Monday, June 23, 2014

Your Style, Your Body

Your body is just as unique as you and your personal style. In a world of unlimited sizes, silhouettes, and shapes, it can be tricky to sift through and find the pieces that fit you best. We're here to tell you that whatever body shape you were blessed with is beautiful and there are ways to dress it. We're bringing you a few tips and tricks that will help you better get to know the shape of your body and what cuts will flatter it.

Apple Shape 
If you have an apple-shaped body, it is best to stick with free flowing silhouettes that will lay smoothly over your middle. Short shift dresses are great because they will streamline your mid-section and draw the attention to your fabulous legs. Also, a loose tank or tunic will become your best friend and you can easily pair it with a pair of skinny jeans, again to accentuate the legs and flatter your beautiful silhouette. 

For a boyish body type, you'll want to create your curves through what you wear. Because you don't have dominant curves, you can wear things with a lot of shape, like peplum shirts, to give off a feminine vibe. Utilize texture, layers, and tiers in clothing to create an illusion of definite shape. 

For those women blessed with full chests, the struggle to find flattering and comfortable pieces can be extremely tricky. Fortunately, the draped v-neck silhouette was made for busty figures. With these pieces, you will gain full coverage while showing off a very tasteful amount of skin. Drapery is a great technique that allows you to avoid unflattering pulling fabric, not to mention the cinch at the waist will accentuate your tiny middle. 

Wrap Dress, $26 / Drape Front Blouse, $68
 Hourglass Shape
 With an hourglass body shape, your best bet is accentuate your curves. Wearing dresses that center the attention on your waist will create a great visual line. Fitted midi skirts are another great way to accentuate your curves, cinch your waist, and lengthen your entire figure. 

Pear Shape

 A great way to balance a pear-shaped body is by accentuating your top half. Since you tend to be bigger on the bottom than the top, wear things that draw attention to your upper body and face. Wearing a dress which is fitted on top and flares out on bottom will be most likely to fit  and flatter your body best.

Being petite brings the joy of being able to pull of itty bitty silhouettes for your itty bitty body! The trick is to avoid looks where it will seem like you are drowning in fabric. Short dresses that cinch at the waist will accentuate your feminine physique while a pair of tailored, high-waisted shorts will allow you to show off some leg and elongate your small frame. 

Cotton Tunic, $40 / Flowy Shorts, $80

Body shape images curtosy of Refinery29

Remember, you are not limited. These tips are solely to help you when shopping silhouettes. Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence and you will look amazing!

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions." -Coco Chanel

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