2. Apple-shaped: You’re fuller-figured, with your curviest area around your midsection. Think Adele.
How to wear...
The Peplum: As a curvier girl, you may instinctually shy away from any article that promises more curves. But Kat Collings of WhoWhatWear protests this outlook. “Any woman struggles with the idea of adding extra bulk around her midsection. But rather than detracting from your physique, that extra bit of fabric can actually enhance your shape by creating a flattering hourglass silhouette.” Opt for a peplum with a corseted waist and subtly ruffled flair to reap the most from this cut like this one from Topshop.
The Military Jacket: Like any overcoat on a curvy body, you’ll want to ensure the military jacket you choose is well-tailored and cinched at the waist to define your smallest point. Opt for a heavy material that skims over your curves and keeps your look sleek and streamlined as opposed to bulky, which military jackets tend to be. This understated army jacket by Asos Curve is fitted and comes in every size up to 22.
The Side Panel Jean: Consider the panel pant your new favorite trouser. The slimming side-stripe streamlines your curves and brings attention down the leg to your slimmest point—your ankle. Look for a pant with a broad stripe to balance out your proportions and make sure during try-on that the side stripe falls in a straight line from hip to hem—the panel shouldn’t look crooked or pulled. This side stripe jean in a dark blue palette by Blank NYC is an easy way to transition into the trend.
Best on your shape!
The Empire Waist Maxi Dress: The empire waist, which sits just beneath your bust, is the perfect cut to ensure a slimming draping of material over your curvy midsection. Opt for a maxi over a shrunken babydoll cut and choose a dress in a darker palette so it doesn’t look like you just came from the beach. Toss a jean jacket over this roomy empire waist maxi dress by AX Paris and call it your fall uniform.