How to Dress your Body ShapeFriday, September 19, 2014
THE DIFFERENT BODY SHAPES
HOW TO DRESS ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY SHAPE
- Shift the attention from your lower body to your torso.
- Wear tops or jacket that falls pass your hips to slim down hips.
- You can experiment with tips that come with nice details, for example minimal frills, pleats or embellished collars.
- AVOID skinny jeans that further emphasize your hips. Cropped jackets and tops that cuts at the waist are not encouraged.
- Straight cut pants will help enhance your body proportions, instead of skinny jeans that will further emphasize your small hips.
- Wear shirts or dresses that flow from under your bust, skims over the waist.
- Your tops/jackets should fall lower than your hipbones to elongate your frame.
- AVOID high/decorated necklines, thick belts, clingy materials (especially those that hugs your middle), low-rise pants, high-cut shirts, or any fabric length that cuts off below or above your middle.
- Wear clothing that adds dimension and curves to your frame, for example a round lapel jacket or a cowl neck blouse.
- You can experiment with various cuts, shapes or lik textured materials; wider legged pants (not bell-bottoms), wrap blouse, pussy-bow front, clean frills etc.
- A jacket or a peplum top that nips at the waist helps to create more shape.
- AVOID boxy jackets, stiff structured materials that further emphasize the straight lines of your body.
- When dressing your hourglass figure, look for styles and fabrics that reduce the bulk and prevent boxy-ness especially your bust and hip areas.
- Look for snug tailored pieces that skim your body well without hugging your curves too much.
- Tops can nip in slightly at the waits to emphasize your slim waist.
- Belts do well for this body type.
- AVOID heavy frills, collars and statement accessories that bring attention to your bust area, or wide belts that brings too much emphasis to your waits and hips.
- Show off your neckline with modes V-necks, bateau or scoop necks.
- Look sharp and chic with well-tailored jackets and collared shirts.
- Wear tops with flattering but minimal details like vertical pleats and waterfall front. Fabrics should be soft and flowy, skimming over your frame.
- A wrap blouse helps to elongate your torso.
- Wear flat front pants that are narrow and straight cut.
- AVOID heavy knits or clingy tops and skinny jeans that hugs too much of your curves.
EXTRA, EXTRA FOR DRESSING MODESTLY
- Lowest point of neckline is maximum 3 inches from collarbone.
- When lifting hands, the tummy area and the armpits should not be exposed. Look for sleeves that are at least elbow length.
- The spaces between the buttons (if there are any) don't gape open. If they do, remember to add additional buttons.
- The top should skim the body not hugging, i.e. no bulges showing especially the bra and waist band area. But at the same time not too baggy/shapeless.
- No off-shoulder tops and tops that look like falling off the ends of your shoulders.
- Butt-cleavage (do a personal 'touch-toe' test to check this. If you bend down and your butt shows, the pants are too low-riding or your top is too short.