With all the voluminous clothing around this season - puffball and tulip skirts, fur and shearling jackets, waistcoats, layered tops and so on - you could be forgiven for thinking anyone with curves is going to have trouble with trends this Winter. However, late 40s-inspired fashion is big news, and with the cinched waists, fit and flare skirts and cute capped sleeves, this look is perfect for voluptuous women who want to make the most of their curves. As a double-whammy, if you're lacking in the curves department, all these womanly shapes will help add a few, so everyone's a winner!
Roland Mouret is huge news in fashion circles at the moment, and his flattering signature dress for winter has already been sported in various guises on the red carpet by the likes of Keira Knightley, Demi Moore and Victoria Beckham. The Goldsmith, Galaxy and Gaze dresses (above, from £785) have been snapped up by the fashionistas very quickly, but bookmark Net a Porter and you might get lucky if they manage to re-stock. The celebs sporting them may be skinny, but with their built-in boning and cinch-waisted style, they'll suit and support those of us who eat too.
If your budget doesn't stretch to that (welcome to the club) the 40s screen siren look can also be adapted for work. Monsoon have come up with the most amazing, curve-enhancing suit called 'Rochelle'. The jacket is £65 and the skirt is £50. Wear them together with seamed stockings and block heeled sandals for a full on retro look, or wear the jacket with jeans and boots for a less obvious look.
Another great jacket comes courtesy of Anthropologie. The $238 'Passenger' jacket is definitely not cheap, but if you have the cash to splash you'll wear this to death by day and night. It would look great with some wide cuffed trousers or a pencil skirt like Topshop's £28 ruched bargain.
Finally come the shoes. Almost all the footwear trends around this season - platforms, wedges, block heels - were popular in the 40s so there's no shortage of choice where footwear is concerned. If you're after something really special, the Lulu Guinness 'Prue' peep toes on the left are £185 or for those less willing to shell out, Clarks bargain 'Bahama' suede ankle straps are a great bargain at £39.99.