The Board Shape Body-figure

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Top Tips:

  1. Focus on creating a more defined waist. You can do this by purchasing tops with nipped in waistlines or accessorize with a belt at the waistline.

  2. The challenge in dressing this figure type is to enhance your proportions evenly (i.e. bust and hipline) whilst defining the waist.

  3. Mix and match separates to achieve the above effect.

 

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The Apple Shape Body-figure

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“If you have an apple-shaped body, you usually have broad shoulders, a full bust. Waist and upper back. This figure shape generally has thinker arms, legs and hips “

Tops tips:

  1. Try drawing attention away from your waistline. Whilst most self help sites suggest avoiding shorts, pants and skirts below that hipline often that is an impossible ask for this figure shape.
  2. Show off your better assets. This figure type usually has a fantastic bust line. Showing off a little bust goes a long way in drawing attention away from you less defined features.
  3. Ensure your shirts and dress bodices skim your body and are not too tight or too loose.

 

 

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The Pear Shape

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Top Tips:

  1. Keep the bottom simple. Opt for skirts, pants, shorts etc. that do not have pleats , frills or additional fabric that accentuates hips and makes your bust in comparison look even smaller.
  2. This figure type looks great in busy tops. Opt for frills, ruffles and other details that make your bust appear visually larger than it is and create balance across your body shape.
  3. Trends like the high low hemline also make the lower body appear less heavy set.

 

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The Hourglass Figure.

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Top 4 Tips :

  1. Tailor Made : Fit is an imperitive aspect of dressing for this body shape. Ensure that waistlines are nipped in to balance your smaller waisted body shape. In tailoring shirts and dresses at the waistline , it enhances this figure types smaller waist and balances off the bust to hip ratio effortlessly.
  2. “Base” Basics: It’s a grudge buy at best, we know , and you have probably heard it said numerous times , but decent underwear plays a vital role in balancing off that bustline. * We love Woolwoths   distraction range ( http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/cat/Promotions/WRewards/Buy-2-Get-20-off-Bra-s-plus-5-Off-when-you-pay-with-your-woolies-card-Online-Only/_/N-okeymg
  3. Fabrication is key. Opt for fabrics that have a light stretch that enhance your curves and fit your body. Stretch ensures that your figure type is adequetly enhanced.
  4. V-neck top silhoettes are ideal for this figure type .

 

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Boot camp Class 1 : Dressing for your body shape.

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In an effort to furnish women with the necessary skills and tips to dress themselves we have decided to roll out our own four week “ Fashion Friday Boot camp”. Hopefully some of these tips can make your mornings easier, inspire you to love your wardrobe more and solve some of your hardest fashion challenges. Subscribe to our blog to not miss a thing or ask us your questions on Twitter and we will try our best to address them and incorporate into our blog posts over the next few weeks.

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Working out your body type can be more than challenging. Some more curvier woman naturally assume they are are a  We suggest you don a black vest and leggings , grab a measuring tape and establish what body shape you are.

Alternatively take a pic on your phone or camera straight on (maybe its best to get a friend to help you do this) print it and colour it in with a thick marker pen. This will give you an idea of proportion and what body shape you fall into.

Once you establish what body shape you are dressing for it becomes significantly easier.

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Wash and Wear.

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The purchase of a garment is much easier than understanding the fundamentals of maintaining a clean garment. How often do we purchase a garment, wear it and do not give any thought as to how it is going to get from you body into the wash and back again in the same condition you bought it in.

The consumer act does not protect you in the case that you not follow the wash care labels provided on garments and understanding the type of fabric your garment is made of will go a long way in ensuring the longevity of the garment. Bleaching agents should not be kept in your laundry.

We took the liberty of creating a downloadable Wash care sheet to stick in your laundry.

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Here is a look at our latest Spring / Summer collection and their prescribed wash care labels so you can keep your Kathrin Kidger garments looking fresh, new and slick with every wear.

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Fabulous Floral

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Whether it is chrysanthemums, daisies or digital roses, floral and all forms of fauna seem to be having a fashion revival this season. Perhaps floral will always have a place in fashion, it has certainly been around since the invention of the loom, but we have to ask ourselves why certain trends get revived across the board? Perhaps it is the optimism spring and growth denotes. Perhaps it is the visual drama of it all.

So how does one wear floral? We loved Adele’s take on the trend in her music video. But what was it EXACTLY that we liked? Was it the edgy slightly disheveled hair ? Was it the simplicity of both her make up and accessories?

Perhaps it was something as simple as the clean-cut floral silhouette against the stark background; either which way we are more than over the moon to see the revival of one of our favorite trends.

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TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR FLORALS

 

Weekend Special :

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Stripe top plus Floral 50’s swing skirt / floral pants for a chic all day, all events, all round great ensembles. With Print – on – Print being as big as it is this season, this combination is one of the most classical ways to introduce print on print play into your wardrobe.

Scale is Key:

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Fuller figure woman look just as amazing in this trend as their smaller counterparts. Just remember to consider the scale of the floral you use. Florals can create an optical illusion and can be equally unflattering. Rule of thumb – the bigger the body surface is, a larger scale floral needs to be taken into consideration.

 

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Whats in a Cape ?

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Capes and cloaks are seeing a resurgence in popularity and we couldn’t be more delighted. Originally a staple in the 1930’s capes provided a practical solution to the elements. As such capes offer a great solution to staying warm without killing an evening wear look and are statement enough to be used as a stand alone piece in this day and age.

Why exactly this practical piece went out of fashion no one really knows however. Some have put it down to the scarcity of fabric leading up to World War 2, whilst others blame the practicality of long items when getting into cars and operating machinery during that period.

Perhaps with a return to slow fashion capes are at the top of any fashionistas closet revival in 2016? All we know is that Capes are super flattering and hopefully here to stay.

Here are our eveningwear cape options in store. These gowns are super chic and incorporate the ever-popular cape.

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Let Your boots Steal The Show

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Here are a few tips to help you in search of those perfect boots:

  1. If it doesn’t fit in the shop, it wont fit at home.
  2. Don’t shop for footwear at the end of a day. Feet swell the longer you are on them. To ensure a good fit purchase at the beginning of the day.
  3. Always try on with a sock / stocking if you intend on wearing socks or stockings with your boot choice.
  4. Customize your fit. There are a myriad of foot, heel and sole buffers, cushions and comfort aids available at chemists.
  5. If you are buying a leather boot always put leather protector on the leather before use.

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