Dress To Style Your Body Shape!

 Everyone is born with a certain type of body shape that no amount of dieting and exercise is ever going to change.The truth is, be it as it may, the vast majority of us don’t have “perfect” bodies. When you do feel gorgeous and at peace with yourself, you sparkle and shine. You’re a happier person and it’s contagious! People start admiring you and treat you with more respect.Your whole demeanor changes, not just the way you look. It’s wonderful! Do you know what shape you are? Use the following tips to determine your body shape. This knowledge can help you determine which clothes are the most flattering to wear that will benefit you the most.

By simply identifying your body shape that is the first step in discovering what accommodates you best. With determining your body type comes embracing your curves, wearing clothes that accentuate your best features and loving your body that much more. Bring down those walls and spend some time in front of the mirror evaluating your features (not criticizing them). In the end, your body type could be your new best friend.  There are basically six common body shapes, and a couple of vertical variations.  However please remember, that you may not completely conform to one of the shapes.  You may be a combination of a couple of shapes.

By recognising your assets you can choose clothes to flatter them and camouflage parts you don’t want to emphasize.  Here’s a few simple tips for you to determine which best describes you;


If you have the classic triangle shape, you will want to balance your hips by widening your shoulders. There’s also several rules you need to follow for top and jacket lengths, and skirt and pant styles.

triangle body shape

If you’ve an inverted triangle frame, with wide shoulders, perhaps a big bust and narrow hips, you’ll need to widen your hips.  Choosing pants and skirts in the right colour, fabric and style will have a big impact on your overall look.  There’s also certain types of top styles and dress styles you need to avoid so your shoulders don’t look even wider.

inverted triangle body shape

If you  have the classic oval shape (broader through the middle and upper torso, with no waist indentation and often with a full bust and sloping shoulders) then there are lot you can do to minimise your stomach area and elongate your overall body length.  For starters you need to concentrate on vertical lines and avoid tucked in tops.

oval shape

A diamond body shape is characterised by narrow shoulders and a small bust and back, with most of the weight distributed through the midriff and waist area. If you have a diamond shape you should avoid anything overly fitted, patterned, contrasting or tailored through the waist.  There’s a lot of things which will flatter you.

diamond body shape

The hourglass figure is usually every woman’s dream, but depending on the proportions, can be difficult to dress. An hourglass lady can look wonderful or tarty depending on her clothes style. 

hourglass shape

If you have an athletic figure and not much waist definition, then you have a rectangle shape. You want to choose outfits which make you look more curvy. Wrap style dresses are great!

rectangle body shape

Of course there’s more to it than these basic shapes.  There’s also long torso with short legs, short torso with long legs, arm shapes and leg shapes to consider. 

When you know how, you can create illusions which completely change your look and shape. It’s amazing what can be achieved with clothing, colour, texture and accessory variations.



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