Choosing the Best Clothes For Your Shape
Yesterday we looked at how to choose clothes that complimented your skin tone. The other big component that determines which clothes look best on you is your own body shape. There are multiple body types to examine, and each shape has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Creating a fashion forward style is about embracing that shape and choosing a wardrobe that highlights those advantages.
Step 1: Identify Your Shape
There are several different shape options to consider:
Pear Shape: You have a pear shape if your shoulder width and your waist have a similar width and the width of your hips are noticeably larger than your waistline. This gives you the appearance of a pear.
Hourglass: You have an hourglass shape if your shoulder width and your hip width is the same size and your waistline is noticeably smaller than shoulders and hips simulating the appearance of an hourglass.
Straight: You have a straight shape if your shoulder width, your waistline and your hips are approximately the same width. These measurements will create the illusion of a completely straight line.
Step 2: Choose the Right Style For You
Pear Shape: minimize your hips and thighs by choosing a-line skirts and wider hemlines that create a balance. Create contrast by choosing a light colored top and darker trousers. Create interest by selecting a ruffled top or a tailored jacket that hits just above the waistline.
Hourglass: Choose a tailored look that highlights your shape. Use items like a belt at the waist or a wrap top that showcases the smallest part of your body, your waistline. Choose a skinny jean that elongates the leg and showcases the waistline
Straight: choose a monochromatic look and then create shape by adding a dark color at your waist. Choose a tailored, fitted top and then create volume on the bottom with a full skirt.
Creating the perfect look is about embracing who you are and choosing your clothes accordingly. Every shape has challenges. Creating style is about embracing them and rocking a look with confidence knowing that you made the right choices for your figure.
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