| Jen Reilley

How To Dress for Your Body Type

Do you often skim through fashion magazines to find out current trends?

BUT, only to find out that it looks outrageous on your body type!

No matter what you have read, there is no one cookie-cutter approach to fashion and style. The rule of thumb is: Anything that makes you feel and look good is good to go!

So, wake up the inner goddess, queen and rock star in you to figure out your body type to accentuate your best features.

Know your body
First things first, fashion is all about dressing up your proportion that brings out the OOMPH! Factor. Most females often tend to put most focus on height and weight rather than the shape of their body. As a matter of fact, short women can have the same body type to taller women. Hence, it is crucial to determine the shape of your body first instead of worrying about the extra fat!

Body types are generally narrowed down to five main types. Let’s explore into each one by one:

The Pear shaped
Celebrities such as Jennifer Love-Hewitt, reality TV show starrer Kim Kardashian to the beautiful Hollywood A-lister Katherine Heigl and many more, all fall under the pear shaped category.

You are pear shaped, if:

    • Your upper body is narrower than your lower body (wider hips, narrow shoulders)
    • Torso and shoulders are your best assets to flaunt

    If you exhibit the preceding, then you should opt for dresses that highlight your shoulders and waist. Your best pick is: A hemline that looks visually attractive on dresses or a tulip skirt. This will help in toning down your thighs and waists, making you look visually slimmer!

    The Apple shaped
    Celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria and many others, fall under this category.

    You are apple shaped, if:

      • You have a narrow lower body with broad ribs, shoulders and back.
      • You have sharp legs

        If you exhibit the preceding features, then opt for dresses with V-necks to elongate your features. Your best pick is: A line dresses, topped with jackets!

        The Hour glass shaped
        Celebrities such as Salma Hayek, Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson and many others, fall under this category.

        You are hour glass shaped, if:

          • You have a tiny waist with shoulders and hips in proportion
          • You are curvy from the right places

            If you exhibit the preceding features, then opt for clothes that bring balance. If you have a heavy bust along with equally proportioned hips/thighs, select dresses fitted on the top till your waist. Your best pick is: Dresses with sweetheart and V necks. Also, this body type allows you to accessorize your waist line with belts.

            The Rectangular shaped
            Celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Swank and many others, fall under this category.

            Your are rectangular shaped, if:

              • Shoulder, hips and waist are all in proportion
              • You have sharp arm and legs
                Finding clothes that sit perfectly on your body can be a daunting task. Follow the aforementioned guide to figure out your perfect head turning fashion statement!
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                Comments

                • Posted by Autumn on

                  I think that I’m “The Apple” shape, but I am unsure as in what you mean by sharp legs

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