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this shape has wider shoulders than hips, the sort of body shape you have if you’re an athlete or a model. As usual the idea is to balance out the body shape so that the waist is more defined and the hips balance the shoulders. with your upper body you should avoid patterns and wide necklines, and use draping fabrics. Your neckline should be narrow and long. With sleeves, if they’re short they should be fitted, but if they’re long they can widen and flare out to the bottom. Jumpers should be fitted too as you don’t want to add...

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  I’m talking today about the athletic/ rectangular body shape. This shape has almost the same measurement on their shoulders as the  hips. It doesn’t have so much indentation at the waist but your can accentuate it yourself. The great thing about this body shape is that you can have fun making it curvier as it suits pretty much anything - that  means you can concentrate on either the top or the bottom half of your body as the focal point.   As your arms tend to be toned and muscular you can make the most of your shoulders by wearing...

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The Apple Shape!Today I’m going to talk a little about the apple shape. The apple has slim hips and legs and a broader upper body. They have less indentation at the waist and a rounder tummy area.The first thing I think you should do is show off those lovely pins!! A tunic dress is the best way to do it in the summer - they float down over your upper body and stop above the knee showing off your shapely calves. This tunic is perfect as it has a high waistband but it flows down from it over your middle...

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LOCKDOWN, LYCRA, LULU AND LENNON   If you were asked which clothes make you feel good about yourself, I wonder how many of you would answer Lycra leggings, or Yoga pants?  Perhaps not top of your feel-good list and yet, for a large number of people during lockdown, these have been the staple wardrobe item. As many of us started new fitness routines, dusting down our PE kits to head out for a run, or to join Joe Wicks or practice online yoga our daily uniform has perhaps become more leisure-based. As a yoga teacher who spends much of her...

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I don’t know about you but I used to always get disappointed when I would excitedly try on something I loved in the changing room only to realise that it would always look awful on me because it didn’t fit me properly. I would often buy it anyway hoping that l would suddenly look great in it... It took me a long time to realise that it was actually my shape plus the clothes that was the problem and not that I was ‘fat’ or my body was the ‘wrong’ shape. Unfortunately that’s the problem with fast fashion - you...

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