How to select a uniform for your body shape
Body shapes - a quick guide
While there's lots of talk around what phrases we use when describing body types, the old go-to is fruit - and an hourglass! The four most common descriptions are:
- Apple - this is for the ladies out there with a chunkier midsection and a wide bust.
- Pear - wider hips and a slimmer top section makes up the pear.
- Banana - long and lean.
- Hourglass - the 'Marilyn Munroe' symmetrical shape, with a curvy bust and hips.
Beauty tunics for apple-shape
This is probably the most common body shape, with women tending to carry more weight on the mid-section. A flattering style for people with this body shape is something that will cinch at the narrowest part of the body, just underneath the bust, and flare over the hips and tummy. Avoid horizontal stripes which will widen the body. Yes, they look great on Gondola sailors and cartoon convicts, but not people with a little bit of curvature going on. This Chloe tunic has a vertical panel that will draw the eye lengthways, giving the illusion of a more slim figure. This Cara tunic also has a decorative panel on it, but highlights the slimmest part of the body.
Uniforms for pear-shapes
Just because your body has a pear shape, it doesn’t mean that your uniform choices have to go pear-shaped too! To avoid too much attention being drawn to larger hips, bums and thighs, choose a tunic with decorative detailing or volume on top. This Nikki lace tunic is a really elegant option that will draw the eye to the smallest part of your waist. The Ava tunic and the Amber tunic are both great for balancing out a broader lower-section. And for comfortable and flattering uniform trousers and dresses, look no further than Diamond Designs!
Petite beauty uniforms
The best tip for dressing for petite frames is to pick a style that is also small and simple and that won’t trump your body. The Shannon tunic and Lili tunic are great for the smaller girls of the beauty world.
Beauty uniforms for those with tall and athletic body shapes
Many girls who have a tall and athletic frame tend to not have as much going on in the hip and chest departments. So if you’re looking for a way to add the illusion of curves, choose uniforms that have decorative panels or stripes that will add softness to your frame. This Jade tunic has collarbone detailing which will give the illusion of a fuller chest. The Ashley tunic and the Belle tunic are both great for broadening the right parts of your body.
Uniforms for pregnant women
As if you need to be told, pregnancy is a time for comfort and practicality. Heaven knows you don’t get much of it anymore! You need something that will grow as your bump does. This maternity beauty tunic is expandable and breathable, making it easier for you to enjoy your time as a working momma-to-be.
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