On the street as in the office, we are often attracted by a friend’s or a coworker’s style!
In fact, that is exactly the same way the model on the cover of a catalog or one on a mannequin in a store window may not be for you.
But, that outfit that looks so great on your coworker or friend, will it look that great on you?
Unfortunately, this is often not the case, because we don’t necessarily have the same body shape as the girl next door.
To look your best, you need to dress for your body type.
Determining your body shape is often the first step in learning how to dress in a way that makes your body look its best.
Indeed, there are no less than 4 different body figures…
The 4 main body shapes are Hourglass, Rectangle, Pear and Apple.
So, what’s next?
Here are some tips.
First of all, put on (skin-tight leggings), and take a good look at yourself in the mirror.
If you can’t quite figure out your body shape from the 4, do not hesitate to ask a friend. (As I am for peace at home, I insist that you do not ask your spouse to help you with this. You don’t want to get the wrong answer..
Let’s go back to our topic.. Our body shape…
Before anything else, you must choose the right underwear!
(I) O or Apple morphology
You are luscious everywhere, you are a true little cozy nest, a nice round belly, fleshy shoulders, generous thighs, and round buttocks…
Objective: Highlight your strengths, for example, your chest or your legs…
Wear rather snug clothing and play with materials
- Dark and opaque tights
- Big accessories (example: pin, bracelet, ring,…)
- Sculpting and shaping Tanga lingerie
- The heels
- Black and dark colors that decrease the volume
- Small color buttons (shoes, accessories,…
- Fitted tops that draw attention to your waistline
- Straight, oversized, or tent dresses
- Wide belts
- Bulky or gathered skirts
- Wide lapels and collars
II) H or rectangular morpholology
Your body is very straight, well proportioned, your waist goes straight down, long legs, the result is a slender look!
- Tunics and empire forms
- Straight skirts
- Straight pants
- Necklines and plunging (if the chest is not too prononced)
- The bottom rather low waist
- The jackets slightly creased and worn open
- The worn belt loose, falling on the hips
- Large-patterned fabrics
- The braless look
- String bikinis
- Belts that draw attention to your waist
- Anything gathered or pleated at the waistline
Objective: Highlight either the top of the body, or legs.
Do not mark the size!
III) X or Hour-glass morphology
Often compared to the shape of an hourglass, you have forms with often beautiful arches and a well marked size.
Objective: no! Nothing dresses you 😉 But still prefer clothes that put your curves in value
- Bent jackets
- Fluid and light materials
- Forms cache-coeur
- Trapeze skirts
- Contoured and curved dresses
- Coats curved
- Oversized or baggy styles
- Clothing that is too fitted or tight
- Lucky girl, almost anything is wearable!
IV) A or Pear morphology
It is the most frequent morphology, that of Beyonce or Kim Kardasian, your shoulders are narrower than your hips
Goal: Rebalancing the silhouette with emphasis on the top of the body.
- The reasons, coloured body-hugging tops
- V necklines for small breasts
- Boat necklines and wide-neck
- Empires or trapeze dresses
- Flared pants
- The flared skirts or trapezoids
- Jackets supported
- Tapered pants or super-slim jeans
- Clingy or pencil skirts
- Side pockets on pants
- Pleated anything
- Shoes with ankle straps
V) Inverted triangle morphology
You have a magnificient, statuesque, a well-proportioned figure! Your bust is fuller and shoulders broader than your defined waist, and your waist can be fuller than your narrower hips and longer legs.
- Wide v-necks
- Gathers under the breast to direct eyes to waist
- Skirts fitted at top with flaring hemlines
- Bell-bottom or flared pants
- A medium- to high-heel shoe
- Single-breasted, fitted blazer
- Tops with ruffles
- Spaghetti straps
- High necklines
- Anything high-waisted
- Boxy blazers
Now, you know, finished the compulsive purchases that remain in the closet!
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