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Please cast your expert eyes over this dress and tell me if it's a. nice and b. would be flattering on me as an inverted triangle, appley type person. I am size 12 and 5ft7. It would be for a party. I would maybe wear it with wedges, like in the pic. Thanks!
I think the dress is very nice. I'm not sure shape wise though, I'm a completely different shape to you so it would obviously sit differently on me. Is there a stockist nearby where you could try it on perhaps?
hmm. I was thinking that the stripes across the middle area would help give me the illusion of having hips. And the V neck would help with the short neck issue, and balance out wide shoulders? I have a plain black wrap dress that looks quite good on. I should really just go and try it on shouldn't I?
I like that MrsLettuce and it still incorporates a wrap front as well. I normally don't like fit and flare, especially the more casual ones as there's something about them which accentuates my stomach area!
Inverted triangle, yes. There is nothing to broaden the shoulders, the v neck is right and the pattern is in the lower half mainly which attracts attention to the more slender hips. Maybe not for the apple bit, it depends on how your not-much-waist fits into it. If you have a proper tummy it probably won't look good, but it is such a lovely dress you must find it and try it on.
Good point higgle. I forget there's more than one way to 'correct' the inverted triangle thing. I usually correct my shape to fake hourglass with a slightly high waist and full skirt making my waist look smaller and my hips bigger to balance my top half. The dress in the OP could indeed well do the correcting to boyish / athletic shape thing. Oops.
Higgle that's all the things I thought about it. I would say my lack of waist is more than an issue than my tummy these days. I think some control underwear would almost render my tummy flat so it's just the waist issue! Will try and find it in town to try on. I think it's lovely. But will also try mrsL's on too.
I'm a size 12 apple and none of those would work on me. Something unstructured without a seam, ruching or belt at the waist is the key for me, like a tunic shapped but just above the knee ideally for my proportions