How to Dress for Your Shape

One thing we pride ourselves on here at Armoire is our ability to empower women to love their body today. The stress of those ‘skinny jeans’ in your closet that you are hoping to one day fit into again disappears with your Armoire closet. We celebrate who you are today so that you can walk out the door feeling fabulous to go conquer your world.

Armoire believes in celebrating women of gloriously different ethnicities, backgrounds, shapes, shades, and sizes. At Armoire, you can find lovely options that will suit you, no matter your preferences. You can get an appointment here for a 1:1 with a personal stylist who knows how to best flatter your body type and features.

Fashion is not a one-size-fits-all. My own body type leans towards an apple, so I love open-necked tops and A-line silhouettes to balance my body. You know my favorite part? Choosing my wardrobe from Armoire while digging into some yummy guacamole and chips. Ah, the good life.

Here are a few ways you can own your curves and look your best…



The Fit-and-Flare Dress

If your shoulders are broader than your hips, then you’re apple-shaped. Think gorgeous skater dresses and romantic fit-and-flare, Mad Men-style 50’s style dresses. A printed dress always hides any unwanted bulges. The fitted waist will give you a bit of a definition and the flared skirt with balance out your fuller upper body. Embrace your ample bust with an open, easy neckline, add a full-skirted bottom, and you have a winner.





The Empire Waist Dress

Small, shapely shoulders and a bigger bottom? These are your best assets, girls! Lucky you – you can rock off-shoulder tops, bustier dresses, and strappy, sensuous styles like nobody’s business. Go for clothes that fit snug down to your upper waist and then skim through the bottom. Sleeveless and strapless styles are your best friend. An empire waist suits you best – it highlights the slimmest part of your body and flows downward.




The Classic Wrap Dress

If you have an hourglass shape, then lucky you – most silhouettes work well on you. But the most flattering has got to be a feminine wrap! Think Marilyn Monroe, Sofia Vergara and Dita von Teese. Don’t shy away from your lovely curves, but highlight them. The wrap silhouette highlights the best part of your shape – your slender waist. You can go with an elegant dress, a flirty romper or even a jumpsuit. If you want to wear a shift dress, try belting it up to show off your lovely waist.




The Frilly Dress

Have a narrow, boyish frame à la style goddess Olivia Palermo? Well, you have the best of both worlds. You can pull off ruffled, layered, and frilly dresses like a charm. And when you want to add the illusion of curves – you can wear geometric prints and beautiful paneled dresses. A shirtdress with a tie-in waist always softens up an athletic figure. You look amazing in outwear – so add a bomber jacket or a light shrug to your dress, because if anyone can pull it off, it’s you!



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