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Saturday, July 18, 2020
GUEST POST: HOW TO DRESS FOR YOUR BODY TYPE #bodyshape #bodytype #howtodress
How to Dress for Your Body Type
Most women would choose shopping for clothes
any day over other activities. While you stroll along the mall, eyes sparkling
with vigor while looking at the most beautiful dresses and skirts, you forget
how it would look on you.
While self-expression is what makes a woman,
knowing how to dress for your body type is also vital to add to your overall
confidence. Sure, you can always try to fit the clothes before buying. However,
knowing if the dress or skirt fits from the get-go helps save time when you’re
shopping for clothes.
Whether you’re having one dress made from
your favorite fashion atelier or choosing a costume from a cosplay shop,
knowing your body type is vital to make yourself look and feel good inside and
out. Without further ado, here are some tips on how to dress for your body
Know the Type and Shape of Your Body
Remember that there is no right type or
shape for a body. Your body is unique and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There
are four basic body types. All these depend on the curves you have – or the
An apple body type means you’re broader on
the top and narrower on the bottom. Assess your shoulders and see if they’re
typically wider than your hips. Most women with apple body types lack a curve
in the hips. However, you’re mostly well-proportioned.
How to Dress:
Dressing for the apple body type means you
have to deviate onlookers’ attention from your belly button down to your hips.
Instead, you can emphasize the other parts of your body. Keep your accentuating
details on the top part of your body down to the lower third of your body. T-shirts,
blouses, dresses with V-necks are recommended.
Otherwise known as the triangle body type, a
pear-shaped body type means you have fuller hips and rear. Moreover, this shape
relatively has narrower shoulders while having curvier hips with a typically
larger behind, hence, the shape of a pear.
How to Dress:
The trick to balance your top and lower body
parts is to make sure you take the focus away from your hips. Emphasize your
shoulders more by placing your clothing accents on top. Try not to wear flared
pants as it makes your legs thicker. Avoid tights as they’re not very
flattering to your shoulders.
The “curvy” body type is basically every
girl’s dream (well, at least for me). But this shape means your shoulders and
hips are proportioned. Plus, you have fuller thighs, bust, and hips.
How to dress:
Women with an hourglass figure should flaunt
their beautiful curves and embrace them. Instead of wearing oversized t-shirts,
wear something that will hug your body to showcase your stunning curves. Try to
accentuate around the waist area by wearing belts and dresses with a snug fit
at the midsection.
Also known as the “athletic” body type, women
with rectangular shapesare typically well-proportioned from the top to the
waist down. However, the only difference is having a non-curvy waist. Waists
for the athletic body type are relatively wider and straighter.
How to Dress:
Since you have a boyish figure, try to
flatter your shape by wearing dresses that hug you in the waist and accentuate
with a belt. Or you may also go for miniskirts or dresses with frills and
ruffles to make your shape look more feminine.
Leanne Brooks is a passionate blogger who
loves to write about games, costume play, fiction, and more. She is currently
working with cosplayhero,
the world's leading online Cosplay Shop for costumes.