Pear Shape (Slim waist and shoulders, a bit more on the bottom and thighs)
If your a bootylicious babe, like myself, try a smaller print skirt that starts at the slimmest part of your waist. Then balance out your top half by layering on a camel-hued jacket a la Paul and Joe S/S 15 (Below) If you’re feeling extra hippy, add an oversized floppy hat.
Prefer an all in one? Look for a dress with a cinched waist that flows lusciously over the hips.
Tall (Over 5ft 7)
House of Holland’s retro look was all about the legs. So, if you have long, luscious pins, flaunt them! Think Twiggy-esque mini skirts and play suits, dotted with pops of larger print flowers. These bold, pop-art prints won’t swamp your tall physique: so go for it!
House of Holland S/S 2015 (Photo Source: larmoiredelana.com)
Not a short-hem line kind of girl? Go for the palazo pant! Choose a wide leg fit that sways loosely from the leg to add curves.
Petite (Under 5ft 3)
Petite ladies, it’s all about the print! Go for a small floral print to stay beautifully proportionate. Don’t worry, you can still do floaty; simply choose a skirt that ends just above the knee. P.S. High waists are your best friends!
Your proportionate figure can easily rock an-all over print. The trick is, the smaller the print, the more slimming it is. Look for loose, but feminine fabric (like chiffon) to skim over your curves. A wrap shape keeps the look vintage but enhances the illusion of a slim waist.
Apple Shape (Larger waist and breasts, slimmer legs)
You have the erm assets (aka boobies) to draw all the attention to, so go for a v-neck dress with a empire-line shape starting at just under the bust. Choose a free-flowing dress to skim over your stomach like this stunning Marchesa number. Extra points for slits if you’re going maxi: show off those slim legs! As for print, choose a dress that has floral accents in your best areas, like in the dress below.
Gorgeous apple-shaped Lena Dunham rocks retro roses on the red carpet. (Photo: popsugar.com.au)
Boyish/ Up and Down Figure
Girl: you can totally get away with the craziest prints! So clash away! If you want to add curves an off-the-shoulder look is the only Woodstock way! P.S don’t be afraid to embrace ruffles and frills in all their glory.
Not a dress kinda girl? 70s print co-ords will add curves and draw attention to your tiny waist.