Fashion is all about feeling great in the way you look and feel. True style comes in understanding your persona and what you want the world to know about you. There is nothing far greater than finding fashion pieces and accessories that flatter your figure. Knowing your body type helps a lot with mapping outfits and modifying them in a way that goes well with your style. Once you have this figured out, it’s amazing how easy it will be to build a wardrobe you love to wear and this will always make you stand out from the crowd.
Women come with several body shapes, none better than the other. The rule of thumb when it comes to body shapes is to embrace the one you were blessed with and style it accordingly. A woman’s body type is a silhouette of their structure. It’s thus paramount to ensure that the outfit we choose sits well and proportionately. Below is a handy guide that one could employ in learning to dress their body type and play with their favourite features to elevate their final look;
- APPLE-SHAPED BODY
Not all women are well aware of their body shapes. Somes it’s just a matter of ignorance while for others it’s more to do with denial. Weight gain or drop can lead to some alteration in body shapes as we experience different stages in life. The best way to decipher your body shape is by measuring four major body parts namely bust, shoulders, waist and hips. When it comes to an apple-shaped figure, the upper body is heavier with a bigger bust and broad shoulders as compared to the lower body. It almost seems that the body’s entire weight meets mid-body. A-line outfits typically start at the waist and get gradually wider from the hips are perfect for this body shape. For the absolute fashionista, a printed Balenciaga skirt with a black camisole paired with some ankle-high boots speaks confidence and refinement.
- HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE
The hourglass is the most sought out shape in the world. This is evident even in the time of our forefathers when they included corsets to create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette. This figure is well balanced with the top being proportional to the bottom with a distinct waistline. The best fit for this body shape is one that cinches the waist and has a plunged V on the neckline to show off the upper body. Consider adding a belt to the outfit to give a smooth finish to the lovely shape.
- WEDGE BODY SHAPE
While in the market for comfortable clothes, it’s easy to get caught up with new designs, pretty colors and striking patterns that may not necessarily fit the best. The wedge body shape is characterized by hips being the widest part of the body. Wide-legged pants popularly known as palazzos or ruffled skirts and dresses can be worn with a defining blazer, puff-sleeve blouse or a strapless top to draw some attention to the top half.
- RECTANGULAR BODY SHAPE
The rectangular body shape can simply be explained as the hip and bust measurements are the same as the width of the waist. When styling, you will want to create more curves and a pleasing figure hence opt for A-line skirts and dresses, ruffled tops that offer to mean to the necklines and the bottom parts of the outfit. play around with different parts of the body with a variety of accessories to find out what works best for you.