(I will be updating this soon so stay tuned! -January2013)
Hello ! This post is a little different from my others. I thought I would post some tips and tricks on how to dress for your body shape!
I wouldn’t say I am curvy and I wouldn’t say I am slim – I am in the middle! I find it very hard to find clothes for my body type and I am sure there are many other people that struggle too!
Below are the different body types and what clothes will compliment your body type nicely! =)
TRIANGLE SHAPE – A triangle shape is when you have a wide waist and small shoulders. So in other words , your bottom half is larger than your top half.
WHAT TO WEAR –
Wear lighter colours on your top half to highlight the small area , and wear darker colours on your bottom half to draw the eyes to your top half. This is a very simple and easy trick that tricks the eyes to be directed to the lighter areas on the body. Another tip for your top half is, by wearing tops with stripes , this will create a wider and longer look !
Wear tops that have wide necks – this creates the illusion of larger and longer looking shoulders. Triangular bodies tend to have very small shoulders, so by wearing the wider necks it will look as if your shoulders are bigger.
In the summer you obviously wouldn’t want to be walking around with dark colour trousers on ! So instead of wearing dark bottoms, wear none! Wear dresses! Pick a light coloured dress that is fitted around the bust and tailors out towards the lower half. This will draw the eyes to the fitted section, creating the illusion of curves.
Here are a few items of clothing that would suit your shape!
INVERTED TRIANGLE SHAPE – An inverted triangle shape is when your top half is larger than your bottom half. So this usually means your shoulders are wide and your bust is big , but your hips, thighs and bottom are small.
WHAT TO WEAR -
Because your bottom half is slender , you will be able to pull of super skinny jeans easily! So , similar to the triangular shape, instead of wearing light on top and dark on bottom , switch it around! Wear bright skinny jeans with a dark/medium coloured top to draw the eyes to the bottom half
By wearing wide neck t shirts and jumpers this will tone down the shoulders being large – Try to avoid High neck tops as this will make your shoulder look even longer.
Flared skirts will create the curves on your bottom half – try not to wear fitted dresses as this will make your top half look even bigger.
If you don’t mind showing a bit of cleavage then wear a scoop neck t shirt which has a vertical stripe on – AVOID HORIZONTAL STRIPES , this will make your top half look larger – by wearing vertical stripes it will give a longer look as opposed to a wider look
A few things that would suit your shape :
RECTANGULAR SHAPE – A rectangular body shape tends to have no curves. A lot of people will find it difficult to look feminine with a rectangular shape and tend to stick to baggy tops and trousers.
WHAT TO WEAR -
On your top half , wearing tops that are fitted around the bust and drape around the bottom will create the illusion of curves
By wearing flared trousers it will give you more shape and will create a curvier look
Horizontal stripes on t shirts will create a wide look and will give the illusion of a rounder body
Try not to wear narrow skirts and vertical lined tops. The narrow skirt will give you no shape whatsoever and the vertical lines will just elongate the rectangular shape even more.
A few tops and bottoms that will compliment your shape!
HOURGLASS SHAPE – An hourglass shape is when your shoulders are large , waist is small and lower half is large
WHAT TO WEAR -
With an hourglass shape you can wear lots of fitted tops and dresses and pencil skirts. The fitted tops and dresses will exagerate your small waist and the pencil skirts will compliment your bottom half nicely
Try not to wear baggy clothes as this will give the illusion of your body looking larger than it actually is
chunky necklaces will make any outfit look even better!
Polo necks are a no no ! These will hide your long neck and wide shoulders!
Flared trousers will look great and give the illusion of smaller thighs and high waist trousers will define your small waist !
A few things that would look great on you!
DIAMOND SHAPE – Diamond shaped bodies tend to have small top and bottom halves and a large tummy
WHAT TO WEAR -
T shirts and tops that fit around the bust then flare out around the tummy will allow your tummy to appear smaller
Avoid tight tank tops and body con dresses as this will cling to your body and make it look larger
Trousers that flare out around the legs and bottom will make you look slimmer
http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_388019681260_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Plus+size ( sorry i chose this from the plus size section – these tops seem to be quite difficult to find!)
ROUNDED SHAPE – A round body tends to be larger on top and the bottom but are smaller just under the bust
WHAT TO WEAR -
Tops that are fitted on the bust and flare out at the bottom will compliment your body shape lovely
Flared trousers and flared skirts will define your body more, giving you curves
High heels will elongate your legs giving the appearance of slender legs
A few bits and bobs that will look lovely on you !
As you can see there are lots of different items of clothing that will compliment each and every single body type !
The best way to make your body look even better than it already is, is ….. CONFIDENCE!
By carrying yourself in a confident way you will automatically radiate a type of beauty that attracts everyone. Confidence is a huge part of looking good and unless you love your body and dress it well, then you can end up looking frumpy!
For all you bootylicious curvy girls out there , you are beautiful no matter what! The pressures today on looking slim are disgustingly high and all I can say is CURVES ARE THE NEW BLACK!
Embrace your curves!
For all you girls that are slender and not confident about your body – you are beautiful too! Hold your head up high because your body is amazing!
Everyone is different and everyone is beautiful - there is no such thing as outer ugly, only inner ugly. An ugly personality makes up for an ugly person. An ugly person doesn’t make up for an ugly personality.
At times I look at myself in the mirror and say “you need to work out!” , But then I think…. “meh , gimme a chocolate bar!” Some people will never be happy with the way they look however no matter what you can work your body ! WORK IT GIRLS!
Don’t ever let anyone critisize you for who you are and what you look like. You are you and you are AMAZING.
Hold your head high and most importantly….