Knitwear and Body Shapes – The Easy Style Solution

bs5Autumn and Winter 2016 is all about knitwear! Of course, like any trend, not every style will suit every body shape, so here’s a quick run down on what to look for that will both flatter you and keep you up to date in the fashion stakes!

Big Bust/Broad Shoulder – Personal Style Choice

Women with bigger busts and/ or broad shoulders should always choose a style with a scoop or V- Neck. An asymmetrical hemline and elbow or 3/4 length sleeve are features which are flattering on you. Look for small tonal prints or plain colours.

Prominent Tummy/Pregnant- Personal Style Choice


Jeanswest Pure New Wool Collection

A long cardigan in a fine knit is the perfect style solution for you. Choose one with slight shaping under the bust, and check that it sits over the bust and not on the outside – it’s much more slimming. Plain lapels are best – waterfall cardigans do not hide your tummy, instead often adding bulk to where you already have bulk! You don’t have to choose a plain colour though – patterns and textures will be simply stunning on you, especially worn over a column of one colour from top to bottom. Push the sleeves up a little to show off your slim wrists and add a scarf for super styling!


Small Bust / Narrow Shoulders – Personal Style Choice


Jeans West 

If you have a small bust and your shoulders are narrower than your hips, you can choose roll necks and thicker knits to look snuggly and cosy all winter. For an edgier look, go for an off the shoulder sweater, or a roll neck vest- both  will look amazing on your body shape!

It’s Really Cold!


Temt and Valleygirl

On really, really cold days this winter try throwing over a poncho, over a fine merino wool pullover, jeans and boots. Invest in a some pieces made from merino wool if you are prone to feeling the cold – it really makes a difference. Choose garments in your ‘base’ wardrobe colours and they’ll mix and match with everything to keep you warm throughout winter. Portmans has a great selection of basics.


Portmans Merino Wool Collection

Do you have any problems styling particular trends? Please let me know by commenting. I’m happy to help…..

I am available for Personal Style workshops, public speaking, wardrobe and colour consultations and personal shopping styling sessions, based in Perth, Western Australia.


2 thoughts on “Knitwear and Body Shapes – The Easy Style Solution

  1. Great post! I have narrow shoulders but big boobs, is that why roll necks have never suited me? Love the examples in this post!!

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