09 April 2012

The Boho Fille Diaries & Very.co.uk + Oasis-Stores.com

heyyyy dear readers. Some fresh news: I teamed up with two of the best online stores in the UK (Oasis and Very) to bring you the latest in tips and advices on how to pull one of the hottest trends: the short hems! hope you enjoy!

Raise your hems

For those of you lucky ladies blessed in the leg department, your closet is probably stocked with teeny minis. After all, when it comes to styling, there are few things easier than stepping into a dress and stepping out. But if you happen to be one of the many gals for whom pins don’t rank high on the list of their favourite things, you’re not alone.

There are girls everywhere who have spent years shying away from short hemlines. But it’s time to set your stems free, as there’s a mini dress to suit every size and shape. Don’t believe it? Simply brush up on these simple tips on dressing for your shape, then take your pick from the range of fabulous frocks by Oasis and Lipsy for Very.co.uk.

Accentuate the positives

The key to pulling off any trend – not just mini dresses – is to highlight your assets, not focus on hiding a ‘problem area.’ All you have to do is ask yourself which body part you love the most. Then, simply shop for the style that showcases it best!

If you love what you’ve got going on up top, it’s all about creating volume – not reducing coverage! Pleats, ruching, and ruffles – like those on this navy beauty – add subtle dimension, drawing the eye without putting all the goods on display. But if you’re not keen on adding extra volume up top, opt for a cinched waist. This will draw attention up, helping to create an enviable hourglass silhouette.

A halter style is best when looking to accentuate your arms. And it’s nearly universally flattering, as it draws the eye in and up, creating the illusion of length and narrowness. Many halters this season also have added embellishments around the neckline, meaning there’s no need to accessorise!

You know what they say – ‘if you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em.’ Celebrate what your mum gave you by emphasising your S-curve. Opt for a dress with a defined waist, choosing bold, block colours to enhance your silhouette. And if you want to create even more curves, go for a dress that’s structured for a little extra va-va-voom.

If you’re still a bit hem-shy about showcasing those upper thighs, just remember, it’s all about balance. Pick a dress with a full or loose bottom, which will make your stems look sleek and slim by comparison.

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