Style advice for the Sara top or dress

The Sara top/dress for apples

The straight cut of the Sara top/dress disguises the wider midriff. Do you have a full bust? If so, the Sara top or dress isn’t a great option because that's exactly where it adds more volume.

That aside, the top and dress are lovely items. Be sure to opt for fabric with a fluid drape that’s sufficiently heavy. We definitely recommend going for vertically striped fabric to create longitudinal lines.

The Sara top: make the top long enough to drape over the heaviest part of your midriff. Opt for wide ribbons so that the rest of your body remains nicely balanced. Moreover, that also detracts attention away from the midriff and draws it towards the shoulders. The perfect combo: the top with slightly flared trousers (Bertha trousers) or a skirt that gently billows out towards the bottom.

The Sara dress: show off those gorgeous slender ankles to the outside world! Be absolutely sure that you don’t make the dress too long. You want those ankles to shine, which is why you need to create the illusion of length. For that reason, go for a subtle print or a fabric without any print that diffuses focus across the dress and doesn't overtly focus on any specific part of your body. A solid fabric is also a good option.

Your body shape was born for wedges – so be sure to show off a pair!

The Sara top/dress for wide rectangles

The dress or top's straight line looks smashing for your body shape.

You look best in tops that stop just under the hips. For that reason, you should lengthen the top to meet the hips. Don’t add too many details and ruffles to the bust area. Make the top using a neutral coloured fabric.

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The Sara top/dress for slim rectangles

The ruffled border on the Sara top/dress adds a sense of whimsical fun to your silhouette. Play with patterns by pairing the top with a bottom piece: mixing and matching floral and striped patterns or combining a variety of colours and designs.

Stiffer fabrics and fabrics with a fluid drape are equally good options. Avoid thin, flimsy fabrics that drape blandly around your body. Instead, try to add a little structure.

The Sara top/dress for pears

When it comes to pears, the hips are the widest point of the body. The shoulders are narrower in proportion. The challenge is to make your shoulders look wider than they actually are. That helps you shift the accent from the wider lower body to the upper body. And by complementing this by creating the illusion of narrower hips, you'll bring your silhouette into perfect proportion.

The Sara top/dress focuses exclusively on your shoulders, which is exactly what your body shape needs! The horizontal line of the elastic over the bust creates the impression that your upper body is wider.

The straight line without any waistline of the dress isn’t great for your body shape, so go for the top (not for the dress) and make sure it stops just above the widest part of your hips. Don’t tuck the top in to your trousers or skirt.

Go for a fabric that has lots of texture. That will help attract more attention to the upper body. Or you could make the top in a bright, vibrant coloured or horizontally striped fabric. The different options make your upper body look broader, which is what your body shape needs.

Combine the top with a dark-coloured skirt or trousers to draw attention as far away from the lower body as possible.

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The Sara top/dress for neat and full hourglasses

Both the neat and full hourglasses have a body that's naturally well-proportioned. Your shoulders and hips are more or less the same width and you have a clear waistline. That’s why you should always opt for clothing that follows your body's natural curves and consistently accentuates your waist.

This item, however, actually disguises your lovely natural curves. To solve that issue, make sure the top is waist length and pair it with high-waisted trousers with straight or bootcut legs. The same goes for skirts. In both cases, you're best off going for a dark-coloured bottom piece.

The Sara top/dress for inverted triangles.

When it comes to inverted triangles, the shoulders are the body's widest area. In this respect, the Sara top has too much emphasis. That’s why you should go for this design's dress version. Short, calf length and ankle length dresses are all good options. The horizontal hemline makes the lower body look wider, which helps balance out your silhouette.

To alter the dress, make two straps instead of four for the halter neck. Wide ribbons are the best option.

Make the dress in a striped pattern fabric or one with a geometric design.

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