Spring Trends for all Shapes

Florals and peek-a-boo detailing are two super hot trends this season that everyone can wear beautifully. The lovely Vanessa Taylor shows us how three different body shapes can pull off these gorgeous runway trends.

Fabulous Florals

Spring Trends for all Shapes

Florals are definitely a spring favourite and have shifted from being a sweet, country floral pattern to a bolder and graphic style print.

Petite Shape

Look for clothing specifically designed for petites. It's scaled not just in length, but also around the armhole, sleeve length and darting around the bust. This is key to getting a proper fit.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

This oversized floral mid-thigh cropped short showcases plenty of leg. This is great because it really helps lengthen the silhouette for a petite.

Get the look: shorts, top, blazer, clutch, LOFT; shoes, Aldo

Triangle Shape

If you're fuller on your bottom half, stick to simple fuss-free dresses and skirts. Avoid pockets, buttons and details at the hips or derrière.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

This shift dress showcases curves while streamlining the silhouette. By going with one print from top to bottom and teaming it with the vertical stripes, we create a long, lean shape. Look to embellishment or detailing like on this jacket collar to keep the focus up around the face.

Get the look: dress, jacket, H&M; bag, Opening Ceremony from Holt Renfrew; shoes, Nine West

Curvy Shape

Flowing pieces can work on a curvy figure, just make sure you've got a detail like a belt or elastic seaming that defines your waist. This helps create a flattering hourglass figure.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

For a fuller bust and hip you want to define the waist with belts, seams or soft ruching that nips the dress in. Depending on your figure, shift between your natural waist or go with a slightly empire line.

Get the look: dress, blazer, Your Big Sister's Closet; shoes, Nine West

Playful Peek-a-Boo

Spring Trends for all Shapes

This trend was huge on the runway this season. We saw peek-a-boo details in everything from pretty lace with hints of skin all the way to daring cut-away panels.

The key to this trend is to expose strategically. Make sure you're highlighting your best features with this detail.

Petite Shape

For petites, you want to avoid garments that break up the silhouette. By highlighting the arms, you still get that streamlined look with the dress.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

Get the look: top, jeans, sandals, purse, Ted Baker

Triangle Shape

If you live in denim, look for tops with sleeve embellishment like collar hardware, contrast sleeves or paneling up top. This brings the attention upwards to your smallest part.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

Here's an extremely wearable take on this trend. This eyelit top allows a little peek but also comes with a matching cami underneath. The cocoon shape adds a subtle volume up top, which is key to balancing out a fuller bottom half. We've gone with a classic black skinny to finish this. For denim, stick with clean finishes like indigo, black and jewel-tone colours. Avoid whiskering and any detailing on the hips and thighs.

Get the look: top, Elie Tahari from Holt Renfrew ; jeans, Second Denim from Shop Girls; shoes, Nine West; bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs from Holt Renfrew

Curvy Shape

The wrap-style neckline is extremely flattering on a larger bust. If you find the V-neck dips down too low, layer a matching or neutral cami underneath. Avoid trapeze silhouettes, especially in a maxi-length piece as they don't offer any shape to a curvy figure.

Spring Trends for all Shapes

While the fabric isn't actually sheer, the floating layers are an excellent way to showcase a little leg while still getting coverage.

Get the look: dress, Joseph Ripkoff from Gussied Up; shoes, Nine West; clutch, Aldo

 

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