Must-have spring separates to suit your shape

January is finally behind us, the evenings are getting longer, and spring is around the corner. Tantalising looks and exquisite pieces are appearing in the shops. February is the perfect time to rejuvenate your wardrobe.

Naturally, I assume you have decluttered your wardrobe — or are planning to do so — and have put great looks together with what you already have so you can identify the gaps, and you have listed what you should buy to update your spring/summer looks. Once that is done you can focus on what you really need. For each body type there are key pieces of clothing that will complement your wardrobe and flatter your shape. Having these pieces will help you to mix and match clothes and create various looks with fewer pieces while looking your best.

Here is a list of must-have timeless pieces to suit every shape to own for season ahead.

Pear-shaped figure

A dark wash flared midrise pants paired with a brightly coloured fitted top will flatter your hips and show off your waist. Also try a structured jacket with small pads and an A-line skirt that gently flares over your hips, and a pair of geometric earrings to draw the attention upwards.

Hourglass figure

A V-neck wrap dress will show off your small midsection and hips. Peep-toe cone heels will give you longer and leaner legs. Tapered trousers with flat pleats will flatter your hips without adding bulk.

Boyish figure

Coloured pastel skinny jeans worn with a ruffle high neck top will add feminine curves.

A medium size belt over a medium weight cardigan will smartly add volume to your figure without looking bulky. A pair of tan mid calf boots will flatter skinnier legs.

Diamond shape

The apple shape’s best friend is the empire line dress, without pleats or with small, flat, pleats to play up your slimmest part. Wear it with a statement neckpiece.

Opt for mid-rise jeans to avoid the dreaded muffin top, paired with a patterned top that falls straight down from the bust.

Busty figure

Wear the best bra you can afford for support and for a smoother silhouette. An open neck top such as V-neck or scoop neck will lengthen your torso and flatter the bust. A coloured or pattered skirt will balance your top half and a statement bag worn at the hand (not on the shoulders ) will draw the attention away from your bust.

Petite figure

Keep your body in proportion and wear a straight style of dress such as a shift shaped at the waist. A coloured cropped jacket will make your legs look longer and make you stand out from the crowd.

Pregnant figure

A few key pieces are essential to help you look good and feel comfortable throughout your pregnancy. A coloured, shaped, top paired with a straight skirt is the great casual look and will smartly show off your belly. Wedge boots worn over dresses, skirts, and skinnies are a must for the yummy mummy-to-be.

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