Forget fleeting trends, these 5 stars are all about concentrating on what suits their body type when it comes to fashion, with the idea that when something flatters the figure, it will look good no matter how in season it is. Although there are obviously ways to include trends into this method of dressing, these celebrities have all realized their shape and know what cuts suit her body, especially as they grow older and gain more experience at dressing themselves, is the most important aspect of getting dressed. They believe the best fashion advice is simple – stick to what suits you and you’ll always look good!
Demi believes that as you get older, you become more aware of what suits your shape: “You know, another thing that comes with maturity is you learn how to dress around those things you don’t like. I definitely do. I’ve had three children and my youngest, when she was quite small and we were on a beach, referred to the marks on my belly as my trademarks. You know, there’s certain things I go, ‘Ugh, I’d really prefer not to have those. I don’t really like them to be seen but at the same time. I’ve earned them.’ “
Lily has a few favourites which she turns to that always flatter her figure: “Empire-line dresses, jeans with a heel and a top that covers your bum are good. And anything cut with an A-line. I’m wary of following trends that don’t work for me – I don’t have a model’s body, so I wear what I can work with. You won’t catch me dead in the new kitten heels, for example – I’m 5ft 2in, if I’m going to wear heels, they’re going to be five-inch ones.”
Lauren believes people shouldn’t follow trends unless they suit: “I think the best style advice I’ve ever been given was to flatter your own body. A lot of trends come out and they’re not necessarily for everyone. There’s probably a million things I can’t wear. I can’t wear high waisted jeans. They look fabulous on some people, but it’s also a good example of how you’re not always supposed to slavishly follow every single trend – just the ones that look nice on you.”
Kelis loves to experiment with fashion but she knows that flattering her shape is ultimately important: “I’ll wear anything. I don’t care where it’s from. If it fits, it fits. I’m not picky about labels. It’s important to dress for your body shape. Everything is creased all the time and I’m not into ironing so I just wear it all with the creases. I think body heat smoothes them out over the day. You can’t stress about that kind of thing.”
Emma says she has grown to accept her figure and dresses to compliment it:”I’ve accepted my body shape more as I’ve got older. I went through a stage of wanting to have that straight-up-and-down model look, but I have curves and hips, and in the end you have to accept yourself as you are. My weight has fluctuated between a size 6 and a 10. When you’re growing, your body is still figuring itself out and it takes a while to Settle down. I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.”