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The Halter dress perfect Summer Occasion wear .

Summer is here, Wedding and garden party season is well under way.

A popular feminine look at this time of year is the Halter dress, but where did it originate from and what exactly is a “Halter”?

Halterneck is a style of women’s clothing strap that runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, and leaving most of the back uncovered.
A halter dress typically describes a backless dress that is secured at the back of the neck and the waistline. This type of dress is usually worn as summer clothing or evening wear. Halter dresses can be purchased in varying lengths including mini, tea, and floor length. A mini halter dress is typically considered a dress with a hemline that is well above the knee, while a tea length dress describes a dress that just touches the knee.

the most famous halter dress in history is probably the one worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1955, while standing on a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch, when the breeze from a passing train blows the skirt up and exposes her legs . The dress was designed by Bill Travilla, Monroe’s exclusive costume designer, who described it as the favourite creation of his career. It certainly held its value !                                                                                        marylin-monroe

Examples of Halter Dress
Brandon Maxwell New York based Stylist and Clothing Designer Creates High end fashion his Bow Back Halter gown in subtle light pink oozes class and sophistication.                                                                                          Brandon Maxwell bow back halter gown

Our Hatty halter oozes style worn with our pearl skirt. Thanks @Leigh Elliot Photography for image.
Hatty halter CoCo&VeVe

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I think the Halter has so many different looks and creates  real show stopping style.                                     What’s your fave halter dress. ?

Know Your Body Shape

Tips and tricks to dress for your shape.

Do you struggle to accentuate your waist ? Need to add height to your small stature ? Are your shoulders wider than your hips ?

We are all your unique in shape,just as we are in personality. Getting your clothes to work for you is all about knowing your body shape’s proportions.Fashion is all about finding the right shapes that fit those proportions well.

Key body shapes
Key body shapes

Here is a quick guide to the Key Body shapes and finding fashion that flatters your shape.

How to find your body shape.

Measure yourself around.
a) your shoulders ,b) your bust, c) your waist ,d) your hips

Now you have your measurements you can determine your own body shape.

The Principal Body shapes are .

  • pear
  • hourglass
  • inverted triangle (top heavy)
  • rectangle (straight up and down)

The Pear

Your hips are wider than your shoulders 
Best asset :Statistically pears have flatter Tums than most.
What to wear:
A fit and flare dress,will show off how little you are on top and be roomier from the waist down for your curvier bottom half.

Celeb Pears include
Beyonce ,Shakira,Kim Kardashian.

Hourglass

Your shoulders and hips are around the same size, with a very defined waist.
Best asset : Their waist
What to wear :
Choose anything which draws the eye to the waist. A pair of High waisted jeans. A wiggle dress will really accentuate an hourglass figure.

Celeb Hourglasses include
Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansen

Inverted triangle

Your shoulders or bust are larger than your hips.
Best asset : The chest area
What to wear :
Fitted jackets with nipped in waist and flared bottom look great. They define the waist and flare over hips to create the illusion of lower body curves and will help balance out your broad shoulders.

Celeb Inverted triangles include
Angelina Jolie and Naomi Campbell

The Rectangle

Your shoulders bust and hips are around the same size.With no defined waistline.
Best asset : Height rectangles tend to be statistically taller.
What to wear :
Try to broaden the shoulders and hips and taper in the waist with an A line skirt or a 50’s fit and flare circle skirt.

Celeb Rectangles include
Cameron Diaz and Kate Moss.

Do you dress for your body type ? Let me know in the comments below !

Which Celeb is the same body shape as you ?
Which Celeb is the same body shape as you ?