Monday, 6 May 2013


In a world of ever-changing trends, knowing what to wear to flatter your shape can be a challenge. The key is to know your proportions, and use fashions to accentuate your best features, and hide everything else are as follows:-

Identify your body type
One way to define a woman's body type is by how her curves connect her bust, waist, and hips. There are four general body types

Apple - top-heavy-if you have this body type, you probably want to emphasize your tight legs and butt, draw attention away from your waist and shoulders/arms (wear long sleeves), and draw attention to your bust and neck (e.g. v-necks).
Straight/rectangular - if you have this body type, you can "pinch" your waist and exaggerate curves to avoid looking lanky or boyish. Go for ruffles and frills to add texture and volume (and femininity) to your figure. Steer clear of baggy jeans and track clothes if you don't want to look boyish.
Pear - bottom-heavy-if this is your body type, there are things you can do to make your hips and butt look slimmer.
Hourglass - if you're one of the lucky few with this body type, dress to flatter - not flatten - your beautiful curves.

Draw attention to your waist with belts and dresses that pinch at the mid-section.

 If you have a straight shape, this is a must because it'll create the illusion of curves. If you have a pear or hourglass shape, this will accentuate your existing curves

·         If you're apple-shaped or straight-shaped, choose flared pants over straight-leg or skinny pants. It adds more "shape" to a straight body and it helps balance out wide shoulders and/or a heavy upper body. Stock up on miniskirts and bright tights to make the most of your great legs.
·         If you're pear-shaped and you are short (or have short legs), wear straight-leg or slightly flared pants with heels. Skinny pants that hug your ankles can make your lower body take on the appearance of an upside-down triangle. Flared pants can make your legs look very thick, perhaps bowl-legged, in comparison to your upper body.
·         Wear clothes with patterns that go down your body (especially your legs) and not across
Shape your bust.

 If you have an apple or hourglass shape, you probably have an ample bust; your main concern should be to wear a supportive bra so that your chest looks perky, not droopy. Stock up on V-neck dresses and tops - they're super flattering on big-busted girls.

If you don't want to draw attention to your chest, stay away from necklaces and wear chunky bangles instead. You should also wear plain colors around your bust and go for patterned and colorful bottoms instead.
If you have a straight or pear shape, wearing a push-up bra to add curves up top might not be a bad idea.
 If you have a 
flat stomach and aren't shy about showing it, cropped tops will make your chest look a little bigger in relation to your waist.

Choose your colors and patterns wisely.
If there are any curves, handles, or lumps that you'd prefer to hide, wear solid dark colors (black, navy, dark purple) over them. Wear bright colors or patterns on your hot spots to draw attention away from your trouble spots!

Draw attention away from unwanted curves by enhancing a feature that is further away or you can cover it with dark colors.

Be comfortable

This is by wearing what you feel most comfortable in for confidence. And make sure that your clothes fit properly. Clothes that are too tight or too big will not necessarily make you look better.

Remember, just because you have an hour-glass figure doesn't mean you have to wear clothes that make you blush. If a neckline is too deep, or if a hemline is too short, leave those clothes on the rack.
Comfortable clothing will make you feel better and make you more confident. Consider all your options.

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