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Dress the Way a Celeb Dresses!

23/10/2014 12:54:00

Dress the Way a Celeb Dresses.

Lipstick Boutique’s Definitive Guide to Dressing for YOUR Shape.


I have this fun pastime (obsession? compulsion?) I indulge in whenever I am somewhere people gather, be it a party, a restaurant, or the office. I call it the “great and secret clothes switch”.  Here’s how it works: in my mind I gather all the women I see into a room. I line them up so I can examine them properly, and once I have a good feel for the situation, I make them all switch clothes with one another. No, I am not some kind of creepy voyeur; I just cannot stand it when a woman is dressed in an outfit that is totally wrong for her body.

It seems that even in this day and age of free-flowing information some women have just not got the memo regarding of dressing with their body type in mind. You don’t have to give up your comfort or your unique style. You simply must follow a few easy rules to make sure your outfit flatters your body and helps you to dress the way a celeb dresses.

How to properly dress your figure, simplified by Lipstick Boutique.

If you are pear-shaped:
• Wear a single dark color from head to toe to make you look slimmer.
• Try wearing an intricate or wide neckline (this Jess Wright dress nails it!), sleeveless or shoulder-baring shirts and tops with beautiful patterns or colors. These choices help to draw the eyes upward and away from your “problem” area.
• Avoid anything that is clingy and keep in mind that the optimum length of dresses and skirts is right at your knee.
• Low-rise trousers are your most flattering choice. However, pear-shaped girls must absolutely avoid trousers with side pockets which only emphasize the hips. Wide or boot cut trousers draw the eye away from larger hips.

If you have a narrow figure (no curves):
• Spaghetti straps and bare shoulders draw the eye upward.
Babydoll  type dresses with ruffles and details around the bust line are perfect for your figure.
• Waist-defining clothing and accessories such as belts and sashes work best for you by giving the illusion of curves.
• You can experiment with bright colors and patterns to give you more presence.

If you are short:
• Number one rule: stay away from cropped tops and t-shirts, any vertical break along your body will make you seem shorter. Try a slim fitting jumpsuit  for a long, lean look.
• Stay away from voluminous or very floaty dresses and tops that can overwhelm your frame
• Skirts that hit above the knee or a little higher look great on petite women.
• Stick to straight leg (never boot cut or flared!) trousers.
• Wear pumps or flats with a deep vamp in a nude tone to elongate the leg. Never wear ankle straps!

If you are curvy:
• Wear clothes that fit properly. We cannot stress this enough! You may think oversized clothes are camouflage but they only add bulk and make you look larger.
• Look for tops and blouses that have detailed and intricate necklines to bring the eye to your face.
• Contrary to the old wives’ tale, you can wear patterns, as long as they match your body size. Vertical stripes are great as they make the eye look up and down.
• Monotone outfits elongate the body. Choose materials that have some give and stretch for a good fit.
• Find the smallest part of your waist (usually just below your bust) and accentuate this area with a belt. Or find a dress that creates the illusion of a cinched waist.

Now I’ve just now  realised if all of you follow my advice, I will have to find myself a new pastime!

On last night’s dramatic episode of The Only Way is Essex we watched make ups, break ups and style shake ups with the gorgeous Jessica Wright wearing two of her own designs from her Lipstick Boutique collection alongside her equally beautiful TOWIE cast mate Sam Faiers.

Jess was first spotted looking super stunning in her one shoulder lace Kristie dress in nude, teamed with classic gold accessories.

But later on both Jess and Sam stole the show by getting glammed up for a girly night out with Billie Faiers.

As usual Jess showed off her fashion credentials by nailing both the gothic and lace trend by matching her ultra-sexy knee length black lace Lexi dress with a long silver cross pendent.

Whereas Sam Faiers looked equally sexy by wearing the Ruby, a sexy deep plunge lace bodycon dress with a halter neck tie from the With Love Jessica collection for Lipstick Boutique.

You can find all the dresses featured on last night’s TOWIE at Lipstick Boutique.
The Lola
Amy Childs- known for being a TOWIE legend and style star has just launched her third clothing collection. If that news wasn’t exciting enough, check this out- we are super excited to announce that you can now purchase the Amy Childs A/W12 at Lipstick Boutique!

This must have collection features bang on trend styles including peplum waists, lace detailing and vintage inspired designs. Carrying forward her reputation for creating sexy yet sophisticated dresses, her A/W12 range focuses on the theme of ‘more is more’ and is set to be her strongest fashion offering to date.
The Jeanette
Amy Child’s collection features dresses that will take you straight from the office to the party, as well as sophisticated pieces with sexy plunge backs, perfect for making a statement.

The A/W12 collection also sees the return of two sell out dress, the ‘Audrey’ and the ‘Bridgette’ in the colour of the season, Aubergine.
The Audrey
Amy Child’s previous collections have sold out pretty rapidly so we suggest you get in quick before it’s too late! The A/W12 collection is available online at Lipstick Boutique which you can check out by clicking here.
TOWIE star Jessica Wright never fails to look amazing, and this weekend was no exception! On Sunday Jess was spotted hanging out on the red carpet at the BBC1 Teen Awards looking super stylish wearing her Lipstick Boutique Amelia dress in black.

You too can look fit for a celebrity party by finding her glamorous appliqué bust dress featuring an ultra-feminine ruffle skirt with netting online at Lipstick Boutique. The Amelia is the ultimate elegant dress for any party girl and is available in two colours, either red or black.

Style your dress just like Jessica by teaming your Amelia dress with a classic biker jacket, black heals with leopard print detailing, and gold accessories including a gold metallic belt to highlight your waist.

You can get the dress Jess wore by clicking here.

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