How to dress for your shape – The Apple

Body shape series is back on ladies!  Here we will look at the gorgeous Apple body shape.

 

photo: thebloomincouch.blogspot.com

photo: thebloomincouch.blogspot.com

The apple body shape is known for her gorgeous legs and curvalicious physique.  You apples are joined by some very beautiful ladies who know how to rock their shape.

So how do you know your an Apple?

  • You may carry most of your weight around your mid-section and chest
  • You may have wider shoulders
  • You probably have fabulous legs and boobs (you may be well endowed)
  • Your waistline is not super defined
  • Your hips may be narrow (similar to Strawberry body shape, but your midsection may be wider)
  • You have slim limbs

You good ol Apples you are in amazing company ladies check out some other apples for fashion inspiration:

Catherine Zeta Jones 

Catherine rocking the belt

Catherine rocking the belt

The scoop neck line always looks great on Apples

The scoop neck line always looks great on Apples

 

  Oprah Winfrey 

Oprah can do no wrong she's just fab!

Oprah can do no wrong she’s just fab!

 

A wrap dress flatters every Apple shape

A wrap dress flatters every Apple shape

Angelina Jolie 

Angelina looking beautiful

Angelina looking beautiful

This break in the waistline is great to create a curve for the Apple shape

This break in the waistline is great to create a curve for the Apple shape

 

  Queen Latifah 

Gorgeous Queen Latifah rocking her curves

Gorgeous Queen Latifah rocking her curves

Here are some style tips to flatter the Apple body shape:

  • Dark colored wide belts
  • Clothes that skim past over your midsection but nip right below your bust these will lift your chest and make your waist look trimmer
  • Add more volume and structure to your hips – A line skirts are great
  • Shapewear or Spanx are always great for waist cinching
  • A good bra lifts up your bust and can help create some waist definition (every body shape needs this!)
  • U, scoop or V-neck lines are  are super gorgeous on your body and  will make your torso look slimmer
  • Apples can wear metallic pants and anything with detail or embellishments around the hemline since you have some smoking legs
  • Tops with sleeve details such as slits and gathers to accentuate your upper body and gorgeous arms
Gorgeous woman all different shapes yet all apples

Gorgeous woman all different shapes yet all apples

So go on Apple’s, get to showing off that gorgeous silhouette of yours!   Do you have any specific pieces you like to wear as an apple?  What are your favourite pieces?   x E

How to dress for your shape: The Pear

Pears are in great company! photo: creativefashionglee.com

Pears are in great company! photo: creativefashionglee.com

And our Body shape series continues!

So your a PEAR!  Well now you can join over 80% of Australian women 🙂  The pear body shape is the most common body shape in Australia & New Zealand.

The pear shape ladies have a more narrow shoulder area in comparison to their hips width.  Pears usually have a smaller waist and chest area (some) and a lota booty and hip action going on.  Some pears will find they have a rounder bottom and some flatter, the main distinction from any other body shape is the shoulder to hip width ratio.

The gorgeous Pear shapes

The gorgeous Pear shapes

 

The pears have a gorgeously curvy shape and are super fun to style.  The idea is to get your shoulder area matching the width of your hips.

Bootylicious pears... rocking their curves!

Bootylicious pears… rocking their curves!

Clothes that flatter pears:

Show off your gorgeous waist and help balance them hips by wearing tops and jackets with some shoulder accessories.  Shoulder pads, ruffles or embellishments all count!

You have a curvy lower body so show it off!  Things that skims your lower half will showcase the curves.  If you don’t want to show case too much stick to things that skim not cling.

If your a shorter pair, long boots will make your legs disappear so stick to ankle boots.

To elongate you body wear vertical strips and pointy toe shoes.

And the most important HAVE FUN!  Your a Pear!  Your gorgeous!

 

Go out there and work it sista!

 

x E

 

 

 

Celebrity Style – Beyonce

Fashionista Queen B

Fashionista Queen B

 

Ah, Queen B!  You can do no wrong sista.  This curvalicious woman not only has “beauty and class but she got style and she got Ass” as she puts it in one of my favorite songs she sings: “Why don’t you love me”

I have loved Beyonce ever since her Destiny Child days when her mother made the group their clothing and then launched House of Deréon clothing and Jeans for the bootlicious gals.   Now a mother, a wife and an inspiring philanthropic performing artist Beyonce has never been better.  She continues to inspire women across the globe with her message of love, gratitude, confidence and equality for women every where.

