Those with bigger hips and chest know that it’s sometimes really difficult to dress for your shape. Anything that hangs over our waist can make us look frumpy (hence my constant belt wearing) and anything too tight just doesn’t look right.
This is my frustration with UK sizing. It’s why finding a good tailor to nip in at the waist, change a length or attend to the chest area is important. I generally dress to a happy medium – not too tight, not too Little House on the Prarie. I prefer maxi dresses with a little bit of fit and to make my hips look smaller I adore a good heel.
When I saw this teal maxi dress online I loved the long sleeves and the mid calf length. The poppers all the way down the front create a flattering lengthening effect – and it means you can wear it in other ways. When I tried it on I was even more pleasantly surprised. It’s nice and stretchy and for the price, it’s great quality. So here are two ways I’ve styled it, proving that you can wear body con in the daylight hours:
I wore the dress as an open long cardigan, worn over these Oasis white culottes (which are now just £20!) to lengthen my legs. A simple black cami is all you need for minimal fuss and it makes the buttons stand out. These insane black and white Kurt Geiger heels are actually really comfortable and similar to the Valentino Rockstuds. I finished off the look with the gorgeous pale pink mini Kensington also from Kurt Geiger.
As the dress should be. Worn with a popping contrast colour, yellow. This Kurt Geiger Emma Saddle bag is a great size for days where you’re running around and these Zara animal print boots are my new season steal at just £29.99.