This weeks styling tip.

photo (25)The inverted triangle is a very common body shape these days, with more and more woman developing this shape. If you think you’re an inverted triangle this is the checklist; broad shoulders, narrow hips, generally slender limbs, fantastic legs (jealous much?!) and usually have great boobs too, but sizes can vary.

You are typically a very easy body shape to dress, you just want to aim to balance your shoulders with your hips. Our guidelines will help you to establish what shapes and cuts flatter you the most this season. First up dresses, this season is all about the glitz and the glamour! When picking out a dress go for a shift, something A-line or something which has heavy embellishment on the skirt as this will draw attention to your lower half balancing out your shoulders. This might come as a surprise to you, but we also think you look flawless in strapless tops and dresses. Strapless/bare shoulders are bang on trend this season, so if you haven’t already, give it a go! When picking tops you must think about the neckline. If you have a small chest you can pull off a polo neck and also those risky plunging V-necks, however if you are gifted with a fuller bust try and avoid a polo neck as it just doesn’t flatter your shape, instead try a shortened V-neck, an open collared shirt, a cowl neck or something scooped. Wrap tops are also a winner as they create a V and flatter almost every shape, they are also extremely versatile tops, wardrobe basics in fact.

Trousers…well we are extremely jealous of those pins for a start, but you can pull off, literally, any trouser/jean! Boyfriend fit, boot cut, flare, combat, palazzo, turn up hems, peg trousers, culottes, and this season must have jean shape the “mom” jean! Skinny or straight leg jeans will also show off those amazing legs but try and go for jeans that have embellished pockets as they will make you look like you have a bit of a bigger bottom, to balance out your top half! Coloured jeans will also give the illusion of your being more hourglass.

When picking your winter coat try and pick a longerline coat or one that ends at the crotch. A belted coat or jacket is also very flattering as it gives you more structure and definition. Boyfriend blazers, in our eyes are not the most flattering option for you, try a more tailored blazer, which ends at the hipbone or crotch and make sure it has hip pockets to widen your narrow hips, also tapered at your waist to give you more definition.

Again we have chosen some looks to show you how to dress your shape for this season. We have an evening dress outfit, a day time jumper dress, and if you don’t fancy showing off your gorgeous legs then we have a jumpsuit which you would look flawless in too…

First up is the daytime look; the printed jumper dress. One of the main reasons why this will look so good on you is to do with the neckline; a cowl neck will always be a great choice for you! With it being a/w its sometimes difficult to find a nice daytime dress to wear, so this jumper dress is a perfect solution, very versatile and on trend can be worn day through to night. The length of this dress is also very flattering, and it is slightly A-line so will balance out your shoulders even more. The colour combo of cobalt and black is bang on trend. Shown here for an evening look, but through the day team with some luxurious tights and some heeled boots, to toughen this look up add a biker jacket. For even more definition you can add a belt to nip in your waist.fayth in love niche cowl neck jumper dressOur second look is an evening dress for this glitz and glam season; the aztec sequin dress. This dress is for you inverted triangles with a smaller bust (ideally) as the neckline is quite high for you ladies with bigger boobs and could essentially make your chest/shoulders look larger. This dress works really well for an inverted triangle as all the detail is in the skirt of the dress, so this draws the eye to your lower body, balancing out your proportions. With the elasticated waistband it draws the eye in giving you more definition, you could also add a subtle black skinny belt if you wanted further definition. The sequin details on the skirt make it a gorgeous dress for a Saturday night out with girlfriends or for your Christmas party (the holidays are approaching fast!) Team with a clutch, and killer platform heels, and a coloured lip for a pop of colour we would suggest a berry shade or classic red. fayth in love niche sequin aztec print dressOur last look is again versatile and could be worn day through to night; the colour block jumpsuit. The tailoring of this jumpsuit is gorgeous, it’s got a V-neck zip and for you smaller busted ladies you can have it plunging as far as you like…! The wide straps will break up your shoulders and the straight legged trouser will also balance out your proportions. This look can go from day to evening as the drawstring dropped waist keeps this jumpsuit looking quite relaxed and effortless. For evening team with killer heels, and match your clutch to your lipstick, we suggest a deep mulberry shade! carrie in love niche colour block jumpsuitWhich is your favourite look for the interverted triangle?!

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This weeks styling tip.

photo 2 (40)Sometimes you just want something that is easy to throw on, but not something where you have to compromise with style. On these days, we also go to the jumper dress. They are super versatile, you can buy them in many shapes and styles. In the studio we are a fan of the more fitted style, and we have them in styles for both day and night, and here is how we would style them.

Our first look is our day look. This jumper dress is very casual chic, the colour block is very on trend again this season, the zip details have leather tassels on them and the cut of the dress is slightly a-line. Wear with either opaque black tights and for when that chill gets too much you could add thick cable knit woolen tights/or leggings. Grab your leather jacket, put on your knee high boots and you good to go! photo (24)photo 1 (39)Our second look is our evening look. This jumper dress is one of our favourite pieces that we currently have in the studio! We are in love with the heavily embellished shoulder details, that bit of bling makes this look perfect for an evening. You can add opaque tights, platform heels, team with some jewellery and a jewelled clutch and you will be turning heads. If you aren’t a fan of wearing a necklace (Love Niche reindeer shown) we have gave a second option of glitzy disco ball drop earrings, never wear a statement earrings and a necklace together as it just look over the top! For when it gets too cold to leave for an evening out with no jacket we would suggest you opt for a fur gilet, this ombre Love Niche one is a fave and looks so glamorous. photo 3 (31)photo 4 (27)Which look would you wear this aumtumn?!

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OOTD; Cool cobalt

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Today’s look is this gorgeous colour block playsuit, which has just landed in the Love Niche Studio! Cobalt is one of the major colours of 2013, so this playsuit is bang on trend. With it being colour block it makes it more versatile to dressing it up or down. We have teamed it with a deep rich purples bag, keeping to a similar colour palette so we don’t make the look over fussy. Also a pair of killer studded heels to keep the look edgy and interesting.

Bare in mind that playsuits aren’t just for sunny summer days/nights! Check out our layering style tip post on how to layer up your playsuit so you can wear it during next season too!