Shop Your Shape

Article by Caitlin Taylor

We've been working our way through the different body shapes. We've talked about what they are, how to work out if it's you, and some of the simple tips for dressing for that shape.

If you're not sure which shape (or mix of shapes) you are, check out What is Your Body Shape? first instead.
 
What I've found in my experience as a personal stylist, and working with lots of different high-street and designer stores, is that different brands will generally be CUT for different body shapes.
 
Ever wondered why you can walk into one store and EVERYTHING fits, but walk into another and nothing? Nada? Zilch?
 
This is why.
 
Different retail stores work to a different body shape (or "block" as it's called in the industry), when they are designing their ranges, so sometimes something works on one person, but not on another.
 
But never fear! I've taken all the hard work out of it for you!
 
Here is a list of all the body shapes and which retail stores work BEST for that shape. Of course all these stores are at Shore City but you should find them in most regions in NZ too and online.
 
NOTE: This doesn't mean that you won't find anything in the stores that aren't on your body shape's list, it's just a good place to start if you get stuck...
 
shop your shape

Best Stores for the HOURGLASS and PEAR Body Shapes:

Portmans
Jacqui E
Laura Ashley
Just Jeans
 
PRO TIP: Just Jeans Levi's Bold Curve jeans are particularly great - no gapes at the waist!

 

Best Stores for the COLUMN Body Shape:

Country Road
Glassons
Just Jeans
Esprit
CottonOn
Max

 

Best Stores for the APPLE Body Shape:

Hartleys
Jacqui E
Flying Saucers
Farmers
Esprit
Max

 

Best Stores for the INVERTED TRIANGLE Body Shape:

Glassons
Country Road
CottonOn
Max
Esprit

 

Now like I said, remember that you CAN and probably will go into ANY of these stores at Shore City and still find something that fits, but these are the best options for finding more variety in one store within your shape.

By shopping your shape, and cutting down all the things that don't work well, you will end up saving yourself precious time and money, I promise!

So next time you visit Shore City, take this list with you and see how you go.

Still not sure how to shop for your awesome shape? Why not book in for a 1-on-1 personal styling session with me at Shore City and save! Book your stylist session here >

Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!

Cait xoxo

 

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