny trousers or the high waisted flared style both are suitably glamorous for the occasion.

fabric then falls from the widest part of your hip creating a beautiful silhouette. Lightly gathered skirts which fall softly from the hips or slim fitting pencil skirts to accentuate that curvy pear shape whether you are a size eight or size sixteen.

A “straight” shaped lady tends to be the most common shape with hips and best of a similar size and her waist tends to be the same size . One of her best features can be her very shapely calves so show off those legs….The key to dressing here is to dress her top and bottom with well fitting clothes which still enhance her waist shape .Shop for billowing tops with cap sleeves, scooped necklines and off the shoulder cuts, these shapes tend to focus attention on the shoulders creating the illusion of a narrower waist. Enhance the waist further with a wide belt or high waist skirt or trousers. Blouses and skirts with embellishments on the bust or collar tend to create a more curvaceous appear eye drawing attention to the bust and neckline just ensure that the waist is form fitting to fit snugly around the waist. If wearing a jacket opt for a nipped in waist or flared finish . Waisted jackets with belts are a great option or jackets with embellishments on the shoulders and neckline create a very feminine shape.

When shopping for bottoms choose boot cut to low rise trousers with low to high waists. Any detailing around the hips will create the illusion of a curvy waist . Look for front or rear pockets or gathering around the waistline to draw attention here. Keep any embellishments or gathering tidy around this area as you don’t want to add to much volume. The high waisted midi skirt is a sure favourite on all shapes this season and is a smart option for feminine volume on the bottom half.

If it’s trousers you seek then drainpipe trousers are the order of the day with a smart blazer . This combo is a smart favourite at Manu racing meetings this year. Roz Purcells label ” scribe of London” is a well fitting stylish option.
The “hourglass”shape is a lucky lady as her bust and hips are well balanced with a defined waist. Her front and side profile have a fantastic shape as well as having graceful long legs. You should look to dress to emphasise that hourglass shape, so focus on wearing shapes that hug the S shape of the body. Belts are a fantastic option and a massive trend this year as they feature a lot of embellishment and can work to your advantage as a stand out accessory. Look for wrap around tops as they are ultra feminine and will enhance your shape as will the empire waist which creates a flawless hourglass effect. Opt for volume on the sleeves, collar or bust but keep the waist structured with nipped in or banded waists. Pencil skirts with high waists work well with this shape particularly smart for racing. If wearing a trousers opt for skinny trousers or the high waisted flared style both are suitably glamorous for the occasion.

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