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Shape Report: The Most Flattering Summer Styles For Hourglass Figures

This summer we’re taking a deeper look into flattering looks for any body type in our Summer Shape series. For our current installment, we’re highlighting the Hourglass figure! If you think that might be you, take a look at the tips below for the most flattering pieces to wear this season, then check out some of our favorite Hourglass-flattering styles for work, weekend, and evening below. read more

Shape Report: The Most Flattering Summer Styles For Column Figures

Getting dressed should be fun and easy — no matter your unique shape. That’s why this summer, we’re taking a moment to dive deep into each body type with our Summer Shape guides. This week, it’s all about Column figures. If you think that might be you, take a look at the tips below, then check out some of our favorite Column-flattering styles for work, weekend, and evening. read more

Find What Fits: Inverted Triangle Styles

If you’ve been keeping up with our Shape Reports you’ll know that we’ve already created collections for our Triangle, Oval, Column, and Hourglass shapes (view our previous post on those shapes here). We’ve also released our collections created just for our Taller and Shorter members (view that post here). Today we’re excited to be adding another collection to the bunch: Inverted Triangle Styles. read more

Shape Report: Triangle Styles

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. read more

Shape Report: Oval Styles

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. read more

Short Styles: Advice from Wardrobe Oxygen

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. read more

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