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Summer Style Gorgeous dresses for all shapes

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Summer dresses for every body shape, whether you're long n' lean, short n' sweet, fuller figured or anything in between. Jan is here with flirty summer options for all of us!
Last season's "must have" summer item was the tea dress, this season it's all about

The weather has been glorious lately and we've been tempted to bare those legs and shoulders once more! What better way to make you feel feminine and frivolous than a fabulously figure flattering summer gúna!

Jan Brierton- Super Stylist
Jan is one of Ireland's leading fashion stylists, based in Dublin Ireland and represented by Morgan The Agency.
Her work has appeared in magazines such as The Gloss, Irish Tatler, The Life, Sunday Independent, The Irish Times Magazines, Prudence, RTE Guide ,Going Places, KT Parenting, Sky Delta(USA),Pure Magazine(UK), Confetti, Wedding Journal, Wedding Belle and Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine(USA)
She has been a regular contributor to shows such as Off the Rails and The Afternoon Show. Her music industry clients include EMI,Gift Grub, Ash, 8 Ball and JJ72.
In addition to her editorial work, she has styled for a number of high profile commercial clients; Gap; Tommy Hilfiger; Arnotts; Dunnes Stores; Sasha; Tesco; Florence and Fred; Rachel Mackay; Fashion House; Kate Cooper; Propaganda; Hobo; CocaCola; Lucozade; Eircom; Vodafone; Newbridge Silver; Avoca; Dylon; Reebok; Adidas; Mango; Robert Roberts; Superquinn; Charlestown S.C; Kalindi Lawernce; Paul Sheeran; Bord Bia; Hennessy; Irish Sea board and Ulster Bank.
She has produced and styled fashion shows for Arnotts, The Conrad Hotel group, Tesco F+F, L'Oreal and a number of charity groups.
She has also written fashion editorials for The Evening Herald, The Sunday World and The Meath Chronicle.

Jan's dress diary:-
The stores are choc full of short, strapless, one -shouldered dresses, which is a big bonus as everyone has great shoulders!.
There are lots of tribal style prints (you need to be careful when choosing a print dress that it doesn't make you look bigger than you are) and there is a real mix of trends out there from the maxi to the mine, the mini shift and tonnes of body con, which is not for the faint hearted or for those with generous lumps & bumps!
Generally there is something out there for everyone but the key is to try it on first. Don't ever be tempted to buy without trying- you'll inevitably end up making a return trip or wasting your money entirely. And always take your body shape into account, bear in mind that maxi dresses are possibly better on taller girls, they tend to swamp petite frames etc.

Outfit 1:-
A solid colour wrap dress helps to create curves for those lucky enough to be blessed with a boyish figure
Blush Cotton wrap dress by Tommy Hilfiger €180
Brushed bold bangles from Kalu €79
Faux Snake Skin Clutch bag from River Island €36.50
Woven Wedges from M&S €39

Outfit 2:-
A print and ruffle combined can hide problem tummy and thigh areas.
Wooden Carved Neclace from Littlewoods Ireland €17
Print frill detail dress from Littlewoods Ireland €47
Patent Bar Sandels by Tommy Hilfiger €199

Outfit 3.
This seasons Shirt Dress is perfect for a curvy figure. The belt cinches in waists, and the skirt skims hips and thighs
Woven Sunhat from Penneys €4
Monochrome Shirt Dress from M&S
White Oversized Bangle from River Island €16
Polka Wedges from M&S €39

Outfit 4:-
Asymmetrical Dresses are super for petites and small busted ladies
Canary Yellow One Shouldered Dress from River Island €80.50
Brushed Gold Chunky Bangles from Kalu €129
Purple Wedges from Debenhams €39

Outfit 5:-
A Maxi Dress is Summer's Fit It dress, great for all shapes!
Pink Sun Hat from Kalu €198
Print Maxi Dress from River Island €33.50
Gladiator Sandles from M&S €60

Outfit 6:-
A tulip shape dress is great to hide problem areas, and jersey skims not clings!
Jersey Drape Dress from Debenhams €39
Brushed Silveer Bangle from Kalu €129
Metallic Wedges from Debenhams €39