Fashion's 'body shapes' can be a headache to navigate and make sense of.
It can feel like there are 'categories' to fit into and many 'rules' to abide by when we want to get dressed.
In HVV's approach to Women's fashion, we try not to lose sight of a few things.
1) Diversity. Women exist in all shapes and sizes, they hail from all walks of life and they all have their own concerns and goals.
2) Fashion should be inclusive, expansive and about endless possibilities.
3) At the end of the day, we all want to look and dress how we choose to. We want to express and be our true selves.
Understanding the above means that those 'rules' and 'categories' should be taken with a pinch of salt.
At best, they can act as rough guidelines and recommendations for sartorial shortcuts.
At their very worst, they oversimplify things and reject/disregard the natural diversity inherent amongst humans.
Below the cut, you'll find a round-up of our current favourites
and very rough sketches of the HVV team's various (female) body shapes (plus 1 dude).
You are welcome to use/refer to this visual round-up as you wish
but we'd encourage everyone to dress as they see fit.
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you're happy!