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:
Radley dress in Dapple Print £168 (Also available in Terracotta, Navy & Black)
Tiverton dress in Green £198 (Also available in Cobalt & Black)
Langham dress in Dapple Print £198
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:
Farringdon dress in Cobalt £198 (Also available in Rosehip & Grey Twill Jacquard)
Charlton dress in Green £198 (Also available in Damson & Navy)
Exeter dress in Cobalt £189 (Also available in Black, Terracotta, Dapple Print & Harlequin Print)
Thames dress in Green £225 (Also available in Navy)
Lewis dress in Cobalt and Navy £198 (Also available in Navy and Pink & Navy and Yellow)
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:
Hamilton dress in Clementine £198 (Also available in Green, Navy & Rosehip)
Lister dress in Damson £198 (Also available in Navy)
Maddox dress in Damson Jacquard £225 (Also available in Navy & Black)
Oxford dress in Terracotta £198 (Also available in Green, Navy & Black)
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:
Waterloo dress in Terracotta £198 (Also available in Navy & Damson Jacquard)
Belvedere dress in Damson £198 (Also available in Navy Metallic Jacquard & Green)
Penrith skirt in Navy Metallic Jacquard £155 (Also available in Terracotta)
Chartwell top £145 & Suzy skirt £140 in Terracotta
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:
Portland dress in Harlequin Print £198 (Also available in Navy)
Battersea jacket in Green Crepe £175 (Also available in Navy Boucle & Navy and Gold Jacquard)
Brunswick trousers in Green Crepe £140 (Also available in Navy & Black)