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3 ways to keep it loose

Our top tips to wearing summer’s flowing shapes

Summer is all about loose, flowing silhouettes. Because, let’s face it, nobody wants to be bandaged up in a Kim K style two-piece when there’s a heatwave. But loose, flowing silhouettes don’t always equal figure-flattering style. That’s why we’ve put together our three step guide to wearing the season’s baggiest shapes.

Tie it up

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It’s pretty hard to pull off a loose-fitting dress. Unless you’re a six foot six, straight-off-the-runway model. And that, we’re not. But that’s not to say you still can’t wear them. The trick? Lookout for frocks and tunics that come with a tie-waist. It will nip you in and give the effect of a narrower waistline. And if you want to put your fave belt to good use, swap out the tie and loop it through the belt hooks instead. Just make sure you keep the belt skinny for top figure-flattering points.

Play with print

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Experimenting with print is an easy win to working a breezy silhouette. A busy print – from head to toe – will keep the eye moving around the body, while a pattern teamed with a solid colour is great for disguising any lumps and bumps. Try a printed top, like this yellow floral one, with some dark indigo skinnies to distract from your tummy and give the legs-for-days effect. You can thank us later.

Take it high

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A high waist – whether it’s on trousers or a skirt – will flatter any figure. Opt for a cropped, wide leg trouser to slim the tops of your legs and add a pair of heels to give the illusion of a longer, leaner shape. Plus, you know all those baggy summer tops that are so tricky to wear? A high waist is their best friend. Simply tuck them in and create an instant hourglass silhouette. Sounds good to us.

July is one of the busiest months on the cultural calendar and we’ve been inspired by some of the biggest (and best events) to pull together some chic looks. Check them out here.