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How To: Find Your Perfect Dress

Ladies, fear not, it is not impossible to find your perfect dress. We don’t mean perfect Wedding dress. Nope. We mean your perfect fitting dress. A dress that fits you unlike any other. That flatters your every curve and smooths over every bump (imaginary or not!) 

It doesn’t matter what the occasion or reason for this dress is, there is one principle to base your search on, the style. 

Dash to your desk – 12 hours left of our Friday Flash Sale.

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Once you have nailed what style suits your body type then it’s game, set, match. 

Where to begin the search to find your perfect dress?

Athletic and Narrow

Are you a straight up and down kinda frame and often find yourself fretting when it comes to finding something girly to flatter your figure? Well then, there is no need. To suit your frame, you can pretty much have your pick of the bunch when it comes to dresses.

The thing to focus on is the things that make a dress sexy. Show off what you love most about yourself. As you don’t have to worry about being wider in places, then why not take full advantage and go for a backless dress or a sleeveless style (which are often high-necked) and will exaggerate your chest. After all, you can get away with it!

Wide Shoulders and Skinny hips

Find yourself stressing about being wider up top? There is no need! You can easily turn this into your best feature, by going for a sexy plunging neckline or halter style. If you want to create the illusion of wider hips, giving you that sexy “s” shape, then that is easily done in a skater style dress.

AND not to mention you are in excellent company. Having this bodyshape means you are amongst the likes of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore, Giselle Bundchen and Naomi Campbell.

Big booty

Feed up with being told that a big booty is in fact great and you beg to differ? Well, there are two options here. Embrace it and go for a bodycon style, which will show off your womanly curves. Or why not try a long sleeved dress with a “v” neck. The wrap dress is always a winner here!

Another Letterman look! I was soooo skinny!

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Take a leaf out of Kim’s book and rock the one-shoulder dress, it is the perfect style and will flatter and accentuate your curves in all the right places.


If you are a perfect hourglass figure then show it off! We love an off the shoulder style dress or a strapless number is easy for you to carry off!

or take a leaf out of Beyonce’s book and go full on, with a plunging neckline in the form of a wrap dress. Perfection.

Teeny Tiny Waist

Lucky you! If you have a tiny waist then the perfect style for you is a skater style, to show of those curves and create an incredibly feminine silhouette. Saying that, you will also look tip top in Bodycon!

Long Legs

If you’re a bit of a legs eleven then go mini or for a style dress with a high waist, which will exaggerate your lovely long legs and make you red carpet ready!

Cute little dress and leopard print clutch from my new @shopmatalan available now 😘

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We hope to have helped you in the quest to find your perfect dress!

Categories: Tips

Wimbledon Street Style: This time courtside!

Wimbledon Style

It’s that time of year again, Wimbledon is here. Tennis enthusiast or not, there is a style to suit everyone. When we think of Wimbledon we think of punnets of strawberries and Pimms galore! (Oh and of course the tennis itself). So, the atmosphere is set, the tennis pros are at the ready, but there is still one thing we have to decide…what to wear courtside?! 

Whether you are a hardcore tennis fan or perhaps you are going simply for the social aspect (and that’s fine too!). We have put together three simple looks inspired by Wimbledon street style. 

Wimbledon Street Style?

What is Wimbledon street style? Ok, so we keep hearing this term being thrown around in magazines, the local papers, twitter and now it is about time we thought about what exactly that means…

Strawberries and Cream

This look is girly, cute and importantly playful. Choose classic styles and elegant cuts that frame your body type perfectly. A soft palette, such as peaches, blush tones and soft corals, gives a very girly feel to the outfit but will also suit fair and darker skin tones. Add a little zing to your outfit with cute accessories that are subtle but striking. Think understated glamour. Another option for this look, is to draw from vintage inpiration, so still very feminine but more quirky prints and florals. If you do take the retro route then we suggest a bit of red lippy to set of your look.

Strawberries and Cream coutside look

Chiffon Lace Dress Now £ 16.00 Metallic Shoes £130.00 Rose Gold Plated Ring £29.99 Hair Crown £8.00

Tennis Whites

Fresh, minimalist and just damn cool. This look is easy to achieve and will keep you cool courtside and we mean literally (as white reflects the sun) and also the other way. Keep the base of your outfit white (a sort of canvas to build on) and then add flashes of metallic, so you will be twinkling in the sunshine courtside.

Tennis Whites Inspiration

Paul Smith White Dress Now £ 121.50 White New Look Shoes £23.00 River Island Sunglasses River Island £13.00 Religion Silver Clutch Now £44.50

And…if you still didn’t find your perfect white dress for this look, then check out our White Dresses, we have literally dedicated a whole page to the cause!

Bubbles Darling

This look is old school glamour with a good dash of fun! Go for chic and elegant pieces and funk it up with accessories. Skater style dresses and sleeveless are a good option for this look. It keeps the look simple and then you can build easily from there. So once you have chosen your dress then choose your accessories carefully, this is when it could be fun to think about adding other textures to your look. Remember though, if your dress has a loud print then focus on the material and colour of the accessories and vise versa.

Bubbles darling

Max&Co Patti Cocktail Dress £ 185.00 Calvin Klein Across the Body Bag £108.75 Lace up Silver Shoes £60.00 Nars Semi Matte Lipstick £20.00

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