Dress For Your Shape AW19
Every body shape has different needs when it comes to dressing, yet most women don’t understand how to flatter their body shape. Here at Libby HQ, we focus on functionality and style, and have outfits for every body shape. We have compiled this guide to help you look your best in our AW19 collection, by rebalancing your proportions and enhancing your strengths.
If you have an apple body shape, you'll have well-proportioned legs and arms with more fullness around your middle, a less defined waist, narrow hips and slim legs. The aim when dressing an apple is to elongate the torso, draw attention to the legs and create an illusion of a waist. Celebrities such as Amy Schumer, Jessica Simpson and Kate Winslet have apple body shapes.
Our top AW19 style recommendations for apple body shapes:
The most common body shape among women is the pear. If you are a pear shape, the widest part of your body is your hips and thighs, hence why it is also referred to as a ‘triangle’ body shape. The goal when dressing the pear shape is to emphasise the waist and arms. Celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez have pear-shaped bodies.
Our top AW19 style recommendations for pear body shapes:
The hourglass figure is considered the ideal body type by many women. Women with this body type tend to have the same sized bust and hips and a narrower waist. When dressing an hourglass figure, the aim is to reduce boxiness and accentuate the narrow waist with form-fitting fabric. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese have hourglass bodies.
Our top AW19 style recommendations for hourglass body shapes:
If you have a Rectangle body shape then it means that your silhouette is fairly straight up and down, also known as a ‘banana’. With a rectangle, there is no main area you need to minimise, however, you may want to create the illusion of curves to avoid looking boyish. Celebrities such as Ann Hathaway, Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow are great icons to follow with this body shape.
Our top AW19 style recommendations for rectangle body shapes:
If you have an inverted triangle body shape, your upper body will be proportionally larger than your bottom half. This means broad shoulders and a wide back, but narrow hips and slim legs. You should avoid structured necklines that enhance your shoulders, instead opting for feminine V-necks and fitted skirts/ trousers that accentuate your smaller bottom half. Celebrities with inverted triangle bodies include Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell and Renee Zellweger.
Our top AW19 style recommendations for inverted triangle body shapes:
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Recently, members of the Libby team have been putting their sewing skills to good use by volunteering to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS.
In particular, fluid repellent gowns for our local Royal Brompton Hospital, upcycled from old theatre drapes. The volunteering scheme is led by The Fashion School's Caroline Gration and staff at the Royal Brompton hospital and is situated at Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC).