How to shop for your body shape
Hello to all the ladies out there. How are you? Hope everyone is in the best of their shape.
So, I am here to talk about the very main problem for most women about getting dressed. Getting dressed becomes an easy job when you know what to wear. Whether it means choosing items from your wardrobe or having to buy some new in a shop.
It depends on your body shape which clothes will flatter you the most. Today there are so many choices of attire for each and every body type, no matter what shape, size, colour, height or proportion you are. When it comes to dressing, it is the fit that matters the most. So basically it isn’t about following the fashion trends but choosing what actually suits your body type and clothes in which you feel comfortable yet in trend.
To know your basic body shape and understand what types of clothes will emphasise your best features and hide or minimise the less perfect ones.
So ladies, before you decide what body shape is yours, you must know your body thoroughly and must know how to create an illusion of a well balanced body shape.
The hourglass shaped body is considered to be the ideal one with
- a tiny waist
- proportionate shoulders & hips.
- defined bust
If you are an hourglass shape then your goal should be to highlight your curves and not to hide them.
- Try Pencil skirts with crop tops.
- belts on the waists
- flared pants: wide legged pants
Belts on the waist Pencil skirts with crop tops Flared pants Flared pants
Body which is slimmer at the bottom ann fuller on the upper torso.
- Fuller upper torso
Your goal should be to minimise upper torso to highlight the lower.
- Try flow tops
- straight fit pants
- high waist circular skirts
- shift dress with reglan sleeve
Shift dress Flowy Top Tapered pants Circular skirt
Body which has a straight figure in appearance, meaning without any curves.
- Shoulder, waist and hip of same proportion
Your motive should be to create an illusion of curve in your dressing
- Try side cutouts dresses
- ruffled top
- mini skirts
- tapered pants
Side cutout dress Side cutout dress Ruffled top Tapered pants
Body with heavier hips and a narrow upper torso.
- Narrow upper torso
- broader lower torso( wide hips)
Your goal should be to highlight the upper torso as in the neck and shoulders and try to hide the hips area.
- Try off shoulder tops.
- Boat neck tops.
- Wear chunky jewellery or big bold earrings.
Off shoulder tops Boat necks Chunky jewellery
Try emphasising the neck and the upper torso area, wear chunky jewellery on your neck or big bold earrings so that the attention is focused on the face and the eyes and turned out from the problem area.
To be fashionable or just to look good one doesn’t necessarily need to have a tall figure. Petite are always considered as the cute ones.
Problem area: Height
- Try wearing stripes length wise
- No diagonal stripes or prints
I hope my tips will prove useful to those among you who still haven’t decided what kind of clothes puts them at their best. I wish you a very good shopping!
Written by Jagpreet Thakkar