How To Dress For An Apple Shape: Valentine's Day Edition
If you have a heavy top half with a larger bust and a rounded tummy and slim hips, you are an apple shape. Struggling to find the dress shape that will compliment your figure and make you look to die for this Valentine’s Day? Fear not, our team of fashion experts have come to the rescue with some great hints and tips!
Wrap dresses are the perfect shape for you as they will skim over your tummy while the V-neck will perfectly show off your cleavage. A pendant necklace will accentuate this by drawing the eye away from your tummy. Don’t be scared to try bright colours to stay on trend with clashing orange, red and pink hues. Team this with neutral accessoriesto keep it simple.
Three Ways to Wear The Mixi Dress By Guest Blogger, FashionismyH20
Guest blogger and fashion insider, Sarah from FashionismyH20 has put together three different but equally fashion forward outfits using one of boohoo.com’s favourite dresses, the Cassandra Frill Front Mixi Dress. Take a look at her expert advice on how to work the Mixi for different occasions!
Over to Sarah: The Cassandra Frill Front Mixi Dress is one of those pieces that will easily take us boohoo girls from winter to spring so we can be sure to be ready for any weather that comes our way! With a beautiful summery print, super flattering waist band and bang on trend cut, this beauty could be tweaked to fit any occasion.
Teaming the Cassandra Dress with a flattering cropped leather jacket (why not try out the boohooSelena Biker Jacket), a studded clutch to bring the edge and some fab buckled boots, creates a truly ‘rocking’ look that’s just perfect for a night out with the girls. A pop of red lippy adds some Gwen Stefani style glamour and layer on the chunky rings to really bring the attitude.
Proving just how versatile the Cassandra is, outfit two embodies office chic. Teamed with a tailored neutral blazer like boohoo’sRoberta Ponteroma Tuxedo, the dress looks both summery and smart. A knotted over-sized scarf and knee high boots add the warm factor whilst the tote bag keeps it slick and chic. What a way to prove that officewear doesn’t have to be dull and boring!
Talk about festival friendly, just styling this outfit got me all excited for summer! As a perfect transitional piece boohoo.com’sCassandra Dress is in it’s element here, teamed with a lightweight cropped denim jacket (try the boohoo Louise Blazer) it embodies free spirited style. The simple loafers and pastel (big trend for 2012 guys!) bag keep it super cute, whilst the belt nips in all the right places. Add a pop of pink lippy and all we need is for the sun to finally arrive!
So there you go, that’s three completely different ways to style the Cassandra dress already, and we’re sure all you fashionista’s will be full of your own ideas too. How would you rock this number this spring?
Nail tutorial inspired by our latest collections on boohoo.com
The fab Nail artist over at Boom Nails has created some nail tutorials based on the patterns, shapes and colours of Boohoo’s gorgeous collections, inspired by our Decades and Oxford Blues collections (available from Jan 30th).
Emma - take it away!
The first nail tutorial I’m going to show you is based around this gorgeous collection including pink hues, polka dots and creams.
STEP ONE: Base coat. Always do a basecoat! I used Orly Bonder Rubberised.
STEP TWO: Two coats of white nail varnish. It’s okay for the first coat to be quite thin, as the second coat will even everything out. I used Revlon - White On White.
STEP THREE: Do the outlines of the collars! As you can see from the picture - they’re just little triangles at the tip of the nail. For this bit, get your hands on a black nail art pen.
STEP FOUR: Fill in your collars!
STEP FIVE: Polka dot your collars with a white nail art pen - or with a toothpick and white nail varnish, if that’s how you roll! Make sure the collars are completely dry before you do this (as otherwise the tiny polka dots might bleed). Make the dots as small as you can!
STEP SIX: Pink half moons! I chose pink for these, to match the shorts that the model is wearing with the top. You could choose another colour if you like, or do it to match your own outfit. Half moons are pretty simple to do - just paint a crescent shape at the bottom on your nail, and fill it in. I used a pink nail art pen.
FINITO! Now you’re done. Hopefully you have something which looks a little like the picture above. Hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial, let me know what you think on