When looking at those “Day to Night” style guides in our favorite glossy magazines, some of us can’t help but wonder: whose daily life is being illustrated? Who is this woman who needs a wardrobe that will take her from brunch with friends to the beach to an art gallery opening to a night out on the town (and how do we steal her life)?
Today, we launch a collection of pieces proven popular with members whose shoulders, waist, and hips are very close in size – our Column Styles. A column herself, Gwynnie Bee model Alexandra is well-versed in what does and doesn’t work for her shape. Here she shares her secrets for column dressing.
We can’t get enough of Chastity Garner, the top blogger behind GarnerStyle and author of The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style. Fearless in the face of a fashion challenge be it crop tops or summer leather, jumpsuits or horizontal stripes, Chastity doesn’t hesitate to take risks. She’s also a pro when it comes to achieving classic style, making her an admirably versatile dresser. Check out some of our favorite GarnerStyles and learn how to get the look with Gwynnie Bee.
Today, we launch the collection of pieces proven popular with our tall members – those over 5’9″. For this shape report, we turned to two of our taller blogger partners, Brittany of The Fat Girl’s Guide (5’11”) and Misti of Entertainista (6′). For other body shapes, check out all of our Shape Reports here.
We have received several messages and comments on our Facebook Page from members wanting to know where we get some of our belts that are shown in some of our photos, and for good reason: belts are a wonderful wardrobe booster that can turn an outfit from “meh” to “wow!”
Today we launch the collection of pieces set to flatter those who are triangle-shaped. For this shape report, we turned to triangle and Queen Bee at Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker. Triangles are women with hips that are wider than their shoulders. I can thank years of field hockey for this booty! Most women of this shape have smaller busts. My biggest tip for those of us who are triangle-shaped is to work with balance. This means creating a wider look at our narrow shoulders that will balance out our hips. Here are some more specific tips and some of my favorite Gwynnie Bee pieces for triangle shapes: Tip: Balance the smaller upper body with visual details at the neckline and/or shoulders. Wide straps, cap sleeves, or sleeve with detail like ruching work best. You can also layer any narrow-strapped items with a piece like a jacket or cardigan that contains the desired visual interest at the shoulders – it will achieve the same balancing effect. Consider the Alfani Scroll Print Top, sizes L-3X. The contrast-color scroll print at the shoulders helps balance out the width of wider hips and draw the eye up. Consider the Igigi Barossa Scarf Print Tunic, sizes 12-30/32. The wide neckline and kimono sleeves brings width to the shoulders that balances out hips well. Consider the Kiyonna Sandy Striped Top, sizes 0-5. The combination of the stripes, elbow-length sleeves and tie detail creates a proportion-balancing effect for triangles. Tip: Stick to A-line or fuller skirt/dress cuts. Pencil skirts and slimmer silhouettes accentuate the widest part of the triangle-shaped body. Although, if you’re going for a body-con look or want to emphasize your booty, pencil skirts are great no matter what your shape! Consider the Lucie Lu Glynis Dress in Coral, sizes 1X-3X. The skirt floats away from the waist, which de-emphasizes the hips and keeps focus on the triangle shape’s narrower waist. Consider the Jessica Howard Scoop Neck Polka Dot Dress, sizes 10-24. This flirty dress has a forgiving, flowing skirt that skims across the hips instead of clinging where you don’t want it to. To balance out the top more, you can add a cardigan and chunky statement necklace to bring the visual interest up. Check out the full Triangle Shape Collection here. For our other Shape Reports, check out these posts. Are you triangle-shaped? What are your favorite styling tips or your favorite GB items? We’d love to expand this collection with your suggestions.
You know how there’s those people who always look inherently cool no matter what they’re wearing? Blogger Kirstin Marie is one of those people. She pairs on-trend apparel with vintage-inspired and sometimes quirky pieces that creates a distinctive style. Kirstin had a couple of photos recently that we loved, so we asked her to let us know what she likes about these Gwynnie Bee items.
With the launch of our Shape Report for Ovals, we thought it’d be great to hear from someone with an oval shape who has tried lots of Gwynnie Bee items. Enter Emily Sandford of Authentically Emmie, who has been a Gwynnie Bee member for over a year and has tried lots of pieces. She shares some of her favorite styles from our Oval Styles Collection and styling tips for those with oval-shaped figures.
With the launch of our first Shape Report on Short Styles, we thought it’d be great to hear from a shorter woman who has tried lots of Gwynnie Bee items. Enter Alison Gary, blogger behind Wardrobe Oxygen, who has been a Gwynnie Bee member for a year and has tried lots of pieces. She shares some of her favorite styles for shorter women with us.
We’ve gotten some great suggestions on Facebook from members, and one of them was to highlight Gwynnie Bee items work best for certain body types. Today, we introduce the first Gwynnie Bee Shape Report, focusing on styles that work for shorter members. These collections will be curated full of recommendations for ladies of specific body types.