All slimming style guides centre on the minimising and highlighting of the waist. Playing up the narrowest point of your body it is a great way to advertise a slim and sleek silhouette. A narrow waist combined with womanly curves of the breast and the hips create the classic hourglass shape. This famous Marilyn Monroe body type is the epitome of feminine style. Luckily for us the spring summer catwalks featured some great style steals that can define your waist and leave you with some serious curve appeal.
Paper Bag Waists
The catwalks were littered with a new type of trouser for a fresh new season. These high waisted pants were shown in an ultra-wide leg or peg leg styles. The key waist defining feature though is an excess of fabric around the waist cinched in with a fabric belt. These trousers are definitely scene stealers so pair with a simple fitted top and knock out heels for waist enhancing loveliness.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you can hit the office in your favourite ‘Hello Kitty’ PJ’s. This trend is all about luxe fabrics and lounge inspired cuts. Our favourite slimming look from this trend is the pyjama style blazer with belt. Part dressing gown, part relaxed blazer, the long lines are slimming and the belted style will narrow your waist. Go glam on accessories with this simple style, this will also ensure people know you haven’t just forgotten to get dressed that day!
The Micro Pleat
This Springs key skirt is the micro pleat, this new twist on a classic style prettied up the catwalks earlier this year The narrow pleat creates a floaty easy to wear piece and lots of designers showed high waisted A-line styles that had plenty of waist slimming potential. Why not replace your usual A-line styles with a micro pleat for a slimming and on trend look? We think this would look great with some low heeled pumps and a cropped jacket for a fresh pretty outfit.
The striped shirt is making fashion waves this season with manish oversized styles the order of the day. Lots of styles were shown belted or drawn in at the waist to add femininity to this boyish look. This is a really easy to wear off duty style and will make your waist look phenomenal. More structured style shirt dresses are another accessible way to interpret this style. Choose a narrow tan belt and sandals for a fashion forward spring vibe. If bare legs aren’t for you team with leggings for a sleek look.
We hope you have enjoyed our journey through waist hugging Spring and Summer fashion. Remember catwalk trends shouldn’t just work for skinny models they have to work for us mere mortals and our curves. Cherry picking the best of flattering fashion trends is a great way to have fun with fashion whilst ensuring you look drop dead gorgeous!