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Dressing For Your Body Type

Straight: Top. Leather Jeggings. // Pear: Blouse. Trousers. // Apple: Dress. Wedges. // Hourglass: Cardigan. Skirt.

Dressing for your body type can seem like an impossible task, especially if fashion is not your strong suit. Even if you are a cutting-edge style guru, sometimes it can get tricky attempting to wear the most current trends that are not ideal for your body type.

Above I have curated current trends which are the ideal fit for each body type. However, remember that even though these looks may technically fit the outlined body types the best, many of these cuts and fits work for varying body shapes. It all comes down to what you feel confident and pretty in!

Straight Body: This body shape is straight and narrow. If you are this type you may have been told one time too many you are shaped like a boy. That's probably not what a girl wants to hear, but this body type can pull off some great looks. The flowy, boxy tees paired with skinny jeans are a particular home run with straight body shapes. It gives an effortless, care-free look, often times envying that of supermodels. 

Pear Body: This body shape is small at the top, and full in the hips. Your hips don't lie, but your bust line probably does. A sad, yet inevitable truth. Don't get all mopey about this though, because wide leg pants are your best friend! Not all of us are stick skinny, and women's clothing offers great pieces. Paired with a classic fitted blouse, the wide leg will give your body a lovely, straight silhouette.

Apple Body: This body shape is more broad in the shoulder and bust, and narrows toward the bottom. It creates an inverse effect, so the way to give your body some curve that Kim K would be giving the side-eye to is to stock up on A-line skirts and dresses. The flare of the skirt will instantly create a perfect balance between top and bottom, and you will feel like twirling for days to boot!

Hourglass Body: This body shape is evenly proportionate in bust to hips ratio, and significantly smaller in the waist. Let's just say you hit the jackpot in the body department. Be sure to thank your parents as often as possible for your bounteous genetic assets. Fitted dresses and blouses look best because they accentuate your curves, and fitted pants do as well. Play up that waist and make sure you stock up on belts!

There is nothing more satisfying than putting on that item that feels like it was handmade just for you, with a choir of birds and angels serenading in the background. I hope this mini body shape guide helps you to dress and feel your best! And remember, you are beautiful the way you were made, so shake what yo' mama gave ya!

*post collaborated with Marisota



At October 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM , Blogger jackie said...

I love this. I've been so frustrated shopping for clothes lately because I feel outta control curvy, but I have to remember that hourglass is a blessing :) it's just so frustrating to not be able to wear cute trendy tops because they'd look weird on my big chest. I wish personal shoppers were cheaper :)

At October 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Brady and Brittany said...

Why do I feel like I need all of these outfits? Especially the strait outfit and the pencil skirt in the hourglass. UH OH!

At October 5, 2012 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Elle Falconer said...

You know for the longest time I thought I was a pear shape, but now I'm not too sure, I think I'm more of an hour glass. The illustrations are very helpful and I love the selections.

At October 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Great examples. I love this post!

At October 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Liz in the LV said...

Great post. I think I'm a mix of pear & hourglass!

At October 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Great tips!!
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At October 17, 2012 at 5:20 AM , Anonymous Body Shape said...

Hey! Nice Post and thank you so much for sharing this information with us. keep posting


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