Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Building an Everyday Wardrobe - Week 3 - The Little Neutral Dress


By Elaine Scully Styling

It's week 3 of my new feature.......Building an Everyday Wardrobe. This weeks focus piece is..........THE LITTLE NEUTRAL DRESS




A figure flattering neutral dress is one of the most valuable pieces of clothing your wardrobe can possess. It is the go to item of clothing for almost any occasion.....party, drinks, dinner, interview, work.....
I've done a little online window shopping for you and have found a neutral dress for each of the 5 body shapes. Check out my fabulous finds and as always I've included prices and links just in case you fancy a bit of a splurge!!!!


The Hourglass Shape 

As an hourglass you want to showcase all of your sexy curves and draw attention to your waist. This fab dress has ruching detail which will hide lumps and bumps, the ruching begins at the waist ensuring it gets attention and the v-neck slims and celebrates your curvy chest.



Bodycon ruched wrap dress, €52.52, ASOS. Available in sizes 18 to 26

For sizes 6 to 18 click on below link


The Pear Shape

As a pear you want to balance out your wide hips and thighs. The skirt on this dress will skim over your bum and hips while the cap sleeves will broaden your shoulders bringing balance to your shape. Most pear shapes have small boobs, the high neckline on this dress will increase your bust.



Skater dress with short sleeves and belt, €45.96, ASOS. Available in sizes 14 and 18


The Straight Shape

As a straight figure you need structure and waist definition and this dress will creates the hourglass shape for you.


Crepe bow detail dress navy, €62, Next. Available in petite sizes 6-18, regular sizes 6-22 and tall sizes 8-18


The Apple Shape

As an apple shape you want to slim your middle. This dress is an empire line dress drawing attention to your slimmest part which is directly beneath your boobs. The maxi length of the dress draws the eye downwards making you look slimmer. The wide straps on this dress also has a slimming effect on your boobs and tummy. You should always avoid thin spaghetti straps on tops and dresses.



ASOS CURVE exclusive grecian maxi dress, €59.09. Available in sizes 20 to 26


The Strawberry Shape

As a strawberry this A-line style dress will balance out your broad shoulders and/or large boobs. The v-neckline also has a slimming effect on your upper half.


Drape detail wrap front dress, €50, Warehouse. Available in sizes 6 to 16


Happy Shopping :-)
Elaine xx