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Fashion with Bairbre Power-Dressing for Unfamiliar Body Shapes

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Tips for anyone dressing for a new shape:
* Play up up your new assets and don't be shy about banishing those baggy clothes and wearing figure hugging clothes

* If you are afraid of totally abandoning your black safety net, then go for a colourful print on a black background

* Be confident about embracing colour and investigate what shades and shapes make you feel good

* Investing in a new wardrobe? Don't buy into trends and avail of the free advice you can get from personal shoppers in most department stores

* There are rich pickings in 'pop up' designer sales and in swop shops as people declutter their wardrobes and make classic clothes your priority over gimmicks and 'in' colours

Dress €109 from Debut, Debenhams
Sheer lace cardigan, €55 from Debenhams
Jewellery €75 from Gemini

Fitted satin dress €188 reduced at Coast
Shoes, €115 , reduced at Coast
Pearl jewellery from €55 at MoMuse

Dress, €195 from Kaliko
Clutch bag €58 from Dune
Cobalt blue satin shoes €108 from Dune