First - observe your body shape...
- Stand in front of a large mirror, and just have a look at your overall body shape.
- Focus on your shoulders, waistline and hips.
- How do they line up? Where are your widest and narrowest parts?
Whichever body shape you are – congratulations!
We all have things we might not like about our body, but it’s the only one we have… so try and focus on the positive parts! What’s your favourite thing about your body?
Is your Body Shape… Superb Strawberry?!
Also called: Inverted Triangle, Cone, or ‘V’ frame.
If you’re Strawberry Shaped, your primary features are:
- An average to full bust
- Hips are narrower than your shoulders
- Flattish hips and bum
- If you put on or lose weight, it will likely be on your top half.
Strawberry shapes are usually fairly well endowed up top, though your little sisters in the boob department are also considered Strawberry, again depending on those shoulder to hip ratios.
What looks great on you?
Fitted jackets with a nipped-in waist and flared bottom.
The defined waist and flare over your hips create the look of lower-body curves and help balance out your shoulders.
On your top half, it’s best to avoid high necklines and closing off your chest by wrapping it in swathes of fabric, or drawing attention and making it all seem bigger with light block colours contrasted to a dark bottom block.
Likewise, boxy jackets and oversized ‘boyfriend’ styles won’t do you any favours. Thin, spaghetti straps will make your shoulders look wider by comparison, while dark skinny jeans and narrow line pencil skirts will only really work for you if you’re already successfully minimising the emphasis on your top half, and drawing attention with stunning statement shoes. Generally, it’ll be easier to just skip them.
Textured fabrics and attention grabbing details and colours are perfect for your hips though, so go nuts with those cargo pants, harem trousers, peplum skirts, and wide flared leg styles. Any skirt that flares from your hips and adds width to your bottom half is great for Strawberries – try on all those full circles, tulips, bias cuts, a-lines, and maxi skirts. You can work in other skirt details like tiers, textured lace, horizontal stripes, pockets, and tapestry embroidery… if you’re shorter, just be aware of carrying too much volume for your height, but that’s really your only consideration.
Body suits are ideal for Strawberries to wear with those fancy skirts, providing a clean sleek line on top. You’ll often find them with square or deep V necklines, and a crossover wrap detail will give an instant slim waist. If your tops are a little loose across the bust that’s fine, but keep it tighter underneath that bosom for definition – anything more and you’ll get lost inside it from the shoulders down.
Get yourself a nice fitted spring jacket, with a skinny lapel and no details at the shoulders, ideally find one that kicks out at the hemline too, adding a nice curve to your hips and waist.
If in doubt, just call into Redlane for your personalised Strawberry styling!