This is the start of a series of blogs advising you on how to dress to suit and flatter your shape. At Boudica we have chosen a range of brands and items that suit different shapes and sizes, so there is something for everyone. We have been trying and testing our lovely clothes on friends and riders from Aspire Academy to get feedback and information on each item so we can advise you personally.

We asked you what problems you encounter in getting clothes to fit correctly and have come up with the following things:

Hourglass: Large hips and small waist
Big boobs
Plus size
Tall (long legs and arms)
Short

So today lets start with the Hourglass figure….

Hour Glass: Lucky you! with a larger bust and hips and small waist you want to accentuate those killer curves! Often you can have problems with a baggy waist band as you need a larger size for those lovely hips and your larger boobs can bounce around a bit when exercising and riding so they need lots of support. Here is what we have just for you!

Breeches: Equetech breeches are great for those with a smaller waist but wider hips. They give lots of room in the hips but still nip you in at the waist. Their sizes are fairly generous so opt for the smaller if you are inbetween two sizes. Chillout breeches are really stretchy so unless your hips are particularly wide these should also be a nice fit for you.

Leggings: You can have the pick of the bunch really! Chillout and Equetech leggings are lovely and stretchy so they cling to your hips and waist to show off your curves while still fitting your waist and hips. Again opt for the smaller of 2 sizes if you are unsure.

Bras: Equetech have a fabulous anti-bounce bra which keeps you secure but also cool when exercising and riding.

Competition Jackets: You have the pick of the bunch really. All the jackets we stock from Equetech, Chillout and Montar and lovely and stretchy and nipped in at the waist so should flatter your figure beautifully.

Tops: Opt for a stretchy material that will hug your curves. Chillout do some lovely long sleeved baselayers (the one colour version) which are lovely and stretchy. The Montar competition shirts are just lovely and again very stretchy so these will work well for you. The Montar Patsy T Shirt is also a lovely fit for an hourglass shape.

Happy shopping and please get in touch with Laura if you would like some more help in choosing the right clothes for you boudicaequestrian@gmail.com