How To Dress Ethnic Body Types
The secret to dressing your curves in style will have nothing to do with the size or the price of your garment. The secret in being well dressed and truly stylish lies in dressing your "shape". When you choose pieces that flatter your figure/frame, you're bound to move with confidence and turn heads when you enter and exit a room.
Where Do You Fall in "Dressing" Up Your Style?
Narrow shoulders, a round bottom, slim waistline, full hips and thighs ... if
this describes what you look like in the mirror, you're looking at a Pear Shaped Body. Now, how do you go about dressing your shape? Look for pieces that have wide scoop necklines in your tops and pants that fall just below your waistline.
Pear shaped bodies tend to have the enviable trimmed waistline ... lucky you! Bring focus to the smallest parts of your body and choose tops that slim and skim your torso rather than balloon around it.
Here are the general no-no's for your Pear Shaped Body Type:
No low rise pants and anything with pockets
Nothing with details near your hips and thighs
Inverted Triangle ... If your body type flaunts broad shoulders, full bust, narrow hips and a well defined waistline, you'd be known as the Inverted Triangle Body Type. Slim legs and toned tummies are what you boast about most of the time. You're also the figure type that's known as the perfect hour glass shape.
So clothing pieces that are tailored in the middle and have moderated v-necklines will really have you envied by everyone. Flirty skirts in soft fabrics that swish right below your knees will show off your toned legs.
Here are the general no-no's for Inverted Triangle Body Types:
No tops with high scoop necklines
No ruffles – they'll make you look larger on top
Avoid pockets, buttons and beads on your tops, jackets, coats and shirts
Apple Body Shape... Average bust, a round undefined waistline, full upper thighs and a compact derriere? Does that sound like you? If so, you should be showing off your divine décolleté and your strong shoulders will love the deep v-necks.
V-necks will enhance your collarbones and cleavage and make you look long and lean. Typically an empire waistband will create an imaginary waist but surprisingly, soft gathers at your mid-section will distract the eye and can be extremely flattering.
Here Is the Biggest no-no for Apple Body Types:
No fitted button front tops –It's difficult to find one that will fit properly especially at your shoulders without it tugging at your belly.
Rectangle Body Shape ... Are your bust and hips even in width? Do you have little waist definition, a somewhat flat backside and distinct shoulders? If Yes is your answer, you would be considered a Rectangle Body Type. You're the girl with the mile-long arms, long legs and torso. You can wear skirts with paper-bag waist, peplum jackets and wide leg trousers.
Here is the main no-no for Rectangle Body Types:
No loose or boxy shaped clothing – they'll make you look like you're fighting with too much fabric.
Don't See Your Body Type ...
It's not unusual that you might not see your exact body type but you've got enough information to give you some general rules to go by. While magazines are a great place to get ideas, please remember that the person in those images are not the size of the average consumer. They do not look like you or me size wise.
When you see a woman that sort of reminds you of yourself and she's looking stylishly fabulous, ask her where she found her great looking pieces. Side note: make sure the pieces were purchased in the current season. You won't copy her exact look but you can certainly see what the store has to offer when you visit.
As Always ...
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