The Bandeau Top for Your Shape


Are you an apple shape? If so, you will have a rounded tummy, larger hips and most probably a larger chest.  Open neck and V necks tops and dresses are the best shape for you as they will highlight your great boobs.  Team with a bandeau for a peakaboo piece of pattern.  A skinny waist belt or a wrap dress will draw the eye down the body and streamline your waist.

Are you an athletic shape? If so, you have broad shoulders, strong legs and an undefined waist with slim legs.  To give the illusion that you have curves team a high waisted skirt with a bandeau top.  You will have a cheeky bit of skin showing between the bandeau and the skirt and the high waisted skirt create some a lovely curvaceous silhouette.

If you are an hourglass shape, then you will have a defined waist with a larger chest and curvy hips.  The best shape skirt for you is the pencil skirt.  Try a high waisted one with a bandeau top teamed with a shirt for a smart day to evening look.  A shirt with a scooped back means that you will peak a bit of pattern keeping you on trend this SS12.

If you are a pear shape, then you will have slight shoulders, wide curvy hips and  smaller boobs.  You will really suit wearing maxi dresses and dip hem dresses that cinch the waist and skim over your wider hips.  These dresses will streamline your body.  The key hole at the back of the dress will showcase a piece of pattern.

If you are a pint-sized lady, you will really suit wearing vertical stripes on your top half to give the illusion that you are taller than you are.  Blocks of colour are also good at creating this illusion so try teaming a striped bandeau top with a maxi skirt.  High waisted are a good option as they mean not exposing too much skin if you don’t want to.

For all you taller ladies, try teaming an aztec print bandeau top with a sheer tunic top.  Tunic tops are the best shape for you as anything too short will make you appear taller than you are.  Team with some PU leggings for an on trend sporty look.

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