How to dress your curves
A feminine shape is back in fashion, so throw out the baggy jumpers and cover-all clothing and restock with these key pieces for dressing your surves, says Katie Byrne
1 Cropped blazers
Look for short jackets that nip in at the waist. Long jackets, that disguise big bottoms, just shorten the legs.
2 High-waisterd shorts
If your hips are on the wide side, opt for a high-waisted version. Pair with a cropped blazer or fitted vest top.
3 '50s tailoring
The 'Lara' dress (€210 @ Reiss), as worn by Jameela Jamil, ticks all the boxes: capped sleeves, seamed bust, panelled waistband and flared skirt. Flirty and perfect for summer parties.
4 Cincher belts
It's all about the waist when you have fuller breasts and wider hips. These essential accessories look good wrapped around dresses or adorning blazers and cardies.
5 Peep-toe shoes
The perfect finishing touch to the hourglass outfit, thanks to the curvy profile and sky-high heels.
6 Pencil skirts
Put a wiggle in your walk with a high-waisted version that grazes the bottom of the knees. Dress up with heels or down with ballet flats.
7 Structured tops
The wonderfully named 'Voluptuous Shaping Blouse' by Simply Be (only in sizes 14-32) is designed for the more generously endowed.
8 Form-fitting dresses
Assuming you've no major lumps or bumps to hide, the best way to dress an hourglass figure is tightly.
Treggings have the comfort of leggings, but the structure of trousers, making them flattering for the fuller figured.