Do you know what type of clothes or dress flatters your body shape? Perhaps you have several dresses in your closet, do you know which one is right for your body type? Our body comes in all shapes and sizes, so how do we know which dress will accentuate on our body’s best features? To find answers to all these questions, let’s read on to this quick tip on how to pick the right dress based on your body type.
Rock Your Outfit By Dressing For Your Body Shape
Knowing your body shape is essential, especially in picking up a dress for an important event. Most of us solve this problem by stepping into boutiques and trying several clothes that are amazing but may or may not be the best fit for our body type. Since no stores or dress makers can truly master the specific idea of what sizes really looks like, it will leave you wondering what size or shape you really have.
On the other hand, if you’re a seamstress or just a person that is very passionate about sewing. You are truly fortunate. Unlike other women who’s a victim of store-bought items, you are lucky because not only you can sew your own dress, but you can transform, adjust, repair and recycle pieces you have in your closet. In fact, you can also make them fit according to your unique style.
So, with these quick tips, I will be sharing ideas to find your body type so you can start looking for sewing projects for clothes that will fit according to your body type.
Rectangle Body Type
If you have a rectangle body shape, you have no definite waist and your hips will most likely have a similar width with your shoulders. Since you do not have a lot of curves, avoid sewing clothes that are shapeless. And if you want to add curves, avoid a straight dress, but you can opt for the waistless look. The bust tends to be smaller too, and, bottom tends to be flat. Try wearing wide length pants and full skirts.
Triangle or Pear Shaped Body Type
A triangle shaped body has a narrow upper body and wide lower body. You have slim hips and your beautiful, shapely legs are your best asset. Choose clothes that will add curves to your hips and bottoms. Since your legs are your best asset, feel free of wearing shorts or mini skirts.
Hourglass Body Type
You are lucky if you have an hourglass type of body. This is the type of body many women strive for. The bust and hips are well balanced, and you have a beautifully defined waist. You can wear pieces that have an adjustable waist so the curves can draw attention. There are many kinds of clothing that will fit your body shape, but you’ll have to avoid wearing short jackets and accessories with belts on the waist. You can go with pencil skirts that define your body shape, particularly your waist and hips perfectly.
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Inverted Triangle Body Type
Inverted body type has a proportionally larger upper body–with broad shoulders, ample bust, and wide back. Wear wide length pants and full skirts. Avoid wearing spaghetti straps or sleeveless shirts or dresses. Also, don’t forget to keep a leather jacket as one of your wardrobe essentials.
Apple-shaped Body type
Round body type does not have defined the waist, and the weight tends to form in the stomach. It has an average to large bust. To be honest, this type of body shape is not the easiest to dress. Women of this shape are aware of that. But, we can make it easier by creating an illusion of the waist, highlighting the cleavage – one really great asset for this body type, and create a nice vertical line. Wear a dress that is fitted under your bust and arms. Look for longer pieces that will add height to your shape.
For styling ideas, watch this video of Leeanna Vamp from AMI Clubwear’s channel for her tips on how to choose the dresses that will look good on your body:
We definitely like to have a particular fit of clothing to make us look nice and feel comfortable. Whether you’re into or not into fashion, finding the right clothing is very important. How we dress determines our personality and sense of style. Thus, finding your body type cannot only bring you to a good choice of clothing but will also help you find the clothes that will fit you perfectly.
Are you ready to flaunt those curves with the right pieces of clothing? Do you have any clothing hacks to flatter your body shape? I’d be glad to read and share ’em all to my friends! Better leave them in the comment section below!
Aside from knowing your body shape, getting the exact and perfect body measurement is also an important factor to pull off a perfect outfit. Find out how to get it here!
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