Fashion is an exhausting business. Whether it’s trying to come up with a new name for the same shade of blue, or being a high-flying stylist jetting around the world for shoots, catwalk shows and parties – or whether it’s working for a blog or long shifts in a high street shop; this billion-pound industry has millions of people under its spell.
And it can be tricky tricky waters in there, especially as an industry which seems to create many of its clothes for super or quasi-human body shapes which are extraordinarily tall/thin/androgynous/intriguing.
However, our friends on the high street are the friendlier face of fashion, and this season there are plenty of fun styles and accessories to dresses that are inspiring us to experiment and express ourselves.
Springtime is around the corner, and with that in mind we’ve been spending a lot of time ogling Warehouse’s collection of new dresses for the (slightly) warmer weather.
One thing that’s big this spring is flirty shapes and florals – a classic look that often re-emerges at this time of year, dresses for 2012 have either a 1990s lightness, influenced by oldschool teen TV shows. Think simple sleevless or strapped tops, buttoned top-to-bottom, with a flared skirt just above the knee.
Our tip for picking a floral style for you? Don’t do crazy with details or tailoring. The combination of a cinched waist and too busy a pattern is distracting in the wrong way! The most important choice is comfort. What makes you feel good? Looking good always comes from a sense of confidence, well-being and fun within you.
If your hips are larger, try peplum styles, whose little flared edges just over the waist create a beautiful silhouette and ensure that the lower half tapers lightly to the ankles.