The Balanced Body – Bottom Heavy March 10 2014

This can sometimes be a tricky area to camouflage cleverly.  It is all about balancing the body appropriately. Where you balance your body to give a perfectly hour glass shape is at your shoulder and hip area. If your hips are slightly bigger than your top half I would suggest following my practical styling tips below.

  • Go for detailing around the shoulder area to help extend your shoulder line
  • Wear shoulder pads or a padded bra
  • Keep the bottom half very plain and simple as to not distract the eye downwards
  • Layer on top
  • Purchase jackets with wider lapels
  • The darker the jeans the more slimming
  • Boot cut jeans are best
  • Good cut and well tailored trousers
  • Heels will lengthen and slim your look


Avoid: High waist heavy pleating on skirts, boxy jackets, baggy tops, tapered pants, darts or detailing to upper half of trousers.


Here are a sample of dresses that would flatter this problem area which are available to buy on line now!


Leah Navy Dress Diana Dress Shocking Pink  Atherton Dress Blush Pink Orion Dress



Happy Shopping x x x