There is a reason why a certain dress would look like a million bucks on your bestie, but would fall totally flat on you; or your bestie would never be able to rock high-rise skinny-fit jeans like you do.
Wearing clothes for your body type is important.
You may not be aware, but you can lose 10 pounds instantly- just by wearing the right outfit!
I mean you wouldn’t lose 10 pounds, but it sure would appear so!
Similarly, if you are petite, with the right selection of outfits you can appear curvier and well built. It all depends on how you choose to dress yourself.
Depending on your natural physique and body shape, certain fabrics, cuts, styles, and silhouettes can either highlight or de-emphasize aspects of your body.
Here is a foolproof guide on choosing clothes for your body type!
You will be amazed on how big the difference it makes when you are dressed correctly, for your body shape.
How to Dress for an Inverted Triangle Body Shape?
Do you have broad shoulders?
Do you have a narrow waist?
Can you picture Desperate Housewives’ star Teri Hatcher?
If you look anything like her, then you are an inverted triangle body shape. This doesn’t mean you are bulky or heavy on your shoulders or chest – you are just broader there.
The good thing is, you can flaunt anything when it comes to bottoms. From tight shorts to pencil skirts, to slim-fit and boyfriend jeans, everything would look good on you.
However, for the top choices, go for anything collared or straps.
Turtlenecks, V-necks, and cowl necks all look good on you, and draw focus away from your shoulders.
Structured jackets in dark colors and scarves also are a nice way to create a balance between your upper, and lower body proportion.
How to Dress for an Hourglass Body Shape?
For a very long period of time, hourglass shape was considered the best body shape for a woman. It was an ages old Hollywood standard of beauty.
Hourglass beauties usually have completely symmetrical shoulders and hips, and a very narrow waist.
Dressing for an hourglass body shape is tricky, because if you are not quite careful in accentuating your tiny waist, your heavy shoulders and hips can make you look fatter than you are.
In a very unflattering way of course.
Crops tops, pencil skirts, and wrap dresses are your best friend if you have a curvy hourglass figure.
These sort of dresses not only highlight your waist, but also flatten your curvy shoulders and hips.
This should be the goal.
The biggest fashion diva that flaunts the hourglass figure always with perfection is Kim Kardashian, and you will never see her in loose baggy clothes.
How to Dress for a Pear Body Shape?
Pear shape is the most common body shape among women. If you carry most of your weight in the lower part of your body – meaning you have power thunder thighs and comparatively narrow shoulders, you are a pear-shaped beauty.
Your focus should be in wearing clothing pieces that can add more definition and substance to your shoulders, so that your upper body appears in proportion to your lower body.
Also, ditch the crop tops!
They will make your thighs appear more gigantic than they are.
Opt for longer, asymmetrical tops; preferably in flowy fabrics such as georgette, silk, or chiffon.
Take some style inspiration from Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez, both are pear-shaped fashion divas.
How to Dress for an Apple Body Shape?
If you carry most of your weight in the upper part of your body, then you are an apple-shaped beauty.
Most apple shaped women have bigger shoulders, heavier chests and middle areas, and awesome long and lean legs.
Now, your legs are the best part of your body.
Miniskirts, shorts, midi-length dresses- do all that jazz.
Skinny-fit ripped jeans would also be so cool on you!
Avoid off-shoulder tops, they can emphasize your shoulders.
Draw your style inspiration from Kate Winslet, the gorgeous apple-shaped Hollywood beauty.