Trinny and Susannah’s Lollipop shape is described as big tits, slight waist, slim hips and long legs.
Think tall and slender, almost boyish really. Legs and arms will be long and slim leading to hips that are slender and a waist that is barely there. A lollipop is sort of straight up and down, right up to the chest where suddenly there’s curves a plenty. This is the shape that Trinny and Susannah refer to as “tit’s on a stick”.
This shape is touted as ideal in our “slim is everything” society. Its just a shape like any other and comes with it’s own set of traps and downfalls.
Dressing The Lollipop
As with all shapes it’s about finding balance, in this case keeping your long slender limbs from looking like sticks and your breasts from becoming the centre of attention so that you end up looking like a … well, a lollipop.
Do – broaden your hips and shoulders to create the illusion of curves
Don’t – over emphasize the length of your legs or they will look endless and the rest of you like a brick sitting on top of stilts.
Do – open up your chest to reduce the impact of your breasts.
Dont’ - cover up your neck and chest with swathes of material as you’ll end up looking like a snake that swallowed a couple of melons.
Clothing – what to avoid
Turtlenecks – or in fact any high necked top as they will make your breasts look huge and oddly out of alignment.
Shift dresses – a dress with no shape to it will just hang from your breasts and hide the rest of your shape.
High cut shirts or tops – the same with turtlenecks covering up your breasts creates unbalance.
High waisted pants – your legs will look freakishly long and the rest of you freakishly short.
Vertical stripes – you’re tall and slender as it is and vertical stripes just emphasize that fact and make you look out of balance.
Clothing – what shapes to look for
Flared trousers or jeans - the hems of the trousers will balance out your breasts and you’ll look impossibly tall and curvaceous. Stay away from high waisted pants and jeans and instead opt for mid to low rise.
A fitted dress – something that opens up your chest so your breasts don’t seem trapped and emphasises your waist. Other than your breasts you don’t have a lot of curves going on and that just emphasises your breasts. Drapey fabrics are far better as they’ll lovingly hug your hips and again create curves.
Scoop nec k top – along with v necks scoop necks are an essential part of your wardrobe, preferably in knit fabrics. They open neckline will open up the chest area and take the focus off your breasts whilst the rest of the top will hug your waist and emphasise your curves.
Waistcoats - anything fitted through your waist is going to both de-emphasize your breasts and create curves. If you don’t like waistcoats try a corset over a shirt although be careful because this will up the sexy quotient enormously.
Skirts in drapey fabric - drapey fabric with hug your hips and legs. The fabric will move sinuously and the hem adds a little extra flip making your hips seem wider and sexier.
Fluted skirt – much like the pants with bell bottoms a fluted skirt, with its flaring hemline, will offset your breasts and make you look tall and curvy. This particular skirt is a more firm fabric but a fluted skirt in a drapey fabric would be even better as the fluidity of the skirt will further emphasize your hips.
Wide neck jacket or coat - an open neckline is important for anyone with big breasts so make sure the jacket or coat has wide lapels. Buttons underneath the breasts, particularly two buttons as you’re so slender everywhere else, will accommodate your breasts whilst drawing attention to the narrowness of your waist. A flaring skirt or hem will give the illusion of curvyness through your hips.
Stilleto heels – your calves are slender and lean so a thin heel is perfectly complimentary.
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