Leather is big right now. And whether you’re looking for the perfect skirt, dress or jacket to suit your figure, we’ve found the best pieces to flatter your figure.
One of fashion’s favourite pieces for spring/summer 2016 is this stunning Marianne Fassler dress. Talked about by fashion insiders as the ‘hero’ piece of the season, this stunning dress could have stepped straight off the catwalk.
Don’t be afraid of leather – the fabric can actually be very flattering. The loose fitting tulip shape perfectly hides a tummy bulge, giving you ultimate confidence. Simply style with heels and a shirt for a smart look with a stylish edge.
If a dress isn’t quite right for you, there are plenty of ways to wear leather for S/S16. It’s a classic fabric for a reason and, when worn the right way to suit your shape, can take pounds off.
Simple tricks like cinching in at the waist create a beautiful, balanced silhouette for troublesome tums, larger hips, and top-heavy women. And the best part? A classic leather staple piece will never go out of style.
Ready to start shopping for your new wardrobe hero piece? Click through our selection of the most flattering leather buys for your body shape…
Mr Price, R99.99
We love the neckline on this figure-hugging dress from Mr Price. Not only does it feature a nipped in waist for a heavenly silhouette, but it is decorated with understated gold detail for a luxe look. Opt for bold a comfortable midi heel for a sophisticated day-to-night look.
Yoins at Polyvore, R380
The A-line skirt is the single most flattering cut for all body shapes.
Why? Because it highlights your narrowest part or creates the illusion
of a tiny waist.
Be sure to find the right length for your height – taller women can wear midi length skirts, whilst petite shapes should opt for a shorter hemline, like this beauty from Yoins. Layer up with a cosy polo neck for a chic work-friendly ensemble.
Nordstrom, R2 691
The best way to fake a long, lean torso is by wearing a shift dress, like this one from Nordstrom. If you’re not confident enough to fully embrace an all leather garment, then this shift dress with a stretch knit top and leather panel is simply perfect. You can’t go wrong with classic black – the ultimate slimming colour. Complete the outfit with a statement necklace to draw attention away from your mid-section.
Mango.com/za, R1 699
A long-line coat is a great way to disguise larger hips. Invest in a timeless piece like Mango. It’s a wardrobe must-have that lasts for years – simply throw on to elevate any outfit and create a streamlined silhouette.
Avoid tight leathers and opt for a cling-free fringed skirt instead. Cut it just above the knee, and pair it with a neutral toned blouse and stilettos, or for a contemporary twist, leather ankle boots.
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