We know that we keep going on about the onset of summer, but we're excited. Not only is it time to enjoy longer, warmer evenings with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s also time for a wardrobe overhaul. And there's nothing we love more than a wardrobe overhaul (and a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc).
That said, a smooth progression from winter woollies to summer shorts and dresses isn't always as seamless as we'd like and it might take a few months to get your body back to all its summer glory. But that’s no excuse for staying holed up at home. We've got some great tips that will help you dress to enhance the bits you love...
Big Bottom, Wide Hips?
Nothing wrong with having junk in your trunk, but if you want to draw attention away from any extra post-winter kilo's in that area then remember the following:
It might not need saying, but steer clear of this season's body con shape. It enhances every lump and bump and until you’re feeling fit and fabulous, give it a miss.
Invest in a boyfriend blazer with a hemline that comes halfway down your butt. This cuts it in half and makes it appear smaller.
When it comes to skirts, go for A-line and look out for skirts with detail along the hemlines, this will balance out your shape.
A Not Quite Flat Stomach?
We know this problem only too well. Constantly sucking in the stomach and worrying that people are going to start asking when you're due. Try these tips, along with increasing your morning sit ups:
Wear dresses with a wide belt, this will hide the unforgiving while enhancing your waistline.
Look for dresses that are ruched or pulled in around the middle.V-necks draw the eye up. This season is all about the denim or plain white boyfriend shirt. Tucked into a skirt or trousers you'll be channeling a timeless, Katherine Hepburn-styled chic.
Untoned upper arms are a nightmare. If your personal trainer has you on a strict triceps routine then good for you, but here’s what to do in the meantime:
The off-the-shoulder look draws the eye to your sexy shoulders, while drawing attention away from the upper arms.
Choose tops and jackets with a cropped sleeve that either come down to the elbow or skims the wrist.