I have heard many times that fashion is something so hard to keep up with, that eventually you have to make a decision to stop the trend. Some women have adopted a different approach to fashion than the conventional way. They have decided to follow their hearts into a common guideline. If it feels comfortable and looks good on you, then you are ok!
However, someone in a hurry must have designed many of the dresses they wear. We see models without the right style and no sense in color whatsoever. The unseen rule determines that some colors are suitable for certain age groups and some styles can only be worn by another kind of female body type.
So many things must be in synchrony before you can venture out the door wearing a dress for a party or even to work. There are some tips we can offer to solve this puzzle and let you be fashionable and practical at the same time. Let us get well dressed, shall we?
We could begin by identifying which shape we should be covering. Determining the shape of your body is often the first step in learning how to dress in a way that makes your body look better. Almost every woman has problem areas that she would like to hide, as well as positive aspects that she would like to emphasize.
Examining your form gives you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what these points are, and which of them will allow you to learn how to dress to embellish your image. Only then, it will be time to go shopping!
Examine your body.
You can learn a lot simply by studying the shape and proportions of your body. Pay attention to the areas in which you gained weight. Each body type tends to gain weight on a specific area, for example, in the thighs, or in the belly. Find out where you usually gain weight to get a hint about its format.
Stand in front of a mirror, wearing as little clothing as possible. Clothes can mask your shape, making it harder for you to have an accurate picture of your curves. Focus on the shape of your torso, paying special attention to the contours that extend from the smaller part of your waistline to your rib cage and hip line.
Continue to examine these contours until you can clearly visualize them in your mind. Now, determine which parts of your body are larger and which parts are narrower. Observe your shoulders, bust, waistline, hips and thighs. Find out which contours have the most curves and which ones are the most straight.
Note your “problem” areas. Define which parts of your body you have the most difficulty in favoring. For example, this may include broad shoulders, or thick thighs. Observe also its positive characteristics. Determine what are your best features. This may include fine arms and legs, or a balanced set of curves.
If you are not capable of visualizing every detail, take your measurements to get a fine-tuned decision based on references. Know your waistline circumference, legs, chest, neck and arms.
Compare your measurements with different body types
Once you have studied the shape of your body and know your measurements, compare to the basic characteristics of the five most common body types. Decide which description best matches your characteristics, to determine what is your format.
For each body shape, some styles of attire stand out because they value the curves more and disguise the defects that you want to hide:
- Those who have a pear-like body, with a hip wider than the shoulders, it is worth thinking about dresses with waist definition and loose on the lower part, which do not mark the hip.
- If you are a short person with skinny body, you may want to get short dress, tight in such a way as to evidence your body shape. Avoid too loose or excess cloths that hide the shape of the body.
- For those who have few curves, a more straight body, all models with lower waist are the ones capable of better shaping the body.
- If you have fat legs and is heavy on the lower part, our tip is to get shorter models with details and more covered on the top, which balances your look.
- For hourglass body shape, those who have well defined curves and thinner waist, the best tip is to get models, which rightly value this region. A V-neck helps to lengthen the trunk and a loose lower part balances the look.
- For those who have the mid-body wider than the bust and hip (or who wants to disguise the belly), all models that do not mark waistline are the most indicated. Prefer a more fluid and loose fabric style to balance body proportion.
No matter your body shape, when it comes to fashion, with a bit more attention to details you can dress “to kill”. Check some more tips on our website!