All Shapes Staple: Floral Swing Dress With a Cropped Coat

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are all aware that women come in various natural shapes (so natural that many are fruit-based such as pear and apple) and there are many guides available on how to best dress to enhance your personal shape and form.

In my opinion, there are a variety of styling tips and techniques that really do work in helping to showcase our individual body shape in the most flattering way possible.  The most important lesson I have learned over the years is that learning what not to wear is even more important than figuring out what to wear.  Certain styles are completely unforgiving on certain body shapes and once you can figure out what does not work  – you are more than halfway there!

The good news is that certain shapes work well on most body shapes and the swing dress is one of them. There is a uniquely feminine quality about a dress that moves with ease around your body and the swing dress is one of my all-time favourites.

I love the bold floral print on this dress and orange and blue is a great winter combination. The orange crop coat provides balance to the swing and the vivid pop of colour helps the outfit truly standout.  I am a huge fan of this beautiful leather satchel and the leather only seems to get better with age and wear.  I wasn’t sure how often I would wear blue suede boots and an orange coat when I bought these items, however, I am constantly astounded by how easy it is to incorporate colour into my winter wardrobe now that I am making an effort to do so.

I hope you enjoy this styling and thank you so much for reading my blog.  Have a great week ahead!

Clothes and Accessories:

Dress –  ASOS (Traffic People)

Satchel Bag – Dooney and Burke

Blue boots – Charles and David, Similar – Zara

Orange Coat – Therapy, Similar – Mango

 

 

 

 

Friday Comfort: In a Floral Tunic With Wide-Leg Trousers

Happy Friday everyone! I often find that by the time Friday rolls around, I am ready to luxuriate in a comfortable ensemble to see me into the weekend.  However, it is important to remember that the fifth day of the week is still a working day and therefore, a relaxed yet stylish outfit is called for.

I love the proportions of a loose tunic paired with wide-legged trousers.  Even though the form of both of these pieces of clothing is loose-fitting, and at first one might think that this wouldn’t work, I find that it always works a treat for me.  The key is to add a slight heel, to give the trouser a much-needed lift and allow the relaxed tunic to flow.

I am naturally pear-shaped and with a smaller top half, I often find tunics can be too big along the shoulder seam and end up looking awkward and lopsided on me.  I have solved this dilemma  – by buying dresses from the girl’s section! Dresses meant for girls are cut narrower at the shoulders and work exceedingly well as tunics on me.

This pretty floral tunic is a girl’s dress from Zara.  I have teamed it with my over-sized pinstripe trousers and mid-heel blue boots. I have added my oversized yellow jacket to complete the relaxed vibe and the belt at the waist does a great job of adding some definition to the overall styling. Finally, I have accessorized with an oversized bag to complete my Friday look.

I hope you enjoy this look book and have a great weekend ahead.  As always, thank you so much for visiting Isha’s Verdict.

Clothes and Accessories:

Foral Tunic – Zara (13-14yrs) 

Wide-leg Trousers – Bershka 

Coat – Mango

Boots – Massimo Dutti

Handbag – Dooney and Burke