Wanting to look and feel fresh, sun-kissed and trim in every summer trend is a given. And while we DESPISE the term "bikini season", a few pointers on the fashion front are always welcome. Especially when it makes dressing for your figure a breeze.
So here it is, a list of flattering styles (a gal's got to have choice) to opt for when updating your summer wardrobe. Try them on for size and do more than one at once for max effect.
There is nothing sharper than a collared shirt this season, they were everywhere on the catwalk (Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Erdem) and the results are smart, sophisticated and sexy. Team with a blazer or boxy jacket to add definition.
Believe it or not going top to toe in a single shade is mega flattering, especially of you mix things up with texture. A linen top, gauzy sheer panelled pencil skirt and cotton bomber will look incredible in one colour.
If you take one thing from this article make it this - nothing says summer like a bare shoulder.
Do both off the shoulder and strapless styles at every opportunity. The look doesn't have to be OTT dressy either - try a casual jumpsuit, playsuit, maxi dress or structured bodice. Wear with your fashion kicks, brogues or a pair of sliders and you're golden.
This cut is perfect for those who like coverage over the derrière area. Shirt dress styles are great because you can wear them as they are or over boyfriend jeans/ leather skinnies with a good ol' Birkenstock.
Mid-length is the length du jour, go for A-line or pencil styles and mix between print (geometric or floral) and block colours.