Shop your shape: 3 tips for ladies with wide hips
Describing body shapes isn't always as simple as an hourglass or pear. Sometimes you might have a body that is somewhere in between a couple of different shapes, or sometimes there are just certain parts of your body that grind your gears. Wide hips have been a topic of discussion in our office lately and we're not just talking about "pear" shaped ladies. You can have wide hips and no bum which presents a whole different slew of challenges when it comes to getting dressed because rather than accentuating your existing curves you have to invent them. Wide hipped ladies can still benefit from some of the same dressing tricks as their pear-shaped counterparts but here are three items that work to balance out your hips while giving the illusion of more balanced curves.
The favourite pants from the 70s (not to mention most high school girls around my age), flares are making a comeback this season and just so happen to be super flattering on wide hipped women. The wide pant leg balances out your hips and by being tighter around the thighs, they can help give the illusion of a curvier bum.
A-line mini skirts
This cute and flirty variation on the midi skirt trend's silhouette is going to be especially great coming into Summer. Styles that sit around your waist will define your curves while the wide hem skims over your hips. Combined with a tucked in shirt you will get a defined waist and more hourglass shaped silhouette if that's what you're after.
These trapeze shirts have much the same effect as A-line minis in that they skim over your hips for a more flattering fit. Shirt dresses like the one pictured above draw the eye to your torso and the skinniest part of your body which will make you appear slimmer overall. The other great thing about trapeze shirts (such as the Leonard St Cuffed Swing Shirt available over on my site Sizeable) is that they can either be worn loose and flowing for a more comfortable fit that disguises your curves, or if they're long enough you can belt it to define your curves. It's a win-win!