Clever Fashion fixes for every shape

Dress to accentuate your best bits and disguise any problem areas with this useful advice and clever high street buys from our Fashion Editor.


Super curvy

• A ruched dress teamed with a trench will enhance your shape perfectly.
• Long layered necklaces will lengthen your body.
• Go for a red dress, it’s the must-be-seen-in colour of the season.
• Heels will elongate your legs.

Dress, R450, 6 t0 20, Woolworths

Dress, R450, 6 t0 20, Woolworths



• Keep it long and loose on top – non-cling fabrics like chiffon will float over curves.
• A structured blazer nips in the waist and creates an hourglass figure.
• Stretch jeggings will hold you in where it matters.
• Think big with a carry-it-all tote.

Blazer, R2 299, 8 to 18. Trenery

Blazer, R2 299, 8 to 18. Trenery


• Elongate your upper body and flatter your bust with the essential deep V-neckline.
• Wide-legged trousers always flatter.
• A long strap satchel draws the eye downwards.
• Strappy heels add height and ultra-glamour.

Top, R1 199, 32 to 40, Jig Saw

Top, R1 199, 32 to 40, Jig Saw


• The season’s full and pleated skirts will slim and trim where it matters most.
• Draw the eye upwards with bold prints.
• Cinch in your curves with a box cut jacket or a belted waist.
• Update your wardrobe with a wearable wedge.

Graphic jersey

Graphic jersey, available at Topshop


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