 

It is no wonder our first Celeb style series is about Mrs. Carter.  She has had so many amazing outfit moments this is my favorite from way back when….Destiny Child days ya’ll

Hotness

Hotness

 

B has had so many looks in the past but some of my favorite are the ones at her shows, Givenchy and Emilio Pucci are just a few of the designers who create her beautiful looks.  It seems that Beyonce gets some of her tour outfit inspiration from some of the hottest fashion week runway shows.  Get ready for some style envy Queens….

Mrs Carter tour, what a great outfit photo:pinterest

Mrs Carter tour, what a great outfit photo:pinterest

Designer David Koma - gorgeous lace

Designer David Koma – gorgeous lace

When B got the chop, gorgeous! photo:fabsugar

When B got the chop, gorgeous! photo:fabsugar

Love the sketches for her looks photo:haydenwilliamsblogspot

Love the sketches for her looks photo:haydenwilliamsblogspot

This was pure royalty, Mrs. Carter world tour photo: popsugar

This was pure royalty, Mrs. Carter world tour photo: popsugar

Love this look with her B hat and the cute ears!

Love this look with her B hat and the cute ears!

Tom Ford - straight off the runway

Tom Ford – straight off the runway

This one piece had some much gorgeous bling, she was glowing  photo:vibevixen

This one piece had some much gorgeous bling, she was glowing photo:vibevixen

Beyonce style is and always has been so versatile.  I love that she fully expresses herself with her style, she wears what she feels.  She represents her individuality and these are some of my top picks she rocked.

Good 'ol Givenchy photo:theorchidboutique

Good ‘ol Givenchy photo:theorchidboutique

This is so Brunswick/Newtown love it! photo: guidedwithgrace

This is so Brunswick/Newtown love it! photo: guidedwithgrace

So funky so fresh photo: oohlalablog

So funky so fresh photo: oohlalablog

Loving the versatility in these outfits photo:usmagazine

Loving the versatility in these outfits photo:usmagazine

And lastly of course this goddess does Casual with class.  I love sports luxe and dressing casually every once in a while and Queen B really knows how to rock this out.  I am loving all she does, can you tell? 🙂

Mr and Mrs. Carter chillaxing

Mr and Mrs. Carter chillaxing

B rocking the mid drift

B rocking the mid drift

Love this look on her

Love this look on her

Loving this look so casual so chilled out photo: fashionbombdaily

Loving this look so casual so chilled out photo: fashionbombdaily

How gorgeous is Blue?

How gorgeous is Blue?

Yonce photo: vibevixen

Yonce photo: vibevixen

Beyonce we love you.

 

What was your favorite Beyonce outfit?  Drop us a line in the comments 🙂

 

Big love ya’ll x E

 

 

Make friends with strangers

Meet more strangers ladies!

Meet more strangers ladies!

 

Do you want to know what my dream is?

Imagine 4 ladies in an elevator together, ‘strangers’. Then by the end of that 40 second ride they become the best of friends.

Why is that so impossible to think that it can be true?  I know I have made the best of friends from standing in line in the bathroom!  I think it is so absolutely exciting to meet strangers.  The problem is not every women feels this way.

Have you ever heard someone say “I am shy” or maybe you have said you are shy.  I can understand that being shy would prevent you from starting up a chat with a stranger in the bathroom but image if you did? Imagine that there in the airport bathroom you met your best friend and future brides maid to be?!

Don’t laugh these things can happen….

stranger really are friends you haven't met yet

stranger really are friends you haven’t met yet

 

Want to know how to become more confident, prettier, nicer, more abundant, loveable, desirable, funny, lovely?

Compliment other women.  Tell a stranger something you think is gorgeous about them, their face, their shoes their style; anything.

A great mentor of mine once said:

 

What you appreciate in others will appreciate in you.

 

The best way to feel beautiful and feel love, is to show that to others.  The world would be such a nicer place if we decided to take the first step.  I know it may seem hard when you hear about how ‘catty’ women are but can I make a suggestion?  If all YOU see is “catty” women maybe there is something in YOU that is a bit “catty”.

When you see other women you actually don’t see them, you see yourself.  Life is a mirror, reflecting back what you choose to see.  If you look at someone and all you see is their greatness, guess what?  That is the greatness in you, you are seeing reflect off them.

You may have heard the quote from Ghandi:

 

Be the change you want to see in the world.

 

It couldn’t be truer.  So next time you see someone you don’t know, glance at them and smile or even give em a little “hello!” they will be so surprised you did and they will probably say hello back.

