FASHION

Hour glass, Pear, Apple or Banana? What should you wear to suit your body type?

Finding clothes to suit your body type can be hard, let us help you make the most of your shape when in the saddle.

What body shape are you?

Hourglass ‐ Hourglass shaped women have well-proportioned upper and lower bodies with a narrow waist. The Jersey Competition Jacket comes in both Navy and Black, has 6% added lycra for added stretch and shape retention so would be the perfect show jacket choice for this body shape, add some high waisted Empire Paisley Breeches to finish the look.

Pear ‐ Pear shaped women have larger lower bodies and small upper bodies. Hips are slightly wider than the shoulders and weight is gained below the waist. The Grip Seat Breeches come in sizes 18-24 and are perfect for us ladies with some "junk in the trunk".

Apple ‐ Apple shaped women are bigger on the top half of their bodies than the lower half, with slim hips and a large chest and stomach. This can make us very self conscious when we have to pull on those light colour breeches and show jackets as we don't want to have our bottoms on show with jackets riding up as we trot around, don't worry, Equetech has a clothing range for riders size 18-24, check out the Wheatley Deluxe Tweed Riding Jacket, generously sized and available in sizes 18-24.

Banana ‐ Banana shaped women are slim all over, there tends to be no differences between the size of their hips, waist and shoulders. Tail coats would be a good choice for this body shape dressage if you are competing at Advanced level or higher, check out our Ladies Dressage Jersey Tailcoat.

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