❤ Dressing for your Body Shape, Vintage Style ❤

Posted: Jun 17 2014

So I thought I would attempt a dressing for your body shape post! I’ve learnt quite a lot during the past 3 months and it seemed like as good as time as any to share the love!  One of the best things about starting up this business has meeting customers at fairs or in my flat, I then get to see the dresses on all different body types and get feedback on the fit and style of the dresses.


This is me!  I think all us pears know that that A-line dresses and skirts are the way to go!  They are almost always super flattering, skimming over the bot bot and hiding any lumps and bumps.  I have a lot of swing type a-line dresses for you to peruse.  I also think that longer maxi skirts and dresses from the 1970s look great on pears and have an elongating effect.  Long skirt and fitted tops are great for pear shaped gals.  I have a new blouse from The Seamstress of Bloomsbury called Bonnie which I think would look insane paired with a long jersey maxi skirt.


I am so jealous!  Hourglass ladies are made for the 1950s style dresses!  Cinched waists, fitted cardigans, pencil skirts and wiggle dresses make an hourglass figure look its best.  I have some new wiggles in, take a look, order one in and get your big pants out!


Apples generally have a sizeable bust (well jel) and shapely legs.  It is best to pick one or the other to show off!  Or both, who am I to dictate!  Admittedly most of the dresses on my site do have fitted waists so Apples you could look to the 1920s/30s and 1960s for inspiration.  The best shapes for Apples are dresses that don’t emphasize the waist.  I do have this 1940s Peggy wrap dress which I think would be a good fit for a luscious apple gal and also the Hawaiian Wiggle is an extremely well cut dress which appears to magically suit all shapes and sizes! The lovely Navy Blue Bird Dress has an empire waist line so is also perfect !


Column (or Rectangle) ladies generally have shoulders and hips pretty much the same width and not much of a waist.  1960s mod styles were made for this body shape, think Twiggy! Or how about 1920s/30s flapper style dresses.  I am always keeping my eyes peeled for more empire lines dresses to add to the collection so keep your eyes peeled too on my Facebook page!

If all else fails our Hawaiian Cream Peacock dress really does seem to work on a lot of figures. Being a pear shape myself I can fully vouch for the fit of this dress. It really fits very well in all the right places.  Out of stock as I write this (June 2014) but coming back in July.  If you want to make sure you get one please email me clarencealabamashop@gmail.com and I will try and see whether I can add your dress onto the latest order (I will also give you a 20% discount for taking the trouble to pre-order) 


Amy x


  • Posted by Jennifer Edwards on August 09, 2014


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