How to Dress For Your Body Type
Having style is a rather dubious concept, even questionable. We depend on the trends of each season and personal tastes, which is why fitting the concept of 'dressing well' is so complicated. What is clear is that, for each of us, one type of garment favors us more than another according to our body type.
Therefore, you must take into account a series of tips when choosing the garment, accessory, fabric, pattern, or color that you want to wear. To do this, you need to know your body type to be able to determine what suits it best, as each body type has its cuts and favorite pieces. In the absence of an image consultant to tell you to identify what feels good or bad for you, here on Vipestores.com, we bring you a series of tips, which will surely come in handy to highlight or hide those parts of your body that you want to highlight or, on the contrary, make them go more unnoticed. Here is everything you need to know.
Tips According To Your Body TypeIdentifying Your Body Type
The first and most important thing to do when planning to dress for your body type is to know what type of body is yours. These body types can be basically identified as the triangle, inverted triangle, hourglass, rectangle, or apple body type. Therefore, we will talk about the five forms of the female silhouette.
See If You Have a Triangle Silhouette If your hips are slightly wider than your shoulders or breasts, you are in a triangle shape. In this case, we advise you to use the upper part with gathered sleeves, boat necklines, or jackets with lapels or shoulder pads to create a greater structure in your silhouette. For the lower part, use clothes that emphasize your waist, avoid very intense colors in skirts and pants, and, above all, get rid of the details or decorations on the hips. The key garments that will look great on you are bell-shaped dresses – those that have flared at the bottom, high-rise pants, and medium-cut jackets. You might necessarily need to wear a heel, so opt for some pretty sneakers.
Consider Whether You Are an Inverted Triangle Type It is the inverse version of the triangle figure. That is, shoulders wider than the hips. The essential thing is to give balance to your silhouette, so it is necessary to choose fabrics with volume, striking prints, or plaid and include accessories or ornaments that focus the attention on the hips. Avoid neutral bottoms, vertical stripes, or extremely tight clothing at all costs. The garments that will most flatter you are the famous elephant leg or dart pants, gathered or pleated skirts, or dresses with a waistband. Our advice if you opt for the elephant foot is to wear high heels that will make your legs seem endless.
Find Out If You Have an Hourglass silhouette If your body is shaped like an hourglass, surely you are very envied (always healthy envy) by many. They are those women whose shoulders are harmonious with the hips and, in addition, have a narrow and marked waist. Come on, what is commonly known as the perfect body. Despite having a proportionate body shape, we recommend that you choose one of them to emphasize, this way your body will be much more balanced. Long/short flared dresses, skinny pants, fitted skirts, and loose-fitting T-shirts and blouses will suit you like a glove.
Find Out if you have a Rectangle silhouette Your shoulders and hips are fully aligned, forming a perfect rectangle, as the name suggests, and a slightly marked waist. The ideal is to shape your body, using suitable garments to create 'false' curves and thus enhance greater harmony. We recommend clothes that accentuate your waist, including details in that part to create an hourglass-shaped feel. The clothes that will best suit you are dresses fitted at the waist and in the shape of a bell, pants at the waist, short jackets, and straight skirts.
See if you have Apple body type Those bodies with curves, with little marked waist and surely with a certain volume in the part of the 'tummy'. The main thing is to be clear that, both very tight clothes and those that are very wide, it is an absolute error. Find your ideal size and try to stick to it. One of the main tips is to use dark colours, but knowing the trends of this spring-summer, we are going to put this point aside because it is the year of colours, so you should also join the fashion although we advise you to join the style mono colour. The garments that you should take into consideration are T-shirts or blouses with a V-shaped neckline, clothes with plain prints, and straight pants or bell bottoms.
Tips for all kinds of bodies Regardless of the body shape you have, you should note that;
- The most flattering length in skirts and dresses is undoubtedly the one that ends at the knee.
- Do not go overboard with accessories because they can ruin a look.
- Neutral colours are perfect to hide certain parts of the body.
- Straight pants flatter all types of legs.
We leave you a very interesting post about what type of Jean favours you according to your body type?