You never know what an effect you may have on others with a smile

You never know what an effect you may have on others with a smile

And if they don’t it’s all good, you took the first step and that in itself will feel SO good.  Believe me sista.

 

x E

 

How to dress for your shape: The Hourglass

Body series is back Queens!

The Hourglass aka Miss Curvaceousness

Other Hourglasses

Ultimate curves

Killer curves all around

 

The Hourglass body shape is known to be the ‘ideal’ body shape.  Says who?  I don’t know, it’s something the media probably made up?!  In my opinion it’s just a beautiful shape that you can do a lot with when styling but I don’t think it’s fair to say every woman needs to strive to be this shape.

Most of you know I am a huge fan of being yourself and celebrating the shape you got given.  I just happen to be an hourglass shape and I use to find it hard to dress my shape at times.

The hourglass shape is know for its smaller defined waist and balanced shoulder to hip width.   Since hourglasses are usually the same width around their upper and lower body this can make for easier styling.  BUT!  There are always tips to help you dress your shape in the most flattering way.

Here are some ways to dress for the Hourglass shape:

 

1.  Go for pieces that ‘Skim’ your body not ‘Cling’ to your body – too tight is tacky ya’ll

2.  SHOW OFF THOSE CURVES – If you wear baggy clothes around your upper body, you can look bulky – the more fitted, the better (especially if you have a larger chest like me)

3.  Wrap dress will rock your world – this is a dream dress no matter what size Hourglass you are, wrapping in at all the right places

Cant go wrong with a wrap dress!  photo credit: pinterest- girlwithcurves

Cant go wrong with a wrap dress! photo credit: pinterest- girlwithcurves

4. V-Neck and scoop neck tops are your best friends – this will elongate you and showing a little skin helps to give you a leaner looking neckline as well ( a bit of cleavage is a good excuse as well)

Deep V- Neck elongates the neckline photo credit: Denise Bidot Pinterest

Deep V- Neck elongates the neckline photo credit: Denise Bidot Pinterest

5.  Don’t over do the fabric – If you are shorter don’t cover too much of the upper body (thick turtle necks, heavy layering) you may make your torso disappear making you look extra short and bulky.

6.  Invest in an amazing bra! um….enough said!  This can do wonder for your waist and again your gorgeous torso

7.  Pencil skirts are your best friends for ultimate curves show off and they go with everything (and they are a staple piece every curvy girl must own, triple whamey!)

Pencil skirt showing off the curves - photo credit: curvyisthenewblack tumblr

Pencil skirt showing off the curves – photo: curvyisthenewblack tumblr

8. A-line everything for you honey! – This cut is so gorgeous for curves it helps the eye look at all the right places

9.  Invest in a great belt – enough said, these are great for accentuating your gorgeous waist.  If you are a fuller Hourglass figure go for a thicker belt.

A belt and layering still shows off the waist line photo: Pinterest

A belt and layering still shows off the waist line photo: Pinterest

Thicker belt with a pop of contrast colour - photo: Pinterest

Thicker belt with a pop of contrast colour – photo: Pinterest

10.  Coats or jackets that have double buttons under the chest will elongate you and help cinch your waist in even more.  Your warm and adding to the curves, bonus!

Big love you curvalicious Hourglasses you!

x E

 

 

The best bra I’ve ever worn

The one and only bra expert!

The one and only bra expert!

For the first time ever in my bra wearing life, I am in love with my bra.  Finally!

Bras that actually fit your boobs!  How great!  No matter how big or small this lady knows her bra’s.

Love this cut sexy and comfy!

Love this cut sexy and comfy!

I remember the first time I met Regina, CEO & founder of Miss Scarlett Did it.  I shook her hand and 5 minutes later she was  adjusting my bra.  Not only did she know that my bra wasn’t adjusted properly but she knew I had the wrong size bra on!

Along with 85% of all women who aren’t wearing the right bra, there I was wondering why every bra I bought (no matter the price) never seemed to fit me properly.

My new favorite bra ya'll!

My new favorite bra ya’ll!

It was quiet funny because I swore up and down I was a double D cup…ha!  She was like “uh uh sista! You are SO an F cup!”

WHAT!  I was so shocked.  Turns out….I am an F cup! And it’s actually not as bad as I thought.

Regina has been a master of helping women realize their true ‘bra’ potential whilst keeping the boobs under control.  Being a larger cup herself she understood all of my problems and knew exactly what I needed.  You wouldn’t believe her if she told you her size since Regina, who learned her mastery in fitting and adjusting in the UK (where they fit the Queen, might I add) has got the ‘eye’ for fitting the girls all into one very sexy looking package.

When I ordered this bra I couldn’t wait to put it on and seriously now I can’t stop talking about how comfortable I am in it.  (I am pretty sure I flashed all my friends at this cafe on Sunday morning)

My boobs look and feel great, when in the past things were falling out under, on the top and the sides!  I can’t stress enough how important it is to know your body shape and what will suit you best.

So gorgeous Miss SCarlett

So gorgeous Miss SCarlett

She works with these amazing companies in Europe who really know shape and curve.  Sky is the limit when it comes to styles and colours and she is onto the trends a season or two in advance.

Hot lacey number

Hot lacey number

Her lace numbers have such great support and protection when it comes to the layering up around the nips.  Her 3 part bra’s will change your world if your top heavy like I am.  Yes!!!!!   No more side boob!   Smaller boobs?  Not to worry she can cater to you as well (such amazing lacey numbers here ladies!)

Miss Scarlett Did It recently showed at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program – The Curvy Couture Roadshow.  Her models were gorgeous as they walked down the runway in nothing but bras and undies.  It was so liberating and beautiful.  If you missed it here’s what it looked like:

The Curvy Couture Roadshow Scarlett models!

The Curvy Couture Roadshow Scarlett models!

Miss Scarlett Did it show @ The Curvy Couture Roadshow

Miss Scarlett Did it show @ The Curvy Couture Roadshow

Gorgeous and confident, boom!

Gorgeous and confident, boom!

Love these pieces!!!

Love these pieces!!!

Needless to say this woman is a Bra-Goddess.  If you’re looking to expand your collection or just need something that ACTUALLY fits, go and check her out and become a ‘Scarlett’ woman.  You won’t regret it.

Gorgeous bra for fuller breasts, yay!

Gorgeous bra for fuller breasts, yay!

x E

Sports Luxe Love

Trend spotlight: sports luxe

We saw the sports luxe trend really kick off in summer and it has only gotten bigger since then.

This autumn, sporty never looked so chic, as seen on some of the great sports luxe pros from Gwen Stefani to Rita Ora, and we can’t forget my homegirl, Jenny from the block. This trend is on fire and looks like it’s not going away any time soon.

This is one of my favourite trends, because growing up I was a super tomboy (but still wore my red lipstick of course!). Now it’s so easy to sports luxe it up!

The look includes bomber jackets, sneakers, casual Converse, high heel high-tops, leather trims, jerseys, and anything that has a ‘sporty’ element to it.

The awesome thing about this trend is that anyone can wear it and it’s really easy to integrate to your wardrobe.

What you’ll need:

Jersey tops

Baseball cap – use leather details, coloured panels, and a bit of bling to dress it up

High heeled high-tops

Monochrome sports luxe – a combination of two trends

Panel pants – look sporty and casual, but pair them with heels to dress them up

Sneakers – any colour will cut it

A sporty slogan t-shirt

Trend focus: sports luxe, the jersey

Add glamour to a jersey with heels. Photo on right: vogue.co.uk

If you want to ease into the sporty look, keep the heels on high and get yourself into a jersey dress or long sporty tee; add a blinged out statement necklace and boom!

Sports luxe: high-tops, high heeled and metallic

High-tops of the classic and high heeled metallic varieties.

High-top high heel heaven! These are so great because you don’t lose your height or your chicness. Nike has done some really hot sports luxe high-tops in metallic colours, so no matter how casual you go, this embellished shine will keep your outfit looking polished.

Trend focus: sport luxe caps

A stylish cap – perfect for bad hair days.

I just love the cap look. It’s great for a not-so-hot hair day or if you want to down play a dressy outfit. The leather look is my fave at the moment. Black goes with most outfits, plus if you work monochrome quite often, you nail two trends with one cap.

Trend focus: sport luxe t-shirt

The sporty t-shirt. Photo: Think Wear Style.

The sporty t-shirt paired with some waxed or leather pants and heels is where it’s at. The t-shirt says, “I didn’t try to look this amazing today”. Add a splash of colour to it all with a bright lip and some smoking heels. You are officially the hottest thing on the street.

Sport luxe staple, Converse

Classic Converse

Good ol’ Converse – where would sports luxe fashion be without you? Invest in a great pair of Converse, ladies. You want to get a bit fancy? Try pairing them with some tall socks; stylish AND warm for autumn – bonus points!

x E