Are you having a midlife style crisis? Perhaps you feel that there‘s a designer conspiracy going on to produce nothing suitable for a woman past 30. Don‘t worry I‘m here to save you from fashion meltdown. Remember, most of the time our body shapes are fine - it is the clothes we wear that are wrong.
Here, we've showcased some of the latest looks from Beautiful You and paired them with our favorite highstreet brands to give you a little style inspiration. Our slimming classics should form the linchpin of your wardrobe and will help pull your entire look together.
What we want you to do is create a closet filled with timeless pieces that will work as hard as you do. A balanced wardrobe should consist of classics, such as a fitted pencil skirt, a flattering pair of palazzo pants, a fitted dress and a smart jacket, which can be mixed with currents, like a pair of flattering denim jeans, a floral tea dress or a fitted leather jacket. Check out our style section below:
Wow at Work with Confidence!
One of the working woman‘s worst quandaries is what to wear to the office. Even though your body just screams 'SEX GODDESS!‘ you still want to present a smart image each day, so it is crucial that your clothes project your more serious side. Remember that you need to look for pieces that fit and flatter your figure, rather than any kind of shape that may swamp it, as this will only make you appear much larger than you actually are.
If you have an hourglass shape, you are incredibly lucky because all those pencil skirts and nipped-in jackets really look good only on women with your delicious curves. Wear your trousers high and nip them in with a thin patent belt. Think about flat-front, side-zip and pocketless pants, as they minimize your full hips and bottom.
Occasionwear - Slimming Style
With occasionwear, the trick for those with a curvaceous figure is not to hide any part of your figure, but to show it off in all its glory. The trick is to wear fitted clothes that show off your curves, rather than trying to disguise them - and the key to looking incredible is that enviable waistline of yours - so always make sure that you choose dresses that cinch in your narrowest point.
Choose lighter weight fabrics without extra bulk to give you a lean look and opt for clothes with built-in support, which will give you a great shape. Be careful to avoid shapeless shift or bias-cut gowns, as these styles over accentuate your hour-glass figure and may give the appearance that your hips and bottom are larger than they really are.
Everyday Confidence with Style
If you want a build a great spring wardrobe, our Charlotte skirt is a great place to start and that's because there‘s simply nothing like a well-cut skirt to make a girl feel like a lady. High on the waist and tailored neatly over the hips and thighs - the perfect pencil can transform you from ordinary girl to supermodel in an instant.
Styling Tips - Choosing the Right Dress
Avoid styles, such as draped dresses or trapeze styles that hide your shape. Your other big challenge will be to create the illusion of a defined waistline. Placing emphasis on the waist or midriff area in such a way that you appear to have a defined waistline will make your figure look shapelier. If you wish to show off your figure and love what you have, our figure-flattering dresses all have inbuilt shaping support, to help add curves to your figure and pull in that awkward belly. A cute little clutch bag and delicate jewellery will help add the finishing touches to your daytime look, so invest in a few fashion-forward pieces to bring your look bang up to date.
Spring Trends: The Nautical Look
You might not know how to sail and you may not have a yacht on the French Riviera. But don't let a little thing like that stop you from looking fabulous. Considering its widespread appeal, even the most landlocked of fashion lovers can indulge in a nautical fancy. All you need add is a crisp horizontal stripe, a smart brass button or a scrap of rope. Most of us possess something a little bit nautical in our wardrobes when we dig deep enough and Beautiful You's new spring collection features some beautiful seafaring blues that work perfectly with the look!
A striped T-shirt, deck shoes, navy or white wide leg trousers, a fisherman's smock, a kerchief to tie around the neck? If stripes aren't your style, add any accessory featuring a rope detail or look out for nautical prints in the form of cute anchor motifs or sailing boats. Long-sleeved Breton T-shirts, chunky cotton knits and linen trousers bridge the gap between summer and winter, while ensuring you have a few classics in the wardrobe all year round. Just remember not to go overboard with a head-to-toe sailor style. Nobody wants to walk into the office to shouts of 'Ahoy sailor' as you stroll down the high street.
HOW TO WEAR IT
*A smart navy blazer can be teamed with white for a literal nautical translation, but will hold its perennial style for a number of year.
*Add a touch of sailor-girl chic with a naval blue and white palette. Rather than going for a full-on look, invest in one must-have piece, such as a pair of cropped trousers or culottes, or a stunning blue skirt or jacket.
* White jeans could be teamed with a striped sweater for day, and a striking chiffon blouse or fitted striped waistcoat for a modern evening look.
*Nautical suits just about everyone; there's not many fashion trends that can do that. That's why it‘s firmly anchored here now, and no doubt will be back in port again soon.
*The little details can make a difference, and accessories are the easiest way to update your wardrobe without spending a fortune.
* A chunky rope belt or a navy scarf looks authentic tied around the waist.