DETERMINE AND EMBRACE YOUR BODY TYPE
Body shape is all about proportion, and fashion is all about dressing those proportions to look their very best.
When you think about body types, don’t focus on height and weight, focus on shape. A slender girl can have the same body shape as a curvy girl, just as a short woman can have the same body shape as her taller friend.
Each of us is unique,and our bodies are too. nevertheless,our body shapes are generally narrowed down to different categories.
once you’ve determined your body shape, you can begin to consider which fashion trends to embrace and which to avoid. Spend some time in front of the mirror and do a fair and honest assessment of your body. then put these fashion tips to work for you!
Kinds of body shapes
Traits: lower body is wider than upper body,in other words your hips are wider than your shoulders. your bottom is rounded and your waist is well defined.
Your best assets shoulders: torso and flat stomach
your fashion goals: emphasize your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body and minimize your hips( don’t draw attention to them!!!!!)
DO’s and DONT’s
DON’T wear clothing that draws attention to hips and thighs, such as cargo pants or print skirts.
DO try a-line skirts,which camouflage wider hips.
DO keep hems of pants,skirts,and dresses to balance the hip.
DO experiment with light colored tops and dark colored bottoms for contrast.
DO look for boat neck tops,square and cowl necklines.
DO wear strapless dresses to show off arms and even out proportions.
DO try styles with ruffles on top.
DO wear jackets that hit right above the waist.
DO opt for pointy shoes to elongate your legs.
TRAITS: broad chest and wide shoulders which are large in proportion to a narrow waist and hips.
Your best assets: your legs
Your fashion goals: accentuate your lower body while softening your shoulders and upper body.
DO’s and DONT’s
DO wear bright colors on bottom.
DO wear wide leg pants.
DO wear full skirts.
DON’T wear spaghetti strap tops.
DON’T wear boat neckline tops.
DO wear tops that call attention to your waistline.
DO experiment with high waisted styles.
DO look for clothes that create the illusion of a waist.
TRAITS: the waist,hip and shoulder widths are similar and are usually on the slim side. Slender rectangles have an athletic look about them.
YOUR BEST ASSETS: your arms and legs-and you don’t have to minimize any body features.
YOUR FASHION GOALS: Create curves and show off slender legs and arms.
Do’s and Don’ts
Do wear scoop neck and sweetheart tops to create curves.
Do wear long jackets to create a lean look.
Do wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.
Do wear a good bra that will make the most of what you have.
Don’t wear overwhelming styles.
Do layer to add more dimensions.
Do wear dresses with ruching. Clinches on sides are ideal.
Do have fun with colorful bottoms… feel free to experiment.
TRAITS: most of your weight accumulates above the hips,which are narrow. Your back,ribs and shoulders are broad, and you may feel wider than other body types.
YOUR BEST ASSETS: those legs!!!!
YOUR FASHION GOALS: elongate the torso,show off your legs and use fashion to create the illusion of a waist.
Do’s and Dont’s
Do go for monochromatic looks.
Do go for v-neck tops to create the illusion of a longer torso.
Do wear a bra that offers good lift and support.
Do wear belts at the smallest part of your waist.
Do conceal tummy bulge by wearing empire tops and dresses.
Do wear boot cut and flared jeans to create an even line from the shoulders down.
Do wear shorter skirts to show off your legs and draw attention away from your midsection.
THE HOURGLASS SHAPE
TRAITS: Your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion and set off by a tiny waist.
YOUR BEST ASSETS: Curves,curves,curves!!!
YOUR FASHION GOALS: Show off your curves…without going overboard.
DO’S AND DONT’S
DONT hide your curves with baggy clothing.
DO wear a good bra and showcase your bust.
DO wear fitted dresses.
DO wear a belt at the waist to enhance your hourglass shape.
DO try wrap dresses.
DO go for high waisted skirts to show off your hips.
DO pick thin,lightweight styles and fabrics.
DO wear skinny or straight leg jeans.
THE DIAMOND SHAPE
TRAITS: your hips are broader than your bust and u have a full midsection. your waist is undefined and is the widest part of your frame.
YOUR BEST ASSETS: your lower legs and arms.
YOUR FASHION GOALS: balance your shoulders and bust with your hips while creating a waist.
DO’S AND DONT’S
DO wear clothing that adds curves and fullness to your upper body.
DO choose clothing cuts that will lean and lengthen your lower body.
DO wear tops with nipped or belted waists.
DO wear tops that are full rushed or flowing around around the bust.
DO wear tops with structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves.
DO wear embellishments around the bust and shoulders.