It’s time for the gorgeous column’s turn! I think our wonderful column-shaped women are lucky – you can wear clothes that really show off your athletic shape or you can dress with the illusion that you have a bangin’ hourglass body too! You are the chameleon of the body shapes bunch! But first…. what makes you a column?



How to identify a column:

1. Your shoulders, waist and hips are about the same width apart

2. You don’t have much of a defined waist

3. You have long, lean limbs

4. You have a small to medium bust

Sound like you? These lovely ladies in Hollywood have that statuesque column body……

Pink, Stacy Keibler and Cameron Diaz are your typical Column shapes

Ok – now that we have identified ourselves and a column, here is how to best get dressed for your shape!

My top 4 tips for dressing a Column Shape:

1. Define your waist.

Wait…. what? But you don’t have a waist – EXACTLY! Wear clothes that give you some great waist definition and you will give yourself some more luscious curves! Because you don’t have to worry about minimising a large bust, or skimming over large hips (lucky you) basically anything goes -I love seeing columns rocking the frocks!

Want to give yourself a more feminine shape?  A belt, a peplum or just the cut of the dress will give you the curves you are craving!

Here are few of my fave frocks for the column…..

1. Hi There by Karen Walker Lily Dress NZ$250 (click here to buy) 2. Asos peplum dress AU$68 (click here to buy) 3. Sacha Drake Maddison dress in raspberry AU$339 (click here to buy)

2. Skinnies are you new best friend

Jeans, leggings (but not as pants!), ponte pants, skirts – anything that shows off you super-slim legs! Most of us can’t really wear a skinny jean without a heel (heels elongate and extend of legs… making them look longer and skinnier) but you don’t need that so make the most of the skinnies!

1. star printed jeans NZ$60 (click here to buy). 2. Seed Heritage jeggings AU$79.95 (click here to buy) 3. Portmans floral pants AU$79.95 (click here to buy)

If you still want to give yourself some curves – use the top half to do that. A fitted blazer or a peplum top will give you some more shape but still show off your fabbo pins!

3. Work the layers

Unless done perfectly, layers can make most of us look bulky and bigger than we are (think things hanging off big boob or larger than life hips…. not a good look). But as a statuesque column shape, your body is made for layering! Layers will add definition and curves to your shape by drawing the eye to different areas of your body – so here are some key layering peices for you!

1. Witchery cardigan AU$99.95 (click here to buy) 2. Country Road striped singlet AU$64.90 (click here to buy) 3. CottonOn scarf AU$14.95 (click here to buy) 4. Coloured jeans from Witchery AU$99.95 (click here to buy)

4. Be foxy in flats!

TOTES jealous on this one! You can rock a flat on almost any occasion. Because you have nice, slender limbs, you don’t need to wear a heel to lengthen and elongate your body. Think Alexa Chung and Kiera Knightly – these girls are the pioneers of fancy flats. I love a flat shoe with a short shift dress or a cute pair of statement shorts (yes, they are the summer version of statement pants).

There are so many cool flats out there for summer so you have plenty to choose from!

1. Asos t-bar flats NZ$37.55 (click here to buy) 2. Walnut Melbourne flats from The Iconic AU$23.97 (click here to buy) 3. Seed Heritage glitter loafers AU$49.95 on sale (click here to buy)

So there you have it lovely columns – basically the word on the street is anything goes – you lucky little duckies – so make sure that you have fun with your shape!!

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Love & Style Always

Cait xoxo