How to Show Off Your Shape in Skiwear


HOW TO SHOW OFF YOUR SHAPE IN SKIWEAR

The main purpose of skiwear is to keep you warm, dry and comfortable;  just because something is designed to be practical, doesn’t mean that it can’t look fabulous as well! It’s important to feel good about yourself and the more confidence you have, the more you’ll enjoy your time on the slopes.


The days of big and bulky are long gone and it’s now easy to make the most of your shape without compromising when it comes to performance.  Here are a few tips to help you look your best on your alpine getaway.

1. Choosing a Jacket

CLINCH IT IN!

A belted jacket is brilliant for giving you an elegant, hourglass shape. It emphasises your waist if you have one and gives the illusion of a waist if you don’t!

SMOOTH IT OUT

If you prefer something more streamlined, try a jacket with integrated stretch. The jacket pictured above has flattering stretch panels in the sides, which allows a closer fit that skims and smooths for a flawless finish.

CLEVER QUILTING

If you want the warmth of down insulation but you’re worried by the bulk, choose a jacket with diagonal baffles. It creates a flattering taper that compliments your figure rather than emphasising your width. If you like the look of horizontal baffles, try narrower ones as they create less bulk.

2. The Perfect Pant

STRETCH THAT SHOWS OFF YOUR SHAPE

Fitted ski pants are the on-piste equivalent of the boot cut jean, they lend themselves to almost any body shape and look fantastic with an elegant jacket. Made from subtly padded stretch fabric, they skim the contours of your body, creating a soft, flattering shape.

BULK-FREE AND BEAUTIFUL

If a figure hugging pant is a little out of your comfort zone, there are plenty of pants available that offer feminine shaping. They incorporate progressive insulation that provides plenty of warmth, while keeping bulk to a minimum.

3. Marvellous Mid-Layers

There are some gorgeous mid-layers around in a variety of technical fabrics, engineered for warmth, comfort and movement. When buying a mid-layer, don’t be tempted to get a bigger size to accommodate your baselayer. Mid-layers are designed to be part of a layering system and will have been made with the knowledge that you will be planning to wear something underneath.