Saturday, 18 May 2013

How To Dress For Your Body Shape

Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape. Most woman fall into one of five categories: Apple shape (round), Pear shape (triangle/bottom heavy), Strawberry shape (inverted triangle/top heavy), Hourglass shape (curvy) and Rectangle (straight/boyish) women.

Apple body shape 
Empire line and longer length top will flatter your figure. Go for low-ish neckline to draw the eye upwards. Avoid short, boxy jacket and pleated or tiered skirts are not your friends.

Pear body shape
Work that womanly figure by adding more shape and structure above the waist. Balance out your curvy bottom half with bright tops or tops with large collars,lapels or sleeves. Avoid tube, pencil and mermaid skirts, especially tight fitting ones will only emphasise your hips and behind.

Strawberry body shape
There are a few simple ways to soften your shape. Fuller skirts and wide leg trousers will balance out your body shape beautifully. Don't afraid to wear bright colour on your bottom half. Choose fashion for a bigger bust like V-necks and wrap tops. Avoid shoulder pads and tapering trousers are an absolute no-no! Also steer clear of puff sleeves, epaulettes and halterneck.

Hourglass body shape
You are blessed with a very sexy shape so you need to learn not to drown it in too-baggy clothes but also not go too overtly sexy either.Wrap dresses,waist-cinching belts and flared or wide leg jeans will work wonder. Avoid baggy jumpers that will hide your wonderful waist

Rectangle body shape
Many women would kill for your shape, there's no main area you want to minimise so you can get away with more things than most. However you may crave more curves. A structured coat that cinches in with a belt will make you look more curvy. If you have a small bust you can get away with tricky to wear high necked tops. Avoid low rise jeans and trousers can make your torso look too long and stay away from sheath dresses and stick to styles with more shape instead.

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