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5 New Silhouettes To Test Your Style Limits

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There’s more to proportions than slouchy sweaters and pencil skirts. Designers are inventing more daring silhouettes season by season to test our style limits and ultimately, to let us have more fun. That’s what fashion is all about, anyway.

So if silhouette trends make you excited, scroll through and see five new shapes to try and help you get out of your style comfort zone. You can also check Clozette SHOPPE’s latest Style Report: Modern Silhouettes to see (and shop) more styles.

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Cape Sleeves


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Whether the cape sleeves are part of a top or dress, the shape lends a super heroine twist to the whole look. This silhouette is sure to inspire our holiday dressing game this December. Try: Rare London Midi Dress from Nasty Gal

Bell Sleeves


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Three years ago, the shape of the season was ‘big shoulders, slim wrists’. Today the ‘volume’ has turned with the revival of bell sleeves, a popular 70’s trend that is fitted around the arms and loose down the wrists. The shape takes some getting used to, but you know the billowy sleeves will look great when dancing at parties. Groovy! Try: Movin On Up Top from Free People

Maxi Split Skirt


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A maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit oozes demure sex appeal because of the length and flash of skin. Be daring and don’t be afraid to show off a leg in this part-sexy, part-modest silhouette. Try: WYLDR Maxi Skirt from Nordstrom

Wide-Leg Pants


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The fashion- and future-forward bottoms are surprisingly slimming because they accentuate the waist when paired with a fitted top. Keep both in the same colour family or pick a jumpsuit-style to lengthen your frame. Try: Loveapella Wide Leg Jumpsuit from Nordstrom

Culottes


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The cropped trouser style is our most favourite among the five – it has a breezy silhouette and brings a promise of a laid-back day, like Casual Friday at work or hanging out with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Try: Chelsea28 Front Pleat Culottes from Nordstrom

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Tell us which silhouette you would wear first in the comments